November 17th, 2014
Deborah A. Kronenwetter, 58, of 91 Wes Ln., St. Marys, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1956, a daughter of Richard Johnston and the late Helen Goodrow Johnston, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2010.
On April 8, 2006, she married David Kronenwetter, who survives.
St. Marys Area School District administrators will now receive a monthly stipend toward their cellphone bill as approved by the school board of directors.
When questioned if administrators would prefer a district-issued cellphone or receive a stipend for their personal phone for district communication and emergencies, a majority of them chose the stipend which was approved at $50 a month, totaling $600 for the year. The stipend will be paid annually in December.
Administrators will also receive a one-time upgrade stipend of $100.
RIDGWAY â€“ Randy Baloga, a United States Marine Corps veteran (1971-1977) recently added a portion of his 1:6 scale model soldier collection to the display case welcoming residents to the Elk County Courthouse Annex along Center Street in Ridgway.
"I'm a veteran and I've been coming to the Courthouse Annex for several years now," Sergeant Baloga said. "In the past years this display window has been the same and I thought it might be nice to do something different."
The seeds for such a collection were planted 50 years ago as Baloga had quite a few Hasbro toys around 1964.
The St. Marys Area School District board of school directors recently approved a variety of items ranging from an employee savings plan to an update to its field trip policy.
An amendment to the district's 403(b) plan now will allow Roth 403(b) employee-only contributions according to the established eligibility criteria and the investments, exchanges, transfers and distributions options.
"These are a unique savings opportunity for employees," said SMASD Business Manager Ginger Williams. "It is an opportunity to diversify."
EMPORIUM â€“ Representatives from Seneca Resources invited four University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students to tour one of their rigs in Emporium to show the realities of working and living on a drilling rig.
The four students, who were all enrolled in the petroleum technology program at UPB, were able to use the tour to transition their knowledge from books to real life while learning about future employment opportunities that may be available to them.
Rose M. Sobierajski Haines, 85, of 122 Reserve Rd., St. Marys and formerly of Evers Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 15 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 17, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Sabina Bauer Ehrensberger.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. She was an LPN and had worked doing private duty nursing and had also worked at the former Extended Care Facility.
She was a member of St. Mary's Church, loved to play bingo and enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.
Glen F. Daniel,Â 64, of St. Marys, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2014, surrounded by close friends and loved ones.
He was born Sept. 15, 1950 in St. Marys, a son of the late James and Eileen Hepner Daniel.
Glen graduated from Alford State College where he began his career as a high school biology teacher. The last 20 years, he worked as a chemist at Plum Borough Water Treatment Plant in Monroeville before his retirement.
He is survived by a brother, Kenneth (Rita) Daniel of St. Augustine, Fla.; a niece, Erin; and his longtime friend, Willa Amacher of St. Marys.
The Karns City Gremlins captured the District 9 Class AA football championship Friday night with a 49-12 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen in a game played at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.
No new taxes. At least that is what is anticipated in the 2015 budget for the City of St. Marys.
St. Marys City Council recently conducted several budget workshops. The results of those workshops will be discussed during a budget presentation Monday evening during their meeting.
Next year's budget proposal stands at $7.5 million, a $1.4 million increase from last year's $7.2 million.
Of this is $1 million through a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank loan for street construction for next year, which City Manager Dave Greene initially announced in August.
St. Marys Rotary Club members on Tuesday morning gathered on the Boulevard for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new clock project.
Dubbed the "Gift of time for all time," construction will begin next week as the foundation will be poured.