KANE - Now the family knows the whole story.
Relatives of Army Cpl. Ralph E. â€śDutchâ€ť Bradybaugh of Kane knew this soldier was killed in action during the â€śBattle of the Bulgeâ€ť in Bastogne, Belgium on Jan. 3, 1945â€”just four months before Germany surrendered to end World War II.
What they didnâ€™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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elk County District Attorney Bradley J. Kraus responded this week to requests by The Daily Press for comment on his decision not to further investigate the death of an area woman whose family members, along with area attorney Shawn McMahon, claim died as a result of prescription drug-related complications.
Some say no good deed goes unnoticed, and this recently proved to be true for St. Marys Municipal Airport Manager Alan McPherson.
Almost a year ago, in early December 2010, McPherson received a call from the Pennsylvania State Police regarding a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that was stranded in Emporium after running low on fuel during a snow storm. The helicopter had been on its way from Port Allegany back to Fort Indiantown Gap.
"They ran low on fuel and had to make an emergency landing in the tennis courts down at the school in Emporium," McPherson said.