The Jersey Shore area along the East Coast was devastated in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last month, but St. Marys residents have managed to bring the residents there a little comfort and joy throughout the Christmas season through their generous donations.
Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.
Doris M. Hasselman, 72, of 633 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died comfortably at home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert and Louise Solic Schneider. On Oct. 22, 1960 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married LeRoy G. â€śTubbyâ€ť Hasselman, who survives.
Mrs. Hasselman was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing and playing cards with her friends.
Alfred F. Dubler, 81, of Montclair, Calif., died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the Upland Rehab and Care Center.
He was born Jan. 11, 1931 in Ridgway, son of John and Doris Lindgren Dubler.
The younger half of a father-and-son team charged with two Elk County arsons was in Elk County Court Friday seeking a reduction of his bail from a combined $125,000 cash to $12,500 secured by property.
Steve Caggeso, right, representing the Ridgway Moose Lodge, recently presented a $200 donation to the Elk County Sheriff's Department for their Women on Target program. Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg, left, said the program is offered approximately twice a year in conjunction with the Ridgway Rifle Club and the National Rifle Association. The program is conducted free of charge to women who are recipients of a Pennsylvania license to carry firearms and who also own firearms. They are taught through classroom time and hands-on shooting.