Archive - 2013
The St. Marys Area High School Marching Band reached a milestone achievement by bringing home their 10th consecutive Chapter 11 Championship title recently, for their rendition of "The Wizard of Oz."
"The hard work and tremendous effort the students put into practice and performances is amazing. They continually impress my staff and I as they look to improve their score and overall performance each and every week," said SMA Marching Band Director Adam Brooks.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night as they defeated the Bradford Owls by a 28-20 score on Senior Night for the Dutch.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team ended the season without a win for the first time since 1985 after suffering a 22-15 loss to the Otto-Eldred Terrors on Friday night on the road in Duke Center.
RIDGWAY â€“Â "It Takes A Village."
That's the message being spread by Bob Esch, a member of the Pa. Early Learning Investment Commission [ELIC], an entity geared toward the construction of a public-private partnership of business leaders across Pennsylvania who advocate for quality early childhood investment.
There are reportedly roughly 80 board members representing business and education throughout the Commonwealth, but in the six-county region, Esch is it.
The Elk County Catholic High School Crusader Marching Band had spectators singing along in the stands as the performed an array of musical selections from the popular British rock band, the Beatles.
As part of their 2013 halftime show, the students performed five songs of "Magical Mystery Tour," "Eleanor Rigby," "Blackbird," "Yesterday" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band."
For the second year in a row the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch and Bradford Lady Owls met in the semifinals of the District 9 Class AA girls soccer playoffs, and once again the game ended with Bradford advancing with a hard-fought 1-0 victory.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team closed out their regular season with a 3-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Senior Night at the ECCHS gym Thursday night.
The Lady Crusaders took the first set by a 25-11 score. They took the second set 25-15 and won the third set 25-14 to win the match 3-0.
WEEDVILLE â€“ A fire broke out late Wednesday night at 1197 River Rd. [state Route 555] in Jay Township and destroyed a single story residence.
The occupants are listed as Dennis L. Celinski, 66, of Weedville, and Curtis L. Piszenski, also of Weedville. They were home at the time of the fire and escaped uninjured.
Cynthia Simchick and Tina Pistner of St. Marys have teamed up to open Cyntina's Treasures Gift Shop, a small shop located inside the Pistner residence located at 153 Fern Ln.
The small, quaint shop offers an array of handmade items such as wreaths, flower arrangements, candles, jewelry and scarves, as well as some retail pieces as well.
"It's a fun shop," Simchick said.
RIDGWAY â€“ Traffic accidents involving elk pose a real danger to area residents. Although many think of the elk as an elusive animal, they frequent the roadways, particularly in autumn which is their breeding season.
Recently, PennDOT officials placed two life-size elk cutouts on the PennDOT property in Ridgway in order to show just how big these animals really are.