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Archive - May 2011

May 9th

Sweet Success: Fox students join fight to cure childhood cancer

May 9, 2011

The entire Fox Township Elementary school has joined together in finding a cure for childhood cancer, embarking on the Alex's Lemonade Stand project to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes.
"We decided to participate in the project in honor of Connor (Bobik)," explained fifth grade teacher and project organizer, Amanda Vollmer. "Now our efforts are focused on awareness, specifically the cause and finding a cure."

Fox supervisors approve bids, use of facilities

May 9, 2011

Among the many items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors during their most recent meeting were paving bids and the use of facilities.
The supervisors approved a request to use the community park for the Fox Township Farmer's Market taking place from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays from June through October, weather permitting.
Debby Agosti, recreational facilities director, noted there have been changes for vendors. The change requires that vendors who sell baked goods must have produced them in a state-certified kitchen.

May 8th

Crusaders capture county baseball tourney title

May 8, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team captured the 2011 Elk County Baseball Tournament crown Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park by defeating the Johnsonburg Rams by a 10-6 score in the title game.
The Crusaders were able to score at least one run in five of the six innings at the plate.
“We hit the ball when we had to,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.

Dutch beat Ridgway 10-0 in consolation game

May 8, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team took third place in the Elk County Baseball Tournament by defeating the Ridgway Elkers by a 10-0 score in six innings Saturday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch used the one-hit pitching of Nate Geist to record the victory over Ridgway. Geist went the distance for the Dutch, giving up only one hit--a single in the top of the sixth-- walking four, and striking out six.
D.J. Skraba started on the mound for Ridgway, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up 11 hits, walking two and striking out three. Zack McKnight faced two batters,giving up two hits.

Changes in trends observed at drug convention

May 8, 2011

The first of two medicine collections scheduled to be held this year by the Elk County Recycling Office took place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Marys. Over 60 individuals had dropped off medicine by 11 a.m., a figure that Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner was pleased with. She said she was also happy with the turnout, particularly since the sun was shining in Elk County on Saturday morning after a few weeks of rainy weather.

Concert Choir revisiting the 60s

May 8, 2011

The Concert Choir of Elk County is revisiting the 1960s, the theme of their annual concert being held Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, and beginning at 6 p.m. at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
The Concert Choir of Elk County is revisiting the 1960s, the theme of their annual concert being held Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, and beginning at 6 p.m. at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Clad in jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts, concert crooners will transport the audience back to the groovy 60s during the show entitled "What a Wonderful World - Music of the 60s".

Walmart holds grand re-opening, awards grants to local organizations

May 8, 2011

The St. Marys Walmart held its grand re-opening celebration Friday following a store redesign. A ribbon-cutting was held, and store associates presented $4,500 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to six local organizations: $250 for the Elk County Lions Club; $1,000 for the Fox Township Recreation Board; $1,000 to Keystone Elk Country Alliance; $1,000 to Mt. Zion Historical Society; $1,000 for Project Gifts for Elk County; and $250 to the Ridgway Area High School Yearbook Club.

Edna Kronenwetter

May 8, 2011

Edna Kronenwetter, 87, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home for the past eight years and a former resident of Elk Towers, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Bally, Pa., daughter of the late Harvey H. and Mary K. Strouse Gehman.
She attended Bally Schools and had resided in St. Marys since 1991. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

May 6th

Lady Dutch win county softball tournament crown

May 6, 2011

St. Marys used a dominating pitching performance and powerful hitting in a 7-0 win over Elk County Catholic in the championship game of the Elk County Softball Tournament Friday at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
"The girls came to play," St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge said. "The girls wanted it, they went out and gave 100 percent. We tell them to leave it on the field and they did."
Rachel Ginther had 13 strikeouts and two walks in a 1-hit shutout. She had a no-hit bid going for 5 and 2/3 innings until a double from ECC's Anna Hawkins ended that attempt.

Luke Daghir throws one-hitter as Crusaders win

May 6, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used the one-hit pitching of Luke Daghir to advance to the finals of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with an 8-1 win over the Ridgway Elkers Friday at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic takes on Johnsonburg today at noon for the tournament title.
Daghir gave up a single, walked one and struck out seven for Elk Catholic.
Josh Mitchell started on the mound for Ridgway, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up eight hits, walking five and striking out eight. Kevin Kilhoffer worked 1/3 of an inning of relief.

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