October 5th, 2014
The Elk County Catholic cross country squads put in strong performances at the Ridgway Invitational which was held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Saturday. The Lady Crusaders placed fifth out of nine teams while the Crusaders came in third out of 14 teams. Lady Crusader Tori Dippold dominated the girls' race, finishing over a minute faster than her closest competitor. She had a winning time of 18:53.4.
The St. Marys Area cross country runners took part in the Ridgway Invitational on Saturday at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The Lady Dutch finished second among nine girls' teams and also had three team members place in the top eight.
Georgette Forney, of Pittsburgh, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More awareness campaign, spoke at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night about the negative effects of abortion, including testimony of her own experience.
"I had an abortion when I was 16 years old, and I spent the next 19 years pretending that I hadn't," she said. "My daughter should be 37 years old, but she's not."
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen defeated the Clarion-Limestone Lions by a 50-18 score in a KSAC game played at Clarion-Limestone last night.
Both the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and the Ridgway Elkers took 5-0 records into Friday night's game at Dutch Country Stadium, but it was the Elkers who would steal the show, outplaying the Crusaders on both sides of the ball to win 35-7 in a dominating performance.
This maniacial butcher is sure to get a scare out of those attending the Scare at the Fair haunted house and kids hayride taking place this evening from 8 - 10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey. The event benefits the Elk County Fair and was hosted by the 2014 fair queen and her court.
Samantha Zimmerman was named the 2014 Elk County Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Crusaders game versus the Ridgway Elkers at Dutch Country Stadium on Friday evening. She was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Emma Daghir. Zimmerman was escorted by Austin Minard. The first runner-up was Kirstie Wehler, who was escorted by John Kaul. The second runner-up was Nicole Florio, who was escorted by Ian Herzing. This year's crown bearer was Adam Beimel, and the flower girl was Penelope MacDonald.
â€śMimiâ€ť Mildred Fritz Troha, 77, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.
Mimi was born on June 25, 1937, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Theodore â€śBabeâ€ť Fritz and Elva Herzing Fritz.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955 and married Bob Troha in 1958.
She began working at G.C. Murphyâ€™s in high school, then in the main office at Stackpole Carbon Company as a secretary until the couple had five children in seven years. Later, she worked at J.C. Penney, making lifelong friends.
Raymond Baptist Gornati, 85, of Bennetts Valley, Penfield, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Renaldo and Angelina (Bianchi) Gornati.
On Dec. 2, 1950, he married Victoria Catherine (Skrzypek) in St. Joseph Church.
He served with the U.S. army as Corporal in engineering battalion during the Korean War. He worked in Northwest Coal Mines in Toby, construction for Manno Construction of Ridgway and maintenance for Exotic Metals of Ridgway before retiring in 1973.
Mary L. Thomas, 81, of Scattertown, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at home.
She was born July 23, 1933 in Gardner Hill, daughter of the late Glenn and Lyida (Wolff) Smith.
She married John Thomas on Feb. 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death in March 1996.
She was a housewife and resided in Scattertown all her life. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Mary was a member of the Penfield Free Methodist Church and was attending the Weedville Wesleyan Church.