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February 8th, 2012

Council approves creation of new wastewater position

February 8, 2012

Members of City Council unanimously approved the creation of a new management position at the city's wastewater treatment plant.
According to City Manager Dave Greene, the city created the position of assistant plant supervisor, a position which has remained unfilled since 2002.

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz

February 8, 2012

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz, 86, of 106 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1925 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Davis Cheatle.
On June 14, 1947 in St. Mark's Church in Emporium, she married James H. Dietz, who survives.

February 7th

Brookville Raiders roll past Crusaders 52-42

February 8, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team was handed a 52-42 loss by the Brookville Raiders on Tuesday evening in a game played at ECCHS.
The Crusaders held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter. Brookville took over in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 15-6 to take a 19-13 lead at the half. The Crusaders closed the advantage slightly in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-15 to make the score 34-31 headed into the final period of play before Brookville put the game away with a strong fourth quarter.

Punxsy records 42-36 D9 League win over Lady Dutch

February 8, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch suffered their third straight setback last night as the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks held off the Lady Dutch for a 42-36 District 9 League victory.
The Lady Chucks were able to lead by seven points at the end of the first period, 11 at halftime and six at the end of the third quarter.
St. Marys was able to come back to knot the game at 36 with 4:18 left but could not come up with the offense.
“We didn’t play well defensively tonight,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli. “We didn’t come to play four quarters. The girls just didn’t seem to be focused tonight.”

 Milton A. (Joe) Leonard

February 7, 2012

Milton A. (Joe) Leonard, 101, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. 
He was born Jan. 31, 1911 in LeContes Mills, Pa., the son of the late James O. and Fannie (Krise) Leonard.
On Nov. 17, 1935, he married Loletha (Kunes) Leonard. She preceded him in death July 6, 1997. 

Officials oppose controversial sections of national defense act

February 7, 2012

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming their opposition to two controversial sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Officials said Tuesday that the sections in question, Sections 1021 and 1022, "as proposed, in limited circumstances," allows an American citizen to be "detained by our own United States government and by our Armed Forces" and detention "could last without trial until the end of the hostilities currently authorized by the authorization for use of military force."

Supervisors approve soccer field parking lot contract

February 7, 2012

In a 2-1 vote, the Fox Township Supervisors approved a five-year agreement with Elco Sintered Alloys Co. Inc. to construct a parking lot on their property to support the Sinterfire soccer field, located in the Fox Twp. Industrial Park.
"I can't see spending money on land we don't own," said Supervisor Dave Mattiuz, who cast the opposing vote. "Why can't we spend that money and put in more fields at the park?"

Scarnati discusses legislative priorities for 2012

February 7, 2012

State Sen. President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway, recently shared some of his legislative priorities for 2012.
"My legislative priorities fall on many different fronts," Scarnati said. "Currently, it is vital that we find the appropriate impact fee on Marcellus Shale drillers to ensure we are not only protecting our communities, but improving our economy as well.

St. Marys Area swim teams donate to Humane Society

February 7, 2012

Members of the boys' and girls' swim and dive teams at the St. Marys Area High School are not only good in the water, but they are good at raising funds for organizations in need as well.
Swim team members held a collection at their first home meet of the season on Monday, Jan. 23 against Clearfield to obtain items for the Elk County Humane Society. Individuals who brought in items were eligible to receive a discount on the cost of admission to that evening's swim meet.

February 6th

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

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