Archive - Dec 2010
This holiday season the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas ornament features the Elk Country Visitors Center.
"We felt it was appropriate to feature the visitors center, as it has been a huge attraction to our area," said Sally Wilson, Chamber executive director.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornament program, the Chamber is offering two different designs.
The first design is an ivory ornament with a color photo of the visitors center with "Elk Country Visitor Center" written in ivory script.
The refurbishment of the St. Leo Catholic Church began earlier this month and is off to a good start, according to Father Brian Vossler.
â€śThe progress for our refurbishing has gone very well so far,â€ť Vossler said. â€śAt first, we got off to a slow start because we were waiting for a company from North Carolina to come and pick up our pews. They were delayed by about a week and a half, but we did some planning and did some work out in the gathering space so it wasn't completely wasted time, and once we got all of the contractors on board it's been going very smoothly.â€ť
Helen A. Bilodeau, 77, of 124 David St., Kersey, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 19, 1933 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late John and Elvira Lavella Glance.
On June 28, 1952 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Dolph L. Bilodeau, who survives.
Arthur J. "Spider Krieg, 85, of 216 Martin Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at the Elk Haven Nursing home after a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Lawrence and Gertrude Gerber Krieg. On July 17, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Mercedes A. Shields, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2004.
Mr. Krieg was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corp., retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch remained perfect on the young season with a 70-41 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch opened a 24-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back. They placed three players in double figures, led by Kayla Hoohuliâ€™s 5 points on three twos, two threes and a three-for-three night from the foul line. Adair Gennocro added 13 points on five twos and a three. Jenna Anderson scored 11 points on four twos and a three, while Shelby Zomcik added nine points.
The DuBois Area Lady Beavers overcame a 10-point, third-quarter lead by the Elk Catholic Lady Crusaders on Wednesday evening to pull out a 49-43 victory in a District Nine League game at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus.
The loss dropped the Elk County girls to 3-2 on the season, while DuBois Area ran their slate to 4-1 on the season.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5887 presented a check to the Elk County Sheriff's Office for the purchase of a Taser gun.
The $900 check was presented by VFW 5887 Post Commander Ricky Hicks to Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey Krieg and deputies Patrick Straub and William Gerg Jr.
â€śIt is a less-than-lethal weapon that we like to use for trouble in a courtroom and things like that,â€ť said Krieg. â€śBy using it, we don't incur the liability like you do when you have to shoot somebody.
â€śIt's mainly for my deputies to use in those situations and this will give us two now for the department.â€ť
Joe Dellaquila, 32, of Ridgway, was announced as the winner of the 6th annual Big Buck Contest during Wednesday night's contest wrap-up festivities at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. Dellaquila bagged a 14-point, 180-lb. buck during archery season. A special Big Buck edition will appear in the Tuesday, Dec. 28 issue of The Daily Press, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican. Above, Dellaquila is shown with some of the $5,000 in prizes he won as part of the contest.
Fullington Bus Service has recently returned to St. Marys after being discontinued for a year.
"The bus went through St. Marys for more than 20 years," said Milt Wiseman, vice-president for Intercity Coach Services. "There was minimal ridership so we tried service through Brockway and Ridgway. Unfortunately, this ridership was very minimal also, so we are trying St. Marys again."
At their recent meeting, Jay Township supervisor Francis Gustafson explained that he and his fellow supervisors plan to take a more thorough approach to Marcellus gas drilling within the township, particularly with regard to what sort of hazardous materials are being used.