February 13th, 2014
Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served.Â
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year.Â
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team closed out their regular season with a 62-41 victory over the Bradford Owls Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym on Senior Parent Night.
The St. Marys Area Dutch basketball team ended their season with a 61-48 loss to the St. Joseph's Catholic Academy Wolves on Wednesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Bernard J. â€śSonnyâ€ť Greenthaner, 94, of 1716 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Cadogan, son of the late Fred and Mary Kurzinger Greenthaner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Cadogan. He was a retired employee of Modern Dairy.
On June 20, 1946, he married Helen Nagy who preceded him in death in January 2006.
Mr. Greenthaner was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan.
Edmund Frayne Adamson Sr., 88, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at the Communities at Indiana Haven.
He was born July 21, 1925 in Washington Township, Indiana County, son of George Edward and Molly Lillie (Jewart) Adamson.
Surviving is his grandson, Thomas Steis and his mother, Sherry Steis, both of Johnsonburg; a brother, Gerald E. Adamson and his wife Virginia â€śJeanâ€ť Adamson of Homer City; two great-grandsons, Jordan Frayne Earl Steis and Kody Ray Steis; and many nieces and nephews.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two weeks ago approved a 10-year permit for the controversial underground "injection well" along Lamont Road near Route 66.
David Larry Cribbs, 18, of 155 Washington St., St. Marys is charged with the theft of parking meters from the Brusselles Street lot that occurred in October 2013.
St. Marys City Police reported visiting the home of Raye Ann Cribbs, David Cribbs' mother, as part of a followup investigation after David Cribbs was arrested in connection with a string of thefts from motor vehicles.
Stopping at the grave of George Simons during a recent tour of the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel cited the fact that one never knows who they will end up buried next to due to the cemetery's layout. Some family members are buried together or in close proximity to one another while others are scattered throughout the facility.Â
Simons, who served as the secretary for many of the corporations founded by Andrew Kaul, falls into the latter category.Â
Among the latest personnel changes approved by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors are new hires of support personnel, awarding of numerous supplemental contracts, retirements, a resignation, leaves of absences and transfer of support personnel.
Those announcing their retirements were Superintendent Ann Kearney of Kane, South St. Marys Street Elementary School Principal Robert Grumley of Johnsonburg and Business Manager Cindy FinGado. All are effective June 30, 2014.
Individuals from all walks of life are buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Some lived long lives, while others barely had a chance to live at all. It is the individuals in the latter category that local historian Ray Beimel discussed during part of his recent tour of the facility.Â
Beimel began by stopping at the grave of Rose D. Weis, who died in 1928 at the age of 25.Â