January 9th, 2011
The St. Marys gymnastics team traveled to Bellefonte to participate in a high school gymnastics invitational in which each gymnast competed against other gymnasts in their own grade level on Saturday.
In the ninth grade competition, there were nine competitors: SMAâ€™s Mackenzie Neureiter placed in a tie for third on vault and with the tiebreaker placed fourth on vault with an 8.0; third on floor with a 7.9; and received a 6.2 on beam and a 4.95 on bars.
The Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic High School picked up their sixth win of the season on Saturday evening as they defeated the Sheffield Lady Wolverines by a 62- 17 score in an AML game played at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic campus.
"Tonight's victory was a total team effort, as all 11 members of the squad contributed to the win," said ECCHS Head Coach Ken Pistner following Saturday's game. "We shot the ball very well from both the field and the foul line tonight."
WEEDVILLE â€“ After hearing the supervisorsâ€™ plans for moving forward without a roadmaster, residents of Jay Township called into question the supervisorsâ€™ understanding of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Sunshine Act, which dictates that certain meetings must be open to the public.
After supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Francis Gustafson voted to discontinue the roadmaster position, which was previously held by supervisor Murray Lilley, during their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3, the supervisors held a special meeting on Friday morning to discuss their plans moving forward.
WEEDVILLE - Over 30 township residents crowded Jay Township's municipal building on Friday morning at a special meeting of the township supervisors to voice their opinion on the supervisorsâ€™ recent decision to eliminate the position of roadmaster.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their District 9 League record to 2-0 with a 50-39 victory over the Bradford Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch built a 40-26 lead after three quarters, only to see the Owls outscore the Dutch 13-2 in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter to cut the St. Marys lead to 42-39 with 2:11 left. However, Bradford failed to score the remainder of the game.
â€śBasketball is a game of ebb and flow, and we played well in the third quarter and they (Bradford) did well in the fourth,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad opened their season Wednesday by traveling to Ridgway, where they handed the Ridgway squad a 116.575 to 100.98 loss.
Ryan Matthew Schwabenbauer Jr. died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, NICU, in Baltimore, MD.
He was born Dec. 11, 2010 in Baltimore, son of Ryan Matthew and Tricia Lynn (Constable) Schwabenbauer Sr. of Baltimore, who survive.
Mary Lee Urmann, 77, of 551 Charles St., St. Marys, and formerly of 344 South St., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Jan. 6, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born in St. Marys on Oct. 5, 1933, the daughter of Leander B. and Marian Ryan Weis.
On April 7, 1956 in Sacred Heart Church, she married John M. Urmann Sr., who survives.
With the new year comes the 12th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, as organizers are preparing for the weeklong event.
"It's coming together pretty well and we have about 130 carvers signed up so far, which is pretty much par for the course," Liz Boni, co-owner of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the main organizer of the event.
The Rendezvous is scheduled for Feb. 19-26.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney presented information pertaining to various statistics inside the Superintendent Annual Report.
Entitled "Second Year...Changes and Challenges," the report will soon be available for viewing online at www.smasd.org.
"I've learned a lot in the past 18 months," Kearney said. "I think we've accomplished a lot this year."
Enrollment for the 2010-11 school year has decreased by 40 students in comparison from last year. This marks the lowest the district's enrollment has ever been since 1969.