Archive - 2014
This maniacial butcher is sure to get a scare out of those attending the Scare at the Fair haunted house and kids hayride taking place this evening from 8 - 10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey. The event benefits the Elk County Fair and was hosted by the 2014 fair queen and her court.
Samantha Zimmerman was named the 2014 Elk County Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Crusaders game versus the Ridgway Elkers at Dutch Country Stadium on Friday evening. She was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Emma Daghir. Zimmerman was escorted by Austin Minard. The first runner-up was Kirstie Wehler, who was escorted by John Kaul. The second runner-up was Nicole Florio, who was escorted by Ian Herzing. This year's crown bearer was Adam Beimel, and the flower girl was Penelope MacDonald.
â€śMimiâ€ť Mildred Fritz Troha, 77, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.
Mimi was born on June 25, 1937, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Theodore â€śBabeâ€ť Fritz and Elva Herzing Fritz.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and married Bob Troha in 1958.
She began working at G.C. Murphyâ€™s in high school, then in the main office at Stackpole Carbon Company as a secretary until the couple had five children in seven years. Later, she worked at J.C. Penney, making lifelong friends.
Raymond Baptist Gornati, 85, of Bennetts Valley, Penfield, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Renaldo and Angelina (Bianchi) Gornati.
On Dec. 2, 1950, he married Victoria Catherine (Skrzypek) in St. Joseph Church.
He served with the U.S. army as Corporal in engineering battalion during the Korean War. He worked in Northwest Coal Mines in Toby, construction for Manno Construction of Ridgway and maintenance for Exotic Metals of Ridgway before retiring in 1973.
Mary L. Thomas, 81, of Scattertown, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at home.
She was born July 23, 1933 in Gardner Hill, daughter of the late Glenn and Lyida (Wolff) Smith.
She married John Thomas on Feb. 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death in March 1996.
She was a housewife and resided in Scattertown all her life. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Mary was a member of the Penfield Free Methodist Church and was attending the Weedville Wesleyan Church.
Despite giving up an early lead and allowing the Lady Cardinals back into the game in the second half of Thursday afternoon's game at Benzinger Park, the Lady Crusaders never gave up and were able to score the game-winner in double-overtime to come away with a 2-1 victory and avenge an early season loss.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team handed the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 setback Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The final score on Thursday night's match between the Crusaders and the Cardinals may have been 4-1 in favor of DCC, but it does not reflect the effort put forth by ECC and the numerous opportunities the team was able to create throughout the game. Despite ECC's best efforts, the spectacular play of DCC keeper Markus Peterson thwarted nearly all of their chances to put points on the board.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
In the only team race, the Lady Dutch edged the Lady Crusaders 26-29.
RIDGWAY â€“ Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region.