February 21st, 2012
Although Ken Tynan of Butler makes a significant portion of his salary carving bears, his true passion lies in creating comic book and superheroes. For this year's Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous auction, Tynan has stuck with what comes naturally to him and has created a massive roaring grizzly out of white pine, weighing in at 400 pounds.
The 52-year-old Butler native drew attention in past years at the Rendezvous with his big green Hulk sculpture.
Today marks the start of Lent, an annual period of sacrifice and reflection that lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, leading up to Easter.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at Elk County Catholic High School, explained that Sundays are not counted because "if you do the math, you end up with like 46 days before Easter, so you can't count Sundays."
ST. MARYS - If there is a recipe for ending a regular season on the highest note possible, the St. Marys Area swim and dive team certainly found it.Â Mix one pool record, one school record, 13 talented seniors, 18 top times then add in two winning season records and you have the kind of night that makes months of hard work well worth the effort.
Corinne D. "Cookie" Kuntz, 85, formerly of Elk Towers and 119 Maurus St., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at the Hacienda Rehab and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz.Â Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.
Donald L. "Slim" Cribbs, 77, of 1400 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at his home.
He was born February 13, 1935 in Fox Township, a son of the late Thomas Cribbs and Rachel Bilodeau Cribbs Reichard. On July 21, 1962 in St. Boniface Church, he married Donna Resch Cribbs, who survives.
Mr. Cribbs was educated in the Fox Township schools and was a member of the St. Boniface Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the REACT club. He enjoyed photography and 4-wheeler riding.
Each year organizers of the Ridgway Chainsaw Rendezvous offer morning seminars to both carvers and anyone interested in attending and learning more about the intricacies of the industry.
Seminar speakers offer a vast array of advice, tips and tricks. Many also welcome comments from fellow carvers as to what their experience has been regarding the specific topic at hand.
The first seminar on Monday featured Brad Bemis of North Brookfield, Mass., who spoke on "All About Wood," followed by Pat Holbert of Dalton, Ohio, who demonstrated how to make human faces.
Gary Anderson was elected to City Council on Monday evening following a Vacancy Board meeting held following the City Council meeting.
During the meeting each of the four candidates which submitted a letter of interest to Council had the opportunity to speak before the board, during which time they provided information about themselves, their education and employment backgrounds, community involvement and the reason they are interested in filling the position.
A request by the Jay Township Board of Supervisors for permission to remove mine refuse materials from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) property in Jay Township was one of the issues discussed at last Thursday's meeting of the board.
The request involves "two [mine] spoil piles" on WPC property located off of Pine Avenue in Force and the materials referenced include mine spoil and shale, as well as a nearby "red dog pile" to be used by the township in road improvement projects.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team captured the 2012 Allegheny Mountain League girlsâ€™ championship Saturday night by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves 38-25 at the St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Crusaders were able to take the early 4-0 lead and led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. They led 21-12 at the half and never trailed throughout the contest.
â€śThroughout the year we have been playing good defensive basketball,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. â€śAt this time of the year we are going in the right direction. Weâ€™re getting better.â€ť
The St. Marys Servicemen Burial Detail's 60th Anniversary Banquet Dinner at the Bavarian Hills Restaurant on Saturday night saw more than 95 attendees gathered for what Detail president and the evenings Master of Ceremonies Joe Rigard said is a means of thanking those in the community for supporting the organization.
"We want to thank our members and sponsors and anybody that helps us during the course of the year," Rigard said.