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April 29th, 2012

Donald J. Vogt

April 29, 2012

Donald J. Vogt, 63, of 224 Pear Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 9, 1948, a son of the late James Vogt and Emma Petrucelli Vogt of St. Marys.
Donny was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Area schools. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the Army 82nd Sig Battalion Airborne Division. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. 

James A. Doan

April 29, 2012

James A. Doan, 64, of 1769 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Loyce E. and Nanna M. Niesler Doan.
He was a graduate of Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., and had resided in St. Marys since 1995.
On Nov. 14, 1966, in California, he married Sheryl J. Parsons, who survives.

Area crews battle afternoon blaze near Benezette

April 29, 2012

BENEZETTE – Area fire crews spent several hours battling a fire that burned several acres along SR 555, east of Benezette, on Sunday afternoon.
According to Elk County 911 email alerts, the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the area of 10461 Route 555 between Hulett Street and Summerson Road at 3:40 p.m. The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department from St. Marys were both called to the scene at 4:12 p.m.

April 27th

Shade Tree Commission holds Tree City USA ceremony

April 27, 2012

The City of St. Marys Shade Tree Commission began Arbor Day celebrations on Friday with a Tree City USA ceremony on Depot Street in downtown St. Marys.

Roman P. "Romie" Kronenwetter

April 27, 2012

Roman P. "Romie" Kronenwetter, 89, of 430 Maple St., St. Marys, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Benedict J. and Anna Rose (Wehler) Kronenwetter.
On Sept. 2, 1950, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Genevieve (Sue) McIntyre Kronenwetter, who survives.

Donald J. Vogt

April 27, 2012

Donald J. Vogt, 63, of 224 Pear Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys.

Free courses can improve safety for motorcycle riders

April 27, 2012

The myth of motorcycles in movies, books and songs seems to embody the idea of youth, rebelliousness, recklessness and a wild spirit. James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause,” "Leader of the Pack,” “Unknown Legend,” the famous duo of the counterculture movie “Easy Rider,” Evil Knievel, the Hell’s Angels, “Ghost Rider -- even Steve McQueen speeding across the countryside in “The Great Escape-- all of those stories and images make some people yearn for the always-exciting and sometimes dangerous lure of the open road and a powerful engine.

Lady Dutch softball edges Lady Crusaders 3-0 Friday

April 27, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team knocked the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the ranks of the undefeated Friday afternoon as they handed the Lady Crusaders a 3-0 loss at Benzinger Park.
Through four innings, the game was a real pitchers’ duel between St. Marys Area’s Rachel Ginther and Elk County Catholic’s Taylor Schlimm. The Lady Dutch were able to score all of their runs in the top of the fifth inning on four hits, one of which was a two-run home run by Savanah Krivonyak.

Crusaders down Dutchmen 4-2 in cross-town match-up

April 27, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad took an early lead and used good defense to pick up a 4-2 victory over cross-town rival St. Marys Area on Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
"[It was a] tough one to take," said St. Marys Area coach Tony Azzato. "[We gave up] three unearned runs."
Brandon Schlimm started on the mound for the Crusaders, working six innings and giving up three hits, walking three, and striking out eight. Ben Cortina worked the final inning in relief, walking one.

East Branch road to undergo construction

April 27, 2012

During a recent East Branch Dam Safety Initiative meeting, residents and various agency personnel were notified about new updates to the project.
"We're considering for this project a community information system. We've done this at some of our other projects. It will be voluntary and will be a 9-1-1 type number, although it is not an emergency line," said Mike Rattay, project manager.
The system consists of an automated calling list which will contact people in the evening to announce public meetings, construction activities, road closures, and other events.

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