Archive - 2014
Shirley Nachtway Krieg, 84 of Naples, Fla., died on May 22, 2014.
Born in St. Marys to the late Fred and Fidelis (Hoehn) Nachtway, Shirley was a proud graduate of St. Marys Catholic Central High School in 1947.
She was a longtime member of St. Mark Catholic Church of Emporium, and St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church of Bonita Springs, Fla.
Shirley was also a florist and office manager, but her most cherished role was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch successfully defended their District 9 Class AAA championship Tuesday afternoon at Brockway High School by defeating the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by an 9-0 score.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team waited until the last moment Tuesday afternoon to tie the game with DuBois Central at 3-all in the bottom of the seventh inning, then got a single from Dan Singer to score Dan Stauffer in the eighth inning to send the Crusaders to the District 9-A championship game with a 4-3 victory.
Headed into the bottom of the seventh inning with a 4-1 lead, St. Marys Area looked set to pull off an upset of top seeded Punxsutawney to claim the D9 Class AAA baseball title. The Chucks had other plans though and took advantage of a few miscues to tie the game and send it into extra innings. From there, the Dutchmen tried again to seal the victory as they pulled ahead 5-4 in the top of the ninth, only to see the Chucks come right back and walk off for the 6-5 win in the bottom of the inning.
RIDGWAY â€“ Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) were in town Tuesday morning and into the early afternoon to assess the flood damage that ravaged Ridgway last week.
Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman and Ray Imhof, emergency coordinator for both Ridgway Borough and Township, and assistant fire chief, spoke Tuesday morning of the severity of the disaster during an emergency briefing downtown.
Valedictorian Anna VanEerden and Salutatorian Kennedy Weisner left their Elk County Catholic High School Class of 2014 classmates with encouraging sentiments and thoughtful memories during the school's commencement ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
VanEerden described the seniors as a class made of bright, dynamic, inspiring individuals who through "creating memories and sharing experiences has changed us all for the better."
JAY TWP. â€“Â This year's Memorial Day program at Mt. Zion Historical Park featured four different dedication ceremonies. A plaque honoring military members from Jay and Benezette Townships who were killed or missing in action was installed along the walkway, 39 new pavers were added to the walkway, a new citizen's plaque was installed, and two stone benches and adjacent plaques were added.
William J. Bankovic, 90, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 6, 1924 in St. Marys, son of the late Walter and Eva Frkonja Bankovic. He was married to Elaine Mains of Pittsburgh.
It was warm and sunny on Monday morning as St. Marys' residents lined the streets from American Legion Post 103 on Center Street to Memorial Park, and then from there to the Diamond, for this year's annual Memorial Day celebration.
"It is a pleasure to see such a nice turnout and the weather cooperating so beautifully today," said Master of Ceremonies Victor Straub as he opened the program at Memorial Park.