February 23rd, 2014
An outpouring of love, gratitude and respect for the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County was evident on Sunday during a special community celebration honoring those who have served at St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, the oldest Benedictine monastery in the U.S. which is slated to close after 162 years of service.
A large crowd gathered at Queen of the World Church for a vespers service, program and social. The guests of honor included the remaining 17 sisters serving at the monastery, their family and friends along with sisters visiting from surrounding monasteries.
ST. MARYS â€“ Area emergency responders were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday for a structure fire at 572 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A tournament with a 48-39 victory over the Venango Catholic Vikings Friday night at Brookville.
The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end on Friday night in Brookville as the fourth-seeded Clarion Lady Bobcats led from start to finish to hand ECC a 67-40 loss in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal contest played at Brookville High School. The loss eliminates the Lady Crusaders from the playoffs.
DuBOIS â€“ Thomas Gasbarre, board chairman, announced Friday that in order to publicly solidify its network of services, Penn Highlands Healthcare will change the names and logos of its four hospitals to reflect the Penn Highlands brand.
The four campuses will be known as Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Elk. Accompanying each new hospital name will be the logo utilized by the parent organization, Penn Highlands Healthcare.
A part of Sunday's Community Celebration honoring the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County is a detailed program featuring a listing of each of the 281 sisters who served at St. Joseph Monastery throughout its 162-year history.
Those attending the service will receive a small 15-page program complete with vespers service details, program information and listings of each sister who served in St. Marys, their date of birth and death if applicable, locations of where they transferred and additional monastery information.
Samantha Beaver Family Child Care, a child care facility run by Samantha Beaver, 27, of Ridgway, recently opened its doors in November of 2013. She operates the facility in conjunction with Darlene Beaver, who has over 35 years in childcare experience and is currently in the process of attaining an associates degree in child development.
Arthur E. Meyer, 84, of 1122 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born April 6, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1992 with over 40 years of service.
On July 30, 1949, in St. Marys, he married Dorothy â€śJeanâ€ť Zimmett, she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2005.
The Crystal Fire Department continues to maintain a superior level of fire protection for residents of St. Marys as well as outlying areas as reported by Fire Chief Bill Kraus during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
The overall average response time for incidents last year was just over six minutes, with their quickest responses being five minutes, This indicates the time from pager activation until the first unit's arrival on scene.
WEEDVILLE â€“ A new outdoor furnace ordinance for Jay Township will be advertised this month.
The previously drafted ordinance had been amended to state that an outdoor furnace must be 50 feet from any property line and 300 feet from any residence not served by the outdoor ordinance.