Archive - 2013
Kathleen Y. Simbeck, 84, of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly of St. Marys, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wis., after an extended illness.
She was born Kathleen Yetzer on March 9, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Carl Yetzer Sr. and Kathryn Fitzgerald Yetzer.
She sang in school choirs and plays, and was named Miss Elk County in 1947, competing that year in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant. She was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She sang with big bands including the Sammy Yarfido Band, a popular regional combo.
A proposal to purchase temporary access road rights to be used for the construction of a gas pipeline was introduced to the St. Marys Area School District board of directors during their Thursday evening work session.
Steve Files, a contractor working with EQT Midstream Partners based in the company's DuBois field office, was on hand to provide details of the proposal.
Area residents took time to reflect on Thursday evening at a gathering at Memorial Park in St. Marys to honor four members of the community who died in a car crash Saturday. Those in attendance released balloons into the sky "In Memory of Gary and Elaine Beimel, Davey Cuneo and "Flossie" Donachy,"-- "In memory of those who have left us, may this light rise to the heavens to shine with you through all eternity."
Two young victims of a horrific traffic accident were laid to rest Thursday following a teary-eyed funeral service at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
Jarrett Costanzo, 6, of Kane and his 12-year-old cousin, Olivia Douglas of Eldred and formerly of Kane were two of six killed Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Clad in protective suits and wearing masks attached to air tanks, law enforcement agents looked for evidence Thursday night at a suspected "meth lab" in a Mt. Jewett residence.
It was an eerie scene as the State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team (CLRT) donned their equipment to enter the residence at 41 Anderson St. at Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
If Wednesday's game is any indication, it's going to be an exciting season for the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team.
The Lady Dutch rallied from being down 1-0 early to knot the game at 2-all late in regulation and then win the game 3-2 in the first overtime period.
The Fox Township Supervisors were introduced to a possible future pipeline project during their Wednesday evening meeting. JR Jones of EOG Resources said the company is looking into installing a pipeline inside the current right of way utilized by West Penn and Penelec power companies.
The project would encompasses 200 acres of land inside the township as the possible route. Within that land the township owns three parcels.
The Kersey Motor Company, an auto body repair shop located at 108 Zola Rd. in the Coal Hollow section of Fox Township, sustained significant damage during a Tuesday evening fire. The large steel-frame commercial building measuring 40-foot by 80-foot, is owned by Leo (Dave) Surra of Kersey. The fire was ruled accidental in nature and the business was closed and unoccupied at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $350,000.
An organized community action group known as the Concerned Citizens of Kane is calling for Police Chief Brian Hillard to resign in the wake of criminal charges filed against him.
â€śHeâ€™s a disgrace to our community because of his actions,â€ť Mick Petruney said Wednesday in explaining why the citizensâ€™ group is asking Hillard to step down as police chief. â€śHe should resign.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team fought through wind and occasional drizzle on Tuesday afternoon to earn an 8-1 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Lady Chucks in a match played at the SMAHS tennis courts.