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Archive - May 2012

May 6th

Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone

May 6, 2012

Mae Kathleen (Sexton) Assalone, 92, of Horseshoe Drive, Penfield, died May 5, 2012 at home following a short illness.
She was born Jan. 18, 1920 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank R. and Albertine Estella (Mix) Sexton.
On Feb. 3, 1940 she married Patsy James Assalone; he preceded her in death in January 1989.
She lived all her life in Penfield at the same address and graduated from Huston Township High School on May 28, 1937. She was formerly a member of Penfield United Methodist, and was currently attending St. Peter's United Church of Christ.

May 4th

Lady Crusaders win Elk County softball tournament

May 4, 2012

RIDGWAY - Elk County Catholic softball won the Elk County Softball Tournament with a 3-1 victory over St. Marys in the championship game Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

Tyger's grand slam leads Dutchmen past Crusaders 10-6

May 4, 2012

Johnsonburg Rams reach tournament finals

May 4, 2012

The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to today’s championship game of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 15-5, six-inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Rams play St. Marys Area, this morning at 10 a.m. for the 2012 crown. The Dutch defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 10-6 Friday in the late game. The Elkers will meet the Crusaders in the consolation game, which is slated for a noon start.

Crusader tennis team downs Dutch squad

May 4, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad an 8-1 loss Friday afternoon at the SMAHS courts. This was the completion of a match that began last Thursday but was halted by rain.
“This was a good, quality win for us. St. Marys always is a challenge and we were able to overcome them today,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano. “For the most part we looked sharp. On clay you have to be very aware and alert and I think we accomplished that today.”
At first singles, ECC’s Ben Wortman defeated Michael Fox 6-2, 6-1.

Mabel M. Gillen-Ives

May 4, 2012

Mabel M. Gillen-Ives, 56, of Tyler Road, Penfield, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Nov. 18, 1955 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Paul J. and Mary "Tootie" (McClain) Gillen.
A homemaker, she lived in St. Marys until coming to Penfield in 1979. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, enjoyed car shows, was an avid Steelers fan, and was a loving mother and fun-loving aunt to many.

Lawrence A. Lyons

May 4, 2012

Lawrence A. Lyons, 74, of 601 Hall Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, May 4, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Bertha Eckert Lyons.
On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Janet J. Murvine Crotzer. She preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2005.

Frank E. Rollick

May 4, 2012

Frank E. Rollick, 93, of 215 Grandview Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 26, 1919 in Rathbun, son of the late John and Mary Eskra Rollick. On May 11, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Hazel I. Yonker. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1997.

Signs of Suicide program receives Palumbo grant

May 4, 2012

Recently Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) received a $92,000 grant from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust for the organization's Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS).
The grant ensures the continuation of the program, aimed at reaching middle and high school students in Elk and Cameron counties. The goal of the SOS program is to teach students the specific action steps needed to respond to signs of suicide by teaching and emphasizing the program's message of "A.C.T."-- Acknowledge, Care, Tell.

Area mothers discuss homeschool law

May 4, 2012

Mothers with The Elk County Homeschoolers said that while homeschooling has traditionally drawn criticism for a perceived lack of oversight and regulation, Pennsylvania's Home Education Law establishes strict requirements that homeschoolers must follow.
The mothers explained that while there is a great deal of freedom afforded homeschoolers in teaching and enriching their children, the guidelines for doing so as spelled out in Pennsylvania's Home Education Law, Act 169 of 1988, are stringent.

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...