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December 20th

Supervisors approve paving loan

December 20, 2010

The Jay Township Supervisors plan to undertake a paving project within the township in the near future, and at their recent meeting approved securing a loan for the project from Northwest Savings Bank.
The supervisors originally discussed the project during their November meeting, at which time they approved advertising for bids for a $150,000 loan.
According to Debbie Leonard, township secretary, bids were received from two area banks, Northwest Savings Bank and First Commonwealth Bank.

Total lunar eclipse to occur early Tuesday morning

December 20, 2010

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

December 20, 2010

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

December 20, 2010

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

December 20, 2010

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. 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.

December 17th

Ailene S. Trentini

December 18, 2010

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

December 18, 2010

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. Mary’s Church, she married Theodore M. (Ted) Schneider, who survives.

Blake E. Knapp

December 18, 2010

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

December 18, 2010

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.

DRMC opening medical building in St. Marys

December 18, 2010

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.

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