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February 27th, 2011

Betty J. Marchiori

February 27, 2011

Betty J. Marchiori, 84, of Hoovertown Road, Penfield, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born May 9, 1926 in Penfield, daughter of the late Jim and Annie (Marsh) Soliday.
She was married to Robert Kearney, who preceded her in death in 1948. On Oct. 5, 1949, she married Frank J. "Fritz" Marchiori, who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2009.

Confirmation classes donate to local organizations

February 27, 2011

On Sunday afternoon, members of this year's Confirmation class presented Betsy Roberts, treasurer of the St. Marys Christian Food Bank, with a check for over $5,500 that they raised for the organization through their "Souper Bowl" collection at area churches on Super Bowl Sunday. The students collected donations following that weekend's Masses at all three Catholic churches in St. Marys, as well as at the chapel at Elk County Catholic High School following a Saturday evening service.

Discovery blasts into space for final mission

February 27, 2011

Former St. Marys resident Jenn Steele, along with numerous relatives including cousins Margie and Nick Fritz, Sara and Ray Shaffer and Christa Fritz-Gainar, all of St. Marys, were among those who witnessed the recent NASA Discovery space shuttle launch on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at 4:53 p.m. The pristine weather provided for ideal viewing of the launch along central Florida's space coast, home to Kennedy Space Center. The Expedition 26 crew's 11-day mission includes two spacewalks in order to conduct maintenance work and install new components.

February 25th

Dunham's Sports holds grand opening

February 26, 2011

The winter weather impacting the area Friday morning failed to deter residents from venturing to Dunham's Sports, which officially opened for business following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. The business is located along S. St. Marys Street in the storefront formerly occupied by St. Marys Chevrolet.
Dunham's offers a variety of recreational equipment, including athletic apparel, footwear, general athletics items, and hunting items.

McLain creates unique yet functional wood carvings

February 25, 2011

Chainsaw Carver Brett McLain, 34, of Fredon, N.J., not only creates unique wood carvings but works to promote other carvers' work as part of his business, Freehand Custom Carving, which he established six years ago.
"We host carvers from all over the country and all over the world at our shop," McLain said. "We are continuing to create a budget to push the envelope of standard chainsaw carvings."
McLain is a veteran of the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, having participated in the "vous" in the last 11 of its 12 years.

David A. Defranco

February 25, 2011

David A. (Zeke) Defranco, 58, of 341 Grant Street, St. Marys, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 at the Canonsburg Hospital Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1952, in St. Marys, son of Fred and Monica Bauer Defranco, who survive.
On Nov. 16, 1973, in St. Marys, he married Cherre L. Conklin, who survives.

Carol Ann Timm

February 25, 2011

Carol Ann Timm, 59, formerly of St. Marys, died quietly at her home in Colorado Springs, CO, on Feb. 20, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1952, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert A. "Rube" Timm and Helen Ambuske Timm.

Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno

February 25, 2011

Evelyn Mae "Beano" Imbrogno, age 85, of 70 Faries St., Wilcox, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011 at her residence.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Herman W. and Mary Ellen McGonigal Nelson. On April 23, 1950, she married Peter A. Imbrogno in the Holy Rosary Rectory, Johnsonburg; he died on Jan. 4, 1989.
She resided in Wilcox since 1990 and had resided in Johnsonburg most of her life.

SMA divers fare well at District 9 League diving championships

February 25, 2011

Three St. Marys Area Divers placed in the top four of the 2011 District 9 League Diving championships held on Friday evening at the St. Marys Area High School Natatorium.
Jake Burns of the Dutch recorded 402.30 points in his 11 dives to capture first place in the championship meet.
Teammate Justin Huey recorded 381.85 points to finish second, with Elliott Lauder of Clearfield taking third with 380 points.

February 24th

Dutchmen advance to 9-AAA finals with 50-23 win

February 24, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team advanced to the District 9 Class AAA championship game by defeating the Clearfield Bisons by a 50-23 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen will meet the Bradford Owls at a time and site to be announced by the District 9 basketball committee. Bradford edged the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 41-38 score in overtime. That game was played at Punxsutawney.

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