October 5th, 2011
Mary Rita Valentine, 95, of 327 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home.Â
She was born May 30, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Josephine Geeck Eckl.Â She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from St. Marys schools.Â She was a retired personnel manager of the Stackpole Carbon Corp. and had worked for the Conrad family for many years.
On November 11, 1967 in the Queen of the World Church, she married R. Thomas Valentine, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2011.
Theresa F. Clark, 87, of Treasure Lake, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 1, 1924 in Dagus Mines, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Jacqueline DeBarba Cavallett.
On October 12, 1957 in Ridgway, she married the late Clayton S. Clark, who preceded her in death on August 27, 1997.
Mrs. Clark was Catholic by faith and had attended St. Michael's Church in DuBois.Â She enjoyed cooking and catering.Â She also enjoyed birds, but most of all, she enjoyed caring for her family.Â
Louis J. Cenni, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
He was born in Brandy Camp on Oct. 26, 1917, the son of the late Louis J. and Emilia Cenni.
He graduated from Horton Township High School in 1936, the University of Notre Dame in 1940, and Temple Medical School in 1943.
He served overseas in World War II and the Korean War. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement as a colonel in 1978.
Elk County Catholicâ€™s Kristy Hanes qualified for the PIAA Girlsâ€™ Western Regional Golf Tournament by tying for second place at Tuesdayâ€™s District 9 Girlsâ€™ Golf Championship held at Kane. The top three golfers qualify for the Western Regional.
The Western Regional is set for Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Toms Run Golf Course in Blairsville.
Redbank Valleyâ€™s Samantha Dinger placed first with her 84. Hanes and Unionâ€™s Larissa Roberts tied for second with 87s.
When it comes to cross-town rivalry boys' soccer games, there is just something about overtime.
Of the three times the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Elk County Catholic Crusaders have played each other this season, the last two games have ended up going into overtime. The Crusaders have emerged the victor of all three match-ups between the two teams this season, notching the third win with a 1-0 score on a goal by Sam Mosebarger a few minutes into the first overtime period in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field on Tuesday afternoon.
Among the business items approved by City Council during Monday's worksession was the sale of three St. Marys City Police Department vehicles.
City Manager Dave Greene said the sale was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m at City Hall. The bids were advertised on Sept. 12 and 16.
The following were the highest bidders: car number one was awarded to Chicago Motors of Chicago, Ill., for a bid of $807; car number two was awarded to Eric Groll of Parkview Road for $915; and car number three was awarded to Ted Garner for $1,257.
A string of layoffs at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office have had officials revamping the program.
"We went through a series of layoffs, so with those layoffs that requires some changes," said Don Tanner, an official from the Penn State Cooperative Extension office who on Tuesday attended an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting. "Among those changes includes Elk County, and several individuals were let go-- we let go of 20-plus field staff in September and more reductions will be coming shortly."
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved two ordinances regarding downtown parking and speed limit changes during their worksession held Monday evening.
Under Ordinance No. 266, speed limits will be reduced from the existing 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour from Railroad Street downtown and up S. St. Marys Street to Vine Road.
Also part of the ordinance is a speed limit decrease from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour from Vine Road to the entrance of St. Marys Area High School. From the high school to Fox Township, the speed limit increases to 40 miles per hour.
With the United States Postal Service looking to downsize its operations in an attempt to close a nearly $9 billion deficit, residents of Dagus Mines are being faced with the possibility of having their local post office shuttered. In a public forum at the Fox Township Senior Center on Monday night, residents met with representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to discuss the future of the town's mail service.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi received approval from St. Marys City Council to submit a modification of the city's 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget in order to cover demolition costs for the former Mullaney Shoe store, located at 43 N. St. Marys Street.
The modification includes requesting $80,000 to fund demolition and clearance costs for the project.