March 9th, 2014
Anthony J. (Butch) Asti, 73, of 11 East Cardott St., Ridgway, died Friday morning, March 7, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1941 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Tony and Mildred (Aiello) Asti. He married Sandra L. Mecca on July 22, 1961; she survives. He had resided in Ridgway since 1961 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. He was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Ridgway.
A light dusting Saturday night extended a winter season that already featured sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall throughout the area.
After relatively normal numbers from October to December, the area received roughly 22 inches of snowfall in January, exceeding an average which is reportedly around 19 inches within the past 30 years, according to weatherdb.com.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual dinner, "A Night with the Stars," on Saturday, April 5 at The Highlands (formerly the St. Marys Country Club).
The Chamber has been holding their annual dinners for over 25 years, and according to Ashley O'Dell, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Outreach Coordinator, this year's event will feature a red carpet theme with paparazzi taking attendees' photographs as they arrive. There is no dress code for the event though, O'Dell stressed.
Latin may be referred to by some as a "dead language," but that is not the case at Elk County Catholic High School.
After a hiatus of several years, the school once again began offering Latin courses a few years ago under the direction of Janet VanEerden. VanEerden currently teaches Latin II, while Fr. Ross Miceli, ECCHS Campus Minister, teaches Latin I.
"We have 22 kids in Latin I, so it's a pretty big class," Miceli said.
Olga D. Simbeck, 96, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Caledonia, daughter of Angelo and Giovanna (Trojan) Dezanet. On Nov. 4, 1961, she married John "Jack" Simbeck, who survives.
She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force and Bennetts Valley American Legion Auxiliary. She retired from Sylvania in Emporium and St. Marys after 44 years of service.
Rose M. Wolf, 89, formerly of 36 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1925 in Johnsonburg, daughter of John and Theresa Manno Calla. On Sept. 10, 1960, she married Norbert G. Wolf, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2001.
Rose resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1943. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and Johnsonburg Senior Center. She loved entertaining, cooking and being a homemaker. She worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. for 35 years.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team saw their season come to an end Friday night at Clarion University's Waldo Tippin Gymasium as the Homer-Center Wildcats edged the Crusaders by a 47-45 score in the opening round of the PIAA Class A Tournament.
While both teams had 17 field goals, the Wildcats were 9 of 18 from the foul line while Elk Catholic was seven of 19 from the sin strip.
When the dust settled Friday night, the Ridgway Elkers (21-6) were the lone District 9 Class A team still alive in the state playoffs.
With Elk County Catholic (23-5) and Johnsonburg (23-5) on the losing end, it was Ridgway's Jeremy Breier who played like a season veteran Friday night, scoring 29 points en route to a 62-32 victory over Eisenhower in the opening round of the PIAA Class A boys' basketball playoffs.
An emphatic statement was made in the second quarter by Lincoln Park Friday night.
There would be no celebration at the Leopardsâ€™ expense this year.
Lincoln Park outscored Johnsonburg 35-13 in the second quarter en route to a 96-46 win over the Rams Friday night at North Hills High School in the first round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball playoffs.
Dorothy C. Heigel, 89, of 437 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor Nissel Bauer.
On Nov. 30, 1946, she married George A. Heigel Sr., who preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the St. Marys Church.Â She enjoyed baking, cooking, and her annual trips to the beach with her family.Â Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.