Early morning sky watchers have a chance to observe a total lunar eclipse Tuesday morning depending on the amount of cloud cover over the area.
The eclipse is set to begin at 1:33 a.m., according to NASA's website, with totality taking place at 2:41 a.m. The moon will be covered by Earth's shadow for a period of 72 minutes and the entire event is expected to last around three and a half hours.
Frances M. Nashadka, 82, of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway died unexpectedly Saturday evening, Dec. 18, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stanley and Waltrude (Kazmierski) Simchick. She married Felix Fashadka Jr. on May 14, 1949, and he preceded her in death.
She had resided in Ridgway for the last 24 years and was a former Johnsonburg and Wilcox resident. She was a graduate of the Johnsonburg High School and had attended the Duff Iron City Business School. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway.
John G. "Jack" Meyer, 80, of 120 Lecker Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at his home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1930 in Dagus Mines, son of the late George and Helen Wildnauer Meyer Jr. On Feb. 23, 1952 in Rhode Island, he married the late Yvonne C. Fields Meyer, who preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 1999.
Rachael M. Geer, 89, of 118 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, and recently a resident at Elk Haven Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at the nursing home following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 19, 1921 in Portland Mills, a daughter of the late Robert and Cora Unvendorvin Beck.
On Oct. 27, 1945 in the First United Methodist Church in St. Marys, she married the late Charles F. Geer.
Mrs. Geer gradutaed from SMAHS, Class of 1939.Â She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Marys and had been employed at Kemper's Pharmacy in Johnsonburg for more than 15 years.
Ailene S. Trentini, 74, of Pine Ave., Force, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Gardner Hill, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Breski Trentini.
Veronica H. Schneider, 70, of 1245 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died early Friday morning, Dec. 17, 2010, at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born July 29, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis J. and Catherine E. Keller Hoffman.
On Sept. 1, 1962 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Theodore M. (Ted) Schneider, who survives.
Blake E. Knapp, 69, of Darrah Street, Brookville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Jan. 28, 1941 in Cooksburg, son of the late Meade Knapp and Elva Sharp Knapp. He was engaged to be married to Boots Ovenshire.
Patricia A. Wilson, 66, of 2116 Legion Rd., Clearfield, and a former St. Marys resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.
She was born April 9, 1944, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph M. and Ann Frank Donahue. On April 11, 1964, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Robert B. Wilson, who preceded her in death in 1996.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1962. She was the owner of Med-Bill Company in Clearfield.
Patients in Elk, Cameron and McKean counties who often travel to DuBois Regional Medical Center for certain healthcare services will now have a more convenient option with the opening of the St. Marys Community Medical Building. Recently, DRMC formally announced that it will construct a 22,500 square-foot medical facility between CNB Bank and Wal-Mart on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 4-0 on the year with a 54-39 victory over the Clarion Bobcats last night at Clarion Area High School.
St. Marys used a strong first half, as they were able to build a 27-13 lead at the half. They outscored their hosts 27-26 in the second half to win the game.
â€śIt was a good game for us. We built an early lead, then Clarion closed it a little bit in the third quarter but we were able to penetrate their zone press,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.