Archive - 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Bill Maiers, a game commissioner and current resident of Johnsonburg, was one of many east coast firefighters that was asked to help with the recent outbreak of wildfires on the west coast.
Maiers was selected among a pool of firefighters that spanned Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Wisconsin and several other eastern states.
"I've been pretty lucky to go out," Maiers said.
Bernard (Bernie) Kline, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at his residence in Rexford Manor in Yakima, Wash.
The Elk County Catholic High School cross country squads hosted runners from Bradford, Brookville, DuBois Central Catholic, and Ridgway in their first home meet of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park. In the girls' race, Bradford beat ECC 20-39. In the boys' race, the Crusaders edged the Owls 27-28 and beat the Brookville Raiders 19-38.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team improved their record to 5-2 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Tuesday night at the SMAHS gym.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team defeated county rival Johnsonburg in straight sets on Tuesday night in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. Elk won the first set 25-6, the second set 25-17, and the third set 25-11.
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved the condemnation and demolition of a house located at 441 Rightmeyer St.
A condemnation hearing took place prior to the start of council's Monday evening meeting. During the hearing Code Enforcement Officer Matt Young testified to the numerous property maintenance issues which have plagued the property since 2001.
Also testifying were Bill Kraus, Crystal Fire Department chief, and Mike Breindel, a nearby resident.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Area School District's school board held a special meeting Tuesday, and going into the meeting, the only item on the agenda was the Ridgway Area Teachers Association's contract.
The teachers association has voted not to accept the recent offer from the school board, stating that the proposal "contained information [they] had never seen or discussed," according to a statement released by RATA.
The Elk County Recycling Center, Orro Fundraising and CAPSEA are teaming up throughout the month of October to kickstart a fundraiser to support CAPSEA's ongoing flood relief.
CAPSEA was one of many local businesses that sustained substantial damage during the flood that soaked the area on May 21.
CAPSEA alone suffered $35,000 in damages as a result of the flood, $15,000 of that total still has not been recovered at this point, according to CAPSEA's executive director, Billie Jo Weyant.
William L. â€śFuzzyâ€ť Gardner, 74, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Byrnedale, died early Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 31, 1939 in Gardner Hill, Weedville, son of the late Clyde Thomas and Audrey (Ives) Gardner.
On May 4, 1963, he married Gertrude F. (Samick), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Weedville High School.
He served in the Navy from 1957-1960, including 19 months in Newfoundland and aboard the USS Aucilla in Norfolk, Va.
In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their defense to fend off attempted rallies by their opponents late in the game. On Monday night it was the Crusaders who were trying to rally late, and their offense came through as they overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Brookville Raiders 3-2 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.