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Archive - 2014

September 4th

Lady Crusader volleyball defeats Lady Dutch squad 3-0

September 5, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their record to 2-0 on the regular season as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 3-0 score Thursday at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

Lady Dutch soccer wins home opener 6-1 over Keystone

September 5, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team opened their home season Thursday afternoon by defeating the Keystone Lady Panthers by a 6-1 score at the SMAHS soccer field.

Lady Crusaders edge Lady Elkers 1-0

September 5, 2014

It may not have been their prettiest or best game, but the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders were able to edge the Ridgway Lady Elkers 1-0 in a contest played at Benzinger Park on Thursday afternoon.

Ridgway golfers defeat Dutchmen 201-217

September 5, 2014

he St. Marys Area golf team hosted the Ridgway Elkers for a match at Bavarian Hills at Thursday afternoon, and Ridgway came away with the 201-217 victory.

Ridgway golfers defeat Dutchmen 201-217

September 5, 2014

The St. Marys Area golf team hosted the Ridgway Elkers for a match at Bavarian Hills at Thursday afternoon, and Ridgway came away with the 201-217 victory.

Lynda M. Pontzer

September 4, 2014

Lynda M. Pontzer, 67, of 500 Spruce St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.
She was born Jan. 26, 1947, a daughter of the late Edward and Orma Nicklas Pontzer.
Lynda graduated from ECCHS and received her bachelor's degree from Mercyhurst University. She then received two master's degrees from the University of Arizona, one in art history and another in English. In her early years, she taught in Denmark, Scotland and Iran. She often substituted in our local schools, and greatly enjoyed teaching children to paint.

Paul J. Nicklas

September 4, 2014

Paul J. Nicklas, 82, of 709 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 20, 1931, a son of the late Jerome and Dorothy Simbeck Nicklas.
On July 2, 1955 in St. Leo's Church, he married Patricia Himes Nicklas, who survives. 

Upgrade proposed to emergency notification system

September 4, 2014

In the wake of Tuesday's school shooting prank call, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Brian Toth proposed an upgrade to the district's notification system.
While Toth praised the efforts of emergency personnel, staff and students, he noted the difficulty in communicating at times and the dissemination of misinformation, specifically through social media.
Currently the district utilizes an eAlert system which notifies individuals via e-mail, text or both about school happenings such as emergency situations, cancellations and delays.

Prominent doctor to speak to cancer support group

September 4, 2014

ST. MARYS – A prominent Pittsburgh doctor is scheduled to speak Monday at the Elk County cancer support group's meeting at the CEC Building along Erie Avenue in St. Marys.
The event is to take place in Room G4 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Ellen Beckjord, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. She provides care for people affected by cancer as part of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute's Psycho-Oncology Clinical Service.

Governor write-in campaign using social media

September 4, 2014

One man in Collegeville is trying to impact this year's governor election through a campaign driven solely through social media and the press.
Dave Naples, a 49-year-old resident of Collegeville, has started a write-in campaign for governor of Pennsylvania, which will run without any donated campaign funding.
Naples stated that his campaign started in response to the large amounts of money that are being spent by this year's candidates, incumbent Tom Corbett, and Tom Wolf, towards their campaigns.
"The amount of money that is being hurled at these things is ludicrous," Naples said.

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