Lancer Letter – Thanksgiving Family

Submitted by Richard Scaletta, GM School District At Thanksgiving we think about family, food – and televised sporting events. At the recent year-end volleyball banquet, Coach Heather Karns gave an emotional speech that reminded me that our athletic program is not just about wins and losses and physical activity. It’s about giving students the opportunity […]

Marian Claire (Pierce) Keener

Marian Claire (Pierce) Keener, 81, of Edinboro, died Sunday, November 22, 2015. She was born in Homer City, Pa on January 14, 1934, the daughter of Howard H. and Frances Alverta (Kanarr) Pierce, Sr. Marian graduated from Homer City High School in 1952. She worked at the Campus Sportswear for 9 years in Indiana, Pa. […]

Lancer Letter – Anticipated Weekend

Submitted by Richard Scaletta, GM School District It’s here, it’s here! It’s finally here! This weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Like Ralphie’s father in A Christmas Story waiting to receive his “major award,” I look forward with anticipation to what has become my official kick-off to the holiday season. The […]

Wise Words – Edema and Swelling

Submitted by Dr Becky Wise Edema is swelling caused by excess water trapped in your body’s tissue, usually in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs. It occurs when tiny blood vessels in your body (capillaries) leak fluid. The fluid builds up in surrounding tissues, leading to swelling and can be the result of medication, […]

Fourth Grade Edinboro Elementary Student, Nicholas Walters, Discovers 10,000 Year Old Fossil at Presque Isle

EDINBORO, PA (November 16, 2015) – Should Nicholas Walters, 4th grader at Edinboro Elementary, ever want to pursue a career in paleontology, his résumé is off to an impressive start. During a class field trip to Presque Isle State Park and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, the Edinboro Elementary fourth grader made a nice discovery: […]

Patricia Ann (Young) Alward

Patricia Ann (Young) Alward, 83, recently of Erie, formerly of Edinboro, Cambridge Springs, Rocky Grove and Phoenix, AZ, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at Brevillier Village Retirement Center. She was born in Erie on October 5, 1932, the daughter of the late Klahr and Marion Young. Patricia was a member of the Redhat Society. She […]

Lancer Letter – Vengeance

Submitted by Richard Scaletta, GM School District To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee; For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee. Captain Ahab, Moby Dick Revenge is a natural human reaction. When we are hurt by someone or even harm ourselves and blame others, it […]

Holiday Arts Fair Set For November 21st – UPDATED 11-11-2015

EDINBORO, PA (November 11, 2015) – The General McLane Foundation’s 9th Annual Holiday Arts Fair is quickly approaching. This year’s event will be held Saturday, November 21, at General McLane High School. More than 100 vendors will be in attendance, which includes nearly 20 new vendors. Ceramics, framed glass, paintings, pottery, wood and recycled items […]

Cupcakes & Color – For a Cause

Everywhere you look it seems there are articles and information about the fun and possibly even therapeutic benefits of coloring or painting. Adult classes and adult coloring books are readily available in stores. If you would like to try your hand at coloring again, or still just enjoy it and being with friends, Boro Women […]

Jack Gaylord Koon, Sr

Jack Gaylord Koon, Sr., 80, of Waterford, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at St. Mary’s Asbury Ridge following a short illness. He was born Rockdale Twp, Cambridge Springs, on Nov. 9, 1934, the son of the late Isaac and Edna Koon. He was a retired machinist from American Hollow Boring and served 10 years in […]

Patrick Allen Zameroski

Patrick Allen Zameroski, 60, of Edinboro, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Ridgway, PA on March 16, 1955, the son of Theresa (Liscinski) Zameroski and the late Leo Zameroski. After graduating high school, Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gannon University. He worked as a Human […]

Barbara Jean (Krolak) Doritty

Barbara Jean (Krolak) Doritty, 72, of Erie, died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Edinboro Manor. She was born in Erie on July 28, 1943, the daughter of Alice (Wooten) Krolak and the late Bernard A. Krolak. Barbara worked at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Erie as a book keeper for many […]

Lancer Letter – Cyber Failure

Submitted by Richard Scaletta, GM School District If you are a regular reader of this column, you know the topic is one of my “hot buttons.” I’ve been trying to hold back but in the last two weeks, I’ve found myself hearing or reading about cyber charter schools and I can’t resist. The most comprehensive […]

Lancer Letter – Math Without Words

Submitted by Richard Scaletta, GM School District Picture an empty cup. Now picture that cup two-thirds full of milk. Picture another cup that is half full of milk. Pour the first cup into the second and what do you get? Record your answer. Now, solve for x: ? + ½ = x. Record your answer. […]

Gary “Bear” L. Adams

Gary “Bear” L. Adams, 64 of Fairview, passed away on Friday October 23, 2015 around 8:30PM. He was born December 18, 1950 in Erie, a son of the late Norman C. and Gladys (Walden) Adams. Gary graduated from Tech Memorial High School as an Apprentice Tool Maker in 1969. He started working shortly thereafter at […]

James Brian McKay

James Brian McKay, PhD., 75, of Edinboro, PA passed away on October 26, 2015 at Saint Vincent Hospital from heart failure. Born in Uniontown, PA, he was the son of the late Rose Wahler McKay and James Gordon McKay. Brian graduated from Camden Catholic High School in Camden, New Jersey; received a BS in Chemistry […]