September 22nd, 2011
The Elk County Gas Task Force's meeting Thursday night at the St. Marys Area Middle School drew landowners from across the region hoping to better understand the resources at their disposal, as well as their rights as property owners in the Marcellus Shale era.
Guest speakers Tom Wagner, Esq., of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys, and Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, spoke with attendees about various legal aspects dealing with Marcellus Shale, beginning with the initial stages of lease negotiations.
ST. MARYS - The Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC), an organization dedicated to providing postsecondary educational opportunities and professional and workforce development in the region, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
CEC past and present employees, board members and stakeholders attended a luncheon sponsored by the Stackpole Hall Foundation on Tuesday at the Diamond View Restaurant in St. Marys to mark the occasion. CEC Executive Director Kris Kronenwetter welcomed attendees to the event.
The St. Marys Area United Way is counting on local residents to help their community by contributing to the organization's 2011 goal of $205,000.
The annual fall United Way kickoff campaign launched recently as part of the inaugural class of the 2011 Leadership Elk County (LEC) program held at Camp Kaelber.
St. Marys Area United Way Executive Director Sherron McGowan and UW Board of Directors President Becky Piccolo were in attendance, both of whom addressed members of the class.
McGowan encouraged the new LEC class to adopt the United Way's tagline of, "Give. Advocate. Volunteer."
On Monday morning, representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), responding to calls from Jay Township residents, arrived at and assessed the Caledonia Bridge refurbishment project for any impropriety and possible environmental hazards or offenses.
At last Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Supervisors, the cleaning and re-painting of the bridge was the subject of much controversy among residents and supervisors.
Mary Louise Krieg, 84, of Elco Glen, St. Marys, and formerly of 138 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Ford City, daughter of the late Edward L. and Anna McGinley Shields.
On March 3, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George R. Krieg, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2001.
Mrs. Krieg was raised in St. Marys and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was a retired employee of AAA and in her early years, worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C.
The St. Marys Area High School girls' tennis team defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 5-4 in a match played Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School.
"We lost a tough match to our crosstown rival," said ECC coach Pete Meier. "We had some good things happen in today's match and some things that didn't work out for us."
In first singles, Amy Orr lost her match 2-6, 0-6 against ECC's Abby Meyer.
"Abby Meyer played very well in her win at first singles. Abby continues to improve. She served well, and she had a good match today," Meier said.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the St. Marys Area, Kane and Ridgway squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
ECCâ€™s Kennedy Weisner and SMAâ€™s Adair Gennocro both broke the previous course record at today's meet. The course record was 19:25. Adair ran 18:53 and Kennedy 19:13.
In the boysâ€™ races, St. Marys edged Elk Catholic 27-28 and Kane 21-35. Elk Catholic defeated Kane 19-36.
In the girlsâ€™ race, Elk Catholic edged St. Marys 27-28.
KERSEY â€“Â It only takes a few seconds for the momentum to shift in a soccer match, and the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad made this clear on Tuesday evening as they scored back-to-back goals within a span of 22 seconds to rally past the Johnsonburg Rams and earn a 2-1 victory.
The Elk County Catholic volleyball team raised their record to 4-1 with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first game 25-7, took the second game 25-14 and won the third game 25-11.
â€śIt was good to get a win at home and it was good to get everyone in and see people in different situations,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
â€śWeâ€™re looking forward to playing the Elkers at home on Thursday. Weâ€™re looking to give them a better match this time,â€ť she said.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ St. Marys volleyball overcame a two-set deficit with wins in the last three in a 3-2 (17-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12) victory over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
St. Marys coach Erica Vogt said it was a nice comeback win for the Lady Dutch.
"We have two starters injured right now so we had to bring up a couple girls," Vogt said. "The way they played and the way the team came together was really nice to see."
Vogt said she was aided by the play of freshman Taylor Schutz who saw some time in the lineup due to the injuries.