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January 23rd, 2015

LIFT technology program a growing success

January 23, 2015

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.

January 23, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

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.

January 22nd

SMA swim and dive teams top Warren

January 23, 2015

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.

St. Marys gymnastics squad defeats Ridgway team

January 23, 2015

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.

Big Buck Contest banquet held Thursday

January 22, 2015

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.

LIFT to present assistive technology demonstrations

January 22, 2015

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.

Memorial Field concerns addressed by board

January 22, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – 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

January 22, 2015

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.

Alice E. Rigard

January 22, 2015

Alice E. Rigard, 96, of 515 North St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born June 20, 1918, daughter of the late Joseph Hannibal and Genevieve Geitner Hannibal Wilhelm.
On Jan. 18, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., she married Francis A. Rigard, who preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1979.

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