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October 9th, 2011

Outfitter store opens for business

October 9, 2011

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Country Squirrel Outfitters at 3 Main St. in downtown Ridgway.
Owners Steve and Miranda Putt grew up in Bedford County and later moved to Colorado where they owned and operated a similar outfitter store; they ultimately moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends.

October 6th

PSSA test results discussed at school board meeting

October 7, 2011

At Monday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area School District's board of directors, the 2010-2011 PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessments) results were discussed and, in looking forward, means of ensuring continued success and future improvements were considered.
Joseph Collins, SMASD director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, presented the results to the board and assembled administrators. He said 75 percent of students in the St. Marys Area School District (SMASD) were shown to be proficient or advanced in reading and 84 percent in math.

Humane Society celebrates 'Adopt a Shelter Dog Month'

October 7, 2011

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and in celebration of the occasion, the Elk County Humane Society is inviting prospective pet owners to visit them this month and consider what an adopted dog could bring to their lives.
In addition, from Oct. 10 through 29, the Humane Society will be lowering the adoption fees for dogs who have been with the shelter for six months or longer, to increase the chances of their finding a home.

Helen M. Wygant

October 6, 2011

Helen M. Wygant of West Songbird Road, Bradford, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at her son's home in Dickson, Tenn.
Committal will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation.

Irene T. Rieder

October 6, 2011

Irene T. Rieder, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 209 Madison Street, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Arnold and Catherine Krug Wurm.
On June 2, 1951 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Thomas Rieder Sr., who preceded her in death on March 26, 1978.

Thomas Edward Clark

October 6, 2011

Thomas Edward Clark was born on April 15, 1939 in Emporium, the third son of the late Otto and Josephine Schager Clark.

October 5th

SMA’s Amy Orr wins D9-AA singles crown

October 6, 2011

DuBOIS - St. Marys Area sophomore Amy Orr won the District 9 Class AA Singles Tennis Championship Wednesday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Orr defeated Brockway’s Brittany Johnson in the championship match 6-3, 6-3.
In the first set, Johnson opened a 2-0 lead. Orr battled back to knot the set at 2-all. It was tied at 3-all before Orr took control and went on to win the first set 6-3.

Mary Rita Valentine

October 5, 2011

Mary Rita Valentine, 95, of 327 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home. 
She was born May 30, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Josephine Geeck Eckl.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from St. Marys schools.  She was a retired personnel manager of the Stackpole Carbon Corp. and had worked for the Conrad family for many years.
On November 11, 1967 in the Queen of the World Church, she married R. Thomas Valentine, who preceded her in death on September 7, 2011.

Theresa F. Clark

October 5, 2011

Theresa F. Clark, 87, of Treasure Lake, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born June 1, 1924 in Dagus Mines, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Jacqueline DeBarba Cavallett.
On October 12, 1957 in Ridgway, she married the late Clayton S. Clark, who preceded her in death on August 27, 1997.
Mrs. Clark was Catholic by faith and had attended St. Michael's Church in DuBois. She enjoyed cooking and catering. She also enjoyed birds, but most of all, she enjoyed caring for her family. 

Louis J. Cenni

October 5, 2011

Louis J. Cenni, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
He was born in Brandy Camp on Oct. 26, 1917, the son of the late Louis J. and Emilia Cenni.
He graduated from Horton Township High School in 1936, the University of Notre Dame in 1940, and Temple Medical School in 1943.
He served overseas in World War II and the Korean War. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement as a colonel in 1978.

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