Archive - 2014
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.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen hosted the Karns City Gremlins Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium on Elementary Night.
The Gremlins came away with a 42-0 KSAC Big School victory.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers 3-1 on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the 16th annual Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament to advance to today's championship game.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders put up a good fight but were unable to hold off a second half rally by the Bradford Lady Owls in the opening round of this year's Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament on Friday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park. Bradford won 3-1 to advance to today's title game against the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch.
In response to parental concern about the first grade class size at Fox Township Elementary School, Principal Noel Petrosky managed to lessen the burden on the classroom teacher by re-writing schedules.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors reported the parents were pleased with the solution.
The class enrollment is currently 29 compared to the previous 31 students estimated to be the initial class size at the start of the school year.
A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.
The games were played a few days apart, but the outcome and final score ended up being the same. For the second time in less than a week the Elk County Catholic Crusaders shut out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 5-0, though this time the game was played at the SMAHS soccer field.
Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium.