Archive - 2013
The 39th annual Elk County Fair opened Tuesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Kersey. The traditional Opening Ceremony began at 6 p.m. with brief welcoming statements by local and county government officials and a baked good auction. New royalty was also crowned. The 2013 Elk County Fair Queen is Alexa Marciniak, 16, a junior at Johnsonburg High School. She is the daughter of Dave and Jane Marciniak. The Junior Queen is Audrey South, 14, a freshman at St. Marys Area High School. She is the daughter of Brad South and Jim and Leigh Aaron. The runner-up was Alexis Swanson of Kersey.
It may have been a bit on the cool side in St. Marys on Monday evening but that did not stop a sizable crowd from turning out at the St. Marys Community Pool for the second annual Mike Proudfit Night.
While the number of individuals who actually went in the water may have been less than pool staff hoped, attendees had an enjoyable time participating in a variety of events, which included trying their hand at hitting a target to dunk Memorial Park and St. Marys Community Pool staff members in a dunking booth.
The seventh annual Terry Dietrick Memorial Softball Tournament, which supports the Relay For Life of Elk County, was held on Saturday, Aug.3 at the Grant Road Little League Fields in Ridgway. The Annual Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament is made up of co-workers or family and friends.
BRADFORD â€“Â Some of the top recently graduated football players from Pennsylvania and New York faced off on Saturday evening at Parkway Field in Bradford in the 40th annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic All Star Football Game, and the Pa. squad defeated New York 53-12.
Edith J. Uberti, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Force, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past year.
She was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Force, daughter of the late John C. and Stella LaPorta Uberti.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. She was a retired employee of North American Phillips in Emporium and retired after over 40 years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Force.
Tammy L. Micale, 48, of 74 Sunflower Rd., Weedville, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born June 24, 1965 in DuBois, daughter of Douglas and Bernadine McCluskey Micale, who survive, of Weedville.
Betty R. Duell died on Friday, July 19, 2013, at The Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, surrounded by those who loved her.
She was the widow of Elmer Duell who died in 1983. She was born in Johnsonburg on Nov. 13, 1932, the daughter of the late Edgar and Helen Heglen.
Betty was a homemaker and worked as the receptionist at The Brethren Home. She loved helping others and was known for her love of baking. She was also known for her wonderful fudge. She is survived by her sisters, Ethel Stiles and Joyce Schreiber and husband, Laverne; and her brother, Edgar Heglen and wife, Linda.
The City of St. Marys plans to withdraw from a cooperation agreement between North Central, the city and St. Marys Hospitality, LP as part of a $3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant dedicated to the construction of a downtown hotel project.
On Monday evening, members of St. Marys City Council voted unanimously on the subject under the recommendation of City Manager Dave Greene and Tom Wagner, city solicitor.
RIDGWAY â€“ Area bands will come together Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. for a concert at the Ridgway Eagles to benefit CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.].
The doors open at 6 p.m. and a $5 donation is required for entry; patrons ages 21 and older only. There will be a donation jar inside for those wishing to donate additional funds to CAPSEA.
Editor's note: This is the eighth and final part in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Though it was not originally intended to be, the Diamond has been an important part of St. Marys' history, serving as a gathering place for residents and continuing to change as the community evolves.