Archive - May 19, 2013
The District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships were held Friday at the Kane Area High School. Competing were the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Crusaders.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders baseball team finished off the regular season with a win Friday night, defeating the Dutchmen of St. Marys Area by a score of 12-7. This came on the night in with ECC celebrated its eight seniors that were part of the team this year.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by an 8-3 score Friday afternoon at Benzinger Park on Senior Day for ECC.
St. Marys Area High School juniors Amy Orr and Rebekah Caretti are preparing to compete in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) National Leadership Conference after each of them earned a gold medal in their event during the Pennsylvania State HOSA Leadership Conference.
Both students have their sights set on winning a possible national title during the upcoming conference taking place June 26-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Norma M. Gallagher, 82, of Benezette, died Friday, May 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.
She was a life-long resident of Benezette, having been born in Benezette on December 16, 1930, to the late Marie M. (Oâ€™Brien) and John F. Showers.
She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Benezette and later a member of St. Joseph Church in Force. She was a graduate of Benezette High School and on September 21, 1948, married Gerald L. Gallagher in Tyler. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1985.
Mary F. Erich, 73, of 200 Elm Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following an illness of the past few months.
She was born August 17, 1939 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leo J. and Mary Engel Schade.
On August 11, 1962 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Jerome J. Erich, who preceded her in death on January 12, 2013.
Elk County polling places will open at 7 a.m. tomorrow for the municipal primary election.
While last year's general election saw ballots cast by 13,474 or 66.37 percent of Elk County's 20,302 registered voters, the municipal election in 2011 only gathered 7,918 or 39.38 percent voter turnout, this according to the County Elections Office.
In addition, the municipal primary held in that year had even lower turnout, with just over a third of registered voters showing up to cast their votes.
This year, 146 candidates filed petitions to be on Elk County ballots this year.
In 2006, the Community Nurses held a one-day used book sale offering several hundred books available for purchase for a small fee, and the event was held in the small library adjacent to the cafeteria at Sacred Heart Activity Center to raise money for their hospice program. Since that time, the sale has continued to grow and now typically has over 10,000 used books available for purchase at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School cafeteria over a four-day period.