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Archive - 2014

June 4th

Grace M. Foster

June 4, 2014

Grace M. Foster, 90, of 256 JT Lane, Wilcox, formerly of 219 Elk Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday evening, June 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 4, 1923 in Kane, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Schenaback Thayer.
On June 11, 1955 in St. Callistus Church, Kane, she married Maurice P. Foster. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1994.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage in 1955 and attended Kane Area High School.

Michelle R. "Missy" Catalone

June 4, 2014

Michelle R. "Missy" Catalone, 47, of 122 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died on Monday, June 2, 2014 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 30, 1966, a daughter of Rocco "Rocky" Catalone of Palmyra and Karen Anders Lenze of St. Marys.
Missy was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS. She attended St. Agnes Church and had a great love for animals, especially her dog, Bailey. She loved music and her family, and always enjoyed spending time with them.

June 3rd

Groundbreaking held for downtown St. Marys hotel

June 3, 2014

The downtown St. Marys hotel project took a leap forward on Tuesday as a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, situated on the corner of Fourth and Depot streets.
The $6.5 million project is an endeavor spearheaded by local project developer Todd "Booka" Hanes of Creekside Hospitality which includes partners John Schatz, Mike Faulk and Dean Hanes.
Construction is slated to begin the first week of July with an anticipated opening the first week of January.

Ecklund trial scheduled to begin Thursday

June 3, 2014

RIDGWAY – A Ridgway man is set to go to trial at Elk County Courthouse on Thursday, June 5 on charges of statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors and indecent assault on a person less that 16 years of age.
Charges were filed in September 2013 against Brandon James Ecklund, 23, of 4236 Grant Rd., Ridgway. Police report that on Aug. 20, 2013, the victim's mother came into the Ridgway Borough Police station with her daughter, 14, to report that her daughter had had sex with Ecklund, who was 22 at the time.

County still waiting on SBA relief

June 3, 2014

RIDGWAY – Elk County residents may soon see some relief in the form of low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) following a disastrous flooding incident that ravaged the area two weeks ago.

June 2nd

Lady Dutch softball advances with 5-4 win over Mars

June 2, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament with a 5-4 victory over the Mars Fightin' Planets Monday afternoon at the Brockway Area High School field. Mars was the District 7 runner-up.

Crusaders hold on for 3-2 win over Sewickley Academy

June 2, 2014

It might not have been pretty, but the Elk County Catholic Crusaders kept their undefeated season alive with a 3-2 victory over Sewickley Academy on Mondzay afternoon to advance to the PIAA Class A quarterfinals.

Council tackles range of topics at work session

June 2, 2014

St. Marys City Council members discussed a variety of issues during their Monday evening work session. Among the topics of concern were smoke testing of the sanitary sewer lines, parking legislation, the city's stormwater management plan and more.
Councilman Ned Jacob encouraged residents to attend the July council meeting when council plans to vote on the ordinance so they may offer their comments on the topic.
"This is going to affect everyone in St. Marys," Jacob said.
Councilman Greg Gebauer added that citizens both in favor and opposed to the ordinance should attend the meeting.

Act 13 Shale disbursement figures released

June 2, 2014

Elk County and its 12 municipalities will benefit from over $1 million in funding from Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fees and greenways funding.
At the county level, the impact fees distributed totals $350,665.54 along with greenways funding totaling $30,233.25.
The county commissioners in early May announced the establishment of a grant program designed for the redistribution of a portion of their allocation of the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for local projects.

St. Marys Community Pool staff holds emergency training

June 2, 2014

Lifeguards at the St. Marys Community Pool lingered after the facility had closed for the day on Sunday evening to take part in their annual emergency inservice training. Aided by EMTs from the St. Marys Area Ambulance Association, lifeguards took turns at three different stations set up around the pool to brush up on back-boarding protocol and CPR techniques.

The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch on Monday afternoon in soccer action. The...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team saw their record slip to 1-4 on the season as they lost...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team captured the 16th annual Bucktail Tournament championship...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...