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December 12th

Landmark building burns down in Saturday blaze

December 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sunday, Ken and Toie Neal began the rest of their lives without the Hotel Punxsutawney, which has been a part of their lives since 1973.
“Today was the first day (Ken) didn't get up, get a shower and say, 'I'm going to the Hotel;' that was his life,” Toie said Sunday night. “We wonder where the guys will go for lunch. His brother (Gubby) said, 'I told my wife (Candy), she'll have to start packing my lunch.'

Gregg J. "Shamu" Erich

December 12, 2011

Gregg J. "Shamu" Erich, 47, of 133 Wehler Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a short illness.
He was born June 28, 1964 in St. Marys, a son of John "Jack" Erich of St. Marys and the late Jean M. Vollmer Erich, his beloved mother, who preceded him in death on April 16, 2010.

Tessa Divelbliss

December 12, 2011

Tessa Divelbliss, 2, of Washington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born on March 16, 2009 in Washington, the daughter of Drew Divelbliss of Scenery Hill and Linsey (stepfather Andrew) Taylor of Washington.
Tessa had gone to Bubbles Bears to Books Daycare in Canonsburg.
She liked to play with her baby dolls, help her mom clean house, dancing and playing with her big sister.
She went to church at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg.

Helen A. Mitchell

December 12, 2011

Helen A. Mitchell, 87 of Blackberry St., Weedville, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born on September 7, 1924 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Rock and Mildred (Supon) Rebic.
In 1948, she married John E. Mitchell. He preceded her in death in 1954.
She retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service.
She was a 1942 graduate of Central Christian High School in St. Marys.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force and enjoyed her family, Bingo, and sports.

December 11th

Dutch wrestlers place fifth at Kickoff Classic

December 12, 2011

The Dutch wrestling squad finished fifth overall in team points and had four wrestlers finish in the top three in their weight classes in the inaugural St. Marys Kickoff Classic Wrestling Tournament, which was held at St. Marys Area High School on Saturday.

Lady Crusaders win season opener over Ridgway

December 12, 2011

RIDGWAY - Elk County Catholic opened the girls' basketball season with a 43-9 victory over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Lady Crusaders win season opener over Ridgway

December 12, 2011

RIDGWAY - Elk County Catholic opened the girls' basketball season with a 43-9 victory over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

Ramettes edge Lady Dutch 41-35 in season opener

December 12, 2011

The Johnsonburg Ramettes handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team a 41-35 non-league loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven in the opening game of the 2011-12 season for both squads.
This was the first game in four years that the Lady Dutch have played without the school’s all-time scorer, Kayla Hoohuli, now a member of the Canisius College Golden Griffs basketball team.
Last night’s game was a close contest for 32 minutes as neither team was able to get a run. The Ramettes led 11-10 after one period, 20-18 at the half and 28-27 at the end of three quarters.

Ramettes edge Lady Dutch 41-35 in season opener

December 12, 2011

The Johnsonburg Ramettes handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team a 41-35 non-league loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven in the opening game of the 2011-12 season for both squads.
This was the first game in four years that the Lady Dutch have played without the school’s all-time scorer, Kayla Hoohuli, now a member of the Canisius College Golden Griffs basketball team.
Last night’s game was a close contest for 32 minutes as neither team was able to get a run. The Ramettes led 11-10 after one period, 20-18 at the half and 28-27 at the end of three quarters.

St. Marys Area swimmers look to improve as season progresses

December 12, 2011

Photo by Jim Mulcahy

Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0...
An exciting second-half rally gave the third-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 3-1 victory...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team closed out their regular season with a 3-0 victory...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...