January 2nd, 2013
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles.
Various types of pet treats outsourced to foreign countries have garnered national attention recently following the complaints of thousands of pet owners across the U.S. and Canada who have reported their dogs have been made ill, or even died, after consuming the treats.
ST. MARYS â€“ Officials for the American Cancer Society, Inc. [ACS] are hoping that the new year will also bring new volunteer drivers for the Road to Recovery program.
The initiative provides rides to patients who have no way to get to their cancer treatment at a medical facility. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars to get a patient to and from the facility that they need to travel to for treatment.
John T. "Jack" McGonigal Jr., 86, died Dec. 20, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born on May 8, 1926 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John T. and Edith McAlee McGonigal.
He married Antoinette "Ann" Giffi on May 8, 1956, she survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all of his life and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1944. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Central Hose Co.
December 30th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ Even though donations received in this year's Coaches vs. Cancer campaign at the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament fell short of matching last year's total of $1,200, more than $800 was still able to be raised to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, according to Roben Daghir, volunteer survivor for outreach and awareness.
"It was wonderful," Daghir said of the community's continued support of promoting cancer awareness.
ST. MARYS â€“Â Ridgway ended 2011 with a win in the Elk County Holiday Tournament over Johnsonburg.
Johnsonburg returned the favor to end 2012.
The Rams scored the final 13 points in the fourth quarter to take a 36-23 win over Ridgway in the championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
It's Johnsonburg's second tournament title in four years, the Rams also won the county title in 2009.
"It feels good for the kids I'm sure," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "I feel very proud that I was able to be a part of this."
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team successfully defended their Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament crown by defeating the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 44-27 score in the 2012 championship game played Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Crusaders' defense was the key to the game as they limited the Ramettes to seven points in the second half of play.
"Holding Johnsonburg to seven points in the second half was definitely the key," said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
Doris M. Hasselman, 72, of 633 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died comfortably at home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 22, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Robert and Louise Solic Schneider. On Oct. 22, 1960 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married LeRoy G. â€śTubbyâ€ť Hasselman, who survives.
Mrs. Hasselman was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing and playing cards with her friends.
ST. MARYS â€“ Ridgway boys basketball advanced to defend their Holiday Tournament title with a 64-48 victory over St. Marys in the nightcap of the first day of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.
A strong start in the first quarter ultimately proved to be the difference in the game as Ridgway burst out to a 25-8 lead at the end of the opening eight minutes.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Boys' Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 60-33 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday night at St. Marys Area.
The Rams will meet the Ridgway Elkers tonight at 8 p.m. for the county tournament crown. Elk Catholic will meet St. Marys Area this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the consolation game. Ridgway defeated St. Marys 64-48 in the other contest.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Johnsonburg Ramettes coasted to an easy 59-13 victory over winless Ridgway in the first round of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament.
With the win, Johnsonburg will play today in the title game against Elk County Catholic. The starting time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The Ramettes own a 47-44 victory Dec. 12 over ECC, the first win over their county rival in Johnsonburg head girls varsity basketball coach Mike Zilkofski's eight-year career.