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November 11th, 2014

Daniel F. Caggeso

November 11, 2014

Daniel F. Caggeso, 85, formerly of 246 Country Club Rd., Ridgway, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 1, 1929 in Ridgway, son of the late Lorenzo and Carmella (Tamburi) Caggeso. He married Edna Lucille Caldwell on July 14, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2012.
He resided in Ridgway all his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the K of C and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.

November 10th

Two-vehicle crash on Million Dollar Highway

November 11, 2014

Members of the St. Marys City Police Department, Crystal Fire Department, and St. Marys Ambulance responded Monday night at 6:25 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Million Dollar Highway near the Ford Road intersection.

Toth suggests pay increase for substitutes

November 10, 2014

In an effort to compete with surrounding school districts for substitute teachers St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Brian Toth encouraged the board of directors to increase their substitute teacher pay rate.
"Our neighbors are pricing us out of the market," Toth said.
Last year, St. Marys substitute teachers worked a total of 1,434 days which if multiplied by a $20/day increase is $28,600. This does not include employers' costs which would further raise the figure to over $30,000.

New lunch policy in place at SMASD

November 10, 2014

Ensuring every student has an adequate lunch is now possible in the St. Marys Area School District.
In cases where parents forget to pay their child's lunch bill or if they have a negative balance, students will now receive a regular meal rather than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
"I think every kid coming here should get a regular lunch," said SMASD Superintendent Brian Toth.

St. Marys woman charged with ID theft

November 10, 2014

A St. Marys woman is charged with felony counts of identity theft and access device fraud for use of a PNC bank account belonging to someone else.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Darlene I. Fuenffinger, 61, of 1325 Glen Hazel Rd., is alleged to have made a total of nine payments to her Capital One account, using the PNC account belonging to Jacqueline Rhines of St. Marys. Transactions totaled to $1,278.64.

Archibald "Archie" Krumenacker

November 10, 2014

Archibald "Archie" Krumenacker, 78, of Colver, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at home.
He was born July 14, 1936 in Barr Township, son of Edna Krumenacker Gausman.
He retired from Bethlehem Mines No. 33 in Ebensburg and was a truck driver for Krumenacker Lumber Co. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War.
Archie loved his family, working in his garden and going to the casino.

November 9th

Crusaders' season ends with 39-0 rout by Kane

November 9, 2014

When the Kane Wolves dominated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 39-0 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match on Saturday night at Dutch Country Stadium, Kane head coach Todd Silfies explained that the strong showing by his squad was about more than just avenging a close 13-12 senior night loss earlier in the season and staying alive in the playoffs.

11th annual UAVSL senior games held Saturday

November 9, 2014

The 11th annual UAVSL Senior Girls and Senior Boys soccer games were held at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway on Saturday.
The games give area senior soccer players a final chance to play alongside some of their teammates as well as to play both with and against some of the familiar foes they faced throughout their high school careers. Several players from both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School competed in both games.

School district budget shows areas of improvement

November 9, 2014

St. Marys Area School District's budget has shown improvements in multiple areas as reported at a recent school board of directors workshop.
Earned Income Tax (EIT) alone brought in $484,000 more this year than anticipated. The report shows figures until the end of the fiscal year ending on June 30 and is an annual submission to the state.

Substitute teachers in demand at SMASD

November 9, 2014

In order to improve their pool of substitute teachers, St. Marys Area School District is considering changes specifically in wages and in their communication system with the substitute personnel.
As of August there were 51 approved substitute teachers with the school district for the 2014-15 school year.
Superintendent Brian Toth reported he met with Laura Carlson, SMASD director of support services, about the two major factors contributing to the problem.
The first, and likely main factor, is neighboring school districts are paying more per day for substitutes than SMASD.

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