February 5th, 2012
Brian L. Erich, 44, of 133 Wehler Rd., St. Marys, died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 6, 1967 in St. Marys, a son of John "Jack" Erich, St. Marys, and the late Jean M. Vollmer Erich, who preceded him in death on April 16, 2010.
Brian was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1985.Â He was employed at Metaldyne for more than 25 years.Â He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and trapping.Â He also enjoyed planting outdoor food plots and shooting sporting clays.Â
Sally â€śMarcellaâ€ť Wheaton, 60, of 3600 Festor Dr., Hermitage, died at her residence on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 after an extended illness.
She was born in St. Marys, daughter of the late Gilbert J. Krug and Martha (Detsch) Krug. Â She married Dale Wheaton on Aug. 17, 1951, and he survives. Â
Sally worked as a physicianâ€™s assistant with Sharon Regional Health Services and she attended St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church. She loved crafting, especially needlepoint, and she also enjoyed golfing with her husband.
Clayton Housler converted a one-and-one situation with 2.8 seconds remaining and Ben Wortman blocked a Punxsutawney shot at the buzzer to give the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 47-45 District 9 League victory over the Punxsutawney Chucks last night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen basketball squad was unable to keep their momentum going after rallying from a 13-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a 31-29 lead with just over three minutes in the period. Their lead was short-lived, though, as the DuBois Beavers staged a rally of their own and pulled away to take a 49-38 victory on Friday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
ST. MARYS - Both squads of the St. Marys Area swim and dive teams scored big victories on Thursday night at the Dutch Natatorium over the visiting Brookville Raiders. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders 131-32 while the Dutchmen won their meet by a 122-31 margin.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil's 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler's Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except than his own instinct.
The result, as read by Vice President Mike Johnston: "As I look at the crowd of Gobbler's Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be."
When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil's prognostication, Corbett replied, "No. Now we've got to get PennDOT ready."
Veolia Greentree Landfill Manager Don Heinrichs was not able to attend Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, but Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner provided a report on his behalf.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up a 43-19 senior night victory over the visiting DuBois Area Lady Beavers on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
Both teams started out slow in the first half, with ECC leading 7-6 at the end of the first period and 13-9 at the half.
"In the first half we shot 2-for-11 from the foul line and I think we were 4-for-20-something in the first half. You aren't going to put many points on the board shooting those percentages," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team dropped a 46-35 District 9 League game to the Bradford Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen were limited to three points in the third period, while the Owls scored 13 to take a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. Bradford led 16-15 at the half.
â€śThe three points in the third quarter was probably the most important aspect of the game that led to our defeat tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
Being able to touch Abraham Lincoln's Bible used during presidential inaugurations or reading an authentic journal of a Civil War soldier were just two things St. Marys Area Middle School teacher Cherri Gigliotti never imagined were possible until she attended the Library of Congress Summer Teachers Institute.
As part of the five-day institute held in Washington, D.C. throughout the summer, participants are permitted an all-access pass to the Library of Congress' vast archives.