Archive - Jul 28, 2013
Robert Don Carnes, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of Silver Creek Terrace and 249 Lawrence Street, died Saturday, July 27, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on April 23, 1924 in Allegany, N.Y., son of the late Clell and Cora Shoemaker Randolph Carnes.
He attended Olean area schools and resided in St. Marys since 1960.
On August 6, 1949 he married Margaret K. Kahle, who survives. He was a professional roller skater and they were married at the Colosseum in Ceres, N.Y., on roller skates.
Earlier this month thousands of reenactors, history buffs, and curious spectators descended upon Gettsyburg for a pair of reenactments commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle considered to be the turning point of the Civil War.
Elk County residents were well represented in the original battle as members of the Bucktails, and in honor of their sacrifices a number of individuals with local ties continue to reenact their heroics to this day.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 5:03 a.m. Saturday and remained at the scene until after 10 a.m. Seven Highland firefighters responded to the call.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Noted for drawing the ire of out of town drivers as well as for being a gathering spot for celebrations throughout St. Marys' history, the Diamond has become a well known landmark to community members. â€¨During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, local historian Ray Beimel remarked that he is often asked how the Diamond came about. â€¨"It wasn't anybody's idea. It just happened," he said.