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Archive - 2012

December 3rd

Man pleads guilty to assault after running over wife

December 4, 2012

RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man charged with running over his wife with a pickup truck during the escalation of a verbal dispute was in Elk County Court Monday, where he entered a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. In accepting the plea bargain offered him by the prosecution, Lee F. Reider, 60, of St. Marys, avoided the more serious charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment that stemmed from the incident.

Second man in camp burglary duo pleads guilty

December 4, 2012

The second man in a duo charged with a string of camp break-ins that spanned one year and three counties entered a plea of guilty to 111 counts of burglary in Elk County Court Monday. The guilty plea of Mark Paul Kimes Aiello, 20, of Kane, who along with his co-defendant and stepbrother, Daniel Aiello, conspired to break into camps across Elk, Cameron and McKean counties.

December 2nd

Christmas food boxes helping families in need

December 2, 2012

During the Christmas season, the Christian Food Bank is offering people the opportunity to provide a "gift of food and hope" for a local individual or family in need through the purchase of a Christmas food box.

Deadline approaching for Angel Giving Tree program

December 2, 2012

Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI] is in need of sponsors to participate in the 4th annual Pat Work Memorial Christmas Project.
Last year, 221 children from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties received gifts and clothing as part of the Christmas Project. This year DCI is hoping to fulfill the wishes of 180 children, but has 35 remaining children to be selected from the Angel Giving Tree.

Agnes R. VanGelder

December 2, 2012

Agnes R. VanGelder, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 101 Poplar Rd., St. Marys, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Walston, a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Fairman Farcus.
In 1945, she married the late William H. VanGelder at St. Mark's Church in Emporium. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Alice C. Prechtl

December 2, 2012

Alice C. Prechtl, 63, of 1366 Rosely Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the UPMC Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born April 25, 1949, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Lipsey Vollmer. On Sept. 23, 1973, in the Queen of the World Church, she married Jerome J. Prechtl, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1967.
She was a former employee of Airco Speer, the St. Marys Pharmacy, and the St. Marys Airport.

November 30th

Boy Scouts benefit from United Way funding

November 30, 2012

The Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America covers an area including Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clearfield counties, and the western portion of Centre County, and consists of 2,300 scouts and nearly 1,000 leaders, according to scout executive Greg Bennett.

Sinibaldi Christmas Concert set for Dec. 14

November 30, 2012

ST. MARYS - Area residents seeking some Christmas spirit and holiday cheer need look no further than the Queen of the World Church on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., when area musicians will gather for this year's Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band Christmas Spectacular Concert. This year's concert band is under the direction of director Chris Gankosky.

Elk Regional adds equipment for patient support 

November 30, 2012

Elk Regional Health Center has been busy fundraising to support its patients, especially those who use the Women’s Imaging Center. Elk Regional was recently a part of the “Bras for a Cause” event at the Elk Mountain Winery, participated in the Bavarian Fall Fest and held a 5K run/walk and a four-hour Zumba fitness party.

Walter J. Snelick Jr.

November 30, 2012

Walter J. Snelick Jr. , 80, of 105 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Byrnedale, a son of the late Walter J. and Catherine Maday Snelick.

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