September 16th, 2012
Jerome Joseph Rigard, 87, of Rustburg, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
He was born May 11, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Michael and Thersia Gschwendtner Rigard.
For 36 years, he was the husband of Thursie S. Rigard, and the former husband of the late Amelia Cortinouis Rigard.
He served in World War II as a Gunner in the U.S. Air Force. He was with the 417th Bomb Gr. 675 Bomb Squadron with the 5th Air Force, serving in the South Pacific.
He was a member of the Air Force Gunners Assoc., the American Legion, the V.F.W., and St. Boniface Church in Kersey.
Those who want to bring home some of the beauty and inspiring sites from along the Elk Scenic Drive may now do so with a recently published photography book by area resident Marci Geise.
The book, which is appropriately titled "Elk Scenic Drive," contains 46 pages featuring 73 photographs that, according to Geise, highlight "many points of interest that are located along the Elk Scenic Drive."
J.D. Petruzzi, Civil War historian and author from Brockway, noted that a bunch of backwoods country boys would soon form the elite group known as the âBucktails.â
In his address to the audience during the Bucktail Monument dedication at Mt. Zion Historical Park, Petruzzi said the Bucktails became famous among their brothers-in-arms and even among those who fought against them.
âThe term 'Bucktails' was so respected at the start of the war as to be uttered in awe by their comrades and declared with respect and honor when they met Confederates," Petruzzi said.
At approximately 1:16 a.m. on Saturday, a one-vehicle accident occurred on South Michael Road, directly across from Sheetz. According to unconfirmed reports, a vehicle operated by a male driver crashed into a utility pole and the front of a building housing the business Fourth Floor Graphics. The St. Marys City Police, Crystal Fire Department and St. Marys Area Ambulance responded to the scene. There were reportedly no injuries. Photo by Victoria Stanish.
EMPORIUM âÂ The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team picked up a big win on Friday night, defeating the Cameron County Red Raiders 43-0 in a contest played at Cameron County High School in Emporium.
The Crusaders took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, were up 17-0 at the half, and led 30-0 at the end of three quarters.
"I'm glad we didn't stop playing. We kept on playing a full four quarters of football finally, even through a little bit of the rain and muck out here. The guys did a nice job," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek.
BROOKVILLE - The Brookville Raiders were able to score 12 points in the final 7:41 of last nightâs KSAC Big School Division game to come from behind to beat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch by a 19-15 score.
The Dutchmen were able to take a 15-7 lead at halftime but were unable to stop the Raiders in the fourth quarter of play.
âThis was a very disappointing loss,â said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. âPenalties really hurt us tonight and we squandered some opportunities, especially in the first half.â
ST. MARYS â The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team lost to the Bradford Lady Owls by a 3-2 score Friday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field in the opening round of the Bucktail Tournament.
St. Marys will now take on Elk Catholic this morning at 10 a.m. in the consolation game while Bradford meets Ridgway at noon for the title contest.
Bradford was able to take a 3-0 lead after the first 40 minutes of play as they used their aggressive play and ball movement to their advantage.
St. Marys came out being more aggressive in the second half and played stronger defense.
ST. MARYS â The Ridgway Lady Elkers scored the game's only goal to defeat the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 1-0 Friday in varsity girls' soccerÂ and advance to today's Bucktail Tournament championship game.
Ridgway will play Bradford at 12 noon as the Lady Elkers try for their second straight title. ECC will meet St. Marys Area in the consolation game at 10 a.m.
Freshman Jenna DeAngelo scored with 10:44 left on the clock in the first half for the only point Ridgway would need.
Sylvester Kronenwetter of St. Marys was the lone Elk County resident selected for an elk license in Friday morningâs drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) headquarters in Harrisburg and broadcast live on the PGCâs website. Kronenwetterâs name was drawn for the 41st of 46 cow elk licenses awarded for this yearâs hunt, which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5-10 with an extended elk hunting period outside the elk management area for those with unfilled elk licenses from Nov. 12-17.
MT. ZION - âIf war should erupt, we will be able to wipe up all of the blood spilled with a single handkerchief,ââ said J.D. Petruzzi, Civil War historian and author from Brockway, in his address to the audience at the Bucktail monument dedication held at Mt. Zion Historical Park.