May 7th, 2012
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer voiced his strong dissent for any downtown hotel project involving developer Robert Yoder of The Yoder Group and Impact Pennsylvania, Inc at Monday's city council meeting.
Although the third annual Polar Sweet Express event hosted by CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] is 10 months away, Executive Director Billie Jo Weyant has already begun making plans.
The event, sponsored by Ridgway BiLo and Northwest Savings Bank, is expected to be held in the beginning of February of 2013.
Last year's event held in the Franklin Center in St. Marys raised over $4,500 to assist in supplying abuse victims seeking shelter with basic necessities.
During the 61st observance of the National Day of Prayer held this past Thursday, local residents and members of a number of area churches gathered for a prayer circle held on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
Organized by the St. Marys Ministerial Group, the event featured pastors and priests representing various local parishes: Father Thomas Moore of Sacred Heart Church, Pastor Brad Brunner of Faith Baptist Church, the Rev. Scott T. Wiest of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Chris Kindle of First United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mary Norton of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.
The Johnsonburg Rams put in another dominating effort on Saturday morning at Berwind Park, shutting out the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 7-0 to win the 2012 Elk County Boys' Baseball Tournament title.
The Rams spread their runs out over their six times at bat, scoring one in each of the first two innings, two in the third, and three in the sixth.
Johnsonburg assistant coach Jim Holmberg credited his team's good pitching and defense with contributing to their victory in this year's tournament.
ECC hosts Bradford this afternoon
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team defeated the Ridgway Elkers by a 4-3 score Saturday afternoon at Berwind Park to take third place in the Elk County Baseball Tournament.
The Crusaders, now 9-5 on the season, will play host to the Bradford Owls this afternoon at Berwind Park. Game time is scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
ALTOONA - The ECC track and field teams participated in the West Central Coaches Meet that was held on Friday, May 4 at Mansion Park in Altoona. The meet is one of central Pennsylvaniaâ€™s largest track and field invitationals, with over 50 AA and AAA schools taking part.
ST. MARYS â€“ "An Afternoon of Smiles and Sunshine" will raise money to help children with cleft and craniofacial conditions and their families with treatment and transportation costs.
Paving on several Fox Township roads is scheduled to have begun today, according to Fox Township Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi at a recent supervisors' meeting.
Among the roads included on the schedule are Hogback, Keller, and W. Theresia and base work on Squab Hollow Road.
During a recent special meeting, supervisors awarded a bid for seal coating on various township roads to Hager Paving in the amount of $53,853, contingent upon final approval of $12,000 liquid fuel funds allocation from Elk County which was made available to each county municipality.
The St. Marys Area Middle School (SMAMS) grounds were transformed into a Civil-War era battlefield on Friday as part of the school's 12th annual Civil War Reenactment Day.
The scene was complete with reenactors portraying various characters of the period, including a field hospital surgeon, uniformed soldiers, cannoneers firing mortar, and a blacksmith fashioning iron.
The various reenactors that day had a variety of reasons for being there, but most involved said it was because of the importance of imparting the history to the youth.
Wm. James (Jim) Zwald, 73, of 143 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1939 in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Clarence and Nina Dandois Zwald. He was a resident of St. Marys since 1960.
On June 18, 1960, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra B. Salter, who survives.