Archive - 2014
A walk-off grand slam by Cheyenne Bothun gave the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team a 5-1, nine-inning victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders Friday evening at the SMAHS softball field on Senior Night.
KERSEY â€“ Ten individuals, businesses and organizations were recently named as 2014 Champions of the PA Wilds for their work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.
More than 130 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds gathered Thursday at the Red Fern in Kersey to get an update on the state and local efforts to grow the regionâ€™s outdoor recreation economy, and to honor the award winners.
James E. â€śJimâ€ť Weis, 86, of Rockford, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the apropos time of â€ś5 oâ€™clockâ€ť, at home in the arms of his children. Â
He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Leander â€śLeeâ€ť and Marian (Ryan) Weis.
His familyâ€™s legacy was that of restaurants, fine food, and entertaining, and he never met anyone who wasnâ€™t welcome at his table. He met the love of his life, Helene Ann Shuster, at St. Marys High School in 1942. They were married when he returned from the Navy on Aug. 23, 1947.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the statutory sexual assault of two teenage girls that occurred on Oct. 14, 2012.
Andrew Kowalski, 23, appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson at Elk County Court Friday afternoon and said that he was baffled that the co-defendants, Jonathan A. Schmitz, 20, and Justin Phillip Latona, 26, received lighter sentences. Kowalski argued that he had left the room and that he was not the one who had texted the girls to arrange a meeting.
Elk County Catholic High School held its 2013-2014 Spring Athletic Awards Program, sponsored by the ECCHS Athletic Association, on Tuesday, May 13, honoring not only all of the athletes on the school's spring sports teams, but also acknowledging the accomplishments of athletes who have performed well throughout the school year.
John J. "Jay" Lynch, 48, of Dover Township, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at his residence after a courageous eight-month battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 26, 1965, in York, a son of Patrick E. and Mari-Louise (Papp) Lynch of Dover and Gardners, he was a 1983 graduate of York Catholic. He had worked as a bartender for Shiloh American Legion Post #791 for 17 years, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Stoneybrook Camp, in Elk County, and Dover Camp, in Perry County.
Kathleen A. Jacobs, 61, 275 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died peacefully Wednesday night, May 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1952 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jerome F. "Pat" and Genevieve Quagliani Kastner.
On Sept. 22, 1978, she married Robert E. "Bob" Jacobs in St. Boniface Church, Kersey, and he survives.
She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage.
She graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 1970 and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology in DuBois.
Monica L. Piccolo, 92, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of 404 Rightmeyer St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1922 in St. Marys, daughter of the late A. Thomas and Catherine Kriegel Jacob. On Sept. 28, 1941, she married Joseph F. Piccolo, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2000.
Mrs. Piccolo was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of the St. Anne's Society.
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.