Archive - 2014
As part of the ongoing work on the infield at Berwind Park, new sod was being put in place on Monday afternoon. The Crystal Fire Department also assisted with the project by helping water the sod after it was put in place.
Ruth Lilian â€śPegâ€ť Stimson Fritz, 91, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 172 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Abberley, near Worcester, England, daughter of the late Tom Thacker Stimson and Lilian Cripps Stimson.
On June 27, 1944 in the St. Georgeâ€™s Roman Catholic Church, Worcester, England, she married Jerome J. Fritz of St. Marys, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1994.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team captured the 16th annual Bucktail Tournament championship Saturday afternoon as they defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 3-1 score in the title game played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team played host to the Smethport Hubbers for a chilly Saturday evening game at Dutch Country Stadium this week. The Crusaders led all the way, dominating the Hubbers for a 53-6 victory.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Ridgway Lady Elkers met for a rematch on Saturday morning in the consolation game of the Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament at the SMAHS soccer field. As was the case in their game earlier this season, ECC emerged with the 1-0 victory.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team saw their record slip to 1-3 on the year as they dropped a 6-2 contest to the Port Allegany Gators Saturday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Dutch are in action this afternoon at 4 p.m. when they play host to the Brockway Rovers at 4 p.m.
The Fox Township Elementary School playground project received the official go-ahead as the project was approved by the St. Marys Area School District board of directors.
The overall cost of the project estimated at approximately $68,130
The project proposal includes a cost to the district of $38,130.
In addition the Fox Township Elementary Playground Fund account is to be used for expenditures from the general fund of up to $38,130 and for future Fox Township PTO funds.
The school's playground organizing committee anticipates they can raise $30,000 by the end of the current school year.
The end of the 2014 summer season also marked the end of an era at the St. Marys Community Pool as longtime pool manager Greg Snelick retired following more than 20 years of service at the facility.
Snelick got his start at the pool in the late 1980s as the assistant to Jim Wortman, who was the pool manager at the time. Wortman eventually stepped away from that position, which resulted in Snelick taking over. He remained manager for more than 20 years before deciding that this summer would be his last.
Ridgway Area High School teacher Richard Skellen currently has a exhibition being displayed in the Elk County Council on the Arts gallery along Main Street in Ridgway.
The exhibition, titled "Recollections, Remarks, and Reveries: Collective Works of Artist Richard Skellen," had its opening reception at the ECCOTA gallery from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, and the exhibition will continue to be displayed in the ECCOTA gallery until Sept. 26.
Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s.Â
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her fatherâ€™s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.