Archive - 2010
After months of debate, members of St. Marys City Council approved Ordinance 261, amending the city's sign ordinance, by a 5-2 vote during their meeting on Monday evening. Mayor Sally Geyer and councilman Dick Dornisch opposed the ordinance.
Prior to voting on whether to approve the ordinance, Geyer explained that she did not agree with some of the measures and specifically cited the time limits that the ordinance imposes for removal of signs.
"It just seems like it's a little overkill on some of these things," Geyer said.
Edna M. Pfeufer
Edna M. Pfeufer, 90, of 104 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1920 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank and Clara Zwack Friedl.
On July 18, 1942 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph B. Pfeufer, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1987.
The Brockway Rovers remained undefeated on the season at 7-0 as they handed the Elk County Catholic Crusaders their first loss of the season Saturday night by a 35-14 score.
The Allegheny Mountain League South Division contest was played at Dutch Country Stadium before a crowd in the neighborhood of 2,000.
Also in the contest, Brockwayâ€™s Derek Buganza set the state passing record. Buganza now has 8,549 yards. Saturday night he was 21 of 29 for 268 yards. The Brockway senior needed 266 yards going into Saturdayâ€™s game to break the record.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team edged the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad by a 3-2 score Saturday morning in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Lady Dutch started out on the right foot as they took the early lead, only to see Ridgway tie the game at halftime and get the winner about midway through the second half.
St. Marys got on the board with 32:05 left in the first half as Stephanie Yetzer squeezed one in past the Ridgway keeper as St. Marys took the 1-0 lead.
Ridgway came back and at the 27:03 mark, Rhianon Fowler scored to knot the match at 1-all.
St. Marys boys' soccer finished its regular season with an 8-1 win over Ridgway Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
This was the regular season finale for the Dutch and St. Marys closed the season with its second victory over Ridgway this season and third overall win in a row.
"We finished strong with three wins in a row," St. Marys head coach Russ Micale said. "We need to keep that and carry it over into the playoffs, whenever that is and whoever we're playing against."
Residents passing through the downtown area may have noticed a number of new trees were recently planted downtown along the Boulevard.
Last Wednesday, a number of Hawthorn trees were replaced with seven Fort McNair Red Horsechestnut Trees.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this monthâ€™s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Two unpaid leaves of absences were approved.
The following support personnel were hired:
The DuBois Area Beavers handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 41-20 setback on Friday night in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium.
The game was a defensive struggle early on, as neither team scored in the opening quarter. Then DuBois put together a couple of second-period drives to score twice. The Beavers scored once in the third quarter, then in the final period of play when a total of six touchdowns were put on the board, four of them coming within the first four minutes of the period.
The ECCHS Lady Crusaders volleyball team kept their slate perfect on Thursday evening when they defeated the Kane Area Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score in a match held at the Kane Area High School.
"This was a very good win for our program tonight," said Diane Gies, ECCHS head coach. "Kane has improved, as I knew they would. In the second game, they got up early and we struggled with a defensive answer. Towards the end of that game, we started to gain control of our defense, which got our offense running again."
Schedule subject to change without notice.
ECCâ€™s Darren Simons at PIAA Western Regional at Tomâ€™s River Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort, Blairsville.
District 9 team tennis championships. Class AA - St. Marys vs. ECCHS at DuBois Area High School, 3:30 p.m. Bradford vs. DuBois Area at Benzinger Park, 2:30 p.m.
ECCHS at Curwensville, 4 p.m.
St. Marys at Punxsutawney, 4 p.m.
Jr. varsity football
Johnsonburg at ECCHS, 4 p.m.
St. Marys at DuBois, 6 p.m.
Jr. high girlsâ€™ basketball
Brookville at St. Marys, 4 p.m.