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October 9th, 2011

Burial detail to honor area veterans with monuments

October 9, 2011

The members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail are a familiar sight to anyone who has attended the funeral of an area veteran. Veterans themselves, they are a moving sight as they salute, present the flag and perform other rituals as a sign of respect and an appropriate farewell to someone who has served in a branch of the U.S. military. To further honor deceased veterans, the burial detail is planning to erect monuments at both the St. Mary's Catholic and St. Marys Protestant cemeteries.

School board considers seismic testing on school property

October 9, 2011

At Thursday's work session meeting of the St. Marys Area School District's board of directors, Superintendent Anne Kearney discussed with other board members a proposal to allow ELEXCO Land Service Company to perform seismic testing on district property in Bennetts Valley.
"On Wednesday, I was approached by Elexco Land Services Company, asking if we could give permission for them to do seismic testing on the property at Bennetts Valley [school]," Kearney said.

Outfitter store opens for business

October 9, 2011

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Country Squirrel Outfitters at 3 Main St. in downtown Ridgway.
Owners Steve and Miranda Putt grew up in Bedford County and later moved to Colorado where they owned and operated a similar outfitter store; they ultimately moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends.

October 6th

PSSA test results discussed at school board meeting

October 7, 2011

At Monday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District's board of directors, the 2010-2011 PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessments) results were discussed and, in looking forward, means of ensuring continued success and future improvements were considered.
Joseph Collins, SMASD director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, presented the results to the board and assembled administrators. He said 75 percent of students in the St. Marys Area School District (SMASD) were shown to be proficient or advanced in reading and 84 percent in math.

Humane Society celebrates 'Adopt a Shelter Dog Month'

October 7, 2011

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and in celebration of the occasion, the Elk County Humane Society is inviting prospective pet owners to visit them this month and consider what an adopted dog could bring to their lives.
In addition, from Oct. 10 through 29, the Humane Society will be lowering the adoption fees for dogs who have been with the shelter for six months or longer, to increase the chances of their finding a home.

Helen M. Wygant

October 6, 2011

Helen M. Wygant of West Songbird Road, Bradford, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at her son's home in Dickson, Tenn.
Committal will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation.

Irene T. Rieder

October 6, 2011

Irene T. Rieder, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 209 Madison Street, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Arnold and Catherine Krug Wurm.
On June 2, 1951 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Thomas Rieder Sr., who preceded her in death on March 26, 1978.

Thomas Edward Clark

October 6, 2011

Thomas Edward Clark was born on April 15, 1939 in Emporium, the third son of the late Otto and Josephine Schager Clark.

October 5th

SMA’s Amy Orr wins D9-AA singles crown

October 5, 2011

DuBOIS - St. Marys Area sophomore Amy Orr won the District 9 Class AA Singles Tennis Championship Wednesday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Orr defeated Brockway’s Brittany Johnson in the championship match 6-3, 6-3.
In the first set, Johnson opened a 2-0 lead. Orr battled back to knot the set at 2-all. It was tied at 3-all before Orr took control and went on to win the first set 6-3.

Mary Rita Valentine

October 5, 2011

Mary Rita Valentine, 95, of 327 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home. 
She was born May 30, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Josephine Geeck Eckl.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from St. Marys schools.  She was a retired personnel manager of the Stackpole Carbon Corp. and had worked for the Conrad family for many years.
On November 11, 1967 in the Queen of the World Church, she married R. Thomas Valentine, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2011.

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