September 20th, 2014
GROVE TWP. â€“ It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and seas vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored 28 second half points to record a 56-30 victory over the Keystone Panthers Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium on Homecoming Night for St. Marys.
The Bavarian Fall Festival committee honored the Crystal Fire Department with a Community Appreciation Award during the event's opening ceremony held Friday evening.
The ceremony, which serves as the official kickoff to the festival, was hosted by emcee John Salter and began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer offered by Fr. Richard Allen, pastor of Queen of the World Parish.
New Horizons Healthy Foods, owned by LeRoy Kopp of St. Marys, will officially open its doors Monday, providing area residents with a location to purchase items such as smoothies, coffee, burritos and stir fry while also having a wide range of specialty products such as gluten free items, spices, and natural supplements in stock.
The mission statement of the business, according to Kopp, is "to provide reasonably priced, tasty, healthy, and nutritious food in a friendly atmosphere."
Holly Shields was named the 2014 St. Marys Area High School homecoming queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the varsity football game between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Keystone Panthers on Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium. Shields was escorted by Shawn Anders. Olivia Pollino was the first runner-up, and she was escorted by Mike Wolfel. Pictured, from left, are Wolfel, Pollino, Shields, and Anders.
Everett Draucher Shea Jr., 84, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C.
A native of Pennsylvania most of his life, he graduated from Tarentum High School, Grove City College and the University of Pittsburgh. Everett worked for Keystone Carbon Company in St. Marys for 43 years as vice president of sales and marketing.
Paul A. Eckert, D.D.S, 84, of North Versailles, died after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
He was born March 27, 1930 in St. Marys, a son of the late Vincent A. and Marie (Pistner) Eckert.
Chances are, whenever the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Brockway Rovers face off on the soccer field it is probably going to be a close, intense, and physical match. Thursday nightâ€™s contest between the two squads was no disappointment as ECC built up a two-goal lead and then held off an attempted late Brockway rally to win 2-1.
Three goals in the first half was all the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team needed as they defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers by a 3-0 score Thursday afternoon in a match played at Benzinger Park.
Elk County Catholic continued its strong start to the season with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-13, 25-15) win over Ridgway Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.