March 15th, 2013
LEWISBURG â€” The St. Marys Area swimmers finished on a high note when they concluded day two of the PIAA AA Swim & Dive Championships at Bucknell on Thursday.
For the Lady Dutch, their whirlwind season ended just as it began, with two of the squadâ€™s top performers swimming personal bests while breaking their own school records, while the Dutchmen found a little magic on Thursday morning. sending one into the consolation finals that night.
The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few. Â They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt. Â
JAMES CITY â€“ Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.
Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.
Irvin Mattivi, 83, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Agostino Mattivi of Kersey, died quietly at home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1929. Upon returning from the Korean War, he married the love of his life, Geraldine C. (Jean) Mattivi on June 20, 1953, and raised their four daughters in Raleigh, N.C. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He retired from IBM in 1995. He stayed active in his church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and with the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving example to his family and friends, and to all.
Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.
RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana has been continued to allow his defense more time to review the evidence against him.
Two years ago, USAF Major John Mirtich was honored by the Mt. Zion Historical Society as one ofÂ its "Heroes of Air Power"Â with a plaque at the Mt. Zion Veterans Park near Weedville. He was recently promoted to USAF Lt. Col.
JAMES CITY â€“ Two environmental groups are supporting the Highland Township Board of Supervisors in its attemptÂ to block a proposed "injection well."
Neil C. Shade Sr., 85, of Cherry Hill Road, Albion, died early Thursday morning, March 14, 2013 at St. Marys Home of Erie.
He was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Erie, a son of the late Earl L. Shade and Catherine Johnson. He was married to Joan M. Carlin Shade on Sept. 6, 1949. She preceded him in death on April 19, 2002.