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Archive - Apr 2011

April 15th

State College hands Flying Dutchmen 11-1 setback

April 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday as the State College Little Lions downed the Dutch by an 11-1 score in five innings at Berwind Park.
This was the Dutchmen’s first complete game, as their game Tuesday against Punxsutawney was suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to unplayable conditions.
The Dutch gave up 12 walks and one hit batsman, which the Little Lions capitalized on.
“We knew pitching and defense would be a soft spot this season,” said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.

Political signs make early appearance

April 15, 2011

Area residents may have noticed that candidates' political signs for the upcoming primary election on May 17 have already begun to appear in various locations throughout the city, even though the election is still over a month away.
While the section of the city's sign ordinance pertaining to temporary signs allows candidates to display an unlimited number of political signs, it also stipulates that "such signs may only be displayed between 30 days prior to and 5 days after an election."

Joseph G. Hnath

April 15, 2011

Joseph G. Hnath, 83, of 999 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 15, 2011 at his residence.
He was born May 13, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Mary Bures Hnath. On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Irene Cornello, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1990 after 41 years of service.

April 14th

Lady Dutch softball rallies for 4-3 win over Hollidaysburg

April 14, 2011

Rachel Ginther threw a six-hitter on Thursday afternoon as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers by a 4-3 score in a game played at the St. Marys Area Softball Field.
Ginther struck out 11 Hollidaysburg batters on her way to the victory and also helped her own cause with a two-run single in the fifth inning to give St. Marys the lead for good in the game.

ECC baseball downs Brookville 11-2

April 14, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team earned their first win of the season with an 11-2 victory over the Brookville Blue Raiders. Originally scheduled to be an away game for the Crusaders, the game was moved to Berwind Park after Brookville's field was determined to be unplayable.
"They played well," said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt of the Crusaders' effort. "They got the lead and they kept it and I think Jack (Herzing) set the tone. I think he had like seven out of nine strikeouts. He set the tone for the game. We just had some big hits."

Punxsy tennis team edges Crusaders 5-4

April 14, 2011

The Punxsutawney Chucks tennis team edged the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 5-4 score Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
“It was a tough day today, losing a close match to a talented, well-coached Punxsy team,” said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.

School lunch prices likely to increase

April 14, 2011

The cost of lunch may be increasing for St. Marys Area School District students.
SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney explained the proposal during a recent school board meeting, stating that elementary lunches could increase five cents, from $1.45 to $1.50, and middle and high school lunches may increase by 25 cents, from $1.50 to $1.75
In addition, the cost of a la carte lunch would increase 25 cents, from $1.55 to $1.80.

Elk Casino hosting third stop of Charity Pub Crawl

April 14, 2011

The historic Elk Casino is hosting the third stop of the Straub Brewery Charity Pub Crawl beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
"We like to support the community and we have done a lot of fundraising in the past," explained Elk Casino co-owner Betty Wycoff on why the establishment chose to host the event.
The crowd-pleasing area band Six Pak will headline the event, taking the stage at 9 p.m.
"We are looking forward to putting on another great show to show our support for charities involved," said Ryan Herzing, Six Pak rhythm guitarist and vocalist.

Political signs make early appearance

April 14, 2011

Area residents may have noticed that candidates' political signs for the upcoming primary election on May 17 have already begun to appear in various locations throughout the city, even though the election is still over a month away.
While the section of the city's sign ordinance pertaining to temporary signs allows candidates to display an unlimited number of political signs, it also stipulates that "such signs may only be displayed between 30 days prior to and 5 days after an election."

Bishop stunned by 'spectacular' restoration

April 14, 2011

The Most Reverend Donald Walter Trautman, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, described the restoration work at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church along Depot Street in Ridgway as "exquisite" and "spectacular" after seeing the finished product.
"I thought our diocese only had one cathedral, but now I think we have two cathedrals, one here in Ridgway and one in Erie," Trautman said as he prepared for a 7 p.m. Mass Thursday night as part of a rededication ceremony. "I'm very proud of it and I commend all who are responsible for it, and I'm happy for the people in this parish.

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