April 18th, 2014
Recently, Elk County Catholic School System was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $150,000 from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust. The funds will benefit two aspects of the school system; $100,000 has been designated for the funding of all advanced placement and dual enrollment courses at the high school level while the remaining $50,000 will be set aside for scholarship funding and tuition assistance.
Theresa A. Murray, 67, of 115 Kings Point, Glenshaw, died Thursday evening, April 17, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 6, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Ferdinand "Fred" and Agnes Myers Calla. On Oct. 10, 1975, she married Patrick J. Murray and he survives.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964 and resided in Glenshaw for the past 34 years.
She was a member of St. Sebastian Church. She was employed by Keystone Carbon Co. for several years and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital for several years.
Chad M. Meals, 38, of 95 Hospital St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born Dec. 29, 1975 in Ridgway, son of Samuel Meals of New York and the late Tina Shrefler.
Chad enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Patricia L. Gavazzi, 80, of 185 Center St., St. Marys, formerly of Kane Street, Wilcox, died Friday morning, April 18, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Wilcox, daughter of Alfred and Anna Halquist Lundberg.
She has been married to Aldo Gavazzi for the past 59 years, marrying on Nov. 13, 1954, and he survives.
She resided in Wilcox all her life and was a Wilcox High School graduate.
The St. Marys Area girls' and boys' track and field teams hosted the Elk County Catholic and DuBois Central Catholic squads in a meet on Thursday afternoon at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Lady Crusaders defeated St. Marys 78-72, and the Crusaders beat the Dutchmen 87-61.
The defending District 9 Class A baseball champion is making a claim to be a favorite for that crown again.
Elk County Catholic moved to 6-0 on the season with a 9-1 victory over Johnsonburg Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The Altoona Lions scored two runs in the top half of the seventh inning to edge the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 4-2 score Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The site of the 2014 St. Marys Independence Day Celebration is in the hands of local residents.
As part of a new initiative votes are being tallied online and through donations at various businesses to determine the location of the event at either the St. Marys Municipal Airport or The Highlands, formerly the St. Marys Country Club.
"We don't feel it's a decision the Chamber should make because the fireworks belong to the people. They are funded by the people and area businesses therefore they are the ones who should decide," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.
FOX TWP. â€“ Recently the Fox Township Supervisors approved employee work hours and changes to the overtime policy as a cost-saving measure for the township.
The policy, which was introduced by Supervisor Dave Mattiuz at the board's March meeting, was approved in a 2-1 vote with Randy Gradizzi casting an opposing vote while Mike Keller and Mattiuz voted for the new policy.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Township Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter of support to Highland Twp. supporting Highland's decision to ban injection wells within their municipality.
The letter, which was provided by Elk County C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) reads: