October 28th, 2010
The St. Marys Country Club ladies repeated as the Challenge Cup champions, defeating the Bavarian Hills Golf Course ladies by a 39-33 score in the 36-hole match. The two teams played evenly at the St. Marys Country Club as both squads scored 18 points each, but the difference was the St. Marys CC win at the Hills by a 21-15 score.
This marked the second consecutive year that the St. Marys Country Club ladies won the tournament.
Merle C. Lecker, 94, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 537 E. Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died on Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, 2010 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 5, 1916 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Greitl Lecker.
On Sept. 11, 1942, he married the late Genevieve Shuttleworth Lecker, who preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 1992.
The Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys, recently began baling plastic and other items that have been received since it opened its doors at the beginning of October. According to Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling coordinator, so far the center has processed eight bales of plastic and two bales of corrugated cardboard. She noted that the center has been receiving items at a tremendous rate since discontinuing the drop-off containers in St. Marys and eliminating the collection of plastic at other sites throughout the county.
In an effort to provide renewed self-esteem to women suffering from cancer, the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Look Good...Feel Better program teaches women to overcome some of the diseaseâ€™s appearance-related side effects, such as hair loss and changes in skin complexion and fingernails.
The free, national public service program is geared toward helping women undergoing cancer treatments regain a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as control of their lives.
Eric Bridges, executive director of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, announced Wednesday that productive talks are still ongoing regarding the entity's Industrial Technology Education Center [ITEC] facility situated on the campus along Montmorenci Road.
Peter Gary Garbic, 68, of 1126 Bosch Dr., Green Valley, AZ, and a former St. Marys resident, died on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the St. Maryâ€™s Hospital in Tucson, AZ, after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 3, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Peter J. Garbic and Ann Burdick Garbic. He was a lifelong resident of the area and had lived in Arizona for the past 2 1/2 years. He was the retired owner of Peteâ€™s Pepperoni in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team advanced to the semifinal of the District 9-AA girls' soccer tournament on Wednesday evening when they defeated the Clarion High Lady Bobcats by a 1-0 score in a first-round game played at the Angela Huey Field in Fox Township.
"This was a hard-fought game that could have gone either way, as both teams played really well today," said St. Marys Area Coach Kelly Carr. "Our squad played extremely well today and emerged with a hard-earned 1-0 victory."
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were eliminated from the District 9 Class A tournament by the Coudersport Falcons 2-0 in a quarterfinal contest Wednesday evening at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey. The Crusaders finished the season 12-5-1.
Most of the first half was a defensive battle and both keepers were kept busy.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Crusader football teams will return to action Friday night.
Karns City at St. Marys
The Dutchmen of coach Joe Schlimm will close out their season Friday by playing host to the Karns City Gremlins in a KSAC Large School Division contest. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
The Dutch seniors and their parents will be recognized in pre-game ceremonies slated to begin at 6:15 p.m.
St. Marys will bring a 5-3 record into tomorrow nightâ€™s contest.
U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) was present yesterday afternoon during a board of directors meeting at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and discussed an array of topics pertinent to the area, the most profound being the Marcellus Shale boost.
"We obviously have a lot of opportunities in our area with the Marcellus natural gas," Thompson said. "I want to thank [North Central] for what you're doing in that and the partnerships, and in promoting that.