Archive - 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ In preparation for the upcoming elections, the Elk County Republican Party hosted their annual fall banquet featuring a speaker panel with Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-Pa. 5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
The banquet was hosted at the Royal Inn in Ridgway on Friday, and 118 local residents were in attendance, including various local elected officials from Johnsonburg, Ridgway and St. Marys.
Sari Stevens, executive director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania's Political Action Committee, recently spoke with the Daily Press in reference to claims by the Silent No More pro-life campaign.
"It's so unfortunate that this is the dialogue that's going on," Stevens said. "These organizations are out spreading this information and not working to prevent unintended pregnancies. If we focus our efforts on lowering the rate of unintended pregnancies, the need for abortion would be reduced. But instead, it's this effort to misinform, scare, shame and demean women."
Students in the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) got into the spirt of county-wide Pink Day on Friday as they donned pink attire to show their support for those impacted by breast cancer.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at Elk County Catholic High School, explained that students in the school system were asked to keep in their thoughts and prayers all who are affected by breast cancer.
"We try to always bring a message of hope to our students, to their families, and to our community," Miceli said.
Charles J. Donachy, 88, of 136 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois after an illness of the past month.
He was born April 3, 1926 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles Everett and Leona Kreckel Donachy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools. He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1987 with almost 40 years of service. After his retirement, he delivered products for Printing Plus.
On Aug. 23, 1947 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Catherine A. Oâ€™Connor, who survives.
St. Marys had little trouble dropping Johnsonburg Thursday night as the Lady Dutch volleyball team's blistering offense overpowered the Ramettes in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-16) win.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team improved to 12-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Thursday night at the ECCHS gym.
JAY TWP. â€“ EQT representatives faced harsh words from residents of Jay Township at Thursday night's township supervisors meeting.
"The three of you, your whole company, you don't give a damn about our water," Dennis Bonanno said. "You're here for the money."
The representatives came to address concerns about a well near Byrnes Run that residents believe is too close to the watershed.
Township supervisor Francis Gustafson said that the township needs a contingency plan on what EQT is prepared to do in the event that the water supply becomes contaminated.
This past summer, Memorial Park hosted a variety of events geared toward individuals of ages, and park director Jason Schreiber estimated that between 1,500 and 2,000 area residents attended at least one of the activities organized by his staff.
Cathy L. Bauer, 64, of 117 Flagstone Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at her home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1950 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Richard and Emmaline Tead Brush. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School.
She was married to John Bauer, who preceded her in death.
Dorothy Ruth Kahl, 92, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi, after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 3, 1922 in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late David and Marie (Meyer) Broadhead.
OnÂ May 28, 1942, she married William D. Kahl who preceded her in death July 9, 1983.