March 18th, 2013
Despite a tremendous effort from its board members, executive director and community residents, the St. Marys Area United Way fell short of its 2012 goal.
Last year the Crystal Fire Department responded to 321 incidents, an increase of 45 incidents from 2011. Fire Chief Bill Kraus presented the report recently to City Council.
Daniel L. â€śBig Danâ€ť Niedzwecki, 61, of Wattsburg, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 9, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Shirley Wagner Niedzwecki.
Amy C. Ford, age 88, of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Mt. Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield after a lengthy illness.
She was born July 23, 1924 in Arroyo, daughter of the late Clarence and Ella Laura (Sarvey) Shaffer.
She was married to Jordan Ford; he preceded her in death in July 1995.
A Protestant by faith, she lived most of her life in Johnsonburg and worked at St. Marys Hospital Pharmacy for many years.
Rose G. Newell, 90, of Raleigh, N.C. and formerly of St. Marys, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C.
She was born May 8, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Eckert Buerk.
On Sept. 30, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Mack L. Newell , who preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2007 after nearly 60 years of marriage.
LEWISBURG â€” The St. Marys Area swimmers finished on a high note when they concluded day two of the PIAA AA Swim & Dive Championships at Bucknell on Thursday.
For the Lady Dutch, their whirlwind season ended just as it began, with two of the squadâ€™s top performers swimming personal bests while breaking their own school records, while the Dutchmen found a little magic on Thursday morning. sending one into the consolation finals that night.
The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few. Â They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt. Â
JAMES CITY â€“ Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.
Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.
Irvin Mattivi, 83, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Agostino Mattivi of Kersey, died quietly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1929. Upon returning from the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Geraldine C. (Jean) Mattivi on June 20, 1953, and raised their four daughters in Raleigh, N.C. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from IBM in 1995. He stayed active in his church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and with the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving example to his family and friends, and to all.