Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner announced during Tuesday afternoon's Solid Waste Authority meeting that she was successful in obtaining a grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation to aid in the purchase of a new baler for the Community Recycling Center, which is located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.
The county's recycling program stands to lose a significant amount of state funding during the upcoming grant cycle, according to Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
"They are going to be cutting the amount of 904 funding that we can expect to get by about 40 percent and we're looking at losing at least $5,000," Titchner informed members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority on Tuesday afternoon.
Merle W. "Bus" Liggitt, 86, of Zelienople, formerly of McDonald and St. Marys, died Monday, August 29, 2011 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.
He was born October 14, 1924, in Rennerdale, son of the late Mueirl William and Amanda (Walton) Liggitt.
He was a truck driver/owner. He was also a single-engine private pilot, enjoyed playing the steel guitar and was a fan of Archer II. He was a member of the United Mine Workers and former member of the Washington Nazarene Church.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team remained undefeated on the young season with a 7-2 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Punxsyâ€™s Anna Monyak defeated Mary Rosman 6-4, 6-2.
At second singles, Amy Orr of the Lady Dutch beat Shaina Reddinger 6-0, 6-1.
Aubrey Wiesner of the Lady Dutch defeated Serra Wasicki 6-4, 7-5 at third singles.
At fourth singles, SMAâ€™s Chelsea Agosti won her match 6-3, 6-2 over Lauren Wolfe.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team raised their record to 3-1 on the season Tuesday afternoon when they defeated the Clearfield Lady Bisons by a 9-0 score in a match played at Benzinger Park.
â€śWe played well against a young, inexperienced Clearfield squad. This was Clearfieldâ€™s first match of the season. They have a very nice group of young ladies. Theyâ€™re enthusiastic about playing and thereâ€™s no doubt theyâ€™ll improve in their future matches,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Abby Meyer defeated Lauren Whitmer 6-0, 6-0.
The Penfield Fire Department reported being called out to Boone Mountain Road in Fox Township Sunday evening by residents concerned with what they thought was a gas well explosion.
St. Boniface School in Kersey recently opened the new 2011-2012 school year with a new library and computer lab, due in part to a $10,000 grant from the AJ and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust.
"The design was discussed and created through an evaluation. We wanted to make our library more appealing so children could sit on the carpet, easily reach for a book and enjoy the overall aesthetics of the library," said St. Boniface Principal Marie Giazzoni.
Henry W. Smith, 84, of 1393 Million Dollar Hwy., Kersey, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at his residence.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Brandy Camp, the son of the late Walter and Mary Hollabugh Smith. He married Lillian G. Reisinger, who predeceased him on January 15, 2005.
Angeline R. Sidoni, 81, of 49 Meadowbrook Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 19, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Daisy (Manno) Calla.
She married Thomas D. Sidoni on November 3, 1951. He survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1952 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was active in the Cursillo movement.
She devoted her life to her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and had previously cooked at Elk County Catholic High School and for the Office of the Aging.
Robert E. Landis, 90, of 705 Center St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.
He was born March 23, 1921, in St. Marys, son of the late Walter and Larua Hathorn Landis.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. He was retired from the Keystone Carbon Co. as a tool and die maker, having retired after 47 years of service.
On Nov. 22, 1945, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Francis Drake, who preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.