Archive - Feb 9, 2012
SMA squads sweep Bradford teams
ST. MARYS - It was a sweet victory for the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim team when they avenged an early-season two-point loss to the Bradford girls by a commanding 38 points on Thursday night at the SMAHS Natatorium. The SMA girls won the meet 109-71 after gaining momentum in the diving portion of the meet and finishing out the meet strong. The Dutchmen outscored the Owls 122-48, keeping their perfect season alive, while the Lady Dutch are now 4-3 for the season with two meets left in the regular season.
Harry J. Wolf, 84, of 401 Valley View Dr., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 28, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Herman and Ruth (Miller) Wolf. He married Rose Winters on July 14, 1978, and she survives.
Eileen Weaver-King, 70, of Crescent, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1941 in Oswaldtwistle, England.
She worked as a nurse, working with the Royal Air Force in England. She also had her own desktop publishing business and was also an administrator for a care facility. She was very active in the Lion's Club.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Weaver, in 2002; and by her second husband John King III, also in 2002.
Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District's Board of Directors included presentations from school principals on quarter two of the 2011-2012 school year and preparations being made for the upcoming quarter and Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests in March.
St. Marys Area High School principal Josh Williams said significant progress in terms of discipline has been made in comparing second quarters of the previous three years, adding that there is still some work to be done on the academic front.
U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-Howard, recently outlined his legislative priorities for 2012 as the 112th Congress .
â€śWe start 2012 with momentum.Â On Dec. 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill I introduced this year, the 'Service Members Telemedicine and E-Health Portability Act,' or 'STEP Act,' which will expand mental and health care access to our nationâ€™s service members," Thompson said.
In an effort to attract individual members to the organization as well as promoting area businesses and their products, the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is launching Chamber Door Buster days beginning today.
"In the past the Chamber has offered member-to-member discounts, but we've never focused on individual discounts," explained St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Community Outreach Coordinator Ashley O'Dell. "While we still have great benefits for our business members, this year's membership is focused on individuals and what we can do for them."
My reflections of Joe Paterno go back to Sept. 26, 1978, when I attended a luncheon in State College at Gatsby's Restaurant. Joe Paterno was in attendance; President Gerald Ford; George H.W. Bush was the national Republican chairman; Governor Dick Thornburgh; Lt. Gov. Bill Scranton; Congressman Bill Clinger were all in attendance at the luncheon. Speakers for this luncheon were President Ford, Congressman Clinger and Joe Paterno.