Archive - 2013
David R. Hetrick, 87, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died very suddenly early Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at DRMC West.
He was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Byrnedale, son of the late Russell J. and Hilda L. (Johnson) Hetrick. On Aug. 22, 1953 he married Alvera J. Facchine, who survives.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1946.
He served in the U.S. Army during and after WWII (1946-1948) in Alaska, receiving the rank of Tech 4.
Robert Grant Conrad, 87, of 49 Brookside Lane, Brookville and previously of New Bethlehem, died at the Brookside Senior Living Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
He was born April 7, 1925 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Earl Ovid and Susan Reichel Conrad. On May 23, 1949 he married Mary Mielke of Wampum, who preceded him in death in June 2003.
Mr. Conrad was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed as a teacher at Redbank Valley High School for 26 years until his retirement in 1978.
Rosemary A. "Rosie" Brendel, 88, of 479 W. Creek Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born April 11, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Philip and Mary Wolfe Lecker. On Aug. 28, 1949, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Raymond C. Brendel, who survives.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Baughman, 85, of 116 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1927, in Shippenville, son of the late Alfred and Muriel Wingard Baughman. On May 15, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Bertha L. Gerber, who survives.
He had also made his home with his aunt and uncle, Robert and Mertyl Kirkland. He attended schools in Hallton and Mundorf. He had worked for Brockway Glass and retired from Stackpole Carbon Co., where he had worked for 38 years, and drove school bus for more than 50 years.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team used defense and rebounding in handing the Brookville Lady Raiders a 48-38 District 9 League loss Friday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Johnsonburg Rams (15-1) got another big night from junior Cameron Grumley en route to a 60-37 win Friday over visiting Elk County Catholic.
RIDGWAY - A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.
Upon review of proposed changes to the city's fee schedule, members of St. Marys City Council voted to table the item until further review of the fees.
RIDGWAY - Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.
When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks.