Archive - 2013
The championship of Memorial Park's Mario Kart team tournament on Nintendo 64 pitted a father and son pair against a team of brothers, a result that reflected the fun family friendly nature of the entire event.
"I noticed that a lot of the team members had the same last name, so it was nice to see that a lot of families got together and paired up for the tournament," said Luke Daghir, one of the coordinators of the event.
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Throughout the community's history a number of businesses and organizations have been located along the Diamond. Today the area is home to the Boys and Girls Club, City Hall, and Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel, to name a few.
Annette C. Shuttleworth, 68, of 123 Robin Rd., Kersey, died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 27, 1945 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Celestino "Jiggs" Caimi and Elda Zani Caimi, who survives, of Kersey.
On May 4, 1994, in Las Vegas, she married Bruce E. Shuttleworth, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a retired employee of Brockway Glass retiring in 2000 after 30 years of service.
KERSEY â€“ Organizers of the 39th Annual Elk County Fair are putting the final touches on the fairgrounds, located in Kersey, for the upcoming event taking place Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Saturday, Aug. 10.
On Sunday, those planning to enter exhibits must do so between 2-7 p.m. Registration costs $6 and those will be given a free one-day pass to the fair.
Over the years, college students working at the area parks often carry on certain traditions or even sometimes create new ones of their own. One activity that has become a tradition among staff members at Benzinger Park is having a few pet fish at the park's pavilion during the summer months.
Editor's note: This is the sixth in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
The appearance of the Diamond has changed several times over the years, going from privately owned land housing businesses to its present state owned by the City. â€¨While the Diamond now contains Christmas trees, at one time there was a fountain and Civil War cannon and cannonballs.
Mary Beth Norton, 55, of Shelbyville, Tenn., died Monday, July 29, 2013 at her home.
She was born September 17, 1957, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lavern and Irene Krieg of Unionville, Tenn.
She has been a resident of Shelbyville, Tenn. since 1980.
Sylvester G. Kronenwetter, 80, of 567 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after an illness of the past two months.
He was born May 27, 1933, in St. Marys, son of the late Sylvester G. and Rose Gleixner Kronenwetter. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1951. He was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products for 25 years and retired from INTech in Ridgway.
On August 1, 1959, in the Guardian Angles Church in Coal Hollow, he married Erma Camiotti, who survives.
Darlene Marie Flynn died on Monday, July 22, 2013.
She was born in St. Marys on May 11, 1955, daughter of Mary and Wayne Fritz.
She spent her childhood in Tonawanda and Grand Island, N.Y. and then moved to Anaheim and Murrietta, Calif. and most recently settled in Romoland, Claif.
Thomas P. Crawford, 78, of 136 Rettger St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie after a lengthy illness.
He was born October 31, 1934, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Irene Hoehn Crawford.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952. He retired from SGL in 1997 after 43 years of service.
On October 10, 1958, in Emporium, he married Betty Condederio, who survives.