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December 23rd

Crusaders remain undefeated with win at Ridgway

December 24, 2014

A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in the Elk County Holiday Tournament this weekend. Perhaps early Christmas presents for ECC and their supporters, perhaps a figurative lump of coal for the Elkers and their fans.
Elk County Catholic remained undefeated with a 57-43 win at Ridgway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Light display brightens Christmas

December 24, 2014

As a staple of St. Marys holiday displays, Paul Schneider of Averyville Road has been creating his famous lighting scenes for the past 35 years. His Christmas display is his largest, followed by Halloween as a close second.
The display, done mostly in clear lights, spans Schneider's front, side and back yards. Among the festive display are two Nativity scenes, angels, toy soldiers, Santa Claus, carolers, and an array of snowmen along with other winter characters. Schneider also creates displays for Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, St. Patricks, Easter, and the Fourth of July.

Toby Water customers receive clean water for Christmas

December 24, 2014

Just in time for Christmas, Toby Water customers in Fox Township were informed Tuesday the boil water notice had been lifted following the discovery of a potentially dangerous parasite found in the local water system just over a month ago.
According to Rob Singer, Toby Water Treatment Plant system operator, the township installed an upgraded connection to St. Marys Water in order to supply customers with much needed clean water.

Favorite coach contest entering fourth year

December 24, 2014

The annual Coaches vs. Cancer program, which raises funds to benefit the American Cancer Society, will once again be held in conjunction with the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at the St. Marys Area High School. According to Roben Daghir, who coordinates the annual fundraiser, this year's event will featuring returning favorites as well as new additions.

Michele "Michael" Costanzo

December 24, 2014

Michele "Michael" Costanzo, 91, of 314 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born July 2, 1923 in Platina, Italy, son of the late Francisco and Maria Rosa Visconti Costanzo.
On Feb. 27, 1947, he married Emanuela Perri in Italy. She died Aug. 13, 2013.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 1950 and had graduated from high school in Italy.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church where he was very active and was an usher for many years. He was an avid gardener.
He served in the army in Italy.

Jeanette T. "Janet" Yonker

December 24, 2014

Jeanette T. "Janet" Yonker, 89, of 155 W. Mill St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at her home.
She was born Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Clara Young Neubert.
On July 30, 1960 in St. Benedict's in Daguscahonda, she married Paul Yonker, who survives.

December 22nd

Christmas Day Dinner marks 20 years

December 22, 2014

Food, fun and friendship is what the annual Christmas Day Dinner has been providing to St. Marys area residents for the past 20 years.
Each year the community mission project has grown in popularity. Last year 223 meals were served in the dining hall while another 225 meals were delivered to area residents.
The free event is open to all residents of St. Marys, Fox Township and Jay Township. Meals are served beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Day at the First United Methodist Church's Asbury Hall, located along North St. Marys Street.

Benezette man charged in jewelry theft

December 22, 2014

JAY TWP. – A Benezette resident has been charged with the theft of various pieces of jewelry, including items of sentimental value to Denise Lorraine Bahl, 55, of Force.
Robert Joseph Wehner, 46, of Benezette was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property when another acquaintance, Earnest Caldarelli, searched Wehner's belongings and found him to be in possession of Bahl's jewelry as well as jewelry belonging to Caldarelli. Wehner reportedly told police that he wasn't present when they went through his suitcase and doesn't know where the jewelry came from.

Charles "Huxie" W. Nearing

December 22, 2014

Charles "Huxie" W. Nearing, 77, of Burning Well Road, Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Wilcox, he was a son of the late Linus and Margaret Paulina Nearing.
"Huxie" served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans' Memorial Club in Mt. Jewett and the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
Prior to retirement, he was employed as the dog catcher for Elk County.

Theresa Marie Pond

December 22, 2014

Theresa Marie Pond, 82, of Fayetteville, N.C, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen, N.C.
Theresa was born in Elk County on Oct. 10, 1932 to the late Frank and Johanna Weber Eichmiller. She worked as a bookkeeper in the automobile industry.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen P. West and her husband, Marvin of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Erie; one grandchild, Sgt. Michael Eugene West of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; and one great-grandchild, Katie Marie West of Ft. Campbell, Ky.

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