January 23rd, 2015
South St. Marys Street Elementary School students collected $4,000 in donations Friday evening as part of the school's Mini Relay for Life event..
Now in its sixth year, the event consisted of small groups of students traveling from each activity station.
Close to 80 students,from kindergarten to fifth grade filled the gym participating in numerous activities while upbeat pop music hits played in the background.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
Robert R. Schauer Sr., 76, of 102 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born July 2, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Wilfred and Marcella Lecker Schauer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1956. On Jan. 25, 1985, in St. Marys, he married Joyce Blessel Krise, who survives.
He was a lifelong mechanic and owner of the former B & B Sunoco in St. Marys. He was also a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 2002.
Clarence J. "Hans" Arnold, 98, of 640 Cedar Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 following a short illness.
He was born April 8, 1916, a son the late George and Mary Rumpelein Arnold.
On June 14, 1943, he married Grace E. Parisi, who preceded him in death May 22, 1997 from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The third time turned out to be the charm for the St. Marys and Warren swim and dive teams as they were finally able to compete against each other in a meet Thursday night at the St. Marys Area High School natatorium.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Ridgway team by a 125.725 to 111.600 score Thursday night at the SMA Middle School gym.
On Thursday evening, the 10th annual Big Buck Contest awards banquet, sponsored by The Daily Press, Ridgway Record and Kane Republican newspapers took place at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. A crowd of nearly 300 gathered for the event which included the announcement of this year's winners in the adult, youth and mentor divisions along with prizes for the oldest and youngest hunter, smallest buck and random male and female. A special contest tabloid will be published Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) presents 'Within Your Reach,' a new program on assistive technology for people with disabilities. If you think assistive technology is out of your reach, this is your opportunity to get firsthand knowledge and assistance on obtaining assistive technology to enhance your independence and allow you to live the lifestyle you desire.
LIFT will be holding its device demonstrations at the Johnsonburg Public Library on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. and the St. Marys Public Library on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend these events.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Memorial Field in Johnsonburg is in need of repairs after it was discovered that the press box is moving away from the stands, and is in danger of ending up in the middle of West Center Street.
"The way it is moving, it is going to end up out in the middle of the road," said Joe Gilmore, JASD maintenance head. "It's already moved I'd say over two inches away from the stands. It's falling towards the road."
Gilmore added it is a safety issue which will need addressed regardless of whether or not the field is utilized.
William O. Emmert, 92, of 522 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at his home.
He was born Nov. 14, 1922, son of the late William and Theresa Miller Emmert.
On April 19, 1947 in St. Joseph Church in Force, he married Concetta "Jennie" Cataldi Emmert, who survives.