Archive - Oct 16, 2013
Todd J. "TJ" Annis, 36, of 463 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following complications of a seizure.
He was born June 30, 1977 in St. Marys, a son of Roger "Ted" and Sharon Skok Annis of St. Marys
On May 29, 2004 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Amanda Detsch Annis, who survives.
Donald Edward Smitley, 57, of Dunbar, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1956 in Connellsville, son of the late Howard R. Smitley and Betty Klink Smitley.
Don was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend.
He was a Union Secretary of the former Foseco Corp., a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, Irishtown Sportsman Club, Dunbar Boys Blue Grass Band and a member and superintendant of Pechin Chapel.
He worked as a lift operator for Sony.
St. Marys Area School District students are benefitting from the services provided by two local AmeriCorps teachers, Karen Wendel and Dave Herbstritt. Each teacher explained their involvement with the program during a recent St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop.
Joe Collins, SMASD director of curriculum and instruction, introduced the teachers.
"I'm very happy to have these two fine people join St. Marys and helping us through AmeriCorps and I appreciate Americorps for providing this," Collins said.
Shoppers who stroll down Erie Avenue may notice something new in town. What was once The Variety Shop is now under new management as The Persnickety Gift Boutique. Rebajean Stone was a Variety Shop vendor and now owns Persnickety.
â€śI came here as a vendor last November, and in August I took it over to run it myself,â€ť Stone said. â€śPartially because I am disabled, I thought this would be a chance that I could get out and actually do something. Iâ€™ve got wonderful women who work here and help keep this place going, and itâ€™s working.â€ť
eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycler, has taken over handling all of the electronics collected at the Community Recycling Center, according to Elk County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
The company that previously handled the electronics collected at the center, eco International, recently closed its doors, prompting the change.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams closed out their home meet season Tuesday playing host to Brockway and Ridgway on Senior Night.
The Crusaders defeated the Rovers by a 22-36 score while the Lady Crusaders beat the Lady Rovers 21-34.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team raised their record to 9-4 on the season with a 3-1 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up a 6-2 senior night victory over the Port Allegany Lady Gators on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team avenged a tough midseason loss to Brookville on Tuesday with a 3-0 senior night victory over the Raiders in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey.
Phoebe Hutton Shadd, age 78, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Minden, La.
She was born in Mahaffey on Feb. 25, 1935.
She was a homemaker, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Phoebe was a very special person who loved life and the family she raised. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and was an avid traveller with her husband of 53 years.
Phoebe was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Shadd; her mother, Angeline Reasinger Hutton; and brothers George Hutton, Howard Hutton and Harold Hutton.