Archive - 2014
QUEHANNA â€“Â The anticipation was building at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station late Wednesday morning as word spread that a large bull had been harvested and was being transported there to be processed. A small crowd was waiting when it finally arrived around noon, and the 7x11 bull was well worth the wait.
Robert Baker of Worthington was the lucky hunter, and he had harvested the animal around 7 a.m. that morning while hunting with a friend in Elk Hunt Zone 11, which is located primarily in Clearfield County.
FOX TWP. â€“ Two subdivisions were approved at the Fox Township Supervisors monthly meeting Wednesday night
RIDGWAY â€“ With a high-profile governor's race on the ballot, Elk County had a high voter turnout with 44.35 percent of the registered voters coming out to vote.
York County businessman Tom Wolf ousted incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett soundly Tuesday. The Democrat could not carry Elk County, however, as Corbett got 4,420 votes to Wolf's 4,115. There were 31 write-in votes as well. Pennsylvania law was changed in 1968 to allow for consecutive gubernatorial terms. Corbett is the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied re-election since the law was changed.
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Learn, 82, of Omaha, Neb. and formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha after a short illness.
She was born on Friday, Nov. 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Francis and Irene Miller Ehrensberger. On Dec. 31, 1956 in Queen of the World Church, she married Thomas J. Learn, who preceded her in death.
Betty graduated from St. Marys High School in 1949 and was active in many social activities in Omaha.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Maplewood Lady Tigers in the opening round of the PIAA Class A volleyball playoffs. A number of parents and fans also made the trek to Cochranton High School to cheer on the Lady Crusaders. Maplewood, the District 10 champion, won in straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, and 25-12.
The Thomas Jefferson Jaguars ended the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball season Tuesday night in the first round of the PIAA Class AA Tournament.
The Jaguars defeated the Lady Dutch 3-0 (25-14, 25-14 and 25-7).
VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC
Tom Corbett, NBC projected, Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the stateâ€™s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.
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Free holiday parking was not on City Council's Christmas list this year.
On Monday evening St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Outreach Coordinator Ashley O'Dell requested free holiday parking throughout downtown beginning on Friday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 24 as well as during Light Up Night on Friday, Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m., however council voted down a motion on the issue.
Council members Greg Gebauer and Sally Geyer were the lone two voters approving parking for the entire holiday season.
The St. Marys Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Committee received a $10,500 grant from Seneca Resources to fund a new backup radio system. A motion to accept the grant was unanimously approved.
The overall cost of the system is $10,731.85, the remainder of which will be covered by the city's budget. The grant was secured through the assistance of St. Marys Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi.