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Archive - Jan 2011

January 21st

Pamela Ann Locke

January 21, 2011

Pamela Ann Locke, 50, of Francis Place, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her home in New Castle.
She was born Aug. 7, 1960 in St. Marys, a daughter of Joan (Caskey) Gnan and the late Harold Gnan.
She married Kenneth L. Locke Sr. on Nov. 17, 1997. He survives in New Castle.
Mrs. Locke was a front-end coordinator at the Butler Avenue Giant Eagle for 19 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, the outdoors, and four-wheeling. She also loved people and will be sadly missed by her dog, Bella Mia.

January 20th

SMA swim teams split with Bradford squads

January 21, 2011

ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team split their home meet last night with the Bradford Owls. The Dutch won their portion 99–80, while the girls dropped their record to 2-1 with a 113-70 loss. The win brings the Dutchmen’s record to 3-0.
Leading the way for the Dutchmen was Corey Koss, who won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Koss also was on the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay, along with teammates Alex Renwick, Ryan Struble and Jeffrey Moore.

Quiggle’s field goal gives Dutch 53-52 win over DCC

January 21, 2011

Dutchman Justin Quiggle hit a buzzer beater last night at DuBois Central Catholic High School to give the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 53-52 victory over the DCC Cardinals.
“It came right down to the end. DuBois Central took the lead with five seconds left. We called a time out and got the ball to Justin Quiggle, who hit the shot with no time left to give us the win. We got a great ball screen from Ryan Mancuso,” said Dutch coach Mark Guido. “It worked just the way we drew it up.”

St. Marys Area gymnasts defeat Altoona squad

January 21, 2011

The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Altoona Lions by a 126.0250 to 121.0 score Wednesday in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
“The team did extremely well. I was very pleased with everyone’s performances on all of the events,” said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
“The team is definitely moving in the right direction. I am hoping we can keep the momentum up and continue to be a competitive team,” she added.

Lady Crusaders down Curwensville 53-34

January 21, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a big third quarter to defeat the Curwensville Lady Tide by a 53-34 score Wednesday night in a game played at the ECCHS gym.
The first 16 minutes of play saw the Lady Crusaders take a 21-14 lead at the half. In the third period of play, Elk Catholic outscored the Lady Tide by a 20-6 margin to open a 41-20 lead with eight minutes remaining. Curwensville outscored the Lady Crusaders by a 14-12 score in the fourth quarter, making the final score 53-34 in favor of the Lady Crusaders.

Geci found guilty of violations

January 20, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Shawn Geci, a Ridgway Borough police officer and resident, was found guilty yesterday afternoon in District Court 59-3-02 on charges pertaining to unlawful hunting practices that reportedly occurred Dec. 3, 2010.
Before Cameron County District Judge Alvin Brown, Geci was found guilty of operating a motorized ATV on lands leased by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and use of unlawful devices and methods to hunt wildlife.

Polar Sweet Express event to benefit CAPSEA

January 20, 2011

On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys will be transformed into a one-stop Valentine shopping experience as part of The Polar Sweet Express event.
The brand-new event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature an array of local vendors displaying their products, with proceeds benefiting the CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) shelter in Ridgway.
Together, The River 98.9 has partnered with Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank in sponsoring the event.

Lilley appointed to new position

January 20, 2011

It was standing-room only at the Jay Township Supervisors meeting Thursday evening, as a crowd of about 40 township residents gathered to express their views and hear the supervisors' plans regarding township business, such as their recent decision to eliminate the township's roadmaster position.

Bret P. Cooney

January 20, 2011

Bret P. Cooney, 30, of 9008 Maple St., Pittsburgh, and formerly of Wilcox, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as the result of a drilling rig accident that occurred Jan. 14 near Scranton.
He was born March 1, 1980 in St. Marys, the son of Charles P. and Jean Bauer Cooney, who survive.

January 19th

Agatha D. “Gay” Bleggi

January 20, 2011

Agatha D. “Gay” Bleggi, 90, of 515 High Ave., St. Marys, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday morning, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 8, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Weinzierl Daniels.
On Jan. 14, 1947, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Leo L. Bleggi, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1962.

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