January 28th, 2014
The St. Marys Area gymnasts traveled to Bellefonte on Saturday to take on the Raider squad. The Dutch squad lost by a 128.9 to 119.9 score to Bellefonte.
In an effort to prioritize building and maintenance projects within the St. Marys Area School District, a facilities committee was appointed Tuesday evening by members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors during a special meeting. This is in response to addressing projects listed on a January 2008 feasibility report which was recently presented to the board.
The board unanimously approved the committee a budget of $4.4 million to utilize for planning projects. All project suggestions must brought before the board for their approval.
RIDGWAY â€“ In honor of National Mentor Month, the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County held a buffet dinner and presentation on Tuesday at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway.
Following a dinner of roast beef, chicken and stuffed shells, Sara Sutter and Heidi Stahlnecker gave a presentation on the success stories of BBBS in the surrounding area.
RIDGWAY â€“ Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that his proposed 2014-2015 budget would increase funding for rape crisis and domestic violence services.
â€śProtecting our citizens and helping them in times of need is one of the core functions of government,â€ť Corbett said in a recent press release. â€śI am proposing we continue our commitment to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and provide support services for victims through a $2.2 million funding increase to these critical programs next year.â€ť
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders improved to 14-3 on the season with a 54-40 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines on Monday evening at Elk County Catholic High School.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team improved to 3-2 in District 9 League play with a 60-24 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers Monday night at the Dutch Oven.
Louis John Elia, 78, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Naples, Florida with his wife and daughter by his side following a long illness with Parkinsonâ€™s Disease.
He was born March 17, 1935 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Wanda Dukich and Raymond J. Blair Sr.Â His birth father Louis J. Elia Sr. died in 1944 in World War II, in Normandy, France, when he was 9.Â
Students and faculty from throughout Elk County filled the Queen of the World Church in St. Marys on Monday morning as they participated in a special Mass celebrating the 40th annual National Catholic Schools Week.
Monsignor Charles Kaza presided over the Mass which was followed by faith and service activities held at the adjacent St. Marys Catholic Elementary School.
Mother Nature surprised area residents yet again on Monday as many awoke to find snow rollers, a unique natural sculpture created by high winds and snow, in their yards and fields.
Hundreds of these typically hollow formations could be seen throughout western Pennsylvania. They were reported to have ranged in size from small marbles to large pumpkins, although weather records indicate they can be as large as a 30 gallon drum and typically average 10 to 12 inches in diameter.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Melissa Aul, resource conservation technician for the Elk County Conservation District, reported the district, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will host another round of agricultural workshops for area farmers and animal owners.