February 12th, 2012
For about an hour and a half on Saturday afternoon, the sounds of upbeat tunes could be heard at Pinecrest as around 70 residents gathered for the annual Valentine's Day Ball.
The event is held each year by St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School students in the Confirmation classes at Queen of the World Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and St. Mary's Parish. This year 20 students participated in the event, according to Kathy Reuscher, confirmation facilitator.
A Kane cosmetologist is volunteering to help local cancer patients through a national public service program known as â€śLook Goodâ€¦Feel Better.â€ť
Becky Gallagher Vogel, who operates Beckyâ€™s Boutique at 439 Biddle St., Kane, will conduct the first local workshop Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for female cancer patients.
The free Valentineâ€™s Day forum will be held in a conference room on the second floor of Kane Community Hospital, an affiliate of Hamot/UPMC.
Emma Irene Wallace, 99, of Mill Run Road, Penfield, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.
She was born Dec. 29, 1912 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank Boughner and Laura (Pressler) Plyler. She married Dorsey S. Wallace, who preceded her in death in 1970.
Mrs. Wallace lived in Ohio until coming to the area in 1937, remaining the rest of her life in Mill Run.Â
She was a homemaker. She also worked five years with Stackpole Carbon. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Gold Star Wives of America.Â She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles and her life was devoted to her family.
Ned J. Kopp, 80, of 313 Welsh St., Kane, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late William C. and Caroline E. Weber Kopp.Â On June 6, 1964 in Emporium, he married Marilyn M. Haviland, who died July 4, 2011.
Ned was a mechanic for Airco Speer in St. Marys for many years.Â He served in the U.S. Army after WWII and during the Korean War, andÂ was part of the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail.
Patricia L. Cook, 89, of 223 Irving Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Ridgway, the daughter of Everett and Phyllis Shugars Carberry. She married Lawrence K. Cook; he predeceased her on Aug. 29, 1994.
Mrs. Cook resided in Ridgway most of her life, where she was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed her tea time with friends and being with her family. She had been employed at Sylvania in St. Marys.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders used a big second quarter to hand the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 52-35 District 9 League loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Elk held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter. They scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to open a 23-10 lead with 2:13 left in the half. They led 26-14 at the half. The Crusaders outscored the Dutch 26-21 in the second half.
On Friday two men representing the LaRouche Movement and political action committee (PAC) stood outside the Post Office in St. Marys beside a table strewn with literature and signage expressing disapproval of President Barack Obama's foreign and domestic policies, as well as depictions of the Commander-in-Chief with a toothbrush mustache as worn by Adolph Hitler.
The two men, Tony Esposito and Joe Billington, both of Upper Darby, Pa., attempted to engage passersby on the subject of politics and the current president.
Virgil Silvio Foradori, 80, of McCracken Run Road, DuBois, PA died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at U.P.M.C. St. Margaret Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born Sept. 21, 1931, the son of the late Alexander and Frances (Coder) Foradori.
On Aug. 18, 1956, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, he married Beverly Ann Krise, who preceded him in death on April 26, 2010.
He was employed by Brockway Glass Company as a mold maker. He was supervisor of the mold shop at Brockwayâ€™s plant 17 (Danville, Va.) and plant 2 (Crenshaw).
You may not always see them in action, but the members of Elkland Search and Rescue provide vital emergency services in Elk and neighboring counties and across the state.
"We actually are the only Pennsylvania-certified search and rescue team in northwestern Pennsylvania," said Matt Young, current president and deputy chief of Elkland Search and Rescue. "We essentially have from where we are all the way over to Ohio and from Interstate 80 all the way up to New York, is pretty much our coverage area."
The Fox Township Supervisors approved a motion to adopt a resolution to allow the township to collect their portion of the Occupational Privilege Tax. Currently all of the tax goes directly to the St. Marys Area School District.
"We're allowed to collect this tax," said Supervisor Mike Keller.
The township has until May to put it in their books for collection next year. This also requires a three week advertising period.
In addition Elexco Land Services will be conducting seismic testing throughout the township.
The company wants to bond all township roads to conduct the testing.