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Archive - 2014

District releases statement after incident

November 1, 2014

The following statement was released Friday afternoon by the St. Marys School District on social media regarding an incident earlier in the day: 
The purpose of this message is to keep parents informed and students in the district safe. It was reported [Friday] that a male stranger operating a 2008-2010 grey or silver Chevy Silverado with a matching cap and tinted windows in the Chicken Hill area of Kersey approached St. Marys school students and offered them a ride to school.

Kuntz's efforts continue to benefit less fortunate

November 1, 2014

Once again local teacher Laura Kuntz is reaching out to the community in seeking donations for her Christmas in Kentucky program, which provides gifts to the less fortunate in the one of the poorest areas of the U.S.
"Since 1996, the St. Marys area has generously committed to the success of this program to needy families in the Beattyville community," Kuntz said. "Those trapped in this cycle of poverty find it difficult or impossible to provide their children with the opportunity to experience the "dreams" of Christmas."
Currently Kuntz is collecting a variety of items for the program.

Frederick H. Muhitch Jr

November 1, 2014

Frederick H. Muhitch Jr. died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Sandy (nee Wurm), dear father of Christopher (Sandra), Dory and Michelle Muhitch, grandfather of Michael and Kayla, son of the late Frederick Sr. and Grace Muhitch, and brother of the late Joseph.
A funeral service for Frederick H. Muhitch Jr. will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Danzer, Dengler & Roberts Funeral Home, 5363 Genesee St., Bowmansville, N.Y.
Friends may call Monday, Nov. 3 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Aldo R. Gavazzi

November 1, 2014

Aldo R. Gavazzi, 86, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of Old Kane Road in Wilcox, died Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2014 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 5, 1928 in Byrnedale, son of the late Armondo and Bena Parisi Gavazzi.
He married Patricia L. Halquist on Nov. 13, 1954 in Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox. She died April 18, 2014.
Mr. Gavazzi resided in St. Marys for the past three years. He lived in Wilcox most of his life having moved there after his marriage in 1954. He attended school in Byrnedale.

Dutchmen hand Crusaders 37-0 defeat

November 1, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-0 score Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium in the final regular season game for both teams.

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Lady Dutch capture District 9-AA volleyball crown

October 31, 2014

It took five sets but the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team captured the District 9 Class AA championship Thursday night as they defeated the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by a 3-2 score.

Lady Crusaders advance to semifinals with sweep of Lady Tide

October 31, 2014

Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs.
ECC made it two sweeps in a row in the playoffs with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match held at Elk County Catholic High School.

Circus of Souls haunted house welcomes visitors

October 30, 2014

This year Jenny and Allan Sylvis are continuing their Halloween tradition by hosting a Circus of Souls haunted house. Those brave enough are welcome to visit this evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Visitors must pass through a massive clown head situated in the driveway of their home at 148 Huston Rd., near the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Each room, situated both inside and outside, has a different theme. Numerous characters are sure to spook and include a maniacal bike-riding clown, a tarot card reader, a knife thrower and a mauled lion tamer, just to name a few.

Mini Mudder to raise funds for school playground

October 30, 2014

Those not afraid to get dirty are the perfect participants for the Elk County Mini Mudder 7K Run/Walk Obstacle Run benefitting the Fox Township Elementary School Playground Project.
The event centers around 10 obstacles in which participants get down and dirty while navigating their way over, under and through haystacks, giant tires, tubes and a mud pit.
Pre-registration concludes today with the race taking place Sunday, Nov. 9. Those pre-registering will receive a race discount, complimentary T-shirt, water, snacks and door prizes entries.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...