Archive - Nov 2010
On Saturday, Nov. 13, Beimel Baseball will open its doors as the areaâ€™s first sports complex targeted toward the development of area baseball and softball players and team programs.
The new facility is located at 315 Brusselles St., inside the former Hunt Oil building.
â€śBeimel Baseball provides a medium where our area youth can develop their skills both on an athletic and personal level,â€ť said owner Mike Beimel. â€śMy hope is to provide an outlet for our area children and instill the discipline, respect, hard work and self-worth values which are threaded throughout my business philosophy.â€ť
Twenty-two of the 50 elk tags available in this year's elk hunt were already filled midway through the second day.
Tuesday saw a number of elk processed at the official check station, located at the Game Commission's maintenance shed along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus Township.
Seven bulls were processed at the station on Tuesday.
Marshall Goulding of Hershey harvested a 5x6 bull with a dressed weight of 414 pounds. Goulding reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 2, which is comprised mainly of land administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Bureau of Forestry.
Reports have estimated that over 200,000 people from across the United States descended upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 30 to take part in comedians and television personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbertâ€™s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. The rally was a tongue-in-cheek event that did not endorse any candidates, but instead promoted moderation and cooperation among Americans of all backgrounds.
The 2010 elk hunt got underway Monday, with hunters harvesting a total of eight elk on the week-long hunt's opening day. Throughout the day, a sizable crowd of spectators gathered at the Game Commission's maintenance shed, located in the Black Moshannon State Forest along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus, to view the elk as they were brought to the official check station.
Life, love and the pursuit of the elusive big buck are the themes of the comedy "Escanaba in da Moonlight," a comedy that will be presented by the Elk County Footlighters at the Diamond View Restaurant on Nov. 4, 5 and 6.
BROCKWAY - The Punxsutawney Chucks edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team by a 4-3 score in overtime Monday night in a District 9-AA semifinal game played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Chucks will now meet the Bradford Owls Thursday night at Clarion University for the District 9-AA title.
In last nightâ€™s semifinal game, the Chucks wasted little time, scoring with 38:57 left in the first half to take the 1-0 lead.
The two teams battled back and forth, with both having scoring opportunities, but neither were able to find the goal.
BROCKWAY - The Bradford Area Lady Owls scored three goals in 5:49 seconds in the second half of Monday evening's District 9-AA soccer playoff game at Brockway to defeat the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch, 3-0. The loss ended the season for the Lady Dutch, while the Bradford girls will take on the Clearfield girls on Wednesday night at Clarion for the District championship. Clearfield won over Ridgway by a 4-0 score for the right to meet Bradford for the District title.
Members of city council approved sending a letter to the Elk County Commissioners in support of the Downtown Restaurant Project during their meeting on Monday evening.
City manager Dave Greene explained that Matt Quesenberry, of the Elk County Planning Department, recently indicated that a developer has been in contact with him regarding bringing a restaurant to downtown St. Marys.
There have been increasing reports about bedbugs in cities like Pittsburgh, but these infestations are not only a problem for the city - local residents are now finding the little bloodsuckers in their homes.
â€śIt's not just a problem that's occurring in the cities or wherever you read,â€ť said Bill Milford, pest control technician for Southern Tier Professional Pest Control. â€śIt's happening here, too.â€ť
Bedbugs feed primarily on human blood, but will also feed on animals.
Rose Mary Dixon, 79, of 592 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Oct. 29, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Janey Farish of York, following a brief illness.
She was born June 20, 1931, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Patrick and Genevieve Hanes Fleming.
On Oct. 9, 1954, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Robert T. Dixon, who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2009.