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Archive - Mar 2013

March 15th

Many Irish eyes were smiling in St. Marys

March 15, 2013

The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few.  They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt.  

Bucks for Brenda’s Battle Benefit planned

March 15, 2013

JAMES CITY – Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.

School cafe keeps students refreshed

March 15, 2013

Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.

Irvin Mattivi

March 15, 2013

Irvin Mattivi, 83, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Agostino Mattivi of Kersey, died quietly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1929. Upon returning from the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Geraldine C. (Jean) Mattivi on June 20, 1953, and raised their four daughters in Raleigh, N.C. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from IBM in 1995. He stayed active in his church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and with the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving example to his family and friends, and to all.

March 14th

Mental health first aid courses offered

March 14, 2013

Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.

Ridgway man's marijuana grow trial postponed

March 14, 2013

RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana has been continued to allow his defense more time to review the evidence against him.

Mirtich promoted to USAF Lt Col

March 14, 2013

Two years ago, USAF Major John Mirtich was honored by the Mt. Zion Historical Society as one of its "Heroes of Air Power" with a plaque at the Mt. Zion Veterans Park near Weedville. He was recently promoted to USAF Lt. Col.

Highland receives support for 'injection well' battle

March 14, 2013

JAMES CITY – Two environmental groups are supporting the Highland Township Board of Supervisors in its attempt to block a proposed "injection well."

Neil C. Shade Sr.

March 14, 2013

Neil C. Shade Sr., 85, of Cherry Hill Road, Albion, died early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013 at St. Marys Home of Erie.
He was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Erie, a son of the late Earl L. Shade and Catherine Johnson. He was married to Joan M. Carlin Shade on Sept. 6, 1949. She preceded him in death on April 19, 2002.

March 13th

St. Marys Area swimmers competing at PIAA meet

March 13, 2013

LEWISBURG — The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch added a few more milestone performances to their already-impressive resume when they competed in the PIAA AA Swim & Dive Championships at Bucknell University on Wednesday. 
The St. Marys Area girls set two more school records in two of their three events on day one of the two-day meet. And in another team first, the 200-yard freestyle relay of Cori Wendel, Tayler Gnan, Kylee Proudfit and Emma Daghir advanced to the evening consolation finals as a result of their morning performance.

The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team defeated the visiting Bellefonte squad 121.125-114....
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