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Archive - May 2013

May 24th

Clyde "Punky" Nelson III

May 24, 2013

Clyde "Punky" Nelson III, 33, of 427 Biddle Street, Kane, died Thursday evening (May 23, 2013) of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
He was born June 15, 1979, in Kane, a son of Clyde and Joyce Robinson Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was employed by ITL on Montmorenci. He was a member of the Ridgway Loyal Order of the Moose and a former member of the Kane Moose #130.

Motorcycle safety classes now offered in St. Marys

May 24, 2013

Motorcycle enthusiasts now have the option of taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) in St. Marys as Elk County Catholic High School was recently added to the list of the state's training sites. There is no cost for the program, and motorcycles and helmets are provided for those enrolled in the BRC.
According to Josh Burrs, ECC site coordinator, the addition of the school as a training site came about after Burrs began looking for a potential site closer to the area.

Marian T. Mertz

May 24, 2013

Marian T. Mertz, 85, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Elk Towers, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born on January 2, 1928 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Norbert Lecker, who died in 1985, and Caroline Hassennetter Lecker, who died in 1993.
On November 26, 1949 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Harold G. “Dutchie” Mertz, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1990.

Marian T. Mertz

May 24, 2013

Marian T. Mertz, 85, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Elk Towers, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born on January 2, 1928 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Norbert Lecker, who died in 1985, and Caroline Hassennetter Lecker, who died in 1993.
On November 26, 1949 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Harold G. “Dutchie” Mertz, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1990.

May 23rd

Crusader baseball advances with 6-3 win over Elkers

May 23, 2013

Things got off to a shaky start for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Thursday afternoon as they gave up two runs in the top of the first inning to the Ridgway Elkers, but ECC was eventually able to take the lead and fend off an attempted rally by the Elkers to come away with a 6-3 victory in the District 9 Class A quarterfinal contest at Berwind Park.

Pa. loggers struggling to adapt in changing market

May 23, 2013

RIDGWAY – The once thriving Pennsylvania lumber industry is currently in a fight for its life, struggling to adapt to increased foreign competition, an ever changing market place, and the plummeting value of their product.

Fatalities in Highland Twp. crash

May 23, 2013

HIGHLAND TWP. – Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.

Korean War veterans' dedication to take place Saturday

May 23, 2013

On Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m., the Mt. Zion Historical Society, in conjunction with the Valley Legion Post 978, will dedicate a memorial in the Mt. Zion Historical Park honoring and remembering 165 Korean veterans from Jay and Benezette Townships.

May 22nd

Lady Crusader softball advances with 10-1 win over Brockway

May 22, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A softball tournament with a 10-1 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday at Benzinger Park.

St. Marys Area High School honors spring sports athletes

May 22, 2013

The St. Marys Area High School held their Spring Sports Awards program Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team opened their 2014 fall season with a 9-0 shutout...
The Elk County Catholic High School golf team won their first dual match of the season on Friday...
Elk County Catholic High School defended their St. Marys-DuBois Golf Challenge title with a perfect...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...