Archive - 2013 - News Article
Memorial Park will be holding its first ever Mario Kart tournament on Sunday, Aug. 4 beginning at 5 p.m. at the scout house located near the park's basketball courts. The double elimination team tournament will be played on Nintendo 64 game systems.
Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
The 80s are being resurrected for the 12th Annual Wing Fling, sponsored by Farmers National Bank and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
"This year we thought we would do something different so we went with an 80s theme," said Ashley O'Dell, chamber outreach coordinator.
The event is taking place on Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m.
At the annual reunion of the Association of the 3rd Armored Division Veterans at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., Edward H. Kuntz was elected to the Board of Directors and elected treasurer.
Upon entering the United States Army, Kuntz was assigned to the 4th Armored Division, 24th Armored Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood, Texas, with initial training as a combat engineer and advanced training as a supply specialist.
Earlier this month thousands of reenactors, history buffs, and curious spectators descended upon Gettsyburg for a pair of reenactments commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle considered to be the turning point of the Civil War.
Elk County residents were well represented in the original battle as members of the Bucktails, and in honor of their sacrifices a number of individuals with local ties continue to reenact their heroics to this day.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 5:03 a.m. Saturday and remained at the scene until after 10 a.m. Seven Highland firefighters responded to the call.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Noted for drawing the ire of out of town drivers as well as for being a gathering spot for celebrations throughout St. Marys' history, the Diamond has become a well known landmark to community members. â€¨During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, local historian Ray Beimel remarked that he is often asked how the Diamond came about. â€¨"It wasn't anybody's idea. It just happened," he said.
A 20-mile run, walk and hike event sound like fun to you?
If so, the Elk County Boulder Dash event held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. in Ridgway just might be your thing.
The event takes place on 20 miles of State Games Lands 44, just south of Ridgway, featuring about 4,000 feet of vertical rise over the course. The deadline to register online at www.elkcountyboulderdash.com is Thursday, Aug. 1.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 Membership Directory and Community Profiles magazines are now available at the chamber office. They are complimentary and available to the general public.
When thinking of summer programs at the parks things like baseball, basketball, and volleyball typically come to mind. In addition to the traditional 'stick and ball' sports offerings, Memorial Park has been offering an annual archery program for youngsters dating back to the 1980s.