April 3rd, 2013
Nellie H. Nitsche, 97, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Wilcox, died Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2012, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 15, 1915 in Brookston, daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Szaidek Wantuck.
On November 23, 1938 in Holy Cross Church, Rasselas she married Frank J. Nitsche, and he preceded her in death July 16, 2003.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived at Silver Creek Terrace for five years.
Richard H. "Dick" Simbeck, 82, of 533 North Michael Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 28, 1930 in St. Marys, son of the late Henry and Irene Davis Simbeck.
On August 7, 1954, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, he married Donna Gahr, who survives.
The Blue Tide swim team held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, March 28. After the meal head coach Mary Secco thanked her assistant coaches for the season, Travis Secco, Rachel Schreiber, Liz Thorwart, and Scott Scutella.
With progress comes sacrifice. This is something many St. Marys residents are experiencing first hand, specifically pertaining to the removal of treasured trees lining the Million Dollar Highway which have been removed as part of the state Route 255 renovation project.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The preliminary hearing for a Johnsonburg man charged with the murder of a Ridgway teen, originally scheduled for this morning, has been postponed. Nicholas Martin, 22, of 416 First Ave. in Johnsonburg was arrested last Tuesday and charged with the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth of Ridgway.
A Ridgway man and his Johnsonburg codefendant charged with federal firearms violations have been granted additional time to prepare their legal defenses prior to trial in Federal Court. Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, and David A. Blashaw, 55, of Johnsonburg, were indicted on charges that they conspired to supply Milliard, a convicted felon, with guns and ammunition between October of 2007 and September of 2012.
Ridgway resident and quilting enthusiast Jeanne Hall is working the job she always wanted, owner of Queenie's Quilting located along German Settlement Road.
Catherine L. "Cathy" Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, died Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.
On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church she married Rick Rimer, who survives.
Mrs. Rimer was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, class of 1975. She also attended Penn State University in DuBois. She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.
RIDGWAY - The third man charged in the January 2011 knifepoint robbery of an elderly Johnsonburg man was in Elk County Court Monday where he pleaded guilty to his role in the home-invasion style attack.
St. Marys Area Middle School advanced science students and their teachers traveled to Wallops Island, Va. to learn about four different coastal environments and what connects each environment to surrounding habitats. These students had the unique opportunity to get a hands-on, feet-wet environmental experience.