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Archive - May 2013

May 10th

SMASD launches new cyber school program

May 10, 2013

With the St. Marys Area School District faced with mounting cyber school tuition bills, the district has launched its own cyber school program in an attempt to keep more students and funds in district.

St. Marys woman to serve four years behind bars in $1 million theft

May 10, 2013

ERIE – A St. Marys woman, Sandra Prechtel, 51, charged with embezzling over $1 million from her former employee was sentenced in an Erie Federal Court Friday to serve four years and three months in federal prison.

Concert Choir hosting "A Night at the Grammy's"

May 10, 2013

The Concert Choir of Elk County will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements in the music industry as they perform a variety of award winning songs during "A Night at the Grammy's", a dinner and song show, taking place May 16-18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Royal Inn in Ridgway.

May 9th

Crusader tennis repeats as D9-AA team champions

May 10, 2013

It rained off and on throughout the day on Thursday, and the question of whether or not the rain would hold off long enough for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Brockway Rovers to get in all their matches in the District 9 Class AA team championship at DuBois Area High School only added to the exciting atmosphere as ECC edged Brockway 3-2 to repeat as District 9 Class AA team champions.

Lady Crusaders win Elk County Girls' Track and Field Championships

May 10, 2013

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders captured the Elk County Girls' Track and Field Championship Thursday at the Elk County Meet held at Johnsonburg. Only four points separated the three girls' squads. Elk Catholic won with a total of 65 points. Johnsonburg was second with 62 and St. Marys was third with 61.

Dutch track team wins Elk County Meet crown

May 10, 2013

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch won the Elk County Boys' Track and Field Championship Thursday afternoon at the championship meet held at the Johnsonburg Track and Field complex with 82 points. Elk Catholic was second with 59 while Johnsonburg finished with 48.

ECC softball downs Johnsonburg, 8-2

May 10, 2013

Elk County Catholc softball took a big early lead and was able to take an 8-2 win over Johnsonburg Thursday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.

SMASD residents will see no tax increase with new budget

May 9, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to approve the district's tentative 2013 budget which contains over $25 million in expenditures, but no tax increase to residents. According to Superintendent Ann Kearney, the vast majority of that $25 million figure comes in the form of increases in the district's contributions to health care costs and retirement funds.

Ridgway Reservoir sign illustrates effects of acid rain cycle

May 9, 2013

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning at the Ridgway Reservoir to unveil an educational sign depicting the effects of acid rain on the Big Mill Creek Watershed.

Detention hearing set for accused kidnapper of Clarion teen

May 9, 2013

PITTSBURGH – A detention hearing is set for the man charged with kidnapping a Clarion teen and driving her across state lines "for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with her." Joshua D. Baker, 31, of Leeper, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week and charged in the disappearance of a 13-year-old juvenile who went missing from her Clarion Borough home at around 2 a.m. on March 28.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored 28 second half points to record a 56-30...
Chances are, whenever the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Brockway Rovers face off on the soccer...
Three goals in the first half was all the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team needed as...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...