October 21st, 2010
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders celebrated Senior Night by keeping their slate clean on Thursday as they made short work of their match with the Sheffield Lady Wolverines. The Lady Crusaders won the match by a 3-0 score as they won the opening game 25-10, took the second game 25-12, and won the third and final game by a 25-14 score in a match held at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the ECCHS campus.
ST. MARYS - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders finished the regular season Thursday at Benzinger Park with a 1-1 tie against the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers in Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Central varsity action.
The tie gives ECC a record of 16-0-2 for the year, marking the team's first unbeaten season in its 13-year history and seventh straight league championship. The team is also the top seed for the upcoming District 9 Class A playoffs.
KERSEY - The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team closed out their regular season Thursday night by defeating the Brockway Rovers 1-0 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey.
The two team played to a 0-0 tie in the first 30 minutes of play.
Each team had two shots on goal. Brockway had two corner kicks to Elkâ€™s one.
Neither team took control in the first half of play, moving the ball back and forth in the middle of the field for the most part.
Pink feathers were flying during Thursday eveningâ€™s Boa Mania, a fundraiser benefiting Elk Regional Medical Centerâ€™s Womenâ€™s Health Department.
Starr Hill Winery in downtown St. Marys hosted the all-pink event, which featured pink boas, beads, flowers, balloons, bows, shirts and beverages.
Organizers Betsy Herbstritt and Barb Schatz said between 70-80 people attended the free event, which was open to the general public.
After several months of debate, the Jay Township Supervisors voted to approve the purchase of a time clock for township employees during their monthly meeting on Thursday evening.
Jay Township resident and former supervisor Bob Coppolo inquired whether the supervisors had given any thought to a policy for the time clock, including what employees would be required to punch in every day.
Supervisor Francis Gustafson responded that all employees, including the township's secretary, would be required to utilize the time clock.
After 110 years of service to St. Marys and the surrounding communities, the Crystal Fire Department is still going strong. The department is owned by the City of St. Marys, but is staffed by volunteers. The 92 men and women currently with the department take care of all fire, rescue and related emergencies for the citizens of St. Marys and outlying areas.
Representatives of C/G Electrodes, LLC recently came before members of St. Marys City Council concerning applications to subdivide two parcels from C/G's property for use as potential Marcellus Shale drilling sites.
Council members voted unanimously to approve each of the subdivision requests.
Wilson Fisher Jr. of Hess & Fisher Engineers, Inc. of Clearfield addressed council members regarding C/G's plans for the site. He explained that the company was requesting two separate lots be subdivided off of the company's main 150-acre property.
Efforts to redefine the geographic boundaries of city shade trees hit a setback earlier this week when a motion to publish an ordinance that would change part of the city code failed to gain support from enough members of St. Marys City Council. The motion to publish Ordinance 264 was rejected by a 4-3 vote.
Local, county and state officials recently gathered at the Gilbert Farm Homestead in Benezette, Elk County for the dedication of State Game Lands 311. The mine reclamation project restored over 48 acres in the Dents Run Watershed, which encompasses just over 25 square miles in Benezette Township.
The project entailed the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (BAMR), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).
The Smethport Lady Hubber soccer team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 6-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Wednesday was Senior Night for the Lady Dutch, with the seniors and their parents being recognized in special halftime ceremonies.
It was also a â€śPink Game,â€ť with the Lady Dutch and Lady Hubbers showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink uniforms and socks.
Smethport got on the board first when they scored with 25:31 left in the first half.