April 29th, 2012
James A. Doan, 64, of 1769 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 20, 1947, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Loyce E. and Nanna M. Niesler Doan.
He was a graduate of Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, Calif., and had resided in St. Marys since 1995.
On Nov. 14, 1966, in California, he married Sheryl J. Parsons, who survives.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Area fire crews spent several hours battling a fire that burned several acres along SR 555, east of Benezette, on Sunday afternoon.
According to Elk County 911 email alerts, the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the area of 10461 Route 555 between Hulett Street and Summerson Road at 3:40 p.m. The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department and Crystal Fire Department from St. Marys were both called to the scene at 4:12 p.m.
The City of St. Marys Shade Tree Commission began Arbor Day celebrations on Friday with a Tree City USA ceremony on Depot Street in downtown St. Marys.
Roman P. "Romie" Kronenwetter, 89, of 430 Maple St., St. Marys, died Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 3, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Benedict J. and Anna Rose (Wehler) Kronenwetter.
On Sept. 2, 1950, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Genevieve (Sue) McIntyre Kronenwetter, who survives.
Donald J. Vogt, 63, of 224 Pear Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.Â Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys.
The myth of motorcycles in movies, books and songs seems to embody the idea of youth, rebelliousness, recklessness and a wild spirit. James Dean in â€śRebel Without a Cause,â€ť "Leader of the Pack,â€ť â€śUnknown Legend,â€ť the famous duo of the counterculture movie â€śEasy Rider,â€ť Evil Knievel, the Hellâ€™s Angels, â€śGhost Rider -- even Steve McQueen speeding across the countryside in â€śThe Great Escape-- all of those stories and images make some people yearn for the always-exciting and sometimes dangerous lure of the open road and a powerful engine.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team knocked the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the ranks of the undefeated Friday afternoon as they handed the Lady Crusaders a 3-0 loss at Benzinger Park.
Through four innings, the game was a real pitchersâ€™ duel between St. Marys Areaâ€™s Rachel Ginther and Elk County Catholicâ€™s Taylor Schlimm. The Lady Dutch were able to score all of their runs in the top of the fifth inning on four hits, one of which was a two-run home run by Savanah Krivonyak.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad took an early lead and used good defense to pick up a 4-2 victory over cross-town rival St. Marys Area on Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
"[It was a] tough one to take," said St. Marys Area coach Tony Azzato. "[We gave up] three unearned runs."
Brandon Schlimm started on the mound for the Crusaders, working six innings and giving up three hits, walking three, and striking out eight. Ben Cortina worked the final inning in relief, walking one.
During a recent East Branch Dam Safety Initiative meeting, residents and various agency personnel were notified about new updates to the project.
"We're considering for this project a community information system. We've done this at some of our other projects. It will be voluntary and will be a 9-1-1 type number, although it is not an emergency line," said Mike Rattay, project manager.
The system consists of an automated calling list which will contact people in the evening to announce public meetings, construction activities, road closures, and other events.
With summer drawing closer and vacation season along with it, law enforcement officials are asking the public to take simple precautions in safeguarding their home against burglary.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than two billion burglaries occurred in the U.S. in 2009, with an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property. Of those, nearly three-fourths were residential, with the average dollar loss-per-burglary $2,096.