Archive - Aug 2013
KERSEY â€“ Organizers of the 39th Annual Elk County Fair are putting the final touches on the fairgrounds, located in Kersey, for the upcoming event taking place Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Saturday, Aug. 10.
On Sunday, those planning to enter exhibits must do so between 2-7 p.m. Registration costs $6 and those will be given a free one-day pass to the fair.
Over the years, college students working at the area parks often carry on certain traditions or even sometimes create new ones of their own. One activity that has become a tradition among staff members at Benzinger Park is having a few pet fish at the park's pavilion during the summer months.
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
The appearance of the Diamond has changed several times over the years, going from privately owned land housing businesses to its present state owned by the City. â€¨While the Diamond now contains Christmas trees, at one time there was a fountain and Civil War cannon and cannonballs.
Mary Beth Norton, 55, of Shelbyville, Tenn., died Monday, July 29, 2013 at her home.
She was born September 17, 1957, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lavern and Irene Krieg of Unionville, Tenn.
She has been a resident of Shelbyville, Tenn. since 1980.
Sylvester G. Kronenwetter, 80, of 567 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after an illness of the past two months.
He was born May 27, 1933, in St. Marys, son of the late Sylvester G. and Rose Gleixner Kronenwetter. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1951. He was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products for 25 years and retired from INTech in Ridgway.
On August 1, 1959, in the Guardian Angles Church in Coal Hollow, he married Erma Camiotti, who survives.
Darlene Marie Flynn died on Monday, July 22, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys on May 11, 1955, daughter of Mary and Wayne Fritz.
She spent her childhood in Tonawanda and Grand Island, N.Y. and then moved to Anaheim and Murrietta, Calif. and most recently settled in Romoland, Claif.
Thomas P. Crawford, 78, of 136 Rettger St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 31, 1934, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Irene Hoehn Crawford.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952. He retired from SGL in 1997 after 43 years of service.
On October 10, 1958, in Emporium, he married Betty Condederio, who survives.
The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) held its first annual Motorcycle Ride for the Elk on Saturday, July 27 and, despite the rainy weather, 58 motorcyclists turned out for the roughly 75-mile ride.
Carla Wehler, KECA member and operations manager of the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, explained that the event, which raised funds for KECA's conservation programs, was a way to welcome motorcyclists to Elk Country.
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
There are a number of monuments on the Diamond, some of which are more well known than others. â€¨One lesser known monument is located on the flagpole at the top of the Diamond, and local historian Ray Beimel explained that he enjoys telling its story because it involves Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
Around 80 players have been taking part in this year's Luhr Park basketball league, which is geared toward boys entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Teams were randomly selected at the beginning of the summer and play twice a week, with games being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Park staff member Ben Daghir remarked that the park is "overjoyed to have 10 teams this year," adding that playoffs are currently underway in the form of a double elimination tournament. In addition to the regular league games, an all star game was also held in mid-July.