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Archive - 2014

May 15th

Champions of PA Wilds awards presented

May 15, 2014

The Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team recognized an area business and local resident for their significant contributions in helping grow and develop the region's outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism.
As 2014 Champions of the PA Wilds, Country Squirrel Outfitters, LLC of Ridgway received the Business of the Year Award while Abbi Peters, Executive Director of the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) was presented the Outstanding Leader Award on Thursday's during the 2014 Partnership Summit and Awards Dinner.

Old Township equipment to go up for bid

May 15, 2014

JAY TWP. – The Jay Township Supervisors announced at Thursday night's meeting that they will be taking bids on old equipment, including several lawnmowers. The matter was tabled until the supervisors compile a list of the items and get values of the items based on salvage weight. The minimum bid will be the price of the item or items in salvage weight.

May 14th

SMA's Burns and Bojalad capture D9-AAA individual titles

May 15, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field team brought home three District 9-AAA championships from Wednesday's District 9-AAA Track and Field Championships held at Kane.
Senior Josh Burns won the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Freshman Tom Bojalad won the shot put.
Burns qualified for the 110 finals by taking second in his heat with a time of 16.19 seconds. In the finals, Burns won with a time of 14.95 seconds. He won the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.86 seconds.

Lady Crusader softball shut outs Kane 17-0

May 15, 2014

he Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team used a seven-hit attack to defeat the Kane Lady Wolves by a 17-0 score Wednesday afternoon at Kane in five innings.

Dutchmen defeated by Beavers 15-6 on senior night

May 15, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen suffered a 15-6 loss on Wednesday in a senior night contest played under the lights at Berwind Park.

Oliver Ryan Wilson

May 14, 2014

Oliver Ryan Wilson, infant son of parents Kaylin Wilson and Kenneth Doran of Kersey, died at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
He was born on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:40 p.m., at the Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces and was 14 inches long. Oliver had been surrounded by his family’s love for 31 hours. His maternal grandparents are Cole and Sherri Wilson of Kersey. His paternal grandparents are Kenneth Doran, of Waterford, Mich. and Suzie Doran of Bradenton, Fla.

Ruth Robinson McGrath

May 14, 2014

Ruth Robinson McGrath, 78, of Colonial Drive, Ipswich, Mass. died Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home in Ipswich following a long illness.
She was born in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 16, 1935, daughter of the late Allen and Ruth (Sweeney) Robinson. She graduated from Stone Ridge Country Day School, in Bethesda, Md., and from Trinity College, in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Bede Jeselnick

May 14, 2014

Andrew Bede Jeselnick, 61, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Originally from St. Marys, Andy was a resident of Pittsburgh for the last 17 years… the last 10 at Bethel Retirement.

Surra offers annual fire dept. report

May 14, 2014

FOX TWP. – Last year proved a challenging year for the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department having to overcome the loss of three longtime members as reported by fire chief Scott Surra during a recent township supervisors meeting.
"The end of the year was a difficult time for the fire department family," Surra said.
On Nov. 2, 2013, the department suffered the loss of Blaine "Skeeter" Wildnauer Jr., a 40-year member who died as a result of a medical problem while at the scene of a vehicle crash on the Old Kersey Road.

Seal coating bids tabled due to high costs

May 14, 2014

Fox Township Supervisors recently tabled bids for seal coating due to estimates being above the township allotted project budget.
The township estimated the project cost at $55,485 in hopes bids would be well under that price.
Project bidders were Jefferson Paving at $57,926, New Enterprise Stone and Lime at $57,704, Hager Paving at $60,811 and Midland Asphalt at $55,396.
The supervisors then reviewed paving bids with an anticipated budget of $92,595.

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