Archive - Aug 1, 2013 - News Article
The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) held its first annual Motorcycle Ride for the Elk on Saturday, July 27 and, despite the rainy weather, 58 motorcyclists turned out for the roughly 75-mile ride.
Carla Wehler, KECA member and operations manager of the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, explained that the event, which raised funds for KECA's conservation programs, was a way to welcome motorcyclists to Elk Country.
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
There are a number of monuments on the Diamond, some of which are more well known than others. â€¨One lesser known monument is located on the flagpole at the top of the Diamond, and local historian Ray Beimel explained that he enjoys telling its story because it involves Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.
Around 80 players have been taking part in this year's Luhr Park basketball league, which is geared toward boys entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Teams were randomly selected at the beginning of the summer and play twice a week, with games being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Park staff member Ben Daghir remarked that the park is "overjoyed to have 10 teams this year," adding that playoffs are currently underway in the form of a double elimination tournament. In addition to the regular league games, an all star game was also held in mid-July.