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June 5th, 2012

Alan E. Prechtel

June 5, 2012

Alan E. Prechtel, 52, of 131 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born on June 4, 1960 in St. Marys, a son of the late Richard and Ruby Galmish Prechtel.
Alan was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS. He was employed at Elcam for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Kersey Eagles. He greatly enjoyed racing and helping his nephew Tommy with his race car. He also enjoyed riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his family. 

June 4th

Jean M. Schlimm

June 4, 2012

Jean M. Schlimm, 75, of 289 West Creek Rd., St. Marys, died at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
She was born Aug. 23, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Clara Prechtl Detsch.
On Sept. 2, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Ferdinand "Buzz" Schlimm.

Ferdinand G. "Buzz" Schlimm

June 4, 2012

Ferdinand G. "Buzz" Schlimm, 75, of 289 West Creek Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
He was born Nov. 25, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late Ferdinand E. and Esther Straub Schlimm.
On September 2, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, he married his beloved wife of nearly 55 years, the late Jeanne Detsch Schlimm.

Council revises proposed jake brake ordinance

June 4, 2012

Members of St. Marys City Council discussed the city's proposed engine brake or "jake brake" ordinance, permitting its use in specified sections of the city.
During Monday evening's meeting, Councilman Ned Jacob stated that because the ordinance covers every street and alley in the city, that is a large area to cover considering how much of state routes 120 and 255 are within the city limits.
Mayor Sally Geyer stated she does not agree with the fine, set at up to $500. If violators default on payment they are subject to imprisonment of up to 90 days.

Lady Crusader softball advances with 6-2 victory

June 4, 2012

ECC downs Sto-Rox

BROCKWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class A softball tournament with a 6-2 victory over the Sto-Rox Vikings Monday afternoon at the Brockway Area High School field.
The Lady Crusaders will meet District 5 champion Fannett Metal Thursday at a site and time to be announced. Fannett Metal defeated District 7 runner-up Carmichaels 12-1 Monday.

Crusaders advance with 6-2 win over West Middlesex

June 4, 2012

SLIPPERY ROCK – It was cloudy and cool Monday afternoon at Jack Critchfield Park at Slippery Rock University for the PIAA Class A baseball championship opening-round game between West Middlesex and Elk County Catholic, but the Crusaders' bats were hot and so was sophomore Brandon Schlimm's pitching as ECC led all the way for a 6-2 victory.

Curfew extended for baseball tournament

June 4, 2012

City Council approved a request by the American Legion Region 8 Committee to relax the city's curfew from July 21-25 for a baseball tournament taking place at Berwind Park.
Councilman Bob Roberts said although council has approved this request several times in the past, he believes organizers stipulated an anticipated ending time.
"I understand the reason for it, but as this stands would it be for a half hour from the end of the game, until the next day, until midnight? What are they asking for?" Roberts questioned.

Schneider settles in as county prothonotary

June 4, 2012

After garnering over 61 percent of the voters' approval in the November general election, Susanne Straub Schneider has settled in over the last few months as the county's new prothonotary.
Susanne originally started out in the second deputy's position within the office, a post that served as a stepping stone for greater things to come.
"When the second deputy position became available, [Elk County Treasurer Peggy Schneider] asked me if I would be interested," Susanne said. "I interviewed with the prothonotary at the time, David Frey, and I was hired as second deputy, that was in 2010.

The St. Marys of the Civil War

June 4, 2012

ST. MARYS - With the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War in full swing, many will take pause to consider the toll and lasting legacy of the war on our nation. At the same time, it begs the question of what the impact would have been at the local level and what bearing the war would have had on the early residents of St. Marys and the town itself.
In 1860, with the American Civil War imminent, historian Ray Beimel of the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society said the residents of St. Marys remained relatively removed from the conflict embroiling the nation.

June 3rd

Krug enjoying summer internship at ECCOTA

June 3, 2012

RIDGWAY - Summer intern and St. Marys native Sara Krug enjoys her work directing summer youth programs for the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA].
A sophomore at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Sara is the daughter of St. Marys residents Steve and Helen Krug.

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