September 30th, 2012
St. Marys Area girls' tennis team lost to ECC 7-2 in a match that started on Thursday and ended on Friday after being suspended due to rain. St. Marys is now 5-5 on the season.
"(Friday) was another good match between two good teams," said ECC coach Pete Meier. "Both squads played very well considering the weather. Tennis is supposed to be played on dry courts with temps in the 70s. (Friday) it was rainy and 50, but I have to give the girls on both teams a lot of credit for playing very good tennis under such adverse conditions."
FOX TWP. â€“Â Two days after finally breaking back into the win column with a 3-2 victory over Curwensville on the road, the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team was back in action at home against a solid Punxsutawney squad on Saturday afternoon in a very physical contest. Things did not go as well for the Crusaders on Saturday though, as they were unable to get another winning streak going, gave up the most goals they have allowed all season in the 6-1 loss, and were outshot by the Chucks 23-8.
Punxsy shuts down Lady Crusaders
ST. MARYS â€” The scoreless minutes continue to mount for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders. On Saturday at Benzinger Park, it was the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks who left with a 1-0 victory over ECC.
The shutout raises ECC's scoreless streak at home to 480 minutes-- or all six home matches this season. The victory for Punxsutawney was the Lady Chucks' first-ever against the Lady Crusaders, who hadÂ a 7-0 series advantage entering this latest tilt.
The Elk County Catholic boys' and girls' cross country teams competed in the McQuaid Invitational on Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
The Lady Crusaders finished 10th out of 21 teams in the small schools seeded race, while the Crusaders came in 16th out of 29 teams in the small schools unseeded race.
A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the stateâ€™s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a â€śmandated reporterâ€ť and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.
Planning is well under way for a weekend-long agenda of events as part of the Fox Township Bicentennial taking place June 28-30, 2013.
Community members are pitching in and lending a hand with various events by attending monthly organizational meetings headed up by Bicentennial Committee Chairpersons Kathy and Jamie Dowie, Lee Neureiter and Cheryl and Don Ruffner.
RIDGWAY - A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.
Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.
Dorothy M. Thompson, 75, of 80 Blue Ridge Dr., Levittown, and formerly of St. Marys, died at her home following a brief illness on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 15, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Edna Shobert Hess.
She was a member of Weedville Wesleyan Church in her early years.Â She had worked as a computer programmer since 1991.Â She was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Â