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December 27th, 2012

SMA Homecoming queen among royalty at Liberty Bowl

December 28, 2012

St. Marys Area High School senior Alicia Gerg never imagined being crowned as the school's 2012 Homecoming queen, let alone being invited to participate in the Annual Autozone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis, Tenn.

Coaches vs Cancer kicks off tonight at holiday tournament

December 28, 2012

The annual Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament is set to begin tonight and funds will once again be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society through Coaches vs Cancer.

December 26th

Winter storm hits Elk County

December 27, 2012

Elk County was hit with a winter storm Wednesday afternoon, with some areas receiving nearly a foot of snow. Various events were canceled throughout the region and there were a number of traffic delays in municipalities and on SR 255 and SR 120 due to rapid snowfall and low visibility. Plow trucks were out and residents could be seen shoveling and snowblowing during the first wave, with more snow expected overnight.
Shown is the Elk County Courthouse later Wednesday evening following the storm. Photo by Larry Simon.

Shirley I. Breindel

December 27, 2012

Shirley I. Breindel, 62, of 186 Taft Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Elk Haven
Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 3, 1950 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Clinton and Frances Grosshauser Fitch. On June 27, 1975 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Jerome D. Breindel, who survives.
Mrs. Breindel was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Osram-Sylvania, where she had worked for 13 years. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She enjoyed traveling and watching movies.

The Rev. I. Dewayne Johnson

December 27, 2012

The Rev. I. Dewayne Johnson, 89, of 411 Toby Rd., Kersey, died on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1923 in Toby, a son of the late Victor C. and Daisy Moyer Johnson.
On May 20, 1951 in Brandy Camp United Methodist Church, he married Ardith Trumbull
Johnson, who survives.
Rev. Johnson was a member of the Western PA Conference of United Methodist Ministers, having served fi ve charges over the years, including Haze, Summerville, Rockwood, Tarrs, and Mahaffey.

December 25th

Tidioute homicide suspect captured

December 26, 2012

52-year-old Randy Lee Poole, of Tidioute, has been arrested and charged with burglary and criminal homicide following the Dec. 20 murder of Kathleen Sweeney in Deerfield Township.

Sources: N.W. Pa. can expect between 8 - 12" of snow

December 26, 2012

As Christmas Day festivities wound down, storm warnings ramped up, with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a winter storm warning for Elk, McKean and surrounding counties Tuesday.

Band Boosters reaching out to customers unhappy with fruit purchase

December 26, 2012

After a less-than-'fruit'-ful experience, the Elk County Catholic High School Band Boosters are encouraging area residents who purchased citrus fruit from them that did not meet the previous year's quality to contact them.

December 25th

Goldie May Rearick

December 25, 2012

Goldie May Rearick, 87, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 5, 1925 in Plum Twp., the daughter of the late James Edmond and Lessie Irene (Harkleroad) Kaufman.
On Aug. 27, 1946, she married William P. C. Rearick, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1985.
Mrs. Rearick was born and raised in Plum Twp. and came to Bennetts Valley in 1966. She was a homemaker.

Donald F. Dippold

December 25, 2012

Donald F. Dippold, 80, of 114 Woodland Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at the Elk Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2012.
He was born April 22, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late John A. and Gertrude A. Wendel Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Catholic schools.
On June, 13, 1953, he married Yvonne G. Read in the Sacred Heart Church. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1997.
Mr. Dippold was a retired employee of Northway Trucking in Port Allegheny and was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products, where he worked for 37 years.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...