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Archive - Feb 2011

February 16th

Lady Dutch improve to 20-1, beat Ramettes 45-30

February 16, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 20-1 on the season with a 45-30 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Senior Night.
The Lady Dutch opened a 16-5 lead after the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way to their 10th straight win.
“I was happy that we won, but I wasn’t real happy with the way we played. The intensity wasn’t there and we didn’t handle the ball real well,” said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
“On the bright side, a lot of kids saw some valuable action,” he added.

Johnsonburg Rams knock off Dutchmen 47-45

February 16, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Rams got 27 total points from their two departing seniors on Senior Recognition Night en route to a 47-45 victory over visiting St. Marys.
Facing a 1-point deficit after three quarters of play, the Rams were able to claw their way back to secure the win.
Despite giving up a score to St. Marys’ Jordan Weinzierl to open up the fourth quarter with the Dutch on top 36-33, Johnsonburg head boys’ varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey said he did not count his team out of the contest.

Current ordinance may provide good foundation for restricting drilling

February 16, 2011

Regulating the areas within the City of St. Marys where gas and oil drilling can take place may be as simple as modifying a portion of the city code, according to some members of city council and the city's planning commission.
During a joint meeting between the two groups on Tuesday evening, planning commission members remarked that they believed the portion of the city code related to mining, quarrying and related processing facilities, which prohibits the exploration of minerals in certain areas, should be applicable to oil and gas drilling as well.

PennDOT working to patch SR 120

February 16, 2011

Travelers who have experienced a bumpy ride on state Route 120 lately will be glad to know that the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is working to patch the many potholes that have appeared as a result of the cold and snowy winter weather.
Greg Sayers, Elk County maintenance manager for PennDOT's District 2-0, said his office has been aware of the numerous potholes that recently developed and he has been out several times in the past week to review the road.

School board approves personnel

February 16, 2011

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this month’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.
A resignation was approved for Patricia McLaughlin of St. Marys from the St. Marys Area Middle School cafeteria, effective Jan. 28, 2011; and under supplemental contracts, Christopher Gankosky as marching band director at the end of the 2010-11 school year.

Marcellus Shale drilling concern continues

February 16, 2011

Concern for Marcellus Shale drilling was expressed by Elk County Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship (C.A.R.E.S.) member Rick Glover during Tuesday's Ridgway Township Supervisor's meeting.
Glover attended Tuesday's meeting to receive an update on any zoning ordinances to prevent the drilling.
“As a township, you cannot say,'hey, you can't drill five hundred feet from a person's house,'” Glover said. “You cannot say that, but you can set up a zoning ordinance to state that there is no drilling.”

February 15th

Dutch wrestlers rally to beat Redbank Valley 30-29

February 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad rallied to defeat the Redbank Valley Bulldogs by a 30-29 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch were trailing 29-12 with three matches remaining. At 171 pounds, Dutchman Kyle Wolfel pinned Matt Hetrick at the 2:51 mark, cutting the Bulldogs’ lead to 29-18. At 189 pounds, Dutchman Joe McLaughlin pinned Corey Cyphert at the 2:16 mark of their match to make the score 29-24. At 215 pounds, SMA’s Jimmy Antonelli pinned Braden Bowser at the 3:38 mark of their match, giving the Dutch the 30-29 win.

Bradford Lady Owls hand Lady Crusaders 35-30 setback

February 15, 2011

The Bradford Area High Lady Owls used the foul line to hand the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders a 35-30 setback in a District Nine League game played at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic Campus on Tuesday evening. The Lady Owls were outscored from the field 27 to 20, but used a 15-for-22 night at the foul line to pull out a five-point victory over the Lady Crusaders.

Carl W. Wildfire

February 15, 2011

Carl W. Wildfire, 83, of 114 Cherry Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 15, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center after an illness of the past year.
He was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Kersey, son of the late Alois and Charlotte Benson Wildfire. In February 1952, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Elizabeth “Betty” L. Woodley, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1944. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1987 after over 45 years of service.

Herbert Jacob Himes

February 15, 2011

Herbert Jacob Himes, 79, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, N.C.
He was born in Brockport, son of the late Jacob Silas and Laura Mae Yale Himes. 
He served his country with the United States Army and  was a retired automobile technician and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Himes enjoyed his family, the mountains and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was of the Methodist faith.

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