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Archive - 2014

June 8th

City applying for facade, park grants

June 8, 2014

St. Marys City Council adopted two resolutions to apply for grant funding for a $20,000 study of the Elk Creek Park and $50,000 for a facade program. Both are administered through the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
The requests were submitted by Tina Gradizzi, St. Marys Community and Economic Development coordinator. She explained the details of each grant during a recent council meeting.

Roseanne Gorton

June 8, 2014

Roseanne Gorton, beloved mother, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with sarcoma.
She was surrounded by her five daughters and close family members and friends. Her profound love, unconditional support, and gentle manner will be sorely missed by those closest to her.
Roseanne was born in 1945 to the late Barbara and Harry Hannibal. She has an older brother, Alan Hannibal; a sister, Lora Johnson; and a very sweet baby sister, Mary B. Hannibal, for whom Roseanne has been devoted to caring for for many years.

Sigmonda D. "Ziggy" Catalone

June 8, 2014

Sigmonda D. "Ziggy" Catalone, 81, of 319 Spring St., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, on Saturday morning, June 7, 2014.
She was born Nov. 10, 1932 in Force, a daughter of the late Stanley and Virginia Ritacheska Visneski.
On Nov. 6, 1954 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, she married Gabrielle "Paul" Catalone, who survives.

June 6th

Summer brings school repair projects

June 7, 2014

This summer will see numerous projects within several buildings in the St. Marys Area School District.
At the high school a new fire alarm system will be installed. On May 30 five bids were reviewed for the project ranging in cost from $115,500 to $158,000. The lowest bid was submitted by Hallstrom-Clark Electric Inc. of DuBois. KTH Architects out of DuBois is reviewing the bid and will provide the contractor with the notice to proceed.
Work at the South St. Marys Street Elementary School (SSMSE) Kelly Gym began on June 2. To date wall padding, lights, and the old ceiling have been removed.

Harold H. “Bud” Erich

June 7, 2014

Harold H. “Bud” Erich, 77, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died Friday, June 6, 2014 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1937 in St. Marys, son of the late LeRoy "Curley" and Helen "Honey" (Geitner) Erich.
On June 7, 1961, he married Carol J. (Smith) Erich, who survives.
He was born and raised in St. Marys and had been a resident of Bennetts Valley for the last 50 years. He served in the Army Reserves and worked for Stackpole/Carbone for 43, retiring in 1999.

Laura E. “Bette” Ginter

June 7, 2014

Laura E. “Bette” Ginter, 89, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
She was born to Fred and Jane Anderson on Dec. 15, 1924, married William C. “Bill” Ginter on June 30, 1945, and lived most of her life in Brisbin. Her most recent residence was at Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Carlisle and had previously resided in both State College and Glen Hazel.

Elk County officially approved for federal assistance

June 6, 2014

The office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett released a statement early Friday indicating that Elk County and surrounding counties will be eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans following a flood disaster May 21.
Per SBA guidelines, citizens and business owners in Elk County, as well as the neighboring counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Warren, may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.

June 5th

Vogt gets 100th win as Crusaders walk off 10-0 over Carmichaels

June 6, 2014

 ECC head coach Fr. Eric Vogt notched his 100th win on Thursday evening as the Crusaders kept their undefeated season alive, walking off 10-0 in five innings against the Carmichaels Mighty Mikes in a PIAA Class A quarterfinal contest played at Jack Critchfield Park at Slippery Rock University.

Springfield softball ends Lady Dutch season by a 7-0 score

June 6, 2014

The Springfield Delco Cougars ended the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team's season Thursday afternoon at Jan M. Hutchinson Field at Bloomsburg University by a 7-0 score in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AAA tournament.

Superintendent search stalled at workshop

June 5, 2014

Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors continued discussion on the next step to take on their search for a new superintendent during their Thursday evening workshop.
Board member Pat Rezmerski introduced a motion to list Josh Williams on the agenda for the board's Monday regular meeting to be hired as superintendent.
Business Manager Cindy Fingado stated Rezmerski's request was not possible because when electing a superintendent there are certain publication requirements in which a notice must be published five days in advance.

It took five sets but the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team captured the District 9 Class...
Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs...
Elk County Catholic volleyball moved to 15-0 overall and moved forward to the District 9 Class A...
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