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Archive - Jul 21, 2013

Senior softball stars to play for state title

July 21, 2013

BERWICK – The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars punched their ticket to the state finals with a 3-2 victory over Bald Eagle Area in the 2013 Senior Division Softball State Championship Tournament hosted by Pa. District 13 Berwick Area Little League at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick on Sunday afternoon. St. Marys will play Plains for the state title today at 1 p.m.

New social media policy in effect for city employees

July 21, 2013

A new social media and electronic communication policy was recently unanimously approved by St. Marys City Council.
The policy requires all of the city's 48 employees to sign off on the system which allows the city to monitor social media posts by employees both in and out of the office.

Dancers take home top awards in Ridgway parade

July 21, 2013

Students from April School of Dance appeared in the 2013 Ridgway Firemen's Carnival parade. Shown on top the "Glam" dancers took home a first place award. From left to right are Kaitlin Quinn, Rachel Keller, Kaitlin Yankovich, Elle McGowan, and Allie Gier. Shown on bottom are, from left to right, Abbi Johnson, Narriann Meyer, Abigail Mosier, and Chloe Frank with Jayden Gustafson in front, who took home a second place award for their "Mr. Postman" routine.

Oscar L. Shugars

July 21, 2013

Oscar L. Shugars, 89, of Penfield and formerly of Brockport, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 19, 1923 in Wilcox, son of the late Oliver and Madaline (Pontious) Shugars.
She married Ruth (Arnold) Shugars and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1998. He married his second wife Leona Shaffer (Starr) Shugars on July 14, 2001 and she survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Armored Division.

Craig R. "Hank" Schneider

July 21, 2013

Craig R. "Hank" Schneider, 52, of the Fayette House on Windfall Road, St. Marys died on Saturday, July 20, 2013 following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1961 in St. Marys, a son of Donald J. and JoAnn Gahr Schneider of St. Marys.
He was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Queen of the World School and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1979. He was employed at Elcam from 1997 until December of 2012. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed playing cards, checkers and watching the Steelers.

Eileen M. Lucanik

July 21, 2013

Eileen M. Lucanik, 85, formerly of 138 Parade Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Broomall Presbyterian Village, a nursing care facility just outside of Philadelphia.
She was born December 23, 1927, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes.
She married Peter Lucanki, who preceded her in death in 1997.
She had lived in St. Marys most of her life and relocated to Philadelphia to be near her daughter. She was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon Company where she worked for over 25 years.

Peter "Bud" Kunes

July 21, 2013

Peter "Bud" Kunes, 82, of Kunes Road, Weedville, died at home late Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born December 28, 1930 in Weedville, the son of the late Peter L. and Nellie (Ray) Kunes.
In 1960 he married Vera L. (McClintick) and she survives.
He lived all his life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of Corporal and serving on the front lines in Korea.

Wallace David Clark Sr.

July 21, 2013

Wallace David Clark Sr., died Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born August 2, 1920 in Brockway.
He was a decorated WWII veteran with the U.S. Army as a survivor of five major battles and several missions during the war and was honorably discharged from the service at the rank of sergeant.
He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company of St. Marys and Elk County at the Ridgway Courthouse. He served as constable in Fox Township and as a volunteer firefighter for Fox Township in Kersey.

St. Marys senior softball all stars win semifinal game

July 21, 2013

The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars defeated Bald Eagle Area 3-2 this afternoon to advance to Monday's state championship game at 1 p.m. at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick. St. Marys will play the winner of today's game between Plains and Bristol Boro.

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