April 10th, 2012
Members of the Elk County Gas Task Force learned more about the new Marcellus Shale drilling law that recently took effect at their Tuesday meeting, including a brief overview of shale deposits in the state.
State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Oil and Gas Manager Craig Lobins discussed what a typical well site might look like and some history about drilling. According to Lobins, the first Marcellus well in Pennsylvania was drilled in 2004.
The Elk County Women's Social, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, is looking to 'Spruce Up for Spring' for its 24th annual dinner, which includes tips by local experts on interior design, painting, decorating and much more.
The St. Marys Area track and field teams hosted the Punxsutawney squads in their home openers on a cold, windy and snowy Tuesday afternoon.
The Dutchmen defeated the Chucks 95-55 while the Lady Chucks beat the Lady Dutch 92-58.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' tennis team lost a close 5-4 match to Brockway on Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS tennis courts.
At first singles, SMA's Evan Lepovetsky won his match 6-1, 6-3 against Fabio Fortunato.
At second singles, Dutchman Jarrod Lipsey also won his match, 6-0, 6-1, against Joey Britton.
At third singles, Gary Fledderman lost 4-6, 4-6 to Brockway's Noah Serafini.
Eric Uhl was defeated 4-6, 1-6 by Brockway's Alec Bouch at fourth singles.
Dutchman Dalton Gennocro won his fifth singles match 6-1, 6-1 against Jessie Powers.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team picked up their first win of the season Monday when they handed the Ridgway Elkers a 13-8 loss at Berwind Park.
The Dutchmen held a slim 5-4 lead over the Elkers heading into the bottom half of the sixth inning. In that at bat, St. Marys scored eight runs on seven hits and two errors to take a 13-4 lead into the seventh inning. The Elkers were able to come up with four runs on three hits and two errors, making the final margin of victory for the Dutch 13-8.
On last night's live show on NBC's "The Voice," Pip, the 19-year-old son of St. Marys native Jim Arnold, put on a rousing performance of The Killers' 'When You Were Young.' Voting opened immediately after the show, at 10 p.m. EST, and will continue through 10 a.m. today.
At Monday's meeting of the SMASD Board of Directors a motion to raise school lunch prices $.10 per meal was adopted unanimously. The increase, to take effect next year, is the result of a federal mandate entitled "Equity in School Lunch Pricing." The mandate requires districts to raise lunch prices $.10 per year until the "paid meal" lunch prices reach the the $2.72 level, at which the government then reimburses districts per free lunch.
Robert J. "R.J." Schreiber Sr., 82, of 360 Main St., Kersey, died Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Kersey, son of the late Karl and Gertrude Pontzer Schreiber.
On Oct. 28, 1950, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Helen Welz, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1978. On Oct. 21, 1993, in Wilcox, he married Margaret (Maggie) Shields McCoy, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2011. They were married by Fr. Norbert Wolf.
Cynthia Ann Neal, 63, of St. Marys died Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.
She was born Jan. 28, 1949 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John Roger and the late Shirley Mae Yeager Duke. On Feb. 15, 1975, in Kane, she married Robert D. Neal, who survives.
Mrs. Neal was a graduate of North Tonawanda, N.Y. schools and was a homemaker tending to the needs of her family.
Earl E. Robertson Jr., 88, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Ridgway and Bethel Park, Pa., died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 27, 1924 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl E. and Martha G. Holiday Robertson Sr.
On March 17, 1948 in Pittsburgh, he married the late Victorine Walter Robertson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 2010.