September 23rd, 2011
MT. JEWETT -- The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) has presented State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) with the 2011 Legislator Recognition Award.
According to the PACD, the award is going to Scarnati for his â€śenvironmental foresight and advocacy.â€ť
Kerry Fetter of Smethport, chairman of the McKean County Conservation District, presented the award to Scarnati last week at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett. Scarnati came to the park to participate in the ceremony to mark the opening of the new Skywalk pedestrian walkway.
Norman J. "Jack" Kraus Jr., 81, of 523 E. Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
He was born November 16, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norman J. and Lillian Blanchard Kraus.
On July 12, 1958 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Verna Sorg Kraus, who preceded him death on death on January 2, 2007.
Mr. Kraus was a member of St. Mary's Church.Â He retired from Carbone after more than 30 years of service.Â He was a member of the
James Irvin Julian, 85, of Columbia City, Ore., died at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 28, 2011.
He was born February 21, 1926 at Indianapolis, Ind., to the late John Emsley and Gladys Lucille (Foxall) Julian. On June 7, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., he married Marion Elizabeth Yates, who survives.
St. Marys City Council recently approved publishling an ordinance which reduces the speed limit on South St. Marys Street, also referred to as the Million Dollar Highway/state Route 255, from the existing 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.
The ordinance states the change is due to council's desire to provide for the safety of its residents. The lower speed limit encompasses the area of South St. Marys Street from Railroad Street in downtown St. Marys, to Vine Road.
In speaking to those assembled at Thursday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force at the St. Marys Area Middle School, speakers Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and attorney Tom Wagner of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys discussed resources and legal precedents surrounding the possibility of water contamination as a result of Marcellus Shale drilling.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team is now 3-3 on the season after a 3-0 loss to the Bradford Lady Owls Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Owls took the first game 25-21. They won the second game 25-11 and took the third game 25-12 to win the match in three straight.
The Ridgway Lady Elker volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season as they handed the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader squad a 3-0 loss at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Elkers won all three games by identical 25-23 scores.
â€śWe came off of Tuesdayâ€™s match with Kane knowing that they did not see us at our best,â€ť said Ridgway coach Janet Redmond. â€śWe had a very good practice last night. The girls are determined and we had a good competitive match against Elk Catholic.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team was shut out 2-0 by the Coudersport Falcons on Thursday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
"We were outplayed today. We didn't play as a team like we've been in the couple recent games and it showed out there. They outplayed us the whole game. They looked like the better team," said St. Marys coach Russ Micale.
ST. MARYS - It took 2:25 of the overtime period for the Brockway Lady Rovers to complete their rally and go home from Benzinger Park Thursday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in girls' varsity soccer action.
Brockway freshman Julie Esposito got in behind the ECC defense and scored the winning goal after the Lady Rovers had come from two goals down.
The Elk County Gas Task Force's meeting Thursday night at the St. Marys Area Middle School drew landowners from across the region hoping to better understand the resources at their disposal, as well as their rights as property owners in the Marcellus Shale era.
Guest speakers Tom Wagner, Esq., of Meyer and Wagner in St. Marys, and Professor Ross Pifer of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, spoke with attendees about various legal aspects dealing with Marcellus Shale, beginning with the initial stages of lease negotiations.