Archive - 2014
The City of St. Marys is honoring the work of registered nurses as part of National Nurses' Appreciation Week taking place May 6-12.
St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard presented a proclamation marking the event to Mary Ellen Smith, chief nursing officer at Penn Highlands Elk during Monday's City Council workshop.
The proclamation encourages the support and participation of all citizens to learn more about the caring profession of nursing.
U.S. Rep. Glenn â€śG.T.â€ť Thompson (R-PA 5) visited the U.S. Army Reserve Center in St. Marys Saturday morning both to express appreciation to service members and to discuss the recent proposal of the Obama administration to downsize the military.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team captured the 2014 Elk County Baseball Tournament crown by defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchman by an 11-2 score in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park.
St. Marys cruised to an easy 15-0 win in three innings Saturday morning over Brookville in the first round of the Elk County Softball Tournament. Their only opposition was a steady downpour that at one point caused a one-hour rain delay.
The last time Elk County Catholic and Johnsonburg met on the softball field in Ridgway, the Ramettes came away with a 2-1 win as each team had three hits.
Saturday's game boasted several similarities in regulation until the Lady Crusaders exploded with four runs in the top of the eighth inning to secure a 7-3 win in the first round of the Elk County Softball Tournament.
Cole Peterson struck out 17 and the Johnsonburg Rams scored two runs in the first, four in the second, and one in the sixth to shut out the Ridgway Elkers 7-0 in the consolation game of the Elk County Tournament on Saturday morning at Berwind Park.
The history of the American Civil War came alive for students at the St. Marys Area Middle School on Friday through a daylong Civil War Encampment held by the school's Civil War Club, which is under the direction of Ms. Cherri Gigliotti.
The event featured 10 different stations, with each relating to different areas of the Civil War-era.
In an effort to help area organizations supported by the St. Marys Area United Way, a group of students at St. Marys Area High School will be holding a school-wide drive from May 5-9 to collect items for CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, etc.).
Much of Friday's Elk County Tournament opening round matchup between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Johnsonburg Rams was an offensive struggle as the game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning as the Rams were able to push through their lone run. It seemed like that might be the only score of the day as both teams continued to strand base runners, but then the Dutchmen put together an impressive rally in the top of the seventh, coming from behind to win 3-1.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the championship game of the 16th annual Elk County Baseball Tournament with a 12-2, five inning victory over the Ridgway Elkers Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
The Crusaders will meet the St. Marys Flying Dutch today at noon at Berwind Park in the championship game while the Elkers are to meet the Johnsonburg Rams at 10 a.m. this morning in the consolation game.