Archive - 2014
The Johnsonburg girls track and field team and St. Marys boys track and field team won team championships at the Elk County Track and Field Meet held Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The Johnsonburg girls won the county meet team championship for the first time in head coach Rene Wenner's six-year tenure. Johnsonburg finished with 79.5 team points while Elk County Catholic was second at 67.5 team points. St. Marys was third at 42 points.
It has been a busy week for the Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team, and the squad added another pair of victories on Thursday as they hosted Bradford and St. Marys Area in back-to-back matches at Benzinger and Memorial Parks. ECC beat Bradford 7-2 and St. Marys Area 8-1.
Bernard G. â€śBernieâ€ť Meyer, Ph.D., 61, who helped educate two generations of students entering the field of criminal justice, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home in Bradford after a brief illness.
With enrollment of nearly 630 students coupled with the increasing number of special education students, South St. Marys Street Elementary may soon have a new administrator on staff to continue to serve its students.
The St. Marys Area School District board of directors unanimously approved to advertise for an anticipated 10-month position at the school both internally and externally.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury trial began Thursday morning at the Elk County Courthouse for three co-defendants accused of robbing a Johnsonburg home at gunpoint.
James Holding, 29, Angela Lynn Baker Williams, 34, and Kevin P. Williams, 37, all of Johnsonburg, are accused of entering an apartment designated 110 1/2 Harrison Ave., Johnsonburg. The alleged victims knew the defendants and allowed them inside. It is alleged that once inside the home, Holding and Kevin Williams held the occupants at gunpoint and stole approximately $350 in cash and all of their cell phones.
Genevieve M. Weichman, 95, of 444 W. Mill St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Michael and Theresa Gschwendtner Rigard.
On Jan. 29, 1938 in St. Marys Church, she married Charles H. Weichman, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1987.
Elton W. Snyder, 83, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Lutheran Home of Kane after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 7, 1931 in Drumon, son of the late Wallace and Juanita (Matson) Snyder.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Nancy (Pennington), and she survives.
He attended Beachwoods School in Jefferson County, and was a Corporal in the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.
He retired from Sylvania of St. Marys after more than 30 years.
Eugene Joseph Lawrie Sr., 81, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
He was born Aug. 27, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late William and Crecentia (Lake) Lawrie. Eugene was older brother to Raymond (deceased), Robert and Gerald.
He was baptized at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church on Sept. 11, 1932. He graduated from St. Michael's Catholic High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1951 and Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1960 with a B.S. in chemistry.
KERSEY â€“ The drastic decrease in landfill host fee income is taking its toll on Fox Township.
Most recently the Squab Hollow Road project was a point of discussion during the Fox Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday evening.
Resident Chuck Grazioli inquired about the status of the paving of the road to which Supervisor Mike Keller responded the township is not 100 percent sure of their plans.