June 2nd, 2011
MT. ZION â€“Â Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) dedicated around a hundred new pavers at the Mt. Zion Historic Park during a Memorial Day ceremony held at the site on Saturday afternoon.
Gabler began by remarking that the first thing that came to his mind when he stepped up to the microphone was "thankfulness."
â€śThatâ€™s really what weâ€™re here for to commemorate on Memorial Day. Weâ€™re thankful for the efforts of those brave men and women who have gone before us who have made all of this possible,â€ť Gabler said.
BROCKWAY - The Punxsutawney Chucks defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 10-5 score Wednesday in the District 9 Class AAA championship game played at Brockway Area High School.
Punxsutawney advances to the PIAA Class AAA tourney, which opens Monday. They will take on the District 7 runner-up.
In Wednesdayâ€™s game, the Chucks came up with eight runs on four hits and an error in the fourth inning to break the game open.
BROCKWAY - The Ă‰lk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game by defeating the Clarion Bobcats by a 2-0 score in a semifinal game played at Brockway Area High School.
The Crusaders will play the Coudersport Falcons, 6-4 winners over the Brockway Rovers, on Thursday at a site and time to be announced.
BROCKWAY - The curtain came down on the 2011 softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon when they were defeated by the Clarion Area High Lady Cats by a 9-7 score in the District 9-A semifinals at the Brockway field.
The Lady Crusaders trailed 9-2 going into the top half of the seventh inning and made a gallant effort to pull the game out, cutting it to 9-7 with two runners on bases before the final out of the game was recorded to give the Lady Cats a hard-earned 9-7 victory.
MT. ZION â€“Â Several special presentations were made during the fifth annual dedication ceremony at Mt. Zion Historic Park on Saturday afternoon.
Starting things off was a Gold Star Presentation made by Hank Anderson and Leslie Neal. Richard Coccimiglio, master of ceremonies, explained prior to the presentation that the honor dates back to World War I.
Noah Allen Miller, son of Joshua Miller and Jessica Klink of St. Marys, was stillborn on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A blessing and committal service for Noah Allen Miller will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 1 p.m.
William A. Schena, 72, of Cowley Hill Rd., Austin, died suddenly Monday, May 30, 2011 at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center of Altoona.
He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Weedville, son of the late Andrew "Godfrey" and Angelina (Martioni) Schena.
George R. DiNardo, 88, formerly of 707 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Raphael and Serifina (Marrone) DiNardo.
He married Margaret (Mitzie) V. Geci on Nov. 28, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys. She preceded him in death on June 2, 1970.
Kathryn E. Fustine, 85, of 1144 Alexander St., Brockway, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
She was born July 12, 1925 in Brockway, the daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Patterson Mooney. On March 5, 1946, at St. Tobias Church in Brockway, she married Henry A. Fustine, who survives.
Edna L. Erich Kastner, 84, of 108 Irishtown Rd., Kersey, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born June 14, 1926, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Benninger Erich.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1944. She had worked as an assistant cook at the St. Boniface School and had volunteered at the school.
On Nov. 15, 1947, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Donald Kastner, who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1973.