March 6th, 2014
Dorothy C. Heigel, 89, of 437 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Nissel Bauer.
On Nov. 30, 1946, she married George A. Heigel Sr., who preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Marys Church.Â She enjoyed baking, cooking, and her annual trips to the beach with her family.Â Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Complete with his helmet, supplies, and U.S. Army attire, Mitchell Sanderson looks every bit the part of a World War II medic from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division.
A sophomore at St. Marys Area High School and a member of the school's German Club, Sanderson is a World War II reenactor whose interest in the hobby was sparked several years ago as he began attending reenactments in which his father was participating.
Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of Reston, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Polly was born in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Betty Baum.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1977 and from Mount Aloysius College in 1979. She worked as a certified occupational therapist assistant in Jamestown, N.Y., and Fairfax, Va.
Polly was also a certified massage therapist treating both people and animals. She enjoyed being active outdoors with hiking, skiing, running, scuba diving, rafting, and camping.
FOX TWP. â€“ A proposal to save township money through increased monitoring of overtime generated strong disagreement among Fox Township supervisors at Wednesday night's meeting.
This week is National Foreign Language Week, and St. Marys Area High School hosted its third annual Foreign Language Day this past Friday, with around 125 foreign language students from five area high schools - Brockway, Clearfield, Johnsonburg, Kane, and Elk County Catholic - taking part in the event.
Christa Wensel, St. Marys Area Spanish teacher and Spanish Club Advisor, explained that while this marked the school's third year of hosting the event, it originally got its start in Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“ Renovations to an existing office within the Elk County Courthouse will cost over $115,000, according to bids opened Tuesday morning.
The project will renovate the existing tax claims and tax assessment office currently located in the Elk County Courthouse along Main Street in downtown Ridgway. This office is the new home of the countyâ€™s domestic relations office, which will transition into the courthouse.
Elk County Catholic High School inducted 28 students - 27 juniors and one senior - into the National Honor Society during a special ceremony held Tuesday night in the school's chapel following an evening prayer service.
Louis Dale Bricen, 89, formerly of Apple Street, Weedville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Weedville, son of the late Thomas J. Bricen and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.
On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, he married Velma Marie (Burke) Bricen. She survives.
He was the owner of both Louieâ€™s Plumbing and Heating and Louieâ€™s Exxon in Weedville. He also worked for Corbett Cabinet Company.
Louis was a member of the American Legion Post 978 in Weedville.
Milton J. Chase Jr., 78, of Mequon, Wis., died on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Herkert) Chase and the late Judith (nee Kerner) Chase; loving father of Lawrence (Eva) and Laura (Dean Abler) Chase; dear son of Evelyn and the late Milton J. Chase Sr.; and brother of Charles (Audrey) Chase, Stephen (Adell) Chase and Mary Bowser.
He was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
DDCC of April School of Dance recently took six soloists to the VIP Dance Competition in Akron, Ohio.