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February 24th, 2012

Crusaders knock off Union 59-38 to advance to semifinals

February 25, 2012

RIMERSBURG – A poster board hanging on the wall in the gymnasium at Union High School reads "We love the game because every dribble, shot, or pass is an opportunity for disaster or glory." The former was true for the #2 seeded Union Knights on Friday evening as they struggled to get any momentum going and saw their season come to an end, while the latter was true for the #7 seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders as they led all the way to take a 59-38 win and advance to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A playoffs.

February 23rd

Lady Dutch advance to D9-AAA championship game

February 24, 2012

St. Marys eliminates Clearfield 59-48

HYDE - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team advanced to the District 9-AAA championship game by defeating the Clearfield Lady Bisons 59-48 last night at the Clearfield Area High School. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at Clarion University’s Waldo Tippin gymnasium at a time to be announced.
The Lady Dutch will meet the winner of tonight’s Punxsutawney at Bradford game.

Lady Crusaders roll to semifinals with 50-24 win over Port

February 24, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead against the Port Allegany Lady Gators on Thursday evening in a District 9 quarterfinal game at ECCHS, and continued to pull away to take a 50-24 victory.
Elk Catholic coach Ken Pistner credited the team's good start with being very important to their overall success on the evening.

Dutch divers sweep top three spots

February 24, 2012

ST. MARYS - The diving portion of the 2012 District 9 Swim & Diving Championships was held on Thursday evening at the SMAHS natatorium. The Lady Dutch and Dutchmen were well-represented, with six of the 13 divers from the participating teams of Clearfield, DuBois and St. Marys. 

Unraveling the mystery of the AMT

February 24, 2012

While completing taxes can be confusing for even the most well-organized person, trying to understand the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and how it applies is perhaps one of the most confusing tax issues for the average American.
Robin L. Kuleck, a certified financial planner working in Elk and Cameron counties, said the main goal of taxing people is to raise revenue to support essential government functions and can also be used to change behaviors, such as tax benefits for pursuing higher education or tax penalties for early distribution from a retirement plan.

Carvers working diligently on auction pieces

February 24, 2012

In preparation for the annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous auction taking place beginning at noon on Saturday, carvers were working steadily on Thursday afternoon to complete their wooden works of art. Pieces must be completed by noon today.
Debbie Tremko of Arlington, Wash., created a large welcome sign being held by three dogs, a black, chocolate and yellow Lab. She entitled her piece "Saw Dogs." In addition, Tremko created a black dog sculpture with a welcome sign hanging from its neck which she plans to gift to a local Ridgway bar.

Website provides information on crime data 

February 24, 2012

Viewing crime statistics online has been made easier with the recent launch of a free, public website by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) that acts as a clearinghouse for crime-related information from throughout the Commonwealth.
“The launch of this website demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making the work of our justice system transparent and accessible to all Pennsylvanians,” said PCCD Chair Mark Zimmer in a press release. “We recognize that to better manage our limited resources, we must first measure them. PACrimeStats.Info helps us to do just that.”

Federal budget affects North Central

February 24, 2012

Several key provisions of President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget could have adverse effects at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
Obama reportedly recommends what North Central executive director Eric Bridges calls "roughly stable funding" for the Workforce Investment Act [WIA] core formula accounts for adult, youth and dislocated workers' programs.

Put some variety into meatless Lenten meals

February 23, 2012

The Lenten season means meatless dinners for many people on Fridays; 
some abstain from meat throughout Lent. For families with picky eaters 
or those who just don't care for seafood, there are some tasty 
alternatives to pizza, grilled cheese and tomato soup or spaghetti. 
"Breakfast for supper is great," said Charlene Snelick, dietic 
technician registrar with Community Nurses, Inc. "You can do a 
multitude of different omelets with as many veggies as you want; 
cheese, which would be your protein, or you can do cheese-less.

Joseph C. Rieder

February 23, 2012

Joseph C. Rieder, 74, of Northumberland, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Joseph and Veneta Gerg Rieder.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters; one son; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lou Ritter, Margaret (Peg) Buhler and Patty Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur, Bob, Tom and Richard; and three sisters, Verna Dornish, Elaine Brennan and Shirley Lanzel.

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