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Archive - Oct 2011

October 21st

Council approves community project funding

October 22, 2011

St. Marys Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator Tina Gradizzi explained three projects during Monday's city council meeting, including the demolition of a city building and grant submissions for the D.A.R.E. program and Elk Creek Park to the Stackpole Hall Foundation.
At the meeting, council approved a bid for the demolition of the former Howell Building located on the corner of North St. Marys and Center streets. A total of five bid packages were picked up, with two official bids received.

Union Knights hand Dutchmen 25-7 setback

October 22, 2011

RIMERSBURG - The Union Golden Knights handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 25-7 Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference setback last night at Rimersburg.
The Dutchmen found themselves down 19-0 at the half and were not able to get out of the hole in the second half.
“I give Union all the credit. They outplayed us in every facet. They were well-coached and well-prepared,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“We didn’t handle adversity early in the ball game. We had to play catch-up and we’re not very good at that game,” he added.

Crusaders crushed by Golden Tide 38-6

October 22, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were dealt a tough 38-6 loss by the Curwensville Golden Tide during a cold, wet and muddy contest at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys on Friday evening. The Crusaders' lone touchdown came in the middle of the third quarter after the Golden Tide had already built a 30-point lead.

October 20th

Thomas A. Herbstritt

October 21, 2011

Thomas A. Herbstritt, 81, of 106 Catalina Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at his home following an illness of the past seven months.
He was born March 12, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Floyd C. and Catherine Cheatle Herbstritt. On Oct. 25, 1952, in Byrnedale, he married Mary J. Snelick, who survives.

Charles J. "Pooch" Cunningham

October 21, 2011

Charles J. "Pooch" Cunningham, 68, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
Cunningham was born Dec. 2, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Angela Simbeck Cunningham.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1960. He was retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 2004 after 40 years of service.

Donachy found guilty of murder in Challingsworth case

October 21, 2011

Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.

After 42 years, hero comes home

October 21, 2011

Area veterans and citizens stood at the Bucktail Plaza in St. Marys on a cold and rainy Thursday afternoon to pay their respects to United States Air Force Major Thomas Clark, an Emporium native shot down by enemy fire over Laos in February 1969, as he was escorted home to Emporium for a public visitation, funeral services and interment.

Animal cruelty case under investigation

October 21, 2011

LAKE CITY - The Elk County Humane Society reports investigating an act of animal cruelty that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Lake City, Spring Creek Township, Elk County, when a male brindle-colored pit bull dog was discovered shot in the shoulder at close range with a shotgun.
The dog was found on private property in the Lake City area with a large wound in his right shoulder.

Jay Twp. Supervisors look to cut costs in balancing 2012 budget

October 21, 2011

At Thursday's meeting, Jay Township Supervisors discussed changes and if at all possible, costs that could be cut or altogether eliminated in attempting to balance the township's budget.
Supervisor Jeremy Rippey suggested that the board consider taking $50,000, in the form of a CD, previously earmarked for a paving project and move the funds to the township's general fund to compensate for currently low tax revenue.

Dutch soccer edges Port Allegany 2-1

October 21, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer squad ended their regular season by slipping and sliding their way to a muddy 2-1 victory over the Port Allegheny Gators in a cold and rainy match on Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
All of the scoring for both teams took place in the first half.

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