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Archive - Aug 2013

August 9th

Joseph D. Muhitch

August 9, 2013

Joseph D. Muhitch, 73, of 117 Lombardo Street, St. Marys, died on Friday, August 9, 2013 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born January 27, 1940 in Emporium, a son of the late Frederick Muhitch and Grace Posteraro Muhitch.
On November 19, 1960 in St. Marys Church, he married Phyllis Arnold Muhitch, who survives.
Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1957. He retired from GE Thermometrics after many years of service. He was a member of the K of C, Elks, CMF and the Lions Club.

Bobbi Jo Secco

August 9, 2013

Bobbi Jo Secco, 27, of Vine Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born April 28, 1986 in St. Marys, a daughter of Paul and Pam Meyer Secco, who survive.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, canoeing, camping and fishing. She also greatly enjoyed her pets, Buddha, Diggy, Flower, Bella, Chunks and Bailey. She was always willing to help other people and will be remembered for her kind heart. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and her fiance.

August 8th

Janet Rose Shelander

August 8, 2013

Janet Rose Shelander, age 74, of Duffy Apartments, Johnsonburg, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1939 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Kinny) Shelander.
She attended Johnsonburg schools and worked at Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, Elcam, and the Deli of Johnsonburg Market Basket/Jubilee.

SMAHS track resurfacing long overdue

August 8, 2013

The St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium track is several years overdue for new resurfacing according to Terry Straub, SMAHS director of student activities. The cost to resurface the track ranges from $63,000-$210,000 depending on the chosen option.
"It has been 16 years since it has been resurfaced with the general shelf life of this type being 10 to 12 [years], so we're already three to four [years] beyond the maximum shelf life," Straub said.

County residents showcase talents

August 8, 2013

KERSEY – Cool and rainy weather Thursday evening did not dissuade a number of youngsters from showing off their abilities in the annual talent show at the Elk County Fair.
A total of 12 acts performed in the roughly hour-long event, with participants being divided into three categories: ages nine and under, ages 10-15, and ages 16 and up. Each performer was given a four-minute time limit. No lip syncing or prerecorded vocals were allowed. Additionally, contestants had to be amateurs.

August 7th

Meter rates set to increase

August 7, 2013

Those utilizing Market and Brusselles street municipal parking lots will soon be paying more to park. The current meters allow for 2.5 hours for 25 cents, however new meters will decrease the time for the same amount at 1 hour for 25 cents.
Currently meters at the 25 cents per one hour rate are situated on on-street parking, along Depot Street, and the parking garage. The Brusselles and Market Street parking lots are the only two remaining lots where the meters have not been changed to the new rate.

Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall

August 7, 2013

Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 26, 1934, in Castle Garden, the son of the late Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall Sr.
Formerly of Emporium, he was a self-employed TV repairman.

Kenneth L. Anderson

August 7, 2013

Kenneth L. Anderson, 90, of 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie, died on August 7, 2013 at the VA hospital in Erie.
Mr. Anderson was a resident of Springhill Retirement Village for the past two years and for the previous 63 years a resident of Waterford. He had been a long time member of Calvary Covenant Church, and more recently, Waterford Presbyterian and Edinboro United Methodist.
He is a Bronze Star decorated veteran of WWII and is credited, along with one of his fellow soldiers, with capturing 24 German soldiers at one time while serving in combat.

Stream project to be costly endeavor

August 7, 2013

Initial details about a new stream improvement occurred during Wednesday even in's Fox Township Supervisors meeting. The project is centered around the Gahr Road area, however will eventually encompass an estimated three quarters of a mile of stream.

Clarion River cleanup to take place Aug. 13

August 7, 2013

RIDGWAY – A cleanup for a roughly nine-mile stretch of the Clarion River spanning from the Main Street bridge in Ridgway to the Portland Mills boat launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to Nick Irwin, an employee at Country Squirrel Outfitters, who came up with the idea for the event.

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