March 27th, 2012
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their seasons Tuesday afternoon by traveling to Punxsutawney where they split with the Chuck squads.
The Lady Crusaders defeated the Lady Chucks 87-63 while the Chucks downed the Crusaders 105-45.
â€śWe had a good outing at Punxsy today,â€ť said ECCHS coach John Schneider.
â€śIt was definitely a learning day as we found out things we are doing well and things we need to work on. We definitely had a positive opening to our season,â€ť said the coach.
Mary Chupa Cherry, 93, of Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1918, in Avella, Pa., daughter of the late George Chupa and Anna (Ighnatko) Chupa. In 1946, she married George Cherry, who survives.
Born and raised in Avella, she came to Johnsonburg in 1945.
She had worked as a streetcar operator in Pittsburgh and in the Drabo Shipyard of Pittsburgh where she worked as a welder, manufacturing landing craft during WWII.
ST. MARYS - Area residents are introducing a way to support local businesses while having a lot of fun in the process. Instead of a "flash mob," an event where people use social media to gather at a public place and perform a dance or song, co-organizers Amy Cherry and Paula Weyant are forming a "cash mob," a similar event that will allow area residents to see what local businesses have to offer.
"It's similar to a flash mob except that instead of singing and dancing, we plan to arm ourselves with $10 and $20 bills to help do our part in boosting our local economy," Cherry said.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Perry Swanson of Kane has been named as the "2012 Logger of the Year."
He received the award Tuesday evening at the 44th annual Loggers and Saw-millers Safety Meeting at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. More than 100 attended the two-hour program sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).
"I'm extremely proud and very honored to receive the award," Swanson said. "I've always wanted to be a logger. Luckily, my dream came true."
Caring for a loved one at home can feel very stressful at times, overwhelming caregivers and making them feel like they have nowhere to turn for assistance or just a friendly ear to listen. In order to provide these resources and more, the Office of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging is establishing a Caregiver Support Group to provide a forum for discussion and give area residents information on resources and programs that can help ease the strain of being a caregiver.
On Saturday, March 24, St. Marys residents Cheri Cheatle and her mother Henrietta completed the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb held this year at One Oxford Center in Pittsburgh.
The annual event is meant to raise awareness and funding for lung disease, including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a disease that Henrietta was diagnosed with six years ago.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 2-0 on the young season as they defeated the DuBois Area Lady Beavers by an 8-5 score Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch took the early 5-0 lead after two innings, with DuBois scoring three runs in the third inning to cut the Lady Dutch lead to 5-3. St. Marys came up with three insurance runs in the fourth inning as they held on for the 8-5 win.
More than 35 attended the 14th annual Women In Timber Luncheon held Monday at the Colonial Inn restaurant on Fraley Street in Kane.
The event is sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) for women involved in the timber industry.
Featured speakers for the luncheon included Jill Thompson of Kane, the local legislative representative for State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), and Fritz Buehler Lecker of St. Marys, a legislative representative for State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-DuBois).
The popular hit movie "Grease" is being brought to the stage as this year's musical at St. Marys Area High School.
Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. inside the school's Carpin Auditorium. Tickets are $7 each and will be sold at the door with no advance ticket sales or reserved seating. Run time for the show is expected to last between 1.5-2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.
At its recent meeting, St. Marys City Council approved a request introduced by Brad Brunner, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys, who was on hand as a representative of the St. Marys Ministerial Association. The association requested the use of the Diamond for a 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service on April 8, as well as on May 3 for a National Day of Prayer service at 6 p.m. Brunner said the Easter service should only last 45 minutes.