Last night's lunar view was known as a "blue moon."
If you saw the moon last night, it looked big and beautiful, but not necessarily blue. Although certain atmospheric conditions can cause a moon to appear blue, it is rare. According to a popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.
The first full moon last month occurred on Aug. 1.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team opened their 2012 season Friday night by hosting the Karns City Gremlins in a Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) Big School Division game.
The Gremlins were able to outscore the Dutch by a 19-12 margin in the second half to record the 38-25 victory.
â€śI am disappointed in the outcome,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. â€śWe had a lot of first-game mistakes and we definitely have things to work on. This was a learning experience. Weâ€™ll learn from this and work to get better for next week.â€ť
FOX TWP. â€“Â The Elk County Catholic High School boys' soccer team may not have started their season off with a loss, but they did not start out with a win, either, as the squad was unable to put any shots past DuBois Central Catholic keeper Zach Marshall in ECC's season opener on Friday night at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Fox Township. Despite each team's best efforts, both goalies were flawless throughout the entire match, which ended in a 0-0 tie in double overtime.
ST. MARYS - It was not the opening to the 2012 season that the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders varsity girls' soccer team was hoping for. The DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals left Benzinger Park Friday with a 3-0 victory.
Junior Maddie Meyers accounted for all the scoring in the contest. Her first goal came with 29:18 remaining in the first half on a pass from senior Aundrea Snyder. Meyers tallied again just 50 seconds from intermission.
The Lady Cardinals striker got her final score with 15:09 left in the game.
RIDGWAY - New charges, including multiple drug offenses and illegal possession of firearms, have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and related charges in connection with two residential fires in Elk County, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from Milliard's alleged beating of a Ridgway man.
WILCOX â€“ Bailey Pretak and friends will present â€śRelease the Butterfly,â€ť a concert to benefit the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Area High School Auditorium.Â
The concert is free of charge, but a free-will offering will be taken and all proceeds go to the F.I.R.S.T. foundation to fund research and publicity.Â This weekendâ€™s concert will feature inspirational music by dancers and singers who will tell a story of those who have Ichthyosis.
The St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group has put a display in the storefront window of the building next to Stewart's Jewelers on South Michael Street. It features photos of laborers of the past, as well as items of the present that have helped make St. Marys the proud, self-sustaining, family-oriented community that it is today.
Linda A. Gies, 65, of 1271 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 17, 1947 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha Wehler Schneider.
On Nov. 18, 1967 in Queen of the World Church, she married Robert Gies, who survives.
David L. â€śKeppyâ€ť Kephart, 68, of 139 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 7, 1943 in Clearfield, son of the late Robert D. and Mary Vena Landsberry Kephart.
On Sept. 23, 1995 in St. Marys, he married Patricia A. Breindel, who survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad their first loss of the season in dual match play Thursday at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Elk Catholic defeated St. Marys by a 203-225 score.
Medalist for the day was Elk Catholicâ€™s Elliott Struble with his 36.
Behind Struble for ECC was Jess Jaynes with a 40 followed by Mitchell Struble with a 41, Brandon Schlimm 42, Kristy Hanes 44, Bruno Cavalline and Ben Reuscher 45 and Drew Meyer 48.