July 6th, 2012
Betty L. Scrimshaw, 80, of 1056 Theresia Street Apt A., St. Marys, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
She was born on Dec. 31, 1931 in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Hartson and Beatrice Kilduff Watson.
She was married to the late Robert Johnson and the late Wayne Scrimshaw.
Mrs. Scrimshaw attended the Emporium Free Methodist Church.Â She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family.Â
Frances K. Dragovich, 91, of Apple Street, Weedville, died on July 3, 2012 in Wellsboro.
Born on Dec. 27, 1920 in Weedville, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Pearl (Fraizer) Robinson of Weedville.â€¨Frances was a homemaker and during WWII she worked in Emporium at the Sylvania plant where she met her husband Nick, who was in the Hunts Run CCC Camp in Emporium.
The St. Marys Little League Junior League All-Star baseball team was handed their first loss on Friday evening as they fell to Bradford 11-8 in a contest played at Memorial Park.
Kyle Williams started on the mound for St. Marys, working three and one-third innings and giving up nine hits, walking four, and striking out three. Pat Schlimm took over for one and two-thirds of an inning, giving up one hit, walking three, and striking out two. Nate DaCanal worked the final two innings.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major League All-Stars were eliminated from the District 10 South Division Tournament Thursday night at Memorial Park by the DuBois all-star squad by a 14-3 score.
Last nightâ€™s game was the finals of the loserâ€™s bracket. DuBois will now travel to Punxsutawney Saturday night for an 8 p.m. game against Punxsutawney. If Punxsy wins, they are the South Division champ. If DuBois wins, another game will be played to determine the division champ.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League All-Star team was eliminated from the District 10 tournament on Thursday evening with a 16-1 four-inning loss to Warren at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys, the visiting team, got on the scoreboard first with their lone run, but then was unable to answer as Warren scored 16 unanswered runs over the course of three innings to claim the victory.
During Monday's meeting of the St. Marys City Council, Councilman Ned Jacobs criticized the city's maintenance of a road belonging to the St. Marys Municipal Airport Authority as a misapplication of city tax dollars.
Jacobs said he received a phone call from a resident asking why the city was performing grading of the private road around the airport, "mainly the east and south sides running parallel to the runway."
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed the ongoing topic of the use of township soccer fields by the Elk County Catholic High School soccer team .
An approval of the team's application was tabled during the June meeting. The supervisors did not vote on any contract or addendum at the meeting.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz created a proposed addendum to the team's rental contract with the park for the 2012 season.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first in a series celebrating the St. Marys Public Libraryâ€™s 100 years of service to area residents.
Diana Smith could probably write a book about her experience working at the St. Marys Public Library since 1969â€”and chances are, sheâ€™d know exactly where to find it on the shelves, too.
Now working exclusively with interlibrary loans, Smith has also manned the reference desk and assisted clients with finding books or answers, as well as working in the office. A chance interaction led to her longtime association with the library.
It was sunny and humid on Thursday, with the temperature reportedly in the mid-80s early in the afternoon-- perfect weather for the estimated 130 area youth who took part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
According to Ben and Luke Daghir, recreation assistants at the park and co-coordinators of Inner Park Day, there were 10 different events this year and participants were split up into 10 groups based on age and gender. The event was open to boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old.
Robert J. Grieggs, 77, of Albuquerque, N.M., died at home on March 24, 2012.
He was born Jan. 12, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Thomas J. and Anna C. Francis Grieggs. On March 15, 1957, he married Betty (Hall) Grieggs, who survives.
He served in the U.S. Army and worked for many years at Stackpole Carbon Co. before moving to Los Alamos, N.M. in 1967, where he worked at the Los Alamos National Lab until his retirement in 1993. As a side job, he worked in refrigeration repair for many years. He was also an avid hunter.