April 29th, 2011
Peggy Frick Dithrich, 64, of Ridgway, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Sandi) Borod and Kevin Borod; a daughter, Kimberly (Chris) Dye; five grandchildren, Hayli and Madison Borod and Logan, Alex and Devin Dye; and beloved stepchildren and their families. She donated her body to science.
A memorial service for Peggy Frick Dithrich will be held Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at the Falls Creek Firehouse, 41st St., Falls Creek, PA 15840.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team handed the Elk County Catholic Crusaders an 8-1 setback in a match held Thursday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
"I think one of our problems today was that we weren't able to get any momentum or good solid starts to the matches," said Nick Caggiano, ECCH coach. "St. Marys has a very talented group of individuals."
An abundance of offense was on display at Sandy Beach Recreational Park as St. Marys baseball won 21-11 in five innings over Ridgway Thursday afternoon.
St. Marys scored three or more runs in every inning. Ridgway scored in four of its five innings. The 11 runs in the game was Ridgway's largest output of the season.
"We continue to make strides," Ridgway coach Mark Morelli said. "If we continue to do strides, I think we'll be more competitive than we have been lately. If you play St. Marys, you got to hit every inning because they have a good-hitting team."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team raised their record to 5-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers.
The game was played at Benzinger Park due to unplayable conditions at the SMAHS field.
St. Marys used a five-run, four-hit first inning to take charge of the contest.
â€śWe hit the ball well today but they (Ridgway) played well defensively,â€ť said St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge. â€śWe made good contact today.â€ť
Taylor Schlimm recorded her fifth shutout of the season on Thursday afternoon as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 12-0, five-inning victory over the visiting Kane Area High Lady Wolves in a game played at Benzinger Park.
Schlimm faced just 17 batters in the five innings, giving up just two infield hits while striking out 10 and issuing no free passes.
ST. MARYS - A senior prank gone awry was reportedly the reason for a lockdown Thursday morning that affected schools in the Elk County Catholic School System and the St. Marys Area School District.
Sixteen residents, business owners and local organizations were recognized for their efforts in sustaining tourism and development during the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team's annual briefing, held Thursday at the Diamond View Restaurant and Lounge in St. Marys.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Bob Rusiewski, ARC/EDA Project Director for North Central, was presented a plaque by Rawley Cogan, president and CEO of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, on Wednesday morning at the Elk Country Visitor Center. The plaque honored Rusiewski and the Appalachian Region Commission (ARC) as a Keystone Guardian Partner for contributions they made to both the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and Elk Country Visitor Center.
Cogan explained that the ARC is federally funded, with the funds being disbursed through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
RIDGWAY - Officials Wednesday afternoon announced updated plans for the second annual North Central Communities Conference.
Matt Marusiak, community development coordinator for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC], revealed two keynote speakers: Dan Meuser, the acting secretary of the Pa. Department of Revenue, and U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA-5).
The conference is scheduled for May 18 at Penn State DuBois.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Benezette Township was recently selected to receive a $1,301,000 Water and Environment Program (WEP) loan and a $1,114,000 WEP Grant from USDA Rural Development to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system. Benezette Township Supervisors Jim McCluskey, Bob Howard, and Mark Moorehead gathered along with area officials at the Benezette Township building in Benezette on Wednesday morning for the announcement, which was made by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Director Robert Schoenfeldt.