Archive - Feb 2011
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball squad rolled to its 16th victory on Saturday night as they defeated the visiting Clearfield Area High Lady Bisons by a 75-34 score in a non-league game played at SMAHS's Dutch Oven.
St. Marys took control of the ball game right away, jumping out to a 20-0 lead and basically putting the game away at that point. From then on, Coach Bob Swanson of the Lady Dutch was able to give his bench people plenty of playing time in the rest of the game.
BROOKVILLE - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim and dive team improved their record to 3-3, while the Dutchmen are now 5-1 with their sweep of the Brookville Raiders Thursday evening in Brookville. Both of the squads had to overcome injury to come away with their victories. The Lady Dutch won their portion 108-70, while the boys came up with a 107-68 win.
The ice skating pond at Kaulmont Park opened for the season just prior to the Christmas holiday break in December 2010 and has been a popular spot for area residents since that time. Kurt Nesbitt, recreation board member, explained that he likes to have the pond open for the season by that time so that people from throughout the area can enjoy themselves at the facility over the holidays.
A large crowd was in attendance throughout Saturday at The Polar Sweet Express event held at the Franklin Center in St. Marys. The vendors present donated proceeds of the event to CAPSEA, as well as providing gift baskets for a silent auction. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., patrons perused and purchased an array of product offerings ranging food items like wine and beer, chocolate candies, kettle corn and cheese and pepperoni to home decorations, kitchen wares, spa and wellness items, jewelry, purses, clothing accessories, cosmetics, gym memberships and more.
Theodore J. "Ted" Krellner, 66, of 797 Old West Creek Road, Emporium, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.Â
He was born July 27, 1944 in St. Marys, son of Margaret Cooney Krellner of St. Marys and the late Joseph Krellner.
On January 25, 1974 in St. Mark Church, Emporium he married Annice Gorman Krellner, who survives.
Leo David Finfinger, 74, of Dover, Del., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in his home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Finfinger was born Jan. 9, 1937 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Margaret Sayers Finfinger. He served almost 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, both on active duty and as a reservist. Following his retirement, he worked in Civil Service at DAFB for 5 years. He was an avid fan of Caesar Rodney High School sports, as well as the Baltimore Colts.
Grace M. Eddy, 94, of the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility, Ridgway, formerly of Bradford, died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
She was born on Nov. 13, 1916 in Bradford, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Rose M. Christiana Pettinato.
On June 13, 1938, she married Frederick E. Eddy, who died on Oct. 7, 2007.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church, Women of the Moose and the former Womenâ€™s Homemakers Club.
Eileen E. LaFarr DiNardo, 84, of 5538 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Saturday evening, Feb. 5, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 17, 1926 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Clarence and Olga Nord Johnson Sr.
She married Samuel S. LaFarr on Feb. 20, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1989. She later married Dominic Anthony "Tony" DiNardo on July 28, 1989 and he survives.
During a visit to the offices of The Daily Press on Tuesday, Brockway native and state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said he will continue to focus on his longtime priorities of bringing down state budget costs and lowering taxes for Pennsylvania residents.
"I think that the biggest challenge is to balance a budget with a $4 billion deficit. Constitutionally, we (Pa.) are required to have a balanced budget," Scarnati said.
Timothy Paul Meyer, 24, of 323 S. Michael St., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born April 14, 1986, in St. Marys, son of Roger Meyer of Warren and Julie Mallison Young of St. Marys, who survive.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. He attended basic training for the Army. He was a former employee of Pro Process in St. Marys and Alpha Sintered Metals in Ridgway.