February 9th, 2011
Betty Rae Showers, 84, of Benezette, died peacefully at her daughterâ€™s home on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927 on Winslow Hill in Benezette. daughter of the late Charles and LaJune (Sexton) Larkin. In 1951, she married William E. Showers, who preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2010. Â
She lived all her life in Benezette and attended Benezette School. She worked at Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys. She loved her home, flowers, gardening and springtime. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends with a cup of hot tea.
The year-long Straub Brewery "Celebrating the SUDS" 2011 Charity Pub Crawl is set to launch on Thursday, Feb. 17, with an event taking place each month until December.
The Pub Crawl is described as a "unique and celebratory partnership" between the brewery and 10 popular area bars to benefit four local charities: the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Crystal Fire Department, Rotary Club of St. Marys and the Elk County Humane Society.
Bob DeLullo, owner of Woodbed Corporation and DeLullo Trucking, spoke to city council during their Monday evening meeting to address complaints that residents of Wilson Road had made about his business at previous council meetings.
Harold L. Seelye, 84, of 632 Cedar Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday evening, Feb. 7, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness of the past year.
He was born Dec. 8, 1926, son of the late Henry and Margaret Grasser Seelye.
On July 19, 1954, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Mary A. Horvatin, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1944. He was an employee of the former National Molded Products for 40 years and was a retired employee of Windfall Products.
Jason C. Pontious, 41, of 162 Cuneo Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Ft. Myers, Fla., where he had resided the past three months.
He was born July 23, 1969, in St. Marys, son of Irvin Pontious of Pearce, Ariz. and Karen Fritz Pontious of Kersey. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Area High School and machinist school in Ridgway. He was a former employee of Quala-Die, Inc.
Judith L. Buehler, 72, of 3627 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on April 13, 1938, in Ridgway, daughter of the late LeRoy and Verna (Anderson) Johnson.
She married James F. Buehler on June 18, 1955. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2008.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area swim teams hosted the Central Mountain squads last night at the SMAHS natatorium.
The Dutchmen came away with a 102-59 victory which improved their record to 6-1, while the Lady Dutch won 93-73 and are now 4-3 for the season.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen celebrated Senior Players Night by recording a 52-47 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks in a District Nine League game held at the Dutch Oven at St. Marys Area High School.
"This was a big win for us, especially coming off the tough loss on Monday night at Bradford," said Coach Mark Guido of the Flying Dutch. "We wanted this to be a special night for our seniors, as they were honored in the pre-game ceremony, then came out and played a great ball game.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 17-1 overall with a 63-48 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks last night at Punxsy.
The Lady Dutch took charge early as they outscored Punxsy by a 20-6 margin in the first eight minutes of play. They led 36-17 at the half.
â€śI thought we played pretty well defensively in the first half and Mandy Gerarge played well defensively against Punxsyâ€™s center, Shawnna Crago,â€ť said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team raised their District 9 League record to 5-2 with a 41-24 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks last night at Punxsutawney.
The Lady Crusaders were able to take a 23-13 lead at the half. In the second half, Elk Catholic outscored their hosts by an 18-11 margin to come out on top 41-24.
â€śWe had very good interior defense tonight,â€ť said ECCHS Coach Ken Pistner. â€śWe protected the ball well tonight, as we only committed 12 turnovers.
â€śWe also had a balanced scoring attack.â€ť