As the gun control debate continues to heat up in the aftermath of the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many schools are now considering and in some cases implementing plans to arm school personnel in hopes of thwarting future incidents.
Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a St. Marys native, returned to his hometown as the guest conductor of the the recent PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival held at Elk County Catholic High School.
Ruby Gamarino, 92, of Brockport, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sadie Steis.
She was a graduate of St. Leoâ€™s School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon for four years, at the 5 and 10 Store in Ridgway for three years, and at Brockway Glass for three years.
Harry L. Fulmer, 89, of Portland Mills, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Lake City, the son of the late Francis and Annie Smith Fulmer.
He married Bettie M. Bugdon in 1947 and moved to Portland Mills, where he resided until his death. Bettie predeceased Harry on Aug. 2, 1990, after a long battle with cancer.
Harry was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer USS Kimberly, serving in the Pacific.
He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge of Ridgway and The Tin Can Sailors Organization.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team closed out regular-season play in the Allegheny Mountain League with a 64-42 victory over the Sheffield Wolverines Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad played host to the first annual St. Marys Area Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday at the SMA Middle School gymnasium.
To kick off National Catholic Schools Week 2013, the Most Rev. Lawrence Persico, bishop of Erie, made his first official visit to St. Marys since taking over as the bishop of the Diocese of Erie in October 2012 as he celebrated Mass at Queen of the World Church with students from throughout the Elk County Catholic School System, St. Boniface, and St. Leo.
St. Marys City Council appointed several residents to various authorities and commissions.
Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.
Laura Jane Schultz, 44, of Swannanoa, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.
She was born in Port Allegheny on March 12, 1968, daughter of Lawrence E. Austin and Louise E. Dickinson Smith.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School and was of the Jehovahâ€™s Witness faith.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Andrew T. Schultz; a son, Elliot Austin Schultz; a daughter, Tissica Bleu Schultz; a brother, Christopher Smith; and three sisters, Jeanette Sisson, Michele Garcia and Kimberly Austin.