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Archive - Aug 2013

August 19th

Burch D. Challingsworth

August 19, 2013

Burch D. Challingsworth, 69, of Conneaut Lake, died at home surrounded by his family on Monday, August 19, 2013.
He was born in DuBois on June 30, 1944, a son of the late Harvey and Zerda Marie Burch Challingsworth. 
He married Ruth I. Gardner on August 17, 1963 and she survives.

Multi-year CDBG project approved

August 19, 2013

A multi-year sewer line replacement and road improvement project was accepted by St. Marys City Council to submit for funding for the city's annual Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.
The city was notified on Aug. 6 their entitlement could be as much as $300,000. Earmarked in the funding is $54,000 or 18 percent of the grant for administration costs. This leaves $246,000 for project use.
On Monday evening, council approved the application for the project prepared by Tina Gradizzi, Community and Economic Development Coordinator and CDBG grant administration.

Plans underway for ECC Family Picnic

August 19, 2013

Plans are underway for ECC's Family Picnic and bonfire to be held Thursday, August 29. The evening will begin with Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by a picnic dinner and games at 5 p.m. After dinner, the fall sports teams will be announced at the track. The evening will then conclude with the lighting of the bonfire at 8 p.m. Pictured above are the co-chairs, Mark Hoffman, Joanne
Schatz, and Nancy Hoffman, along with ECCHS Principal Sandy Florig. Missing from the photo
is Bill Schatz.

Memorial Park staff enjoy 'RECdiculous' summer

August 19, 2013

"RECdiculous" is a word coined by Memorial Park staff members Ben and Luke Daghir earlier this summer to mean "recreation at a ridiculously awesome level," a goal staff members strove for in all of their activities throughout the summer at the park.

August 18th

Elk Expo draws crowds to Benezette

August 18, 2013

BENEZETTE – Nice weather on Saturday made for a good time for hundreds of individuals who descended upon the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette for the revival of the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo after a hiatus of several years.

Secco Designs expands into new location

August 18, 2013

Secco Designs, LLC recently held a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening at their new location at 1052 S. St. Marys Street.
"We have grown into more than a little hobby place. We have grown not only our customer base, but our knowledge and experience has allowed us to offer our customers more than one aspect of printing. With that we needed more room to put the new machines, the better computer equipment and all the orders we have," said Mary Secco, owner.

Fire heavily damages St. Marys house Saturday evening

August 18, 2013

Photo by Amy Cherry
At 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 the Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Ambulance were called to 643 South Michael Street for reports of a structure fire. The Fox Township Fire Department was called to assist at 7:26 p.m. Members of the Crystal Fire Department were reportedly called back to the scene at 11:24 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 for public service.

Frederick D. "Fred" Crawford

August 18, 2013

Frederick D. "Fred" Crawford, 70, of 117 Peach Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1942 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 1960. He was a retired employee of Osram-Sylvania.
Mr. Crawford was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.

Charles D. "Chuck" Klaiber

August 18, 2013

Charles D. "Chuck" Klaiber, 60, of 1205 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 13, 1952 in St. Marys, a son of the late Herman and Elizabeth Koker Klaiber.
On Aug. 3, 1984 in St. Mary's Church, he married Marlene Weichman Klaiber, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Mary's Church.  He was a member of the Moose Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ulmar L. Fritz

August 18, 2013

Ulmar L. Fritz, 98, of 147 Straub Ave., St. Marys, died peacefully at his residence on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born Jan. 25, 1915 in St. Marys, son of the late Henry J. and Elizabeth Jacob Fritz. On Feb. 17, 1938, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Frances E. Holland and she preceded him in death on May 24, 2009.

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