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Archive - 2013

February 5th

Dutchmen down Punxsy Chucks 59-55 on Senior Night

February 6, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 59-55 score Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Senior Night.

Commissioners discuss veterans at meeting

February 6, 2013

In an effort to avoid duplication of services and to ensure that veterans indeed do not "fall through the cracks," the Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding for supportive services for the "Veterans Families Program."

Accused bank robber charged with scrap theft

February 6, 2013

RIDGWAY - New information obtained through police interviews with a Ridgway man accused of robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint has resulted in charges of theft and related offenses being filed against him.

City utilizing new method of repairing sewer lines

February 6, 2013

Details on a collection line system conducted in the Queen of the World Parish area were presented during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting. GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek explained the cast-in-place, or cure-in-place, project recently conducted on 1,100 feet of pipe. This type of work can be done on specific areas requiring repair, rather than the entire pipe, saving the customer time and money. The presentation included video footage from a camera inserted into the eight-inch pipes.

Lois Lynch Mallison

February 6, 2013

Lois Lynch Mallison, 73, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2013 in Los Gatos, Calif., surrounded by her family after a short, brave battle with brain cancer.
Lois was born on Oct. 21, 1939 in Butler, one of four children in the family of the late Angela and Joseph Lynch. Lois attended Central Catholic High School, where she graduated with classmate and future husband Robert A. Mallison. They graduated together in 1957, were married in St. Marys in 1965, moved to California, and started their family. They settled in Los Gatos in 1971.

Betty Lou Bauer

February 6, 2013

Betty Lou Bauer, 78, of 14 Hauber Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb 4, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 2, 1934, in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel Johnston Colson. On Feb. 26, 1954, in New York, she married Richard J. "Dick" Bauer Jr., who preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Mrs. Bauer was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Erie. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, was an avid bowler, enjoyed bingo and camping, and especially enjoyed being with her family.

February 4th

Additional sentence for Aiello in camp thefts

February 5, 2013

RIDGWAY - A Ridgway man already sentenced to state prison for a rash of camp burglaries that occurred throughout the most remote corners of Elk, McKean and Cameron counties in 2010 and 2011 was sentenced to an additional 16 to 40 years in state prison in Elk County Court on Monday on charges of theft and firearms possession.

Parking meter rates changing in portion of Depot lot

February 5, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved two motions pertaining to changes in parking meter rates during their Monday evening meeting. Visitors utilizing the lower portion of the Depot Street parking lot will soon pay 25 cents for one hour of parking as compared to the current rate of 25 cents for 2.5 hours.

Ridgway woman sentenced for theft

February 5, 2013

RIDGWAY - A Ridgway woman who pleaded guilty to withholding insurance payments intended for a local business that performed repair work on her home following a 2011 fire was sentenced in Elk County Court Monday.

Joanne T. Wendel

February 5, 2013

Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock ‘n roll music. She also loved her cats.

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