September 30th, 2011
The St. Marys Area High School Marching Dutchmen are bringing ancient mythology to life during their 2011 halftime show, entitled "Rise of the Phoenix."
The band is under new director Adam Brooks, who has taken over the reins from former director Chris Gankosky.
Among the band's repertoire this year are pieces that including "Sunrise at Angel's Gate," "Flight of the Thunderbird," "Phoenix Lullaby" -- all written and arranged by Shawn Halquist-- and "Moto Perpetuo," written by Key Poulan.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team recorded a 3-0 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first set 25-9, won the second set 25-16 and won the third set 25-12 to win the match.
The St. Marys squad served very well in last nightâ€™s contest as both Lauren Dalessandro and Sami Hanes recorded 13 service points each. Abbey Cribbs had eight service points. Dalessandro had seven aces, while Hanes had four.
â€śOverall, at no time did we slack off tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. â€śWhen we got the ball, we played.â€ť
With 15:24 remaining in Thursday afternoon's boys' soccer match-up between St. Marys and Ridgway, the Elkers had just secured a two-goal advantage and looked set to pick up a victory over the Flying Dutchmen. However, St. Marys was able to regain their momentum and rally to tie the game by scoring a pair of goals within a span of just over three minutes and then seal the victory during the first overtime period.
KERSEY â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team used a pair of goals - one in each half - to shut out the Curwensville Golden Tide 2-0 on Wednesday evening in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
RIDGWAY - Ridgway girls soccer used a late goal to propel the Lady Elkers to a 3-2 victory over Elk County Catholic Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Widely circulating emails warning readers of new tactics being utilized to lure susceptible motorists out of their vehicles are unsubstantiated, according to several sources.
One such email says that gang members are attempting to prey on good Samaritans by placing a child's car seat with a "fake baby in it," or "bloodied blanket draped over it," on the roadside. It goes on to read that, "When you get out of your vehicle in an attempt to help, the gangs jump out of the cornfields or bushes."
The email cautions readers not to get out of their cars and to instead call the police.
St. Marys City Council approved the publication of ordinances regarding new parking fees, rates, times and lot restrictions.
Councilmen Steve Skok and Bob Roberts comprise the parking committee, which was charged with reviewing the city's current parking conditions. During this process, the committee met with concerned citizens, the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Education Council as they went street by street to review conditions.
As a result of their findings, the committee recommended raising parking ticket fines from $2 to $5.
Clyde F. Robison, 81, of Studio City, Calif., died on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1930 in St. Marys, the only child of the late Francis and Deloris Robison.
He graduated from St. Marys Area High School and went on to serve in the Coast Guard. Most of his professional career was spent at Stackpole Components Company, with his last position being VP of Sales.
In 1976, he relocated to California after becoming a partner in Luscome Engineering, which he retired from in 2009.
Catherine A. "Kitty" Bergant, 76, of 6515 Ridgway Rd., Johnsonburg, and formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011 at the residence of her daughter, Toni Ritchey, in Forbes Road.
She was born March 21, 1935 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Steinbach Cherry
On March 2, 1962, in Johnsonburg, she married Donald J. Bergant, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2004.
A crowd of parents, school administrators and faculty gathered in the St. Marys Area High School auditorium Wednesday night for a presentation aimed at teaching them how to better protect their children online.
Chief Todd Caltagarone and Officer D.J. Marconi of the St. Marys City Police Department, along with Tracey Myers from Dickinson Center's Children Preventative Services program, presented information on common online practices of children and some of the dangers inherent in those activities.