April 10th, 2014
Two new principals positions are on the agenda for approval by the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors during their upcoming Monday evening meeting.
Fox Township and Bennetts Valley Elementary Principal Christine Kuhar will likely be transferred to the South St. Marys Street Elementary School principal position, which is being vacated following the retirement of current Principal Robert Grumley at the conclusion of the 2014 school year.
The St. Marys Area High School Flying Dutchmen mascot is a state champion in a roundabout way winning the first round of the USA TODAY High School Sports' Best Mascot, garnering the top votes out of seven Pennsylvania high school finalists.
SMAHS ranked second in the country in total votes with 7,684. The initial field of candidates began with 408 of America's top high school nicknames.
Votes may be cast by visiting the contest website at http://contest.usatodayhss.com/. The contest includes America's strangest, most interesting and just plain comical mascots.
The third annual Race for Education, a fundraising event under the direction of the Elk County Catholic School System PTO, is currently underway. This year's goal is $30,000 and the endeavor will conclude with an hour-long walk for students and supporters on Friday, May 9. All of the funds raised this year will be put toward educational programs and the purchase of classroom resources.
In addition to being a fundraiser, the project has also proved to be a learning experience for students at all levels of the school system, according to ECCHS Campus Minister Fr. Ross Miceli.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team saw their record slip to 1-2 on the season as they lost an 8-3 contest to the Punxsutawney Chucks Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
An infield single by Justin Eckert with the bases loaded in the home half of the seventh inning gave the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 3-2 victory over the Brookville Raiders Wednesday at Berwind Park.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders were one strike away from starting their season 0-2 after giving up the lead late in Wednesday afternoon's contest against the Curwensville Lady Tide. Instead, a single by Michaela Cashmer drove in pinch runner Emily Evers to send the game into extra innings tied at 6-all. With the momentum back in their favor, ECC was able to keep Curwensville off the board in the top of the eighth and drive in the winning run in the home half of the inning to pick up their first win of the season, 7-6.
Teresa M. â€śTessieâ€ť Schlimm, 86, a resident of Pinecrest Manor the past two years and formerly of 113 Gypsy Rd. (Highland Park) died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born June 23, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Romayne E. and Mildred Bryndel Schaut. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945. She was a former employee of GTE Sylvania and also had worked as a home companion.
On Nov. 28, 1953 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles G. Schlimm who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1976.
Deborah D. Moriarity, 49, of 372 Grant St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 29, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Brown Moriarity.
Deb was a graduate of SMAHS and had been employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys, where she worked for more than 15 years.Â She enjoyed drawing, going for walks, and her pets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children.
At a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Councilman Gary Anderson stated several residents who receive Social Security voiced their concern about the increase in their taxes.
Anderson emphasized the increase was through the county and not the city as the city's tax portion has not increased since 2011.
Greene said he will post a notice on the front doors of City Hall noting the increase was not implemented by the city.
The Northwest Savings Bank office in downtown St. Marys is highlighting various area groups through their Community Banking Month event, and this Friday the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group will be featured. In addition to having a display set up inside the bank throughout the day on Friday, Andrew Mohney, head of the group's Facebook committee, will be on hand from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about the group and its current and future projects.