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March 2nd, 2011

SueEllen M. Paladino

March 2, 2011

SueEllen M. Paladino, 49, of 825 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1961 in Stroudsburg, daughter of Harry and the late Mary Ellen Gilliland Lloyd.
She married Robert J. Paladino on June 25, 1983 in St. Luke's Church, Stroudsburg, who survives.

William J. Krieg

March 2, 2011

William J. Krieg, 85, of Clarendon, died at 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Louis and Rose Sarginger Krieg. 
He was a resident of the Warren area for more than 50 years and was formerly of Minnesota, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and the Pittsburgh area. A 1943 graduate of St. Marys High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving with the 135th Construction Battalion at Saipan & Tinian, Mariana Islands, building airstrips and barracks.

March 1st

Union Damsels defeat Lady Crusaders 38-35 Tuesday

March 1, 2011

BROOKVILLE - The Damsels of Union High School handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders a 38-35 setback on Tuesday evening in the District 9-A semifinal playoff game at the Brookville Area High School.
The Damsels held a three-point lead with 3.1 seconds remaining in the game with the Lady Crusaders getting the ball out of bounds under the Union bucket. Anna Hawkins threw a half-court pass to Karly Carnovale, who took one step, then threw up a 30-some-foot shot which went in and out of the hoop as time ran out, giving the Damsels the victory.

Cheyney D. “Duke” Mitchell

March 1, 2011

Cheyney D. “Duke” Mitchell, 43, of 507 Willard St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital in Altoona.
He was born on June 15, 1967 in Ridgway, the son of the late Samuel and Patricia Russell Mitchell.
Duke was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church and had been employed at Sylvania. He enjoyed video games and electrical gadgets.

Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg

March 1, 2011

Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg, 77, of 185 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Zelienople, a son of the late Harold and Stella May Brandstetter Leonberg.
On Feb. 8, 1962 in St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, he married Dorothy Buerk Leonberg, who survives.

Commissioners place spotlight on energy: study to make county buildings energy-efficient

March 1, 2011

RIDGWAY - County officials discussed the possibility of saving over $40,000 a year by making county buildings more energy-efficient during a Tuesday morning board of commissioners meeting.
"We started on this over a year ago and we're working under the umbrella of the Department of General Services out of Harrisburg on an energy update project," said Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the county's planning department. "We want to make the county buildings as energy-efficient as we can under the GESA Act, the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act.

Activities planned for Girl Scouts week

March 1, 2011

In recognition of Girl Scouts Week, taking place March 6-12, local leaders have organized an array of activities for girl scouts and their families.
This weekend, a Family Day will be held at the Apollo Theatre in downtown St. Marys. Doors will open at 3 p.m., with the movie Rango beginning at 3:30 p.m.

February 28th

Dutch gymnasts compete at PA Classic Individual Meet

February 28, 2011

Six members of the St. Marys Area gymnastics squad competed in the PA Classic Individual Meet held at Moon Township last Friday and Saturday.
In the bronze divisions, Michaela Sorg competed in the all-around and placed fifth on vault with an 8.45. Mackenzie Neureiter competed in vault, beam and floor.
In the silver division, Megan Longhi competed in the all-around and placed 10th on the vault with an 8.733. Abby Wittman competed on the vault, while Justin Huey tied for fourth on the vault and placed seventh in the uneven bars.

Internet safety program offered to parents

February 28, 2011

The City of St. Marys Police Department and Dickinson Children's Prevention Services recently teamed up to host an internet safety program entitled "Protecting Kids Online." The presentation took place Wednesday evening in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.

Ehrensberger reminisces about Peace Corps experience

February 28, 2011

In the summer of 1965, Leo Ehrensberger of St. Marys was an accounting major at St. Vincent College when he accompanied some friends out on a Friday night. On a whim, they decided to take an assessment being offered the next day for the Peace Corps.
"About three or four months later, four of us got letters that said we were accepted," Ehrensberger said.

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