November 1st, 2010
Rose Mary Dixon, 79, of 592 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died Friday evening, Oct. 29, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Janey Farish of York, following a brief illness.
She was born June 20, 1931, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Patrick and Genevieve Hanes Fleming.
On Oct. 9, 1954, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Robert T. Dixon, who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2009.
Barbara A. Wantuck, 68, of 1280 Lockes Hill Rd., Wilcox, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 30, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Lawton, OK, daughter of the late Richard T. and Betty Decker Benson.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in Honolulu, HI, she married William Thomas Wantuck, who survives.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Catholic cross country teams successfully defended their District 9 Class AA championships by taking home the team titles at the 2010 District 9 meets held at Ridgwayâ€™s Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Boot Jack Road Saturday.
The Crusaders won the boysâ€™ title with a total of 63 points. They were followed by Oswayo Valley with 69, Cranberry 80, Northern Potter 86, Kane 144, North Clarion 147, Moniteau 217, Brockway 217, Clarion-Limestone 234, Brookville 236, AC Valley 277, DuBois Central 328, Smethport 368 and Port Allegany 387.
RIDGWAY - The St. Marys Area cross country teams qualified three runners for this weekendâ€™s PIAA meet in Hershey.
Adair Gennocro, Gideon Woelfel and Justin Huey will be representing St. Marys Area on Saturday.
Gennocro set a new District 9 course record on Saturday, winning the girlsâ€™ Class AA crown with a time of 18:51. The old record of 19:03 was set in 2008 by Dani Kocjancic of Kane.
The annual St. Marys Rotary Club Halloween Parade kicked off at 1 p.m. inside the gymnasium of South St. Marys Street Elementary School. Approximately 200 youngsters participated in the event with various scary, cute and whimsical costumes. Among the costume winners were humorous renditions of a toilet seat, a bucket of popcorn, a Lego block and a large piece of candy corn.
Throughout the week, elementary and middle school students from the St. Marys Area School District gathered for hands-on, interactive experiments inside the Pennsylvania Farm Bureauâ€™s Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab.
The lab, contained inside a 32-foot trailer, was situated outside the St. Marys Area Middle Schoolâ€™s outdoor classroom.
Mobile Ag Ed Lab Instructor Greg Burns of Lake City worked with students on a variety of experiments, all of which meet the stateâ€™s science curriculum standard.
During Friday night's Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, prison warden Greg Gebauer discussed the Elk County Prison System and provided a history for attendees.
Gebauer was hired in 1987 as a deputy sheriff by former sheriff Raymond Krasinski.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team closed out their 2010 season with a 28-20 victory over the Karns City Gremlins Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Dutch finished the year with a solid 6-3 record.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, as the teams exchanged the lead during the first half and early in the second half.
St. Marys began to take charge when they went up 20-12 with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a screen pass from quarterback Brad Yetzer to running back Brian Merritt, who took the ball 34 yards for the touchdown.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders spoiled the Ridgway Elkersâ€™ Senior Night by handing them a 41-0 setback on Friday at the Ridgway Area High School. The Crusaders rebounded from back-to-back losses to Brockway and Curwensville to play a very solid game on Friday against the Elkers.
â€śI feel that the way we practiced this week was the key to tonightâ€™s win,â€ť said Travis Skrzypek, head coach of the Crusaders. â€śWe worked hard all week long in practice and as a result, we responded well in the game situations tonight.
Phase one of the Kaulmont Park project wrapped up last week with the planting of a number of trees around the park's walking trail.
Clythera Hornung, secretary and treasurer for the Shade Tree Commission, explained that the trees were chosen because they represent 18 native Pennsylvania trees.
"Our goal is to have examples of each of the 50 to 60 native Pa. tree species that are hardy to this area. We plan to seek funding to continue this project in the future," Hornung said.
The trees are part of a tree identification program and will not become memorial trees.