February 4th, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Courthouse will have a single point of entry starting March 1.
The commissioners reported on Tuesday that the only entrance available for use, which also is handicap-accessible, will be the courthouse behind the building and in front of the Elk County Prison.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen wrestling squad rolled off another victory on Monday night, defeating the visiting Brockway Rovers 48-17 in a dual meet held at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team raised their record to 15-4 on the season with a 66-37 District 9 League victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
Robert Paul Anderson, 54, of St. Marys died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Born in Ridgway, Robert was the son of the late Rodger and Mary Anderson.
Robert graduated from the School of Hard Knox, working most of his life as a logger and a forester. He loved fishing, the outdoors, dogs, baseball and most of all, his family.
He is survived by four children, Daniel, Dana, Cole and Megan.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Elk County Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys, is currently seeking bids for new flooring within the recycling center. Quotes have been collected to do the repairs with the latest quote figuring $11,900 from Bill Kinkead, a contractor operating out of Ridgway. However, Elk County Solid Waste Authority officials are hopeful members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission will be able to help offset a portion of the costs.
RIDGWAY â€“Â An initiative championed by the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office to reach out to area military members serving outside the continental United States has been a resounding success.
The office started with just three individuals announced in a Dec. 5 article but since then, the list has ballooned to 11.
"The donations have been coming in and we had some collection sites set up," said Leslie Neal, director of Elk County Veterans' Affairs. "The people have been very generous and we haven't even put out the bulk of our collection bins."
While St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery may be the biggest cemetery in St. Marys, it is not the first cemetery to be located in the community.Â
During a recent tour of the cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel explained that the original cemetery in St. Marys was located on the shores of Brewery Run in the area where Elk Towers is today.Â
"That was only used for a few years," Beimel said.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team captured the District 9 Class AAA team championship Saturday afternoon by defeating the Clearfield Bison by a 51-15 score. The championships were held at the DuBois Area High School.
The St. Marys Area swim teams swept the Brookville squads in a meet held Thursday evening at the SMAHS Natatorium.
The Lady Dutch defeated the Lady Raiders 142-34 while the Dutchmen downed the Raiders 114-42.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team closed out their regular season with a loss to the visiting Altoona squad on Saturday in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School by a score of 128.8-123.175.