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Archive - Oct 2012

October 7th

Kane hands Crusaders first loss in 17-14 homecoming contest

October 7, 2012

KANE – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders had Kane beat. They had the momentum and the lead and appeared to have the game well in hand, but in the end ECC beat themselves by committing too many penalties and allowed the Wolves to rally back for a 17-14 homecoming victory on Friday night in Kane.
ECC coach Travis Skrzypek tried to look past his squad's first loss and instead focused on the quality of play both teams put up, and the effort that Kane first-year head coach Todd Silfies put into preparing his team for the game.

Dorsey wins statewide photo contest

October 7, 2012

A Kersey resident recently received the most overall votes in the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s “Take Five in the Outdoors” photo contest.
Tom Dorsey of Kersey won the "People's Choice Best in Show" award for his photo of a doe and fawn standing in the water at Oil Creek State Park in Venango County.
“The light and background was absolutely perfect. I captured at least 25 images as the fawn held different poses as if modeling for my camera,” Dorsey said. “Just seeing this beautiful scene was lucky enough, but to photograph it was over the top.”

Fox budget workshop, road and fencing projects approved

October 7, 2012

The Fox Township supervisors have scheduled their annual budget workshops for Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 4:30 p.m. The adoption of the proposed budget is set for Nov. 7, with the final budget being adopted on Dec. 5, 2012.
Under new business the Fox Township supervisors approved the use of the township backhoe and service truck to conduct repairs at the Fox Twp. Sportsmen's Club shooting range, as well as using a boom mower to mow the hillside.

Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico ordained as 10th Bishop of Erie

October 7, 2012

Live television coverage of the ordination of Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico revealed a humanity that is already endearing him to the northwest Pennsylvania flock he will now shepherd.  It was all part of a joyous day on which the 10th man in the 159-year history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie became its new bishop.

Michael R. DeVallance

October 7, 2012

Michael R. DeVallance, 41, of 1245 13th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., died Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2012 at his residence following a short illness.
He was born on Feb. 13, 1971 in Ridgway, son of Robert N. and Joyce Marrone DeVallance of Johnsonburg, who survive.
He resided in the Washington, D.C. area since 1997. He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1989 and from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

Grace J. Sestina

October 7, 2012

Grace J. Sestina, 90, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, died Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born June 16, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Michael H. and Barbara A. Schreiber Wolf.

October 5th

St. Marys woman pleads guilty to mail fraud, tax evasion in federal court Friday

October 6, 2012

ERIE - A St. Marys woman, Sandra Prechtel, charged with embezzling nearly a million dollars from her employer, Abbott Furnace Company, entered a guilty plea to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion on Friday before a U.S. District Court Judge in Erie.

K9 Karnival taking place today

October 5, 2012

Now in its 11th year, the annual K-9 Karnival Walk 'n Wag, sponsored by the Elk County Humane Society, is taking place this afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys beginning at 11 a.m. There will be games, prizes and more.
Aggressive dogs and female canines in heat are discouraged from attending.

If you see this caterpillar, look but don't touch

October 5, 2012

This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided. Known as the white hickory Tussock moth caterpillar, the insect may be found in the area; this one was at Veolia Greentree Landfill in Fox Township, Elk County. Photo by Victoria Stanish.

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Gausman

October 5, 2012

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Gausman, 90, died Thursday evening, Oct. 4, 2012 at Highland View Nursing Home in Brockway, following an illness of the past nine months.
She was born July 15, 1922 in Carman, daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary F. Oresko Griech.

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch opened play in the District 9 League Friday by hosting the Brookville...
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...