July 4th, 2012
ST. MARYS - The contract between the City of St. Marys and developer Bob Yoder for the redevelopment of downtown St. Marys continues to be a source of confusion and contention, as was demonstrated at the City of St. Marys Council worksession on Monday.
Monica Radkowski of the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group came before council at the meeting Monday seeking clarification of the city's agreement with Yoder and the restrictions it places on other construction activity located within the redevelopment district which Yoder oversees.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) will be holding a ceremony to recognize Vietnam War-era veterans in his legislative district and is asking area residents who served during that time to contact his office.
Mary Lou Peterson, 80, of DuBois, died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born on May 24, 1932 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Weir Radaker and Hazel Katherine (Adamson) Radaker. On April 13, 1966, she married Frederick Peterson in the Presbyterian Church in DuBois. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1981.
Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother who especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ongoing difficulties following the Zito Media cable televison upgrades, implemented June 4, were the subject of much debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting, with members at odds over whether the governing body should involve itself and intervene on behalf of customers.
St. Marys hosts DuBois Thursday
KERSEY - The St. Marys Little League Baseball Major All-Star squad stayed alive in the District 10 South Division Tournament with a 12-4 victory over the Fox Township squad Monday night at the Fox Township Community Park.
St. Marys will return to action Thursday when they take on DuBois at 6 p.m. at a site to be announced. DuBois lost to Punxsutawney by a 9-0 score last night in DuBois.
JOHNSONBURG â Area residents are now shaken to the core after the vacant St. Joe's Club in Johnsonburg went up in flames early Monday morning.
The fire, ruled an arson, is the second mysterious fire in four days in Johnsonburg and reportedly broke out shortly after midnight on Monday. Reports indicate the fire started on a second-floor wooden porch and quickly spread throughout the building.
DAGUS MINES âÂ The Fox Township Post 511 American Legion baseball team gave the undefeated Wilcox squad a run for their money early on in Monday evening's match-up in Fox Township, but Wilcox's bats finally came alive late in the game and the team used good defense to hand Fox a 10-2 loss to end their regular season.
Wilcox manager Jeff Peterson indicated that Fox's slower pitching initially threw off his batters, remarking that they need "to adjust a lot faster" than they did.
Mary M. Vollmer, 66, of 1045 Powers Run, St. Marys, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born June 18, 1946 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leo âBootsâ and Marie McMahon Breindel. On July 10, 1971 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Benedict âBusterâ Vollmer, who survives.
Patricia L. "Pat" Jacobs, 77, of 504 High St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1935 in Kane, daughter of the late Lloyd and Bertha Fox Swedenjelm.
On Sept. 4, 1954 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Richard H. "Rich" Jacobs, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1969. She was a 1952 graduate of Kane High School. She was employed by Lyn-Clare Flower Shop in Johnsonburg for 10 years and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Baltimore, Md. for two years.
Ray L. Blauser, 79, of 647 S. St. Marys Road, St. Marys, and formerly of Shefï¬eld, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born June 19, 1933 in Mayburg, a son of the late Perry and Bernetta Hanley Blauser.
Â Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War from 1952-1953.Â He retired from Motion Control after many years of service.Â He was a member of the Ridgway VFW and enjoyed hunting and ï¬shing.