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February 15th, 2012

Kathleen V. Frank

February 15, 2012

Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.

James M. Fitzgerald

February 15, 2012

James M. Fitzgerald, 60, of 105 E. Condot Rd., St. Marys, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 15, 1951 in Bradford, a son of William and Shirley Hokanson Fitzgerald of St. Marys.
On Sept. 2, 1972 in Johnsonburg, he married Barbara Williams Fitzgerald, who survives.

February 14th

St. Marys Area swimmers split with Clearfield squads

February 14, 2012

HYDE - Swimming may seem like a sport of individual efforts, but that wasn’t the case when the St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team met the Clearfield Bisons on Monday night in Clearfield. The Dutchmen made a bold statement at the Robert L. Shearer Natatorium when they captured all three relays in a dramatic fashion in the hopes of keeping their undefeated season alive.
The Dutchmen defeated the Bisons 114--72, while the Lady Bisons downed the Lady Dutch 123-63.

Athletic co-operative between SMASD, ECC and Ridgway proposed

February 14, 2012

ST. MARYS - A resolution to include Ridgway Area School District in a pre-existing athletic co-operative between St. Marys Area School District and Elk County Catholic High School was the subject of much discussion at Monday night's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors. Terry Straub, student activities director for SMASD, said the issue involves the modification of the current co-operative between SMASD and ECC for the sports of swimming and diving to also include the Ridgway Area School District.

Chamber dinner is off to the races

February 14, 2012

A captivating night of horse racing awaits those planning to attend the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner, taking place Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Red Fern.
"We have a lot of fun and exciting things planned for this year's dinner and we hope to see everyone there," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber community outreach coordinator.
As part of The Chamber Derby, gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with cocktails being served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and dinner taking place at 6:45 p.m. Diners may choose from entrees of chicken, prime rib or shrimp.

Insurance can pay off when it comes to engagement rings

February 14, 2012

Now that Valentine's Day is over and everyone is admiring the engagement ring he surprised you with, it's time to think about how to protect that symbol of love so that it will last as long as the many happy years you will have together.

February 13th

Dutchmen beat Clearfield Bisons 73-53 on Senior Night

February 13, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a 73-53 victory over the Clearfield Bisons last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch took the early 9-0 lead on their way to a 22-8 first-quarter lead. St. Marys led by 10 at the half and nine at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Dutch outscored the Bisons 19-8 to give the Dutch the 20-point victory.
“We made a concerted effort to push the tempo tonight and the players executed very well for only having a Saturday practice,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.

Dutch gymnasts place third at Central PA League Championship Meet

February 13, 2012

DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team placed third at the Central PA League Championship Meet at the DuBois Area High School on Saturday with a score of 119.6. St. Marys was able to snag six top spots in the competition.
Altoona finished in first place with a score of 133.425, followed by Bellefonte 126, St. Marys 119.6, DuBois 115.7, and Ridgway 105.625.
"Although the girls somewhat struggled through the meet, they still performed well and I was happy with the outcome of the meet," said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.

New teacher contract approved at SMASD meeting

February 13, 2012

At the St. Marys Area School District's Board of Directors meeting Monday, the board voted to approve a new teacher contract. Superintendent Anne Kearney said the contract being presented was the result of extensive negotiations between the St. Marys Area School Board and St. Marys Education Association as represented in the matter by association president Julie Bish.
According to Kearney, the two sides reached an agreement after "many meetings discussing the current economic state of Pennsylvania and the community."

Fox Twp. issues annual fire report

February 13, 2012

During the recent Fox Township Supervisors meeting, Scott Surra, chief of Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, presented a report on the department.
According to Surra, the department was dispatched 83 times in 2011.
"This is substantially below our 10-year average," Surra said. "The wet spring and fall months kept our brush and grass fire responses to only one."
There were a total of 78 full alarms and five silent alarms, which only required a department officer(s) to respond.

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory Saturday evening as they...
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad won their third meet of the season Saturday afternoon as they...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...