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June 28th, 2012

Punxsutawney Major baseball stars hand St. Marys 11-6 loss

June 28, 2012

Will meet Ridgway Saturday at Memorial Park

The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major League all-star squad suffered an 11-6 loss at the hands of the Punxsutawney squad last night at Memorial Park.
St. Marys now falls into the loser’s bracket, where they will meet Ridgway on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park.
In last night’s game, both teams had 10 hits. Getting the hits for the St. Marys squad were Tim Wehler and Hayden Tettis, both with a double and a single. Gabe Kraus had two singles while Brendon Rolley, Alec Wehler, Ryan Heary and Logan Hoffman each singled.

Farmers market opens for season tomorrow

June 28, 2012

Area residents can shop for fresh, local foods from summer to fall at the St. Marys Farmers Market, set to open for the season tomorrow.
The market will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. every Saturday from June 30 until Oct. 20 in the parking lot of the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys.
Market Manager Marty Riddle said many items are available.
"We have in-season vegetables and fruits, baked goods. We also have meats, smoked cheeses, jellies, jams," Riddle said. "They [patrons] can get fresh produce, homemade baked goods and they help support local farmers and the area people."

'Through the Window' short stories delve into past events

June 28, 2012

Local writers Geraldine "Gerri" Bianchi Wolfe and the late Clark Hawkins teamed up to write a new book, "Through the Window," which offers a diverse collection of short stories of the past and present, many of which are inspired by true life-events and set in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The 100-page book offers 11 short stories, including an introduction, an in memoriam, commentary, brief author biographies and local photos, most of which were provided by Hawkins.

Dr. David Quinn Steele

June 28, 2012

Dr. David Quinn Steele, 85 of Glen Hazel Road in Wilcox, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at U.P.M.C. Presybterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
A complete obituary and funeral arrangement information will be announced when it becomes available.

June 27th

Alice L. Marcenelle

June 28, 2012

Alice L. Marcenelle, 82, of Port Vue, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
She was the daughter of the late Grover and Helen (McVicker) Ritchie; the devoted wife of Anthony "Ants" Marcenelle; loving mother of Tawnie (Larry) Gisi of Monroeville, Anthony (Zoe) Marcenelle, Ronnie (Jennifer) Marcenelle of Houston, Texas, Connie Mellett of Aspinwall and Victoria (Mark) Whiteman of St. Marys; and the grandmother of Andrew Gisi, Christopher and Emily Marcenelle, Alison, Jacob and Sare Whiteman and Alexandra Mellett. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Ritchie.

St. Marys Legion downs Bradford squad 10-3

June 28, 2012

The St. Marys American Legion Baseball team raised their record to 9-3 on the season with a 10-3 victory over the Bradford Legion Wednesday night at Berwind Park.

Peterson steals the show in 5-2 Wilcox win over Fox

June 28, 2012

WILCOX – Cole Peterson made the start on the mound Wednesday for Wilcox in American Legion baseball against Fox Township and stole the show with not only a complete game 5-2 win but also a perfect 4 for 4 showing at the plate.
Peterson struck out nine batters on the night while working out of trouble with runners in scoring position four times.

Commission keeps close eye on bills

June 27, 2012

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] have been closely watching recent U.S. Senate and House activity.
The Senate recently postponed consideration of the FY13 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill until possibly the middle of July; Senate leaders originally anticipated to debate the annual spending bill this month, according to North Central Executive Director Eric Bridges.
A week ago, the House voted to instruct conferees to the House-Senate negotiations on the highway bill to finish their work by Friday, June 22.

PET thermoform recycling plans moving forward

June 27, 2012

RIDGWAY - At Tuesday's Elk County Solid Waste Authority meeting, Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said she will be participating in a conference call this week with the PA Recycling Markets Center to continue with steps to enable PET (polyethylene terephthalate) thermoform plastic recycling through a pilot project. The center in Elk County is receiving funding through a national grant and is the only rurally located facility involved in the project.

Armyworms on the march in St. Marys

June 27, 2012

"It's worse than a plague," said Pete Braun of Braun's Farm in St. Marys regarding the destruction of crops caused by invading armyworms.
Braun, like many area farmers, is suffering firsthand from the devastation caused by the armyworm, or Pseudaleta unipuncta (Haworth), a native species widely distributed throughout the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains.

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