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Archive - 2013

November 1st

Police chief graduates FBI training program

November 1, 2013

St. Marys City Police Chief Todd Caltagarone recently graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Known for its academic excellence, the program offers 10 weeks of professional courses of study in advanced investigative, management and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies.
Caltagarone completed the program on Sept. 20, 2013 as part of its 254th session. FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the ceremony.

Bail change is made for driver in 6-fatality crash

November 1, 2013

KANE – A change was made Friday in the bail for Kathleen S. Douglas-- a Kane woman facing manslaughter charges in a horrific Aug. 31 traffic accident that killed six.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said Friday that the bail for Douglas will remain at $750,000. However, the "bail type" is now listed as "unsecured" rather than "monetary."

October 31st

Lady Crusader volleyball advances to 9-A semifinals

November 1, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A final four by defeating the Keystone Lady Panthers 3-1 last night in a quarterfinal match.
Elk Catholic will meet the Oswayo Valley Green Wave in the semifinals. Oswayo Valley needed five sets to get by Port Allegany last night 25-17, 25-21, 20-25, 13-25 and 17-15.
The other semifinal match Saturday at St. Marys Area will see Clarion taking on North Clarion. Clarion ousted AC Valley while North Clarion eliminated Union.

New recycling shed, project quotes approved by supervisors

October 31, 2013

The Fox Township Supervisors discussed several topics during a recent meeting. Among them was obtaining additional quotes for the Gahr Road project and the purchase of a new shed for newspaper recycling.
The township plans to send out additional requests for proposals for other engineering firms for the Gahr Road project. An initial bid they received for engineering costs on the project came in at $51,000, which supervisors Dave Mattiuz and Randy Gradizzi agreed was too high.

October 30th

St. Marys couple shares love of Halloween

October 31, 2013

Each year Jenny and Allan Sylvis share their love of Halloween by creating unique haunted houses at their St. Marys home, which they open up to the general public on Halloween night.
This year is no different as the couple has put their own spin on works by famed author Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2013 haunted house ,"Madness of Poe", features five rooms each based on one of Poe's profound short stories or poems.

Donations being sought for Christmas in Kentucky program

October 30, 2013

Throughout her years organizing the Christmas in Kentucky program, local teacher Laura Kuntz has serviced over 150 less fortunate families since the program's inception in 1996.
Each year Kuntz travels 10 hours to Beatyville, Ky. where she works with two social workers in setting up a gift shop and distributing the items to those in need.
"None of this could be done without the support of the people of the St. Marys area," Kuntz said.

City Manager issues activity report

October 30, 2013

St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene reported on his activities over the past month during the latest St. Marys City Council meeting.
Also during the meeting resident Warren Stewart requested the light at the Ford Road intersection be looked at as the green signal is very short, typically only allowing one car through each cycle.

October 29th

Lady Crusader volleyball advances with win over Tide

October 30, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the District 9-A volleyball tournament by defeating the Curwensville Golden Tide by a 3-0 score Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first set 25-22. They took the second set 25-9 and won the match by taking the third set 25-15.
Elk Catholic hosts Keystone Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

Margaret Ann Nale (aka, Midge Nortum)

October 29, 2013

Margaret Ann Nale (aka, Midge Nortum), 66, of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Sept. 7, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her daughter and niece.
She was born Aug. 28, 1947 in Johnsonburg to the late Lawrence Frederick Nortum and Lillian Margaret (Leahy) Nortum.

Jane Patricia Benton

October 29, 2013

Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.

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