April 22nd, 2011
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors approved various items during their recent meeting.
Among them were the approval of Nathaniel J. Schmidt as the solicitor for the district for the 2011-2012 school year at a rate of $125 per hour.
The Jay Township Supervisors opened bids during their recent meeting for a paving project that will take place later this year along a portion of the Caledonia Road.
Bids were received from three different companies. According to the supervisors, bids were submitted in the amounts of $219,569.80 from Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.; $187,168 from HRI, Inc.; and $191,827.80 from New Enterprise. The supervisors unanimously approved awarding the bid to HRI, which was the lowest responsible bidder.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams swept the St. Marys Area squads Thursday in a meet held at the ECCHS track and field complex.
The Crusaders defeated the Dutchmen 86-64, while the Lady Crusaders downed the Lady Dutch 108-42.
In the boysâ€™ meet, Elk Catholic was led by quadruple winners Dan Steudler and Jared Schaut. Steudler won the 400 dash, 800 run and was a member of the 1600 and 3200 relay teams. Schaut won the 200 dash, 300 hurdles, triple jump and was a member of the winning 1600 relay team.
The St. Marys Area High School Lady Dutch softball team picked up their third win of the season and second league win with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Altoona Lady Mountain Lions in a game played at the St. Marys Area High softball field under very chilly conditions.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 4-2 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen won his match 6-3, 6-1 over John Carnovale.
At second singles, Brandon Romain of the Dutch defeated Mason Martonik 6-0, 6-0.
At third singles, Keith Meyer of the Dutch won his match 6-2, 6-1 over J.P. Allegretto.
Brandon Orr of the Dutch won his match 6-0, 6-1 over Shane Bickford at fourth singles.
At fifth singles, Michael Fox of the Dutch defeated Nate Fields 6-0, 6-0.
"Who's under your carbon footprint?"
This question was recently posed to the 87 members of the senior class at Elk County Catholic High School as they studied environmental stewardship and learned about how the impact they have on the environment affects others around the world. The discussions have taken place in the students' theology class, which is taught by Fr. Ross Miceli.
Approximately 60 agencies will be on hand between 1-6 p.m. on Monday as part of Family Day 2011, being held once again at the St. Marys Area High School.
Now in its seventh year, Family Day is aimed at promoting health and wellness for the entire family, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between.
The idea that a few simple actions can make a big difference is proven in the results of an ink cartridge and cellphone recycling program that began years ago in the St. Marys Catholic elementary schools. Now in its 10th year, the program has brought in more than $23,000 for technology supplies and equipment to benefit the newly incorporated Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS).
The nearly 27,000 people who ran in Monday's Boston Marathon were doing so for a variety of reasons. For Hollywood, Pa. resident Joe Guilyard, it was about health, gratitude and the inspiration of the people who helped get him there.
"It's like you're in the SuperBowl, and I was a player. It was fantastic," Guilyard said. "The crowd was screaming from one end to the other. It was the thrill of a lifetime.
"Everybody there was living their dream. They were getting to run in the Boston Marathon."
The Jay Township Supervisors voted to "opt in" to administering and enforcing the state's Uniform Construction Code (UCC) during their monthly meeting on Thursday evening. Each municipality has the option of either "opting in" or "opting out" of administering and enforcing the building code and the township had previously "opted out."