Archive - Oct 2010
The annual St. Marys Rotary Club Halloween Parade kicked off at 1 p.m. inside the gymnasium of South St. Marys Street Elementary School. Approximately 200 youngsters participated in the event with various scary, cute and whimsical costumes. Among the costume winners were humorous renditions of a toilet seat, a bucket of popcorn, a Lego block and a large piece of candy corn.
Throughout the week, elementary and middle school students from the St. Marys Area School District gathered for hands-on, interactive experiments inside the Pennsylvania Farm Bureauâ€™s Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab.
The lab, contained inside a 32-foot trailer, was situated outside the St. Marys Area Middle Schoolâ€™s outdoor classroom.
Mobile Ag Ed Lab Instructor Greg Burns of Lake City worked with students on a variety of experiments, all of which meet the stateâ€™s science curriculum standard.
During Friday night's Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, prison warden Greg Gebauer discussed the Elk County Prison System and provided a history for attendees.
Gebauer was hired in 1987 as a deputy sheriff by former sheriff Raymond Krasinski.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team closed out their 2010 season with a 28-20 victory over the Karns City Gremlins Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Dutch finished the year with a solid 6-3 record.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, as the teams exchanged the lead during the first half and early in the second half.
St. Marys began to take charge when they went up 20-12 with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a screen pass from quarterback Brad Yetzer to running back Brian Merritt, who took the ball 34 yards for the touchdown.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders spoiled the Ridgway Elkersâ€™ Senior Night by handing them a 41-0 setback on Friday at the Ridgway Area High School. The Crusaders rebounded from back-to-back losses to Brockway and Curwensville to play a very solid game on Friday against the Elkers.
â€śI feel that the way we practiced this week was the key to tonightâ€™s win,â€ť said Travis Skrzypek, head coach of the Crusaders. â€śWe worked hard all week long in practice and as a result, we responded well in the game situations tonight.
Phase one of the Kaulmont Park project wrapped up last week with the planting of a number of trees around the park's walking trail.
Clythera Hornung, secretary and treasurer for the Shade Tree Commission, explained that the trees were chosen because they represent 18 native Pennsylvania trees.
"Our goal is to have examples of each of the 50 to 60 native Pa. tree species that are hardy to this area. We plan to seek funding to continue this project in the future," Hornung said.
The trees are part of a tree identification program and will not become memorial trees.
Dale E. "Homer" Reed, 58, of 64 Station Rd., Daguscahonda, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 in Jones Township, Elk County.
He was born March 5, 1952 in Bradford, a son of the late Melvin and Viola Beck Reed.
Dale was a lifelong resident of the area.Â He graduated from SMAHS, Class of 1970, and worked for many years at Airco Carbon Company.Â He enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with his dog, Sam.Â He also enjoyed going to camp, hunting and fishing.
Frank H. Bryan, 78, of the Highland View Health Care, Brockway, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 26, 1932 in St. Marys, the son of George and Ana Filipovic Bryan. He married Elizabeth Moyer on Oct. 10, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 2010.
Louise M. Servideo, 95, of Blue Ridge Christian Home, Bealeton, Va., died Wednesday evening, Oct. 27, 2010, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1915 in Pittsfield, Mass., daughter of the late Bruno and Rose Cattropa Tucci.
She married Joseph G. Servideo on Sept. 25, 1938. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1971. She later married Charles Blochberger in 1996, and he preceded her in death in 2003.
June Yetzer, 80, of 168 Queens Rd., died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Montgomery, Ala., daughter of the late Anderson and Daisy Bodiford Hall. On July 13, 1963, in St. Marys, she married James Yetzer, who survives.