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Archive - Jul 2013

July 29th

Thompson touts Student Success Act

July 29, 2013

Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

Upcoming Wing Fling is going "Totally 80s"

July 29, 2013

The 80s are being resurrected for the 12th Annual Wing Fling, sponsored by Farmers National Bank and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
"This year we thought we would do something different so we went with an 80s theme," said Ashley O'Dell, chamber outreach coordinator.
The event is taking place on Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m.

Diamond not always public land

July 29, 2013

At the annual reunion of the Association of the 3rd Armored Division Veterans at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., Edward H. Kuntz was elected to the Board of Directors and elected treasurer.
Upon entering the United States Army, Kuntz was assigned to the 4th Armored Division, 24th Armored Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood, Texas, with initial training as a combat engineer and advanced training as a supply specialist.

Ruth Marie Anstrom

July 29, 2013

Ruth Marie Anstrom, 89, of Ridgway, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, after a prolonged illness. She passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Rustic Manor Personal Care Home in Indiana, Pa.
Ruth was born July 8, 1924 in Toby, daughter of the late Ester Christine (Hedlund) and John Alfred Freeburg.
Ruth graduated as valedictorian of her class at Kersey High School in 1942. She married Carl Richard Anstrom on June 5, 1948.
Ruth was employed as a secretary at the Elliot Company, Pontzer and Pontzer law firm and finished her career as secretary of First Lutheran Church, retiring at age 71.

July 28th

Robert Don Carnes

July 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.

Reenactors maintain county's ties to Gettysburg

July 28, 2013

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.

None injured in truck wreck in Highland Township

July 28, 2013

RUSSELL CITY – 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.

Diamond was never intended to be the center of town

July 28, 2013

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. 
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. 
"It wasn't anybody's idea. It just happened," he said.

July 26th

Nellie Mae Stump

July 26, 2013

Nellie Mae Stump, age 84, of Myrtle Street, Johnsonburg, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her daughter's home in Leeper after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 22, 1929 in Big Run, daughter of the late Irvin and Ruth (Wachob) Henry.
She was married to Robert Stump, who survives. The couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Aug. 16.      

Margaret A. “Daisy” Herbst

July 26, 2013

Margaret A. “Daisy” Herbst, 91, of 153 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1921 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harry S. and Margaret C. Doyle Ford. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1939.
On Jan. 22, 1944 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Anthony F. “Tony” Herbst, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.

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