May 1st, 2012
In light of the increased environmental awareness due to the Marcellus Shale gas industry impacting local municipalities on various levels, the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday re-pledged their commitment to safety.
William Granche, a member of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship], shared his views on the subject with the commissioners.
Hollaus R. "Hollie" Smith, 79, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Hollaus W. and Jennie (Wheeler) Smith.
He married Jane L. (Steudler) on Jan. 7, 1952 in Johnsonburg; she survives.
The St. Marys Area boys tennis team defeated the Bradford Owls 9-0 on Monday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School tennis courts.
At first singles, St. Marys' Michael Fox won easily 6-1, 6-1 against Cody Bly.
Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Connor Nickel 6-0, 6-1 at second singles.
At third singles, St. Marys' D.J. Challingsworth won his match 6-0, 6-2 against R.J. Jordan.
At fourth singles, Jarrod Lipsey came out on top for St. Marys Area 6-4, 6-4 against Josh Mongillo.
The Penn Relays Carnival held its high school races on Thursday, April 24.Â Teams from across the eastern United States took part in the event.Â
Elk County Catholic High School sophomore runner Kennedy Weisner qualified as one of 14 runners in the high school girls' mile race on Thursday.Â Weisner placed fifth in the race, running a time of 4:53.71.Â The race was won by Mary Cain of Bronxville, N.Y., running a 4:39.28.Â Weisner was the second-place finisher among Pennsylvania runners, finishing behind Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center, who ran a 4:47.90.Â
On Friday evening, New York Times best-selling author RoseMarie Terenzio was left speechless after City of St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer proclaimed April 27 as RoseMarie Terenzio Day in St. Marys.
Geyer read the proclamation during Terenzio's book-signing event held at the St. Marys Public Library. She is the author of the memoir "Fairy Tale Interrupted," in which she chronicles her five-year experience as the late John F. Kennedy Jr.'s assistant and publicist.
St. Boniface Catholic School's gala on Saturday was well-attended, with students and their families, faculty and clergy, and parishioners of St. Boniface Church coming together to celebrate their school in what will be an annual event.
"We had our big 125th anniversary event last year, and we want to continue having a yearly dinner," said Debra Nunamaker, second grade teacher at St. Boniface for the past five years.
A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered forÂ RoseMarie Terenzio's "Fairy Tale Interrupted" book signing on Friday evening at the St. Marys Public Library, with all proceeds from book sales benefitting the library.
The event marked the kickoff of the library's 100th anniversary, which is being celebrated in July. In May the library plans to roll out their new e-book program as well, according to Scarlette Corbin, library executive director.
Donald J. Vogt, 63, of 224 Pear Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 9, 1948, a son of the late James Vogt and Emma Petrucelli Vogt of St. Marys.
Donny was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Area schools.Â He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army 82nd Sig Battalion Airborne Division.Â He enjoyed hunting, ï¬shing and riding his motorcycle.Â
James A. Doan, 64, of 1769 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Loyce E. and Nanna M. Niesler Doan.
He was a graduate of Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., and had resided in St. Marys since 1995.
On Nov. 14, 1966, in California, he married Sheryl J. Parsons, who survives.
BENEZETTE âÂ Area fire crews spent several hours battling a fire that burned several acres along SR 555, east of Benezette, on Sunday afternoon.
According to Elk County 911 email alerts, the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the area of 10461 Route 555 between Hulett Street and Summerson Road at 3:40 p.m. The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department from St. Marys were both called to the scene at 4:12 p.m.