January 28th, 2013
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.
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.
David C. â€śTubbyâ€ť LaBenne, 85 of Frostproof, Fla., formerly of DuBois, entered into Godâ€™s eternal care Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Avon Park, Fla. He was the husband of the late Helen (Platt) LaBenne who died Sept. 30, 2001.
Born March 7, 1927 in DuBois he was the son of the late Leon E. and Beatrice (Foster) LaBenne.
Mr. LaBenne was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. David was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II. He was employed as a foreman with Jackson China and later with Owens Brockway for seven years until his retirement. David enjoyed hunting, carpentry and yard work.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders held on for a 38-34 Allegheny Mountain League over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
ST. MARYS â€“ Once again the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9 radio station are teaming up to host the 2013 Business Expo taking place Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Red Fern in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Baughman, 85, of 116 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1927, in Shippenville, son of the late Alfred and Muriel Wingard Baughman. On May 15, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Bertha L. Gerber, who survives.
He had also made his home with his aunt and uncle, Robert and Mertyl Kirkland. He attended schools in Hallton and Mundorf. He had worked for Brockway Glass and retired from Stackpole Carbon Co., where he had worked for 38 years, and drove school bus for more than 50 years.
A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.
Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.
When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks. There are things like snowshoe-lacing workshops, a family ice-fishing clinic, the basics of ice hockey, and snowshoe basics. One park is having a program on The Great Backyard Bird Count, which is in February.