April 11th, 2012
After nine years of supporting U.S. servicemen and women by sending care packages all over the world, the Letters From Home program is retiring on Sunday, April 22 following its 35th and final campaign.
"By all means, the military has told us our mission is complete. We've had a wonderful, wonderful ride, made a difference, met a lot of nice people and couldn't be more proud," said Christine Jovenitti, LFH founder and director who established the program in May 2003 when her son's unit was deployed to Iraq.
George M. Uhl, 83, of 718 Uhl Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday evening, April 10, 2012, at the UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie after a brief illness.
He was born June 18, 1928, in St. Marys, son of the late John T. and Edna Schaberl Uhl. On April 30, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Marie T. Wilhelm, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 1995.
He was a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor with Feldbauer & Uhl, Inc.
David A. Sharp, 88, of Clearfield, died on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home, which he made with his sister Catherine Coder of Clearfield.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Brush Run, Clarion County, son of the late Harry W. and Alverta Macinch Sharp.
He was employed as a coal miner, and was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Clearfield. He was also a member of the Clearfield Veterans of Foreign Wars F. Michael Sicks Post #1785.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Amer V. Haight, 92, of 123 Swede St., Dagus Mines, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Emlenton, son of the late Joseph Curtis and Ozzie Silvis Haight. On Jan. 25, 1946, in Miola, he married Violet R. Allshouse, who survives.
He had been a resident of the area since 1951. He attended Elder Township School and was a retired employee of Airco Speer, retiring in 1972 after 27 years of service.
The results from Monday night's live voting round of NBC's "The Voice" were announced during another live show on Tuesday. Votes were cast from 10 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Tuesday and the top three vote getters on Team Adam and Team Cee Lo were automatically advanced to the next round of the competition. The bottom three vote getters on each team had the opportunity to perform one last song, with their coach then selecting one to "save," while the other two were eliminated from the competition.
Members of the Elk County Gas Task Force learned more about the new Marcellus Shale drilling law that recently took effect at their Tuesday meeting, including a brief overview of shale deposits in the state.
State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Oil and Gas Manager Craig Lobins discussed what a typical well site might look like and some history about drilling. According to Lobins, the first Marcellus well in Pennsylvania was drilled in 2004.
The Elk County Women's Social, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is looking to 'Spruce Up for Spring' for its 24th annual dinner, which includes tips by local experts on interior design, painting, decorating and much more.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams hosted the Punxsutawney squads in their home openers on a cold, windy and snowy Tuesday afternoon.
The Dutchmen defeated the Chucks 95-55 while the Lady Chucks beat the Lady Dutch 92-58.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' tennis team lost a close 5-4 match to Brockway on Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS tennis courts.
At first singles, SMA's Evan Lepovetsky won his match 6-1, 6-3 against Fabio Fortunato.
At second singles, Dutchman Jarrod Lipsey also won his match, 6-0, 6-1, against Joey Britton.
At third singles, Gary Fledderman lost 4-6, 4-6 to Brockway's Noah Serafini.
Eric Uhl was defeated 4-6, 1-6 by Brockway's Alec Bouch at fourth singles.
Dutchman Dalton Gennocro won his fifth singles match 6-1, 6-1 against Jessie Powers.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team picked up their first win of the season Monday when they handed the Ridgway Elkers a 13-8 loss at Berwind Park.
The Dutchmen held a slim 5-4 lead over the Elkers heading into the bottom half of the sixth inning. In that at bat, St. Marys scored eight runs on seven hits and two errors to take a 13-4 lead into the seventh inning. The Elkers were able to come up with four runs on three hits and two errors, making the final margin of victory for the Dutch 13-8.