Archive - May 20, 2014
This year's South St. Marys Street Elementary Olympic Games marked the end of an era as Principal Bob Grumley celebrated his final games as he plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2014 school year.
Eleven years ago Grumley spearheaded a movement to host an Olympic Games at the school which has been going strong since.
The annual games have evolved into what has become the highlight of the year for many in the school and local community.
JONES TWP. â€“ An 8-year-old Jones Township boy was injured early Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle while getting to a school bus stop.
State police at Ridgway said the boy was struck by an SUV driven by Stephanie A. Wykoff, 37, of St. Marys
He suffered moderate injuries and was flown to an area hospital for treatment, and was expected to survive.
The Memorial Day Committee has announced completed plans for the annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014.
The day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. with graveside services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047 in the Protestant Cemetery on Washington Street at the graveside of World War II veteran Richard L. Young.
Similar services will be conducted at the gravesite of World War II veteran John Dailey in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The public is invited to attend these impressive ceremonies, which emulate the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Arlene M. Samick, 81, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of 1220 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born on May 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Conrad and Caroline Wilhelm Greenthaner.
On Oct. 17, 1959 in Sacred Heart Church, she married William J. Samick, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2005.