December 20th, 2011
At the conclusion of Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting, several outgoing council members were presented with plaques recognizing their service.
Council members Richard Gabler Jr., Steven Skok, and Dennis Nero, who also served as deputy mayor, were presented with plaques. Gabler served on council for four years and Nero and Skok served for eight years. The three men said they appreciated their time on council and the opportunity to serve their community.
Despite Saturday's chilly temperatures, a small group of residents gathered in the morning at the St. Marys Airport to celebrate a flagpole dedication, hosted by
Jerry Bonfardine, a member of the Elk Flyers Club and representative of local pilots.
The flagpole was presented to the St. Marys Airport and the Airport Authority, with members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail in attendance as they presented colors at the event.
According to Bonfardine, the flagpole was installed on Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened play in the District 9 League with a 45-38 victory over the DuBois Area Beavers at the ECCHS gym. This was also the home opener for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders were able to take a 19-9 lead at the half, then outscore the Beavers 18-10 in the third period to take a 37-19 lead in the final eight minutes of play. DuBois outscored Elk 19-8 in the fourth quarter, cutting Elkâ€™s margin of victory to 45-38.
â€śIt was a good win tonight,â€ť said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. â€śObviously DuBois missed a lot of shots early.â€ť
Monica Lynn Presley, 45, of Morrisville, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident.
Born in Bristol, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Gregory L. Presley and Kathryn (Stevens) Grenz, who survives.
Mrs. Presley had been a resident of Morrisville for over 12 years, moving there from Olanta, Pa. She was employed as an office manager for the Probuild Company in Morrisville, where she had worked for over 10 years.
Michael W. Caylor, 65, of 519 Toby Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 15, 1946 near Vandergrift, Pa., a son of Wayne E. and Eleanor I. Morrison Caylor, who survive.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-1 on the young season with a 65-40 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven last night.
The Dutch had a very strong first half, which saw them go up by a 34-15 halftime lead. They outscored the Cardinals by a 23-9 margin in the third period, taking a 57-24 lead with eight minutes remaining. DuBois Central outscored the Dutch 16-8 in the final quarter, making the final score 65-40.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated on their young season as they handed the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals a 44-30 loss last night in a game played at Elk County Catholic High School.
"I thought we were real strong defensively other than a little two- to three-minute span at the end of the first quarter where we weren't in the game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "Overall we played pretty good defense."
At Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting, the 2012 budget for the city was adopted following the required public review period. St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer said the 2012 budget will not have a tax increase for city residents.
"I just want to say that the taxes of St. Marys will not be raised for 2012 and all is in order," Geyer said. "We're running in the black, unlike many other cities in the country."
RIDGWAY - At the Summit Lodge and Grill on Monday, a packed house of about 200 hunters and enthusiasts gathered for the conclusion of the 7th annual Big Buck contest.
Food and drink were served and those in attendance took the opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and perhaps make a few new ones. Many talked shop, recounted memorable hunts from this season and ones past and debated the finer points of rifle and bow hunting.
The Keystone Lady Panthers defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch varsity basketball team 75-40 on Saturday evening to claim the 2011 St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Girls' Basketball Tournament title.
Keystone jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The team was up 24-11 at the end of the first quarter, 40-23 at the half, and 58-28 at the end of three quarters.