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December 30th

Ramettes roll by Ridgway in consolation game

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ramettes (3-5) were rarely contested Friday in a 54-20 victory over winless Ridgway in the consolation game of the 30th annual Elk County girls holiday basketball tournament.
The Ramettes were led by Brittany Watts with 15 points, while Chelsea Benson and Rhianon Fowler contributed 10 points each; Ridgway's leading scorer was Nicole Breier with eight points.
Johnsonburg applied heavy defensive pressure early on to trigger multiple turnovers in the first quarter en route to a 20-3 lead.

No paper Monday

December 31, 2011

Attention Daily Press subscribers: Due to the New Year holiday, there will be no paper on Monday, Jan. 2. The next edition of The Daily Press will be issued on Tuesday, Jan. 3. We wish everyone a very happy, healthy and successful New Year.

James D. Lodes

December 31, 2011

James D. Lodes, 69, of 11 Mertz Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born April 15, 1942 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward A. and Catherine G. Fritz Lodes.
Mr Lodes was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart and Central Catholic schools. He had worked at Powdered Metal Products and had also worked at Penn Pallet for many years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was known for his love of dogs.

Vivian Bernadene Hanes Leehan

December 31, 2011

Vivian Bernadene Hanes Leehan, 74, of Edinboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at St. Vincent Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born in St. Marys, on May 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Barbara Reuscher Hanes.
Vivian had many passions in life, first and foremost was her love for her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved traveling, gardening, lawn work, bingo, bowling and golfing. Vivian lived to care for her children and her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by everyone.

December 29th

Long-range shots pave way for Lady Dutch

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Lady Dutch avenged a season-opening loss to Johnsonburg with a 42-33 win Thursday to get them into today's Elk County Holiday Tournament final against unblemished Elk County Catholic.

Lady Crusaders advance to championship

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders will play in the championship game of the Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament after a 59-25 victory over Ridgway Thursday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School.

Rams hold off Crusader rally, win 40-37

December 30, 2011

The Johnsonburg Rams held off a second-half rally by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders in yesterday evening's first-round game of the Elk County Holiday Boys' Basketball Tournament, winning 40-37 to advance to tonight's championship game versus the Ridgway Elkers.
Early on it looked like the Rams would have no trouble from the Crusaders as they outscored them 13-2 in the first period and 9-7 in the second quarter to take a 22-9 halftime lead.

Elkers down Dutch 58-49 to advance to tourney finals

December 30, 2011

The Ridgway Elkers used a strong second half to advance to the championship game of the 32nd annual Elk County Boys’ Holiday Basketball Tournament to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 58-49 score.
The Elkers will now meet the Johnsonburg Rams tonight at 8 p.m. for the boys’ championship. Johnsonburg defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 40-37 in Wednesday’s nightcap.
Ridgway outscored the Dutch 13-4 in the third period to turn a 34-30 St. Marys halftime lead to a 43-38 Elker lead at the end of the third quarter.

Nursing scholarships help area students on to success

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – Since the St. Marys Nurses Study Club officially began in 1940, 35 scholarships have been awarded to area residents pursuing a nursing career, and the very first recipient of that scholarship has said it made a significant difference in her life.
Connie (Meyer) Otteni, who recently joined the study club, was awarded the scholarship in 1966.

'Tis the season to prevent frozen pipes

December 30, 2011

Now that snow has finally begun to fall and the temperature has dropped, homeowners run the risk of frozen pipes and water damage.
According to Ed McNell of St. Marys Plumbing Heating & Cooling, something as cheap and simple as adding insulation to piping can save a homeowner thousands of dollars down the road.
"One of biggest problems inside of homes are small drafts," McNell said. "If a pipe is running by an outside window or close to an outside wall where a draft can come in, there is a high tendency to get a freeze right at that spot."

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