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October 12th, 2014

Mildred M. Fitch

October 12, 2014

Mildred M. Fitch, 92, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born March 22, 1922 in Kane, daughter of the late William and Edith (Hepler) Wichman.
On June 29, 1946, she married Allen A. Fitch. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 as Corporal in WAC 1560th SCU. She worked at the Dr. McCleary Lobo Wolf Farm and Holgate of Kane. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed walking and playing BINGO.
She was born and raised in Kane and had been a Johnsonburg resident since 1946.

Celine M. Singer

October 12, 2014

Celine M. Singer, 85, of Elk Haven, St. Marys, formerly of 413 Clear Creek Rd., Emporium, died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, on Sunday morning, Oct. 12, 2014.
She was born June 21, 1929 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Andrew and Bertha Herzing Gerber.
On March 30,1948 in St. Marys, she married the late George J. Singer. He preceded her in death June 2, 1984.

Margaret M. Ticossi

October 12, 2014

Margaret M. Ticossi, 93, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Elk Haven.
She was born May 23, 1921 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late Angelo and Clementine Porta Ticossi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of Speer Carbon.
Margaret was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society, and the Fox Township Senior Center.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families.

October 10th

Punxsutawney comes from behind to beat Dutch 28-21

October 11, 2014

The Punxsutawney Chucks scored two touchdowns in the second half to come from behind to edge the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 28-21 score in SMA's Pink Game.

Lady Dutch, Lady Crusaders battle to 1-1 draw Friday

October 11, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer teams battled for 100 minutes Friday afternoon and evening at the SMAHS soccer field only to see the contest end in a 1-1 tie.

Title 1 tutors wages, hours reviewed by school board

October 11, 2014

The wages and hours of Title 1 tutors was brought to the attention of the St. Marys Area School District board of directors during their latest workshop.
"Somewhere between cafeteria monitors and custodians are Title 1 tutors and it just seems to me that's out of balance," said Matt Quesenberry, school board member. "I was just curious how it is that we arrived at that per hour wage and if we feel that's compatible with the responsibilities that we expect of those people."
Currently custodians wages start at $10/hour whereas tutors make $9/hour

St. Marys pumpkin enters giant competition

October 11, 2014

ST. MARYS – Jeff Beimel, an engineer from St. Marys, tried his hand at being a farmer when he set out to grow a giant pumpkin that he would be able to enter into an annual competition for giant pumpkins in Altoona.
This year, Beimel was able to fulfill his goal after he grew a pumpkin large enough to enter into the competition in just his second year attempting to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Beimel, his pumpkin and multiple members of "Team Beimel" traveled to Altoona to have the pumpkin weighed at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association's annual weigh-in.

Gary J. Streich Sr.

October 11, 2014

Gary J. Streich Sr., 77, of 4381 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Oct. 9, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 28, 1937 in Ridgway, son of the late Woodrow T. and Emma M. (Amacher) Streich.
He married Linda E. Carlson on Sept. 5, 1959, and she preceded him in death May 22, 2014.

Kenneth E. Huber

October 11, 2014

Kenneth E. Huber, 73, of Grove Street, Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian after a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 9, 1940 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Elsie (Schenck) Huber. On July 19, 1964, he married Carolyn (Newman), and she survives. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary in July.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg Senior Center, Central Hose Co. and past member of Rolfe Sportsmen’s. He enjoyed his daily walks and especially loved his time with his grandchildren.

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get
you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the
best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

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