February 3rd, 2011
The DuBois Beaver wrestling team advanced to the finals of the District 9 Class AAA team championship by handing the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad a 40-25 loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Beavers will now meet top seed Clearfield Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the DuBois Area High School for the District 9-AAA title. The Dutchmen were seeded second and the Beavers third.
In last nightâ€™s match, the Beavers opened a 30-10 lead with five matches remaining to hold off the Dutch.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders came up with a big District Nine League victory over the scrappy DuBois Area Beavers by a 65-51 score in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym at Elk Catholic.
The game was a game of runs, as each team had several runs throughout the contest. At times during the contest, it looked like the Crusaders might run away with the game, but then the Beavers would put together a run of their own to get back into the game.
Bluewater Thermal Solutions, located at 118 Access Rd., St. Marys, held an open house Thursday morning to introduce the company's new induction heat treating process.
According to General Manager Jason Hanes, induction hardening differs from traditional furnace hardening because it focuses on hardening a specific area of a part instead of the entire part.
"No one in the area offers that type of hardening process," Hanes said.
Hanes explained that by by using induction hardening they can take a gear, harden only the teeth, and leave the rest of the material unchanged.
Among the new business items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors were those pertaining to paving, a potential construction project and a flood plain ordinance.
The board approved adoption of a flood plain ordinance as requested by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"This is being required by FEMA and was not initiated at the township level. It is part of their newest update of maps," noted Kathy Dowie, township secretary.
Each year Elk County budgets a set amount to cover medical fees incurred by inmates. Greg Gebauer, warden at the Elk County Prison, explained that once a person is admitted to the county prison, their care, custody and control is the responsibility of the county, and the same is true for states and the country for inmates in the state and federal prison systems.
On Wednesday evening the Fox Township Supervisors approved a motion allowing dogs inside township parks.
As part of the agreement, canine owners are required to complete a facility use permission/liability waiver each year they wish to bring their dogs to a township park.
The waiver form consists of the owner's name, address, city, state, zip and phone number, as well as their dog's name, breed and coat color. Owners are required attach a copy of their dog's vaccine records and dog license. They must also sign the document, stating they understand the rules and regulations.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Appropriately beginning a day that pretty much saw all forms of weather â€” wind, snow, freezing rain, fog and sunshine â€” in the Weather Capital of the World, Punxsutawney Phil stunned shivering and wet fans at Gobbler's Knob and proclaimed Wednesday that no, he did not see a shadow, and yes, an early spring is on its way.
Connor D. Bobik, age 5, of 224 Hilltop Dr., Kersey, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, 2011, after a courageous battle against brain cancer.
He was born June 30, 2005, in DuBois, son of Derek and Diane McGuire Bobik of Kersey, who survive.
He attended kindergarten at the Fox Township Elementary School. He will be remembered for his sparkling personality and his contagious smile. He loved playing with his brother, attending kindergarten, camping and soccer. John Deere and Monster Jam were two of his favorite things.
Gilberta R. Myers, 81, of 408 Oak St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born January 23, 1930, in Portland Mills, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Jefferson DeCecchis.
On April 12, 1947, she married Howard H. Myers Jr., who survives.
Mary E. Dornish, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 2985 State St., St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born April 21, 1920, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph Ulrich and Mabel Marshall Dornish.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1938. She taught swimming at the former Marshall Swimming Pool and had worked for the Forest Service and did clerical work.