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Archive - 2013

March 17th

Daniel L. “Big Dan” Niedzwecki

March 17, 2013

Daniel L. “Big Dan” Niedzwecki, 61, of Wattsburg, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 9, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Shirley Wagner Niedzwecki.

Amy C. Ford

March 17, 2013

Amy C. Ford, age 88, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 23, 1924 in Arroyo, daughter of the late Clarence and Ella Laura (Sarvey) Shaffer.
She was married to Jordan Ford; he preceded her in death in July 1995.
A Protestant by faith, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg and worked at St. Marys Hospital Pharmacy for many years.

Rose G. Newell

March 17, 2013

Rose G. Newell, 90, of Raleigh, N.C. and formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.
She was born May 8, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Eckert Buerk.
On Sept. 30, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Mack L. Newell , who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2007 after nearly 60 years of marriage.

March 15th

SMA swimmers finish PIAA meet on high note

March 16, 2013

LEWISBURG — The St. Marys Area swimmers finished on a high note when they concluded day two of the PIAA AA Swim & Dive Championships at Bucknell on Thursday.
For the Lady Dutch, their whirlwind season ended just as it began, with two of the squad’s top performers swimming personal bests while breaking their own school records, while the Dutchmen found a little magic on Thursday morning. sending one into the consolation finals that night.

Many Irish eyes were smiling in St. Marys

March 15, 2013

The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few.  They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt.  

Bucks for Brenda’s Battle Benefit planned

March 15, 2013

JAMES CITY – Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.

School cafe keeps students refreshed

March 15, 2013

Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.

Irvin Mattivi

March 15, 2013

Irvin Mattivi, 83, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Agostino Mattivi of Kersey, died quietly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1929. Upon returning from the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Geraldine C. (Jean) Mattivi on June 20, 1953, and raised their four daughters in Raleigh, N.C. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from IBM in 1995. He stayed active in his church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and with the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving example to his family and friends, and to all.

March 14th

Mental health first aid courses offered

March 14, 2013

Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.

Ridgway man's marijuana grow trial postponed

March 14, 2013

RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana has been continued to allow his defense more time to review the evidence against him.

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