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July 28th, 2014

Library program promotes early reading

July 28, 2014

Reading 1,000 books may sound like a daunting task, especially when those books are being read to youngsters with short attention spans. However, the St. Marys Public Library is encouraging parents to do just that through their new 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which is being implemented this fall.

Sara Jane Beimel

July 28, 2014

Sara Jane Beimel, 70, of 686 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence after an illness of the past year.
She was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Kathryn Thomas.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1961. She worked for many years as a beautician at her shop and also served as secretary of Jireh Lanes in Kersey, which her family owns.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Harold C. Beimel, who survives.

Ardis M. Lunder

July 28, 2014

Ardis M. Lunder, 83, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Penn Highland Elk.
She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of George W. and Melva E. Kelly Oknefski.
She married Leo W. Lunder, he predeceased her on March 30, 1981.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1948. Ardis enjoyed dancing, baking, sewing and gardening.

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 28, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Moorehouse) Rucinski.
On July 19, 1969, she married Thomas R. VanVoorhis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2002.
Carol lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She retired from Metaldyne of St. Marys and enjoyed gardening and bingo.

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July 28, 2014

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July 27th

New committee focused on emergency management

July 27, 2014

The recently formed St. Marys Emergency Management Committee is looking to work closely with the city and local emergency services in becoming more prepared to aid residents in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
"We want to get St. Marys to the point where we're self-sufficient. Where we can handle most incidents that occur within the city," said Councilman Greg Gebauer.
According to Gebauer, the formation of the committee was prompted by the May flooding disaster and having to work with various emergency services within the community.

Color for a Cause 5K a success

July 27, 2014

Memorial Park staff held their first annual Color for a Cause 5K run/walk to raise money for the HPS Network on Saturday morning, and the event exceeded expectations in terms of attendance and money raised.
According to Memorial Park staff member Laura Buchheit, who coordinated the event, nearly 250 people preregistered for the race and roughly another 50 showed up to register the morning of the event.
"I thought we would have way less people, but it made it more fun that we had more people," Buchheit said.

Carol L. VanVoorhis

July 27, 2014

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness.
Funeral services for Carol L. VanVoorhis will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, with Reverend Lola Turnbull.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, and Friday, Aug. 1 from 10–11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield
Complete obituary information will follow in tomorrow's edition.

Naomi F. Posteraro

July 27, 2014

Naomi F. Posteraro, 94, of 436 Ash St., St. Marys, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Penn Highlands DuBois after a brief illness.
She was born May 26, 1920, in Brockway, daughter of the late Antonio and Celeste Montanari Berardi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Brockway High School.
On Oct. 25, 1941, in the Saint Tobias Church in Brockway, she married Samuel F. Posteraro who preceded her in death on June 17, 2006.

July 25th

Explosive materials prompts brief evacuation

July 25, 2014

On Friday a St. Marys man got a little more than he bargained for while treasure hunting and accidentally stumbled upon undetonated explosives.
Tom Morelli of St. Marys purchased a box of items in Emporium while pursuing his hobby of 'picking' for unique pieces. He obtained the box as he was interested in its contents of old Pennsylvania Game News magazines, however upon later inspecting it Morelli came across a smaller box buried inside containing blasting caps and a detonation cord, which Morellli estimated were from the 1930s.

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