February 10th, 2014
A LERTA application was approved for the St. Marys Box Co., Inc. for the construction of a new building for additional manufacturing by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors on Monday evening.
The estimated cost of the building is $1.6 million and will be located at 109 Jeep Rd. in St. Marys. It is slated to be completed in the spring.
According to local historian Ray Beimel, one of the unsung heroes in St. Marys' history is Captain Charles H. Volk.
Beimel discussed Volk's contribution to the community while passing by his grave during a recent tour of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Â
Volk was born in 1820 and died in 1871.
HUTCHINS â€“ A truck driver was killed about 6 p.m. Monday in a freak accident at the particleboard plant in Hutchins.
State Police from the Lantz Corners station are investigating the incident. They were not ready to release details Monday night.
McKean County Coroner Mike Cahill of Bradford was called to the scene. He also declined to release information Monday night pending the investigation.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 55-30 score Saturday night in a District 9 League game played at the ECCHS gym on Senior Night for ECC.
The Central Pa. Gymnastics League championships were held Saturday at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
Altoona won the team title with a total of 127.5750 points. Second place went to Bellefonte with 126.5250 followed by St. Marys 122, DuBois 119.250 and Ridgway 110.925.
The top 10 place winners in each event were recognized for their efforts.
Margaret M. Diem, 40, of 195 Uhl Road, Kersey died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1974 in St. Marys, a daughter of Daniel Tucker of Glen Hazel and Connie Socash of St. Marys.
On June 30, 2012, she married Harry Diem,who survives.
Margaret was a graduate of SMAHS and a graduate of Penn State University.Â She had been employed at MexAmerica for many years and was a member of the Eagles.Â She enjoyed gardening, working out and camping.Â Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Bernard J. "Sonny" 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. He was a member of Queen of the World Church, enjoyed gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
On June 20, 1946, he married Helen Nagy who preceded him in death in January 2006.
Carol M. Parisi, 69, of 501 Townview Rd., St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died at her residence early Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2014.
She was born May 23, 1944 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Floyd Wickett and Ann Unick.
Carol worked at Walmart for many years where she enjoyed meeting new people and socializing with her coworkers. Carol's grandchildren, who held a special place in her heart, were the joy of her life along with her many "forever friends."
The St. Marys Servicemen's Detail held their annual banquet on Saturday evening at Bavarian Hills, and a good size crowd of both members and nonmembers turned out for the occasion.
Tom Price served as the master of ceremonies, and following dinner and introductions, he highlighted events in which Detail members participated through 2013.
Each year, the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail attempts to honor a veteran from the area who has received the Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered in combat in the U.S. Armed Forces. At their annual banquet on Saturday night, they honored a man who has received not one, but two of the medals.