September 19th, 2011
Peggy Ann Samick, 79, of 138 Airport Road, St. Marys, died on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1932 in Cameron County, a daughter of Dorothy Berry Card of Sterling Run and the late Charles Orville Card.
On January 2, 1961 in Emporium, she married Albert M. "Loppo" Samick, Jr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999.
We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer; according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in six women is diagnosed with breast cancer annually. The ACS also estimates that more than 10,500 women in Pennsylvania will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer by the end of the year.
In order to help educate the community about breast cancer and provide inspiration to area women and their families, Elk Regional Health Center is hosting "Pink Palooza." The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at The Red Fern in Fox Township.
PUNXSUTAWNEY - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored 28 second-half points last night as they defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 34-12 score in a KSAC Large School Division contest played at Punxsutawney.
The Dutchmen used the running of Cody Baker and David Aul in the second 24 minutes of play to put the game away. Baker finished the night with 233 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns. Aul finished the night with 95 yards on four carries.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad was handed their first loss of the season on Friday evening, falling to the Coudersport Falcons 12-7 in a match played at Dutch Country Stadium.
"We never really got the offense going," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "I thought we had a nice drive in the third and again in the fourth. We had to punch in at the end of the game and we didn't get the job done."
It was sunny but cool on Friday afternoon for the opening round match-up between St. Marys and Ridgway at St. Marys Area High School's soccer field in this year's Bucktail Tournament. St. Marys put up a good fight, but the Lady Elkers eventually emerged with the 4-0 victory to advance to the finals.
"We played more younger players today because of injuries. We want to do well tomorrow. Our younger players are showing improvement. Ridgway is a better team right now, and I wish them luck in the final," said St. Marys coach Dr. Bob Schmidt.
At Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Supervisors, in the "old business" section of the agenda, supervisors and residents delved into the topic of the township's junkyard ordinance. Disagreement centered on the proposed limitation of licenses for junkyards in the area to five.
Area resident Robert Coppolo of Weedville asked supervisors how they arrived at the number five in determining how many licenses the township would provide.
"We just tried to come up with a number so we wouldn't have 20 of them," said Supervisor Francis Gustafson.
Dixie Gornati, 48, of Byrnedale, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, September 15, 2011.
She was born April 5, 1963 in Florida, the daughter of the late Cyrus Wells and Kathleen (Harlan) Rollick. Â
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She attended St. Marys schools and worked for many years in the St. Marys Area School District. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
KERSEY â€“Â The colder weather on Thursday evening did not deter a sizable crowd from gathering at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey to watch a boys' soccer match between the Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area squads. They were not disappointed, as they were treated to a good, old-fashioned cross-town rivalry match-up between the two schools that ended with the Crusaders winning in overtime 2-1.
"St. Marys versus ECC is always a game for the fans and there was no disappointment tonight," said ECC assistant coach T.J. Weaver. "The Dutch came out to play tonight."
In Red Bluff, Calif., on August 16, 2011, at the age of 88 years, Mildred Elizabeth Bilodeau-Ford died after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Ford, whom she married 67 years ago in Emporium.
She will be profoundly missed by her children, Thomas (Marcella), Donna (Pat) and Robert (Jane); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her brother, Gerald Bilodeau
Rose J. Wolack, 88, of Silver Creek Terrace, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born December 13, 1922 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Mary Eskra Rollick.
On July 5, 1945 in St. Marys, she married the late Michael J. Wolack, who preceded her in death on October 7, 2004.