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February 24th, 2014

Bonis present chainsaw carving rendezvous history

February 24, 2014

On Monday morning, Liz and Rick Boni, founders of Ridgway's annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, gave a presentation on the history of the Rendezvous, from its humble beginnings in 1999 to the internationally-known event it has become in its fifteenth year.
"Right off the bat it was kind of an international flavor," said Liz Boni of the 1999 gathering.

February 23rd

Dutch wrestlers win D4/9 AAA team title

February 24, 2014

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team claimed the team title at the District 4/9 AAA Wrestling Championships at Clarion University on Saturday, edging District 4's Jersey Shore 161.5-157.5 in the final team standings.
St. Marys also had 11 wrestlers finish on the podium: 160-pound champion Bill Gabor; runners-up Ray Dent, Tyler Yetzer, and Josh Cameroni; third-place finishers Kyle Pecht, Alex Feldbauer, and Derek Taylor; and fourth-place finishers Cameron Resch, Willie McGonnell, DJ Salinas, and Mike Wolfel.

Harry J. "Buck" Sample

February 24, 2014

Harry J. "Buck" Sample, 86, of 61 Kane St., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Feb. 21, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a short illness.
He was born June 30, 1927 in Instanter, son of John "Jack" Samuel and Dorothy Kemp Sample.
He married Dolores Rusalem on July 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She died Jan. 8, 2008.
He attended Wilcox schools and resided in Wilcox all his life.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Rasselas, Wilcox American Legion Post 467, and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

Community gathers to honor Benedictine Sisters

February 24, 2014

An outpouring of love, gratitude and respect for the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County was evident on Sunday during a special community celebration honoring those who have served at St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, the oldest Benedictine monastery in the U.S. which is slated to close after 162 years of service.
A large crowd gathered at Queen of the World Church for a vespers service, program and social. The guests of honor included the remaining 17 sisters serving at the monastery, their family and friends along with sisters visiting from surrounding monasteries.

Fire at South St. Marys St. residence

February 24, 2014

ST. MARYS – Area emergency responders were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday for a structure fire at 572 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys.

February 21st

Crusaders advance to District 9-A semifinals with win over Vikings

February 22, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A tournament with a 48-39 victory over the Venango Catholic Vikings Friday night at Brookville.

Lady Crusaders end season with D9 quarterfinal loss to Clarion

February 22, 2014

The fifth-seeded Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders saw their season come to an end on Friday night in Brookville as the fourth-seeded Clarion Lady Bobcats led from start to finish to hand ECC a 67-40 loss in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal contest played at Brookville High School. The loss eliminates the Lady Crusaders from the playoffs.

Penn Highlands announces rebranding

February 22, 2014

DuBOIS – Thomas Gasbarre, board chairman, announced Friday that in order to publicly solidify its network of services, Penn Highlands Healthcare will change the names and logos of its four hospitals to reflect the Penn Highlands brand.
The four campuses will be known as Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Elk. Accompanying each new hospital name will be the logo utilized by the parent organization, Penn Highlands Healthcare.

Program highlights sisters' service to the community

February 22, 2014

A part of Sunday's Community Celebration honoring the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County is a detailed program featuring a listing of each of the 281 sisters who served at St. Joseph Monastery throughout its 162-year history.
Those attending the service will receive a small 15-page program complete with vespers service details, program information and listings of each sister who served in St. Marys, their date of birth and death if applicable, locations of where they transferred and additional monastery information.

New child care facility making headway

February 22, 2014

Samantha Beaver Family Child Care, a child care facility run by Samantha Beaver, 27, of Ridgway, recently opened its doors in November of 2013. She operates the facility in conjunction with Darlene Beaver, who has over 35 years in childcare experience and is currently in the process of attaining an associates degree in child development.

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