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October 27th, 2014

Family, citizens outraged over firing of park employee

October 27, 2014

Numerous supporters of a beloved city park employee were on hand during a recent City Council meeting to show their dismay over his termination.
Ray Nero was reportedly abruptly fired in July after 14 years of service as a contract employee hired by the St. Marys Recreation Board to cut the lawn at Benzinger Park.
Diane Kohler, one of Nero's daughters, spoke to council about the family's discontent over the situation, specifically as to why Nero was not provided a reason for his termination by the Recreation Board.

St. Joseph Monastery tours slated for Nov. 21-22

October 27, 2014

St. Joseph Monastery is a site whose existence is almost taken for granted by many area residents. It has been located at the corner of Church and Maurus Streets for generations. For many, it has simply always been there.

Monitoring equipment repairs approved

October 27, 2014

The Elk County Conservation District board approved funding for the repair of two satellite telemetry systems that are part of the district's water monitoring program.
The decision came at Monday's regular board meeting after the Elk County Conservation District's Watershed Specialist, Kim Bonfardine, gave an update regarding the status of the program as a whole.
According to Bonfardine, the water monitoring program has 11 systems in total, and three of them were damaged during the May 21 flood that caused damages to many businesses and residents in Ridgway and the surrounding areas.

Inez M. Kneidel

October 27, 2014

Inez M. Kneidel, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 437 South St. Marys St., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 22, 1916 in Vigo Cavedine, Austria, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Angeline Berti Zamboldi. She was a graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Class of 1935 and became a resident of St. Marys in 1937. She was a retired co-owner of the former Family Market in St. Marys from 1954 until 1987.
On July 15, 1939 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles W. “Buck” Kneidel, who preceded her in death.

October 26th

ECC's Tori Dippold wins Class A cross country crown

October 27, 2014

Elk County Catholic's Tori Dippold captured the District 9 Class A individual cross country championship on Saturday at the District 9 cross country championship meets held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Boot Jack.

SMA qualifies four for PIAA cross country championships

October 27, 2014

Four members of the St. Marys Area cross country teams qualified for the PIAA Class AA championships by placing in Saturday's District 9-AA Cross Country Championships held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Boot Jack in Ridgway.

Crusaders fend off Brockway Rovers for 19-17 win

October 27, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team took an early lead and then held off an attempted rally by the Brockway Rovers late in Saturday night's game at Dutch Country Stadium, breaking up a two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game to hold on for a 19-17 victory.

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

RIDGWAY - Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Council approves grant application to fund project

October 26, 2014

Recently St. Marys City Council approved a grant application, which if approved, would help fund a future city project.
The grant is offered through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program to financially assist municipalities with a number of community development needs principally benefitting low and moderate income citizens.
The city's 2014 entitlement is $288,311 with nearly $52,000 earmarked for program administration.
This leaves a balance of $236,416 for a sewer line replacement/road improvement multi-year project.

October 24th

Dutchmen beat Moniteau 35-6 on Senior Night

October 25, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team defeated the Moniteau Warriors by a 35-6 score on Senior Night at Dutch Country Stadium.

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