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Archive - 2014

April 28th

Lady Dutch softball rallies to beat Punxsy 5-3

April 29, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team rallied for two runs in the home half of the sixth inning to defeat the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by a 5-3 score Monday at the SMAHS softball field.

Walk-off walk gives Crusaders 15-0 win over Brockway

April 29, 2014

What initially looked to be an exciting matchup between two undefeated teams quickly turned into a one-sided rout as the Elk County Catholic Crusaders used a walk-off walk in the bottom of the fourth inning to defeat the Brockway Rovers 15-0.

Dutch tennis team falls to Brockway 6-3

April 29, 2014

The St. Marys Area boys tennis team was handed a minor setback on Monday afternoon as the Dutchmen came out on the losing end of a 6-3 match against the Brockway Rovers.

Community Prayer Event continues with tradition

April 28, 2014

Millions will assemble on Thursday at thousands of National Day of Prayer events across America including local citizens invited to a Community Prayer Event being held at 6 p.m on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Ministerial Association is hosting the event which has been held annually for the past several years and has become a tradition in the area. Clergy from a variety of local congregations including Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist Episcopal and Baptist churches will be in attendance.

Flying Dutchmen among top mascots in U.S.

April 28, 2014

A new sense of school pride and a stepped up commitment from students to St. Marys Area High School is one of the highlights fostered from the school's participation in the USA TODAY High School Sports' Best Mascot contest.
While only in their first year of the contest the Flying Dutchmen claimed second place in the nation with 115,951 votes.
The school will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a contest banner.
"It seems fitting to use that money towards the purchase of a new mascot costume," said Adam Brooks, SMAHS teacher and contest coordinator.

DuBois woman charged in two St. Marys car thefts

April 28, 2014

A DuBois woman is charged with stealing two vehicles in a matter of two days, according to police reports.
Tanya Lynn Witherite, 37, is facing several felony charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking. According to an affidavit of probable cause, she was charged in stealing a vehicle from a residential garage and then taking another vehicle from the parking lot of Dunham's two days later.

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill

April 28, 2014

Anthony A. "Tony" McGill, 68, of 384 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 18, 1946 in St. Marys, a son of the late Aloysious McGill and the late Mary Piccolo McGill Reed.
On May 31, 1975, he married Marie Caggiano McGill, who survives.

Richard M. Johnson

April 28, 2014

Richard M. Johnson, 83, formerly of 259 Monterey Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, April 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Ridgway, son of the late Arthur R. and Thelma M. (Layberger) Johnson. He was married to Shirley A. Leuschel, who preceded him in death on March 21, 1991.
He resided in Ridgway all his life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by Keystone Carbon for 30 years.

April 27th

Reverend Donald J. Parson

April 27, 2014

Reverend Donald J. Parson, 74, of Oakland, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home, the rectory of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Oakland. 
Born Oct. 12, 1939 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Harvey Emerson and Josephine Irene (Sosmiski) Parson.
Prior to entering the priesthood, Father Parson had served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, worked for a management consulting firm in Pittsburgh and had been a former member of the Order of the Clowns. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.

Bernadine (Brown) Pane

April 27, 2014

Bernadine (Brown) Pane, 88, of Tyler, and recently of DuBois Nursing Home, died late Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born June 30, 1925 in Baumertown, daughter of the late John and Emma (Levenduski) Brown.
She married John Pane in 1946, he preceded her in death July 7, 1998.
She retired from Sylvania after 38 years. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and lived most of her life in Tyler.
She is survived by a son, Dennis (Miriam) Pane of Penfield; and two grandchildren.

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