January 12th, 2014
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch's game against Williamsport on Saturday afternoon at the SMAHS Dutch Oven came to an exciting conclusion as senior Kiana Hoohuli hit a two at the buzzer to give the Lady Dutch a 53-51 victory.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad hosted the second annual St. Marys Gymnastics Invitational held at the St. Marys Area Middle School on Saturday.
The St. Marys squad returns to action this evening when they host the DuBois Area Beavers at 6 p.m. at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
The St. Marys Area Quarterback Club held their 56th awards ceremony Saturday night in the St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium recognizing the 2013 St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football program.
The St. Marys Area swim team traveled to Brookville last Thursday to take on the Raider squads. The St. Marys squads both returned home with wins.
The St. Marys squads are back in action this evening as they play host to the Central Mountain squads at 6 p.m. at the SMAHS Natatorium.
Andrew M. Kalambukas of Buffalo, N.Y. died on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 while holding his son's hand.
He was born and raised in St. Marys, son of Markos and Anna Kalambukas.
Andrew was a WWII veteran having entered the Navy on June 14, 1943 just days after graduating from high school. He was a radioman second class and was stationed in the Pacific and Philippines where he served aboard the USS Providence and the USS Hilo.
Several suggestions were offered by St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer on numerous subjects during their most recent meeting. Of those were revisiting the downtown parking issue, having the City Manager attend Municipal Authority meetings and scheduling upcoming executive sessions.
"The last two years I've been on council we have had a lot of discussion about parking in the town, Gebauer said. "I still get a lot of comments from citizens and business owners, both pro and con."
The cold weather did not stop area residents who took the ultimate winter challenge as they braved the frigid water as part of the Medix Hotel eighth annual Polar Bear Plunge.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 65-45 District 9 League loss Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
A proposal to install an artificial turf football field at St. Marys Area High School was detailed by Terry Straub, student activities director, during this week's St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting.
The estimated cost of the project stands at $768,000 from ELA Sports with a minimum 12-year life. This is compared to replacing the current field with natural grass at a cost of $150,000 including drainage, irrigation and leveling from Hoopes Turf Farm.
James A. Taylor, 55 of Washinton St., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born on June 12, 1958 in St. Marys, a son of the late Gerald Taylor and Alice Bobenrieth Taylor, who survives.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the American Legion and the P.F.L. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.