August 27th, 2011
In late June, Elk County Catholic High School senior Sara Kucenski, of Ridgway, was one of seven western Pennsylvania youth who took part in a week-long mission trip to Honduras to dedicate a water filtration system in El Jaral, Honduras, which the students had spent the previous school year raising money to construct through an organization they formed called Pure Thirst. Pure Thirst worked in conjunction with The Rice Foundation, which was formed by Dr. Jeffrey Rice, and raised over $25,000 to construct the system.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Elementary Schoolâ€™s newest first grade teacher is Chelsea Mulcahy.
Mulcahy is a 2005 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and upon completion of high school, Mulcahy attended Saint Bonaventure University in New York for her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Mulcahy then continued for her Masters in Childhood Literacy, also at Saint Bonaventure University.
In addition to being a teacher, Mulcahy is actively involved at the St. Marys Community Pool and an Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at St. Marys Area High School.
Philip L. Woodford Jr., 52, of 8975 Hawthorne Rd., La Plata, Md., died August 23, 2011, as the result of a motorcycle accident, in White Plains, Md. He was born May 10, 1959, in St. Marys, the son of Philip L. and Lois Milliron Woodford Sr. On April 10, 1983, he married Anneâ€™ Bonnagio, who survives.
Mr. Woodford had been a La Plata resident for 10 years. He was a member of the Moose Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and coin collecting. He was an avid Steelers fan.
With some budget cuts being anticipated, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking the region's various CareerLink sites.
"As we're working through the process with our partners, to date we've confirmed that Potter, McKean and Elk [counties] will all be able to remain comprehensive centers," said Susie Snelick, Workforce Investment Board Director. "That is the result of partners stepping up and looking at cost-savings, looking at budgets and being able to continue to contribute and maintain comprehensive sites.
William L. Jacob, 94, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, died Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born October 4, 1916, in St. Marys, son of the late A. Thomas and Catherine Kriegel Jacob. He married Rose McLeod and she preceded him in death on May 6, 1979. He then married Virginia Richards and she preceded him in death on January 2, 1995.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934. He was a self-employed plasterer.
Ronald L. Kuppelwiser, 68, of Long View Court, Weedville, died Wednesday, August 24 at the Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 9, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Simon Kuppelwiser who died in 1983 and Hazel Aunkst Kuppelwiser who died in 2005.
He had lived in Lorain, Ohio for years. He was a tractor trailer driver for many years, working for Jefferson Trucking, Inc. in Ohio.
The Ridgway boys golf team continued its strong play in the early season with a 41-stroke margin of victory, 214-255, over visiting St. Marys in action Thursday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Matt Aiello of Ridgway was the medalist for the day with a low score of 40 for the Elkers. Teammate Jesse Reynolds was second with a 41.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team evened their record at 1-1 as they defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 9-0 score in a match played at Benzinger Park Tuesday afternoon.
Elk Catholic will play host to the Brockway Lady Rovers this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Benzinger Park.
â€śToday we opened our District 9 season with a win over a good, but young, Bradford squad,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Abby Meyer defeated Emily Hardy 6-0, 6-4.
At second singles, Loreal Housler of Elk Catholic beat Amina Sosic 6-1, 6-2.
Over the past several years, numerous proposals have been offered in the State Legislature to eliminate or significantly change the current law regarding expansion of Sunday hunting allowances. But any expansion of Sunday hunting, which now allows just fox and coyote hunting, has been soundly denounced by the members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Ernest Mattiuz, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau.
After a meeting last month revealed that the Women, Infants and Children [WIC] program out of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] may face a $92,000 budget cut for the new fiscal year, officials expressed concern Wednesday morning after the figures had a chance to sink in.