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Archive - Feb 2013

February 4th

Parking meter rates changing in portion of Depot lot

February 5, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved two motions pertaining to changes in parking meter rates during their Monday evening meeting. Visitors utilizing the lower portion of the Depot Street parking lot will soon pay 25 cents for one hour of parking as compared to the current rate of 25 cents for 2.5 hours.

Ridgway woman sentenced for theft

February 5, 2013

RIDGWAY - A Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty to withholding insurance payments intended for a local business that performed repair work on her home following a 2011 fire was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.

Joanne T. Wendel

February 5, 2013

Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock ‘n roll music. She also loved her cats.

Rose Mary “Rosie” Brunner

February 5, 2013

Rose Mary “Rosie” Brunner, 90, a resident of St. John’s Specialty Care Center in Mars for the past five months and formerly of 301 Erie Ave. and Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Farrell Duffy. On Oct. 5, 1953 in the St. Leo’s Church in Ridgway, she married James F. Brunner, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.

February 3rd

Clearfield eliminates Dutch wrestling from D9-AAA team tourney

February 3, 2013

The Clearfield Area Bison wrestling squad eliminated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestlers from the District 9-AAA team wrestling championships on Saturday by a 41-31 score in the semifinals held at the DuBois Area High School.

Sidney D. Himes

February 3, 2013

Sidney D. Himes, 46, of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at a friend's home in Kane.
Born April 23, 1966 in St. Marys to the late Bernard W. and Julia C. (Rider) Himes, Sidney was a farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and was an avid artist.
Sidney is survived by three brothers, Harvey Himes of Ridgway, Clarence Himes of Johnsonburg, and David Himes of Johnsonburg; a sister, Alberta Short of Genesee, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Ellen and her husband Glenn Hess of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

St. Marys gymnasts defeated by Altoona 136.85-128.475

February 3, 2013

The St. Marys Area gymnastics team traveled to Altoona on Saturday to take on the undefeated team from Altoona High School.

Gayle M. Day

February 3, 2013

Gayle M. Day, 69, of 759 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Isadore and Esther Hanes. In 1971, in Ridgway, she married James Day, who preceded her in death on March 26, 1992.
Mrs. Day was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed playing cards and baking, and she had a great sense of humor.

2013 Elk Expo scheduled for Aug. 17-18

February 3, 2013

BENEZETTE - The Keystone Elk Country Alliance and Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau are teaming up this year to bring back the annual Elk Expo, which has been on hiatus since 2008.

Phil predicts an early spring

February 3, 2013

Thousands of fans watched as Pennsylvania's world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication on Saturday, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
Phil predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Saturday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team defeated the Moniteau Warriors by a 35-6 score on...
Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0...
An exciting second-half rally gave the third-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 3-1 victory...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...