April 9th, 2013
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their home season on Tuesday by playing host to the Brookville and DuBois Central squads.
The Elk Catholic squads swept the DuBois Central squad. The Lady Crusaders beat the Lady Cardinals by a 115-23 score while the Crusaders downed the Cardinals 128-4.
EMPORIUM â€“ A spike in the number of arrests involving stimulant bath salts continues in the wake of what local law enforcement are calling the drug's dramatic rise in Elk and Cameron Counties.
On Thursday, March 21, a routine traffic stop yielded a bag of what police believe to be bath salts as well as drug paraphernalia.
The new episode of "Our Town: St. Marys" is slowly but surely coming together. On Tuesday evening a number of community residents met with "Our Town" producers Whitney Chirdon and Jessica Peters at the St. Marys Area Middle School to discuss segment ideas and learn more about the production process.
Bonita R. Zelt, 91, of 361 Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at her home.
She was born August 23, 1921 in Ramseytown, daughter of the late James W. and Dora DeSmith Fleming. On October 12, 1961 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Joseph O. Zelt, who preceded her in death on November 13, 1998.
James G. Kosick, 64, of 25926 Lake City Road, Ridgway, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning April 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1948 in St. Marys, son of Betty J. (Sullivan) Kosick and the late Joseph J. Kosick.
He married Donna M. Skok on April 1, 2005. She survives.
Mr. Kosick had lived in Ridgway all of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was a 1966 graduate of Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Lusko Plating and was the owner/operator of JK Transport.
Joyce Gayle Holjencin, 70, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport.
She was born May 13, 1942, in Crosscreek, the daughter of the late Everett and Ruth Orrick.Â
On June 2, 1960, in Coalport, she married Thomas Holjencin, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2006.
A new mixer-style format is the setup for this year's annual Elk County Women's Social presented by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are now on sale for "Viva la Vino," a celebration of wonderful women and wine, which is being held Wednesday, April 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Elk Mountain Winery in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team raised their record to 2-0 on the young season with a 7-2 victory over the Clearfield Bison Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams Monday at Benzinger Park.
The Johnsonburg Ramettes took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning of Monday afternoon's softball game at Benzinger Park in St. Marys, but the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders knotted the score in the bottom half of the inning and then slowly pulled away, using an eight-run sixth inning to seal the 13-1 victory.