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Archive - Feb 2014

February 17th

Council examines expenditures,

February 17, 2014

A resolution establishing an Infiltration and Inflow (I & I) Fund along with a LERTA application were approved by St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening meeting.
The I & I Fund was established with Farmers National Bank and is to be used solely to deposit funds provided by "sewer charges" and will be dedicated specifically for the purpose of repairs, construction and maintenance of sanitary sewer lines to control I & I. Monies will be transferred from the I & I Fund to the Sewer Fund as needed for such purposes.

'Minor damage' is reported in Kane electrical fire

February 17, 2014

"We dodged a bullet," Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said Monday afternoon while on the scene of a reported fire at 387 Forest Ave., Wetmore Township.
Holt said the fire, blamed on an electrical problem, burned the insulation off a plugged-in power cord to a gas-fired clothes dryer. 
"It was fried," Holt said in reference to the power cord.
He said there was "minor damage." No flames were seen when firefighters arrived, he said.
No injuries were reported, he said.

February 16th

Lady Crusaders capture Allegheny Mountain League title

February 16, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders captured the 2014 Allegheny Mountain League championship Saturday night by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves by a 51-37 score.

Rams take second consecutive AML championship from ECC

February 16, 2014

Senior point guard Cole Peterson did just about everything possible to bring another AML championship to Johnsonburg.
Peterson had a 3-point play, a 4-point play and a game-high 28 points to lead the Rams to a 59-41 victory over Elk County Catholic Saturday night in the boys AML Championship game held at St. Marys Area High School.

Lady Crusaders cruise to 61-16 win over Brockway

February 16, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders easily defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers 61-16 on Friday night at ECC in an AML semifinal matchup to advance to tonight's AML championship game, which will be held at St. Marys Area High School at 6 p.m. The Lady Crusaders will take on the Kane Lady Wolves in tonight's contest. Kane defeated the DCC Lady Cardinals 31-28 on Friday night in a game played at DuBois Central Catholic High School.

Crusaders reach AML title game with win over Cardinals

February 16, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders needed a strong second half to advance to the Allegheny Mountain League championship Friday night as they defeated the DuBois Central Cardinals by a 55-46 score in a very hard fought contest.

Earl J. Keller

February 16, 2014

Earl J. Keller, 77, of 146 Rambler Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 28, 1936, in St. Marys, son of the late John and Ellen Pavlock Keller. On June 8, 1968, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Donna Copella and she survives.
Mr. Keller was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co. and retired from Carbone of America. He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and had served in the U.S. Army.

PSU Pink Zone game honors breast cancer survivors

February 16, 2014

Pink was the color of the day on Sunday during the eighth annual Penn State Pink Zone game as the Lady Lions defeated Wisconsin. University Park's Bryce Jordan Center was awash in pink as spectators and players alike donned apparel and accessories as part of the game to raise awareness of breast cancer. Proceeds from the sale of tickets, merchandise, an auction and more will be donated to the Pennsylvania Pink Zone, a nonprofit organization. At halftime nearly 700 cancer survivors were recognized as they filled the court, each holding a sign showing how long they have been cancer-free.

ECCOTA celebrates anniversary with music, art and dessert

February 16, 2014

Photo submitted by Matt Frank

Kersey home damaged in fire

February 16, 2014

KERSEY – An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.
According to Scott Surra, Fox Township fire chief, smoke was visible from the structure upon arrival and the homeowners said there was visible fire in the attic of the home.

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