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December 5th

Council approves parking, pension changes

December 5, 2011

On Monday evening, St. Marys City Council approved changes to the parking ordinance which were discussed during a previous workshop.
There will now be 24-hour parking allowed in all public parking lots, whether metered, unmetered, permitted or non-permitted. The Depot Street Parking Garage will be regulated by permit parking and a pay-to-park machine, with rates set by Council.

December 4th

Project Gifts set to brighten holiday season for area youth

December 4, 2011

Santa Claus will be making a special trip to Elk County on Dec. 17. He and Mrs. Claus are set to arrive that morning in a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser and travel to locations in St. Marys, Johnsonburg and Ridgway to hand out toys to area youth through Project Gifts for Elk County.
According to Project Gifts president Bob Roberts, the toy distribution this year will be held at Project Gifts for Elk County on Depot Street in St. Marys, the Johnsonburg Municipal Building, and the Ridgway High School.

Kane soldier died as a hero in World War II

December 4, 2011

KANE - Now the family knows the whole story.
Relatives of Army Cpl. Ralph E. “Dutch” Bradybaugh of Kane knew this soldier was killed in action during the “Battle of the Bulge” in Bastogne, Belgium on Jan. 3, 1945—just four months before Germany surrendered to end World War II.
What they didn’t know until 66 years later is that Bradybaugh died as a hero by saving the life of his best friend and fellow soldier, Alfred M. Percival of Milan, Ohio.
This revelation surfaced last summer when Al Percival Jr. of Berlin Heights, Ohio made contact with Joan Bizzak of Kane. Bradybaugh was her uncle.

Schlimm's newest creation highlights vegan eating

December 4, 2011

Local author John Schlimm has tapped a new market with his latest cookbook "The Tipsy Vegan", 75 Boozy Recipes to Turn Every Bite into Happy Hour, which showcases plant-based recipes using an array of wine, beer and vodka as key ingredients.

December 2nd

Donald M. Buttery

December 3, 2011

Donald M. Buttery, 82, formerly of 121 Fleming Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday Dec. 1, 2011 at the Pinecrest Manor.
Born Jan. 2, 1929 in St. Marys, he was a son of the late Percy and Florence Anzinger Buttery. On Aug. 19, 1954 in Sacred Heart Rectory, he married the former Esther Dallasen, who died May 13, 2002.

Lorene M. Rudolph

December 3, 2011

Lorene M. Rudolph, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of 104 Julia St., Johnsonburg, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 following a three-year illness.
Rudolph was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Collbran, Ala., daughter of the late Daniel T. and Allie A. Tucker Pritchett.
On Sept. 8, 1945, she married Edward W. Rudolph, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2006.
As a child, Lorene attended Tucker Chapel School in Ft. Payne, Ala. She had been a resident of Johnsonburg since 1945 and was employed by GTE Sylvania of St. Marys for 10 years.

A look inside the Crossroads program

December 2, 2011

For the past 11 years, area students requiring specialized care due to a mental health diagnosis have been utilizing the Crossroads Partial Hospitalization day treatment program, which offers a combination of group, individual and/or family therapy, academic support and medication management.
Now situated inside their new facility located on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, the program serves students from seven area school districts ranging in age from 11-18 years old.

December 1st

Crossroads Open House provides glimpse inside program

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS - The Crossroads Partial Hospitalization Program hosted an open house on Thursday afternoon where community members were invited to tour the program's new facility, which opened in July inside Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.

ECC students ECHOing message of community service

December 1, 2011

Students at Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) recently created ECHO - an acronym for "Elk Catholic Helping Others" - as an umbrella title for all of the service projects that school members participate in throughout the year.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at ECCHS, explained that the creation of ECHO was deemed necessary because it served as a way to explain that Elk Catholic does a great deal more service outreach than that which falls into the category of campus ministry.

November 30th

Allen H. "Acky" Herr

November 30, 2011

Allen H. "Acky" Herr, 88, of 306 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Sept. 22, 1923 in St. Marys, a son of the late Samuel and Mildred Claster Herr.
On Oct. 7, 1947 in St. Marys, he married Helen Kreckle Herr, who survives.

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