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Archive - 2013

April 11th

Low income students afforded access to Pre-K programs locally

April 11, 2013

The St. Marys Area Board of School Directors voted at Monday's meeting to approve the district's participation in new pre-K program that will be offered free of charge to qualifying low-income students.

Buyers seeking lost, forgotten treasures

April 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – "We say if it's old, gold, or silver we want to see it," said Mike Kerr, a buyer with The Great American Treasure Hunt company currently stopped at The Comfort Inn in St. Marys.

Frances M. "Mabel" Weichman

April 11, 2013

Frances M. "Mabel" Weichman, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 929 Windfall Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born October 4, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Bernard and Mabel Rippy Fritz.
On February 12, 1942 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Francis J. Weichman, who preceded her in death on October 25, 1982.

Rose Rippy

April 11, 2013

Rose Rippy, 86, of 1513 Thorpe Street, New Castle, formerly of 420 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at the residence of her daughter, Mary Ann Wright, following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 1, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Feldbauer Uhl.
On July 2, 1949 she married Francis J. "Jude" Rippy, and he preceded her in death December 27, 1995.

April 10th

Triple play helps Crusaders in 1-0 victory

April 11, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used a triple play to help preserve a 1-0 victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The contest was called after five innings of play due to the inclement weather.

Plea hearing set for S.M. accountant charged with embezzlement

April 10, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys man charged with the theft of nearly a half-million dollars from the Elk County Humane Society as well as clients of his financial practice is now scheduled to accept a plea offer in an Erie Federal Courtroom later this month.

Houses demolished Wednesday morning

April 10, 2013

A pair of houses at the corner of SR 255 and East Arch Street were demolished on Wednesday morning. The homes were taken down to allow for the future realignment of Arch Street.

Agnes M. Calla

April 10, 2013

Agnes M. Calla, 95, of 230 Beech Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, April 9, 2013 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 10, 1917 in Rasselas, daughter of the late Peter and Leona Markert Myers.
On June 8, 1943 she married Ferdinand "Fred" Calla, and he preceded her in death May 11, 1999.
Formerly of Rasselas, she resided in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Wilcox High School and was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She had worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. and the Ridgway Hospital.

Sharon L. Keith

April 10, 2013

Sharon L. Keith, 46, of 139 Commons Lane, Ridgway, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
She was born March 7, 1967 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frederick "Fred" and Carol McCauley Redmond.
She resided in Ridgway most of her life, and was formerly of Johnsonburg and Brockway.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1986. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She was employed by The Hut Restaurant in Brockway for 10 years.

Preliminary details emerge on middle school relocation

April 10, 2013

Early plans were discussed regarding the possible re-location of the St. Marys Catholic Middle School into Elk County Catholic High School during two Parent Information Meetings held Wednesday.

In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...