September 15th, 2011
MT. JEWETT --A tornado in July 2003 toppled the midsection of the Kinzua Viaduct and virtually knocked out the area's major tourist attraction.
Mother Nature won this battle, but the ingenuity of man has overcome that setback with the construction of the Kinzua Sky Walk-- a pedestrian walkway built atop the very towers that once supported the historic Kinzua Bridge near Mt. Jewett.
At Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Supervisors, one of the matters discussed by residents and officials was the recent descaling and painting of the Caledonia Bridge. Residents concerned that that the activity could pose an environmental hazard or warrant a fine from the DEP [state Department of Environmental Protection] pressed the supervisors for accountability.
"Did they procure permits before they started, from the state or the EPA, whoever you need to get permits from? You said you would check into the permits," said Nadine Pirrazi of Byrnedale.
Andrew Fiedor, 92, of Hoovertown Road, Penfield, died at home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, following a lengthy illness.
He was born February 2, 1919 in Glasgow, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Babbit) Fiedor.
He married Mary P. Overturf on July 3, 1948. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and worked as a mechanic for Prince Gallitzin State Park until retiring in 1981.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He lived all his life in Glasgow and Penfield.
The St. Marys Area High School golf team split with Ridgway and Kane on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated the Kane Wolves 223-257, but lost to the Ridgway Elkers 208-223 on Wednesday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Ridgway's Jesse Reynolds was the overall medalist for the day with a three-over-par round of 38. Kane's Ryan Greto led his team with a 44. Low scorers for St. Marys Area were Rudy Gleixner and Sam Miller with 40s.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 4-1 loss Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
St. Marys came out the aggressor in the match, but could not keep the pressure on the Ridgway defense as they were not able to get a shot on goal in the early going.
Ridgway got on the board first when Rhianon Fowler scored with 33:32 left in the first half. She would score at the 20:25 mark, giving the Lady Elkers a 2-0 lead at the half.
The Fox Township Supervisors recently discussed creating a parking lot in the industrial park near the adjacent soccer fields.
The township has a five-year lease agreement with SinterFire, who owns the land the soccer fields are situated on. The township is currently in the second year of the lease.
After being shut out for the past two years, an Elk County resident was finally selected in this year's elk license drawing, which was held by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the main headquarters in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon. The drawing was originally scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 9, but was delayed due to flooding in the Harrisburg area.
As has been the case since the event was moved back to Harrisburg, the drawing was broadcast via live video feed on the Game Commission's website.
Fifty-six licenses was awarded this year, 18 for bulls and 38 for cows.
The St. Marys Area cross country teams played host to Bradford and DuBois Central Catholic on Tuesday afternoon.
The Dutchmen improved to 3-1after beating Bradford by a 22-33 score and DuBois Central Catholic 17-46. The Lady Dutch improved to 3-0 with a 25-32 win over Bradford. DuBois Central Catholic did not field a girls' team.
"All the runners performed well today," said St. Marys coach Stan Foster. "Congratulations to the Bradford squads for a good meet. We had some good wins today, but it is early in the season and we have a lot of work ahead of us."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first game 25-16. They won the second game 25-14 and took the third game 25-18 to win the match in three straight.
Tuesday was a nice afternoon to be out enjoying a soccer match and the spectators who attended the boys' soccer match at St. Marys Area High School were treated to a dominating performance by the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen soccer squad, who picked up a 7-1 win over the visiting Smethport Hubbers. The match saw six different Dutch players score goals, while Brett Lanzel and Josh Burns split time at keeper for St. Marys.