April 18th, 2011
Robert J. Yonker, 53, of 231 High Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
He was born August 12, 1957, in Ridgway, son of Darrell H. and Lois M. (Kelley) Yonker, who survive.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was an Eagle Scout with Troop 93, earned a black belt in karate, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved his music. He was a 1975 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Elk County General Hospital, Keystone Carbon and Carbone of America.
Tom Farley is not in violation of the Home Rule Charter and is eligible to run for another term on St. Marys City Council since, if elected, there will be a two-year gap between when he last served and when he rejoins the board. This opinion was presented to members of council in the form of a letter from Attorney Tom Wagner on Monday evening.
The St. Marys Public Library recently upgraded computer equipment inside its Children's Library, which was funded by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities. The grant will also provide funding for acoustic improvements for the library's large meeting room.
Linda Hoffman, owner of McDonald's of St. Marys, was on hand Monday afternoon to present a check to Scarlette Corbin, library director, and Vicki Miller, children's services director.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved their record to 3-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the DuBois Central Cardinals Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen won his match 6-0, 6-2 over David Gangeware.
At second singles, Brandon Romain of the Dutch defeated Kevin Blakely 6-2, 6-0.
Keith Meyer of the Dutch defeated Jake Peek 6-0, 6-2 at third singles.
At fourth singles, Dylan Wiesner won his match easily over Jake Aravich 6-0, 6-0.
Thomas Murmann of SMA defeated Elliot LaParke 6-2, 6-0 at fifth singles.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders pounded out 13 hits on their way to a 15-5, five-inning victory over the visiting Curwensville Golden Tide at Berwind Park on Monday afternoon. The Crusaders used two pitchers in the five-inning game. Starter Joe Childs set the tone for the Crusaders as he limited the Golden Tide to just three hits and one run in his three innings of work. Pat Brennen came on to pitch the final two innings, giving up four hits and four runs.
Joining the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service benefits individuals by reducing the amount they have to pay in the event of an emergency; however, the membership funds are also crucial to the ambulance service because they allow for the purchase of new equipment.
According to St. Marys Area Ambulance Service Manager Bert Sorg, all of the service's equipment is purchased with membership funds and it is important for items to continually be updated in order to provide the best service to area residents.
As part of its 23rd annual Women's Recognition Dinner, the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's dinner organizing committee has chosen to go green with an environmental theme, "Flowers Feed the Soul."
The dinner is set for Wednesday, April 27 at the Diamond View Restaurant, starting with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by contacting the Chamber office at 781-3804. The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, April 21.
The Elk County Historical Society held its 47th annual dinner Friday night at The Royal Inn in memory of Alice Wessman-Saline, a charter member of the organization.
The dinner began with an invocation by pastor Craig Duffield of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Guests were welcomed by society director Mary Kalinowski.
Wessman-Saline was born in Ridgway on Christmas Day in 1924. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and the DuBois Business College.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen defeated Shane Mancuso 6-0, 6-3.
At second singles, SMAâ€™s Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-0.
Dutchman Keith Meyer won his match 6-0, 6-0 over Nate Dattoli at third singles.
At fourth singles, Dutchman Dylan Wiesner defeated Scott Reichard 6-0, 6-2.
Thomas Murmann of the Dutch downed Jon Leuschel 6-3, 6-0 at fifth singles.
St. Marys Area's Rachel Ginther pitched a perfect game on Friday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch recorded a five-inning, 10-0 victory over the Cameron County Lady Raiders at the softball field at St. Marys Area High School.
Ginther faced only 15 batters in the five-inning game, striking out 12 of the 15. Only three batters were able to put the ball in play; two of the hits were infield grounders and one was a fly ball to center field.