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April 8th

Donna Rae McGill

April 8, 2013

Donna Rae McGill, 68, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, April 8, 2013 at home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 3, 1945 in Ridgway daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Rosetto) Blashock. She married James McGill on June 25, 1967, he survives.

April 7th

Lady Crusaders down Brockway 6-1 in home opener Saturday

April 7, 2013

ECC hosts Johnsonburg this afternoon
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team put together a four-run first inning on Saturday and held on to win their home opener 6-1 over the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers in a contest played on a breezy but sunny afternoon at Benzinger Park.

Sign of spring?

April 7, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
A number of dandelions have been seen making an appearance around Memorial Park over the past few days. While they are currently a nice sight to see after the recent snowy weather, area residents will probably not be as happy to see them throughout their yards in the coming months.

SMASD to retain and reclaim cyber school students

April 7, 2013

With $300,000 in cyber charter schools tuition bills paid out by the St. Marys Area School District last year, the SMASD Board of Directors announced at Thursday's workshop meeting efforts to keep that money in district.

Inaugural Kid's Day highlights importance of early childhood education

April 7, 2013

Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the First Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.

Monsignor John B. Hagerty

April 7, 2013

Monsignor John B. Hagerty, well known, well respected and a highly esteemed priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, died early Saturday morning, April 6, 2013 at Saint Mary Home at Asbury Ridge, Erie.
Monsignor Hagerty was born in Erie on January 1, 1930, the son of the late Bert and Olive Thompson Hagerty.

Pamela Leathers Bogan

April 7, 2013

Pamela Leathers Bogan, 59, died unexpectedly at her home in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
A daughter of the late Armand and Viola Thomas Leathers, she was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School and recently an employee of Allied Barton Security Services at Point Park College.
She is survived by a sister, Doretta Leathers, of Blairsville; an aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. John Leathers of State College; and by numerous cousins.
She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Louis L. Gerhart

April 7, 2013

Louis L. Gerhart, 87, of Folino Drive, Wilcox, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 18, 1925 in Kane, son of the late Louis L. and Sarah (Heasley) Gerhart, Sr.
On January 28, 1950 he married Elizabeth J. “Betty” Raubenstrauch, and she survives.
Born and raised in Kane, he lived in Johnsonburg from 1950-54, the DuBois area from 1954-97 and has been a Wilcox resident since 1997. He was a graduate of Kane High School.

April 5th

ECCSS Heritage Gala celebrates faculty's service

April 5, 2013

The Elk County Catholic School System held its Fifth Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening at The Red Fern in St. Marys. The theme of the gala centered around celebrating 50 years of success at Elk County Catholic High School. Among those honored were the school's seven former headmasters. Additionally, several retiring faculty members were also recognized for their dedicated years of service to the local Catholic school system.

Mercury rising as SSMSES AC issue drags on

April 5, 2013

A $1.14 million dollar price tag hangs on the installation of a new air conditioning system at South St. Marys Street Elementary School. The quote, along with a feasibility study detailing the project parameters, was provided to the St. Marys Area School District Board at Thursday's workshop meeting by KTH Architects, the firm charged with heading up the project.

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