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Archive - 2014

September 21st

SMA cross country teams compete at Altoona event

September 21, 2014

The St. Marys Area cross country teams competed in the Altoona Mt. Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

MS support group offers comfort, education

September 21, 2014

Those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, more often referred to as MS, may take some comfort in having the opportunity to attend a new monthly support group where they may seek advice, solace and share experiences.
The group meets during the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the St. Marys Area Middle School. The site is handicap accessible. Their next meeting is taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 24.
In addition to those diagnosed with MS, the group is also open to caregivers and families.

September 20th

Over 60 years later, Turner at rest

September 20, 2014

GROVE TWP. – It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.

September 19th

Dutchmen score 28 second half points to beat Keystone 56-30

September 19, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored 28 second half points to record a 56-30 victory over the Keystone Panthers Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium on Homecoming Night for St. Marys.

Crystal Fire Dept. honored with Fall Fest award

September 19, 2014

The Bavarian Fall Festival committee honored the Crystal Fire Department with a Community Appreciation Award during the event's opening ceremony held Friday evening.
The ceremony, which serves as the official kickoff to the festival, was hosted by emcee John Salter and began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer offered by Fr. Richard Allen, pastor of Queen of the World Parish.

Kopp opening new health food business

September 19, 2014

New Horizons Healthy Foods, owned by LeRoy Kopp of St. Marys, will officially open its doors Monday, providing area residents with a location to purchase items such as smoothies, coffee, burritos and stir fry while also having a wide range of specialty products such as gluten free items, spices, and natural supplements in stock.
The mission statement of the business, according to Kopp, is "to provide reasonably priced, tasty, healthy, and nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere."

2014 SMAHS homecoming queen crowned

September 19, 2014

Holly Shields was named the 2014 St. Marys Area High School homecoming queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the varsity football game between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Keystone Panthers on Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium. Shields was escorted by Shawn Anders. Olivia Pollino was the first runner-up, and she was escorted by Mike Wolfel. Pictured, from left, are Wolfel, Pollino, Shields, and Anders.

Everett Draucher Shea Jr.

September 19, 2014

Everett Draucher Shea Jr., 84, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C.
A native of Pennsylvania most of his life, he graduated from Tarentum High School, Grove City College and the University of Pittsburgh. Everett worked for Keystone Carbon Company in St. Marys for 43 years as vice president of sales and marketing.

Paul A. Eckert, D.D.S

September 19, 2014

Paul A. Eckert, D.D.S, 84, of North Versailles, died after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
He was born March 27, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Vincent A. and Marie (Pistner) Eckert.

September 18th

Crusaders hold on for 2-1 win over Rovers

September 18, 2014

Chances are, whenever the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Brockway Rovers face off on the soccer field it is probably going to be a close, intense, and physical match. Thursday night’s contest between the two squads was no disappointment as ECC built up a two-goal lead and then held off an attempted late Brockway rally to win 2-1.

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