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April 2nd, 2013

Home-based quilting business opens

April 2, 2013

Ridgway resident and quilting enthusiast Jeanne Hall is working the job she always wanted, owner of Queenie's Quilting located along German Settlement Road.

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer

April 2, 2013

Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.
On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church she married Rick Rimer, who survives.
Mrs. Rimer was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, class of 1975. She also attended Penn State University in DuBois. She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.

April 1st

Last member of home invasion trio pleads guilty Monday

April 1, 2013

RIDGWAY - The third man charged in the January 2011 knifepoint robbery of an elderly Johnsonburg man was in Elk County Court Monday where he pleaded guilty to his role in the home-invasion style attack.

SMAMS students visit Wallops Island

April 1, 2013

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St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.

Solicitor reviewing trapping guidelines

April 1, 2013

St. Marys City Council approved a revised agreement with the HR Group to have John Riley on retainer at a cost of $250 per month, a fee he lowered from the previous cost of $500 per month.

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick

April 1, 2013

George P. "Kayo" Hetrick, 84, of 143 Houston Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1928, in Byrnedale, son of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick. On November 8, 1952, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Arlene C. Reider, who survives.

Sheri R. Greak

April 1, 2013

Sheri R. Greak, 66, of 815 Middletown Rd., Lake City, died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1946, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Ethel R. Snyder.
She married Leonard G. Greak (PSP) , and he predeceased her in death on April 29, 2003.
She graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, Mercy Hospital (Pittsburgh), and Hananaham (Philadelphia) with a degree in Nursing.

March 31st

Youth portray lax attitudes towards drug and alcohol use in area

March 31, 2013

In a recent town hall meeting dealing with drug use and local youth, a survey of area adolescents and teens showed many believe this area holds lax views on drugs and alcohol use.

SMAMS Day of Giving benefits multiple organizations

March 31, 2013

St. Marys Area Middle School held a Day of Giving recently where they distributed just over $1,800 to two organizations fighting leukemia and multiple sclerosis as well as donated bags of candy bar wrappers to help feed America's hungry.

Bunny Hop becoming an Easter tradition for many

March 31, 2013

When the Frank and Paladino siblings decided to hold a 5k walk/run on the day before Easter three years ago, they simply wanted to honor the memories of their mothers, who had both died from brain aneurysms, and raise funds for The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. They did not realize at the time that they were also starting an event that would become a tradition for a number of area residents.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team successfully defended their Elk County Baseball...
It was fitting that a long day at Knothole Park was made a little longer by extra innings. St....
The Johnsonburg Rams went into the seventh inning of Friday's opening round game in the Elk County...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...