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July 5th, 2012

Robert J. Grieggs

July 5, 2012

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.

July 4th

Junior softball all-stars open District 10 play with win over Ridgway

July 4, 2012

The St. Marys Little League Softball Junior all-star squad opened play in the District 10 Tournament Tuesday evening by defeating the Ridgway all-stars by a 14-1 score in five innings in a game played at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys will travel to DuBois on Saturday afternoon for a 4 p.m. contest. DuBois defeated Punxsutawney 12-2 in five innings on Tuesday.
Ridgway will play host to Brookville in an elimination game this evening at 6 p.m.

Questions surround redevelopment contract

July 4, 2012

ST. MARYS - The contract between the City of St. Marys and developer Bob Yoder for the redevelopment of downtown St. Marys continues to be a source of confusion and contention, as was demonstrated at the City of St. Marys Council worksession on Monday.
Monica Radkowski of the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group came before council at the meeting Monday seeking clarification of the city's agreement with Yoder and the restrictions it places on other construction activity located within the redevelopment district which Yoder oversees.

Gabler seeking Vietnam veterans for recognition event

July 4, 2012

State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) will be holding a ceremony to recognize Vietnam War-era veterans in his legislative district and is asking area residents who served during that time to contact his office.

Mary Lou Peterson

July 4, 2012

Mary Lou Peterson, 80, of DuBois, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born on May 24, 1932 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Weir Radaker and Hazel Katherine (Adamson) Radaker. On April 13, 1966, she married Frederick Peterson in the Presbyterian Church in DuBois. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1981.
Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother who especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

July 2nd

City Council debates involvement in Zito Media fracas

July 3, 2012

Ongoing difficulties following the Zito Media cable televison upgrades, implemented June 4, were the subject of much debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting, with members at odds over whether the governing body should involve itself and intervene on behalf of customers.

Major baseball stars defeat Fox Township 12-4

July 3, 2012

St. Marys hosts DuBois Thursday
KERSEY - The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major All-Star squad stayed alive in the District 10 South Division Tournament with a 12-4 victory over the Fox Township squad Monday night at the Fox Township Community Park.
St. Marys will return to action Thursday when they take on DuBois at 6 p.m. at a site to be announced. DuBois lost to Punxsutawney by a 9-0 score last night in DuBois.

Area rocked by another arson

July 2, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Area residents are now shaken to the core after the vacant St. Joe's Club in Johnsonburg went up in flames early Monday morning.
The fire, ruled an arson, is the second mysterious fire in four days in Johnsonburg and reportedly broke out shortly after midnight on Monday. Reports indicate the fire started on a second-floor wooden porch and quickly spread throughout the building.

Fox Twp. Legion falls to Wilcox 10-2 to end regular season

July 2, 2012

DAGUS MINES – The Fox Township Post 511 American Legion baseball team gave the undefeated Wilcox squad a run for their money early on in Monday evening's match-up in Fox Township, but Wilcox's bats finally came alive late in the game and the team used good defense to hand Fox a 10-2 loss to end their regular season.
Wilcox manager Jeff Peterson indicated that Fox's slower pitching initially threw off his batters, remarking that they need "to adjust a lot faster" than they did.

Mary M. Vollmer

July 2, 2012

Mary M. Vollmer, 66, of 1045 Powers Run, St. Marys, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born June 18, 1946 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leo “Boots” and Marie McMahon Breindel. On July 10, 1971 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Benedict “Buster” Vollmer, who survives.

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,...