Archive - 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.
JAY TWP. â€“ 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.
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.
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.
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, 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 Womenâ€™s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces and was 14 inches long. Oliver had been surrounded by his familyâ€™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, 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, 61, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Originally from St. Marys, Andy was a resident of Pittsburgh for the last 17 yearsâ€¦ the last 10 at Bethel Retirement.
FOX TWP. â€“ 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.
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.