April 17th, 2012
Ronald C. Ecklund, 73, of 668 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Charles M. and Martha L. (Fischer) Ecklund. On Nov. 11, 1983, he married Ann Werner Ecklund, who survives.
Elizabeth C. "Elsie" Desjardins, 87, of 100 Forest Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
She was born Jan. 5, 1926 in Neunkirchen, Germany, a daughter of the late Martin and Ella Scheer Kraeber.
Mrs. Desjardins was a member of the St. Mary's Church.Â She retired from Pure Carbon after many years of service.Â She enjoyed playing cards and reading.
She was married to the late Francis R. Fodge, who preceded her in death in 1986.Â She was then preceded in death by her second husband, Gerard R. Desjardins, in 1988.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team defeated the Clearfield Bisons 7-2 on Monday afternoon in a contest played at Benzinger and Memorial parks in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team lost a tough 3-2 contest to the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers Monday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Dutch took the early 1-0 first-inning lead. Hollidaysburg came back with two runs in the second inning to take the lead. The Tigers scored a run in the top of the sixth inning, while St. Marys scored a run in the home half of the seventh on a home run by Branden Tyger.
â€śThat was Branden Tygerâ€™s day today,â€ť said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato. â€śHe threw an outstanding ball game and had a huge home run.
During St. Marys City Council's meeting on Monday evening, City Manager Dave Greene provided his report on the various activities and events he recently attended, including an April 10 meeting held at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) to discuss the new hotel planned for downtown St. Marys.
Greene reiterated that North Central is administering the $3 million grant approved by Harrisburg, while Bob Ayoob has been approved as consultant on the hotel project. Funding has been approved, with documents being signed within 60 days of March 1.
ST. MARYS - Itâ€™s generally a social blunder to have toilet paper trailing behind you, but no one will think anything of it when the third annual "Kick the Crap out of MS Outrageous Outhouse Race" takes place on May 12 in downtown St. Marys.
LAMONT â€“ Area fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire Monday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at 2145 Old Lamont Rd. in Jones Township.
Kane responded with Engine 56 and 57 and Rescue truck 51.
Tim Wile, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the owners as Alan and Sheryl Pence.
Diagnoses of autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have reached unprecedented highs across the nation, with one in 88 children to be diagnosed this year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on March 29.
This has raised concerns and drawn attention to the needs of children and families living with ASD. While autism remains without a definitive cause or known cure, much of the focus at the individual level surrounds treatment, as well as schooling of children with an ASD.
A hundred years of hindsight have allowed for increased research and speculation regarding the sinking of the Titanic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. Today, stories about the disaster are everywhere, featured in countless books, movies, and newspaper and magazine articles. Different angles of the tragedy are continuously examined, with topics ranging from the fictional story portrayed in the hit blockbuster movie "Titanic," to a recent article discussing the fates of the dogs that were onboard the ship, to ongoing debates related to how to best preserve the site of the wreckage.