May 10th, 2011
The Kentucky Derby may be over, but anyone who feels the need for speed can enter into an entirely different kind of race for a good cause that will take place this Saturday. The second annual "Kick the Crap out of MS Outrageous Outhouse Race," held on Market Street in downtown St. Marys, will feature the best outdoor thrones Elk County residents can come up with to help raise money for local sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Year after year, local high schools host a mock crash prior to their proms in hopes of deterring students from consuming alcohol, and more importantly, not getting behind the wheel of a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.
This year is no different, as Elk County Catholic HIgh School played host to the sobering event, which took place Tuesday afternoon in the school's parking lot.
The St. Marys Golf Club will be holding an open house on Saturday to provide area residents with an opportunity to check out the pro shop and golf course, which are now open to the public. Previously the St. Marys Country Club, the club was private until late last year. With the public now invited to join, golf club employees felt that it would be a good time to hold an open house so people can check out the course and visit the pro shop.
Josephine N. Bojalad, 74, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, died Monday, May 9, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Oct. 12, 1936 in Pike Township, Clearfield County, the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Berkey) Newell.
She graduated from Huston Township High School in 1954. She was a member of the Hickory Methodist Church and retired from Brockway Glass after 32 years of service. She loved family reunions, grandchildren, flowers and crossword puzzles.
Organizers are prepared for their annual Go Topless Day scheduled for Saturday, May 14, as Jeep enthusiasts will help clean up the Allegheny National Forest.
The T-Bones Offroad Club is sponsoring the Litter Pickin' Jeep Ride and participants will start and finish at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
DuBOIS - St. Marys Areaâ€™s Brandon Romain won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Monday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Romain defeated DuBois Centralâ€™s David Gangeware 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.
Brandon started the day by defeating Brockwayâ€™s Fabio Fortunato 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Romain beat DuBois Centralâ€™s Kevin Blakely 6-2, 6-0 to reach the finals.
Romainâ€™s teammate Keith Meyer lost in the quarterfinals to Elk County Catholicâ€™s Ben Wortman 6-4, 3-6, 0-6.
Wortman lost in the semifinals to DCCâ€™s Gangewere 6-2, 6-3.
Rachel Ginther pitched a no-hitter on Monday afternoon at the St. Marys Area softball field against the visiting Brookville Lady Raiders. The Lady Dutch won the game in five innings by a 12-0 score. The victory was the 10th of the season for the Lady Dutch.
Ginther was one pitch away from a perfect game, having retired 14 straight batters before issuing a walk to the 15th batter after running the count to 3-2.
"Rachel was definitely in command of her pitches today," said Coach Manny Gerarge of the Lady Dutch. "She was in a zone, as she was throwing strikes."
BROOKVILLE â€” St. Marys Areaâ€™s Ryan Uhl reared back and fired, unleashing a fastball that Brookville's Brandon Bietz couldn't catch up to in the fifth inning Monday in Brookville.
Uhl fanned 12 Brookville (2-8) batters and picked up his first career no-hitter during the Flying Dutchmenâ€™s (6-7) 12-0 win in five innings.
He missed hurling a perfect game after walking the Raiders' Seth Connor in the fourth inning.
Uhl could hardly hide his excitement after the game.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed general fund budget for the 2011-12 school year during their regular meeting held Monday evening.
"I think this is a good budget. We've all tightened our belts and our programming is still in place," said Superintendent Ann Kearney.
She noted the 2011-12 budget of $23.6 million is actually less than this year's budget of just over $24 million.
The entire Fox Township Elementary school has joined together in finding a cure for childhood cancer, embarking on the Alex's Lemonade Stand project to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes.
"We decided to participate in the project in honor of Connor (Bobik)," explained fifth grade teacher and project organizer, Amanda Vollmer. "Now our efforts are focused on awareness, specifically the cause and finding a cure."