June 23rd, 2013
With the recent pressure-washing of the church, the renovations to St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church are now completed. The most recent additions to the church were the statues of the Good Shepherd and the Angel, and the votive candleholders inside the church. Father Brian Vossler and parishioners of the church express their appreciation to Dennis and Rose Heindl for their generosity.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved several grants totaling $22,170 which were distributed to area organizations from the Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole Family Fund. Those receiving grants were the Community Education Council (CEC), Elkland Search and Rescue, the City of St. Marys Police Department and Elk County Catholic High School.
SMETHPORT â€“ A McKean County District Judge has set bail at $200,000 for a Smethport man charged with rape and related offenses in an incident said to have occurred on June 20 in Keating Township.
Ione M. Stenta, 87, of 414 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died on during the early morning of Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following an lengthy illness.
She was born on August 25, 1925 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Gardner McClintick.
She married Herman Mendat in 1950. He died in 1953. She then married Ferdinand Stenta in 1970. He died in 1996.
She resided in Johnsonburg for most of her life, graduating from Johnsonburg High School in 1944. She had lived in Ridgway for eight years.
Timothy P. Sette, 49, of 771 Washington Street, St. Marys, died unexpected at his residence on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
He was born March 17, 1964, in St. Marys, son of the late Dominick "Nick" Sette and Beverly Klancer, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1983. He was employed by the Keystone Powered Metal Co.
He was married to the former Katie Tornatore of Centre Hall, and she survives.
Pauline W. Olson, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 580 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 20, 1926, in Altoona, daughter of the late Albert A. and Trescenna Laino Weidmann.
WILCOX â€“ Another big first inning, another Wilcox victory.
Wilcox scored six runs in the opening frame to take control of the game en route to a 12-0 win over Fox Township Friday night at Jones Township Community Park.
The 6-run first inning Friday comes off a 9-run first inning against Bradford Wednesday night.
"We hit the ball early, everybody was clicking a little bit," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said.
Lester Edward Schott, age 89, of Xenia, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Canton Regency Nursing Home in Canton, Ohio where he had been a resident for a short time.
He was born Feb. 25, 1924 in Johnsonburg, the son of Edward David and Emma (Riekofski) Schott. Â Â Â Â Â Â
As the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival grows near, officials are preparing for the yearly event, scheduled for July 15 through July 20.
Leadership Elk County (LEC) officially started its sixth year in September 2012 with 13 participants from Elk County. This program was developed to address the lack of qualified leadership in rural areas, which is a major concern for many rural communities and the future growth of these communities. To date 83 participants have successfully completed the program from businesses, industry, education, the non-profit sector, police departments and local government agencies.