Archive - 2014
Being down 2-0 early in Tuesday afternoon's game did little to phase the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch as they used a strong second half to rally for a 3-2 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in the crosstown rivals' first meeting this season, which was played at Benzinger Park.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball squad won their third straight match last night as they defeated the Kane Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score.
After 60 years of service to the community, Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel will be closing their doors. The establishment is the only independently owned men's and ladies department store in Elk County.
The storied establishment has been a staple on the diamond in downtown St. Marys with its seasonal window displays featuring their vast inventory of various styles and selections ranging from career wear, sportswear, outerwear, shoes and accessories.
"After 44 years working six days a week and working Sundays doing the buying, it's time. I've done enough," said owner Mike Faulk.
KERSEY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.
A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.
Gula Lona Watkavitch, 94, of Baumertown, died suddenly at home Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 7, 1920 in Baumertown, daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude (Buskirk) Lovenduski.
On Jan. 3, 1942, she married John J. Watkavitch in St. Joseph Church. He preceded her in death May 15, 2000.
She was a 1939 graduate of Bennetts Valley High School. She was a floor aide for St. Marys hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed Polka dancing, crocheting and especially time with her grandchildren.
She lived all her life in Baumertown.
St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey will meet Punxsutawney's Amber Ward this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Benzinger Park for the District 9 Class AA Singles Tennis Championship.
The first three rounds of the tournament were played Monday at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford courts.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team placed second at the District 9 golf championship held at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Monday.
Ridgway won the Class AA team championship with a 337 total. Elk Catholic finished with a 352 total for second. Third place went to the Brookville team with a 353 total.
For Elk Catholic, Mitchell Struble finished with an 80 followed by Jeff Wehler 86, Drew Meyer 90 and Jonah Meyer 96.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.
RIDGWAY â€“ After a full day of trial proceedings, Judge Richard Masson declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon James Ecklund, 23, of Ridgway, who is charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The motion for a mistrial was made by attorney Michael S. Marshall on the grounds that the Commonwealth's witnesses differed in their testimonies as to the dates on which the alleged incident occurred. The defense was prepared with an alibi witness, but differing accounts of what night the incident occurred would render the alibi defense meaningless.