July 17th, 2011
A campaign to raise funds for the American Cancer Society has recently been launched in the St. Marys area. A group of flamingos may show up in your yard unexpectedly. They will be accompanied by signs providing you with the details on how to get rid of these pesky pink Phoenicopteridae (family name meaning "Phoenix's Wing") off your property.
Ella M. Jewart, 89, of 134 Uhl Road, Kersey, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at UPMC Hamot in Erie following a short illness.
She was born June 14, 1922 in Frenchton, W.V., a daughter of the late Manderville and Maude Simons Jeffries.
Mrs. Jewart was Methodist by faith.Â She worked at L & R Manufacturing for many years and also worked at St. Marys Carbon for more than 17 years.Â She was a dedicated and hard worker who enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Gloria A. Wicks, 79, of 153 West Theresia Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born June 10, 1932 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Edna Frank Gerber. On October 22, 1949 in St. Marys, she married the late Flavius C. Wicks, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1985.
Mrs. Wicks was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She retired from Ames after many years of service.Â She enjoyed knitting and bird-watching, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Rosemary E. Girty, 80, formerly of 110 W. Condot Road and Elk Towers, died on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the home of her daughter following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 13, 1930 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Anthony J. and Charlotte E. Wolfe Eckl.
Theresa A. Gerber, 83, of 315 Mill Street, Daguscahonda, died Friday, June 15, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born May 18, 1928, in Daguscahonda, daughter of the late Frank and Ellen Ribeck Supon. On September 4, 1948, in the St. Benedict's Church in Daguscahonda, she married Robert J. Gerber, who preceded her in death on July 28, 1986.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components and the Sears store in St. Marys.
Animal abandonment, particularly of cats, is a recurring problem in the area, with many being left near farms or in other remote areas.
Mary Meyer, 14, of St. Marys, recently came face-to-face with this problem while walking with her mother, Donna, and dog, Malu, near her home in the Benzinger Road area on the evening of June 19.
For Harry Potter fans, "it all ends" with Thursday's midnight release of the final film in the wizarding series, which has swept the world by storm. The newest of the movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is the second in a two-part series, the first released in November 2010.
"Everyone is really excited about it. The fans are also kind of melancholy, as a 10-year journey with the series all ends with this movie," said Darlene Lynch, co-owner of the Apollo Theatre in St. Marys.
JAMES CITY â€“ A summary trial on a charge of violating the construction codeÂ by a Highland Township campowner is scheduled Monday before District Judge Tony King in Johnsonburg.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the upcoming legal action during its regular monthly meeting Wednesday.
Russ Braun, the Highland Township building code administrator, last year reported that the "abandoned" camp is "unsafe" and is a "clear and present fire danger."
St. Marys resident and attorney Mark Jacob has been named as the Democratic nominee on the ballot for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03 in the Nov. 8 general election.
Jacob was nominated by the Elk County Democratic Party's executive committee this week following the withdrawal of Democratic primary ballot winner Stephen P. Skrzypek of Kersey. Skrzypek took the top spot on the May 17 ballot. He withdrew his candidacy on July 5.
Both candidates cross-filed on the ballots, with Jacob winning the Republican nomination. He finished second on the Democratic ballot behind Skrzypek.
The annual mock emergency drill at the St. Marys Community Pool that took place Wednesday afternoon went well, according to pool manager Gregory L. Snelick.
Each year, Snelick and members of the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service coordinate a mock 911 call and drill to better prepare pool lifeguards in the execution of emergency procedures.
Snelick said pools and surrounding areas can be dangerous in any location, even under close supervision, and it only takes a second for someone to be in trouble.
"The purpose of the drill is to look for areas that need to be improved," Snelick said.