November 29th, 2010
The holiday country song "Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck" may not be far off the mark this year, with local dealership St. Marys Chevrolet teaming up with Project Gifts for Elk County by pledging to collect four truck beds full of toys for the area's disadvantaged children.
Six members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team were named to the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) all-star teams for the 2010 season.
Senior Robert Rollick was named to the first team offensive line and first team defensive line.
Junior Justin Quiggle was named to the first team offense as a slot back, while senior Kyle Schneider was named to the first team as a linebacker.
Receiving second team honors were senior Kevin Hoy at fullback, junior Jimmy Werner at defensive end and junior Brian Merritt at corner back.
The Curwensville Golden Tide captured the District 9 Class A football championship Saturday afternoon by defeating the Port Allegany Gators by a 37-21 score. The game was played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Tide scored 12 points in the first period of play to take a 12-0 lead. The Gators came back with a touchdown in the second quarter, cutting the Curwensville lead to 12-7 at the half.
Curwensville put 18 points on their side of the board in the third quarter while limiting Port to a touchdown. Curwensville led 30-13 after three quarters of play.
The Community Recycling Center, located in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys, is holding an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in an effort to help better educate community members on how materials are processed at the facility. The center has been accepting recyclables since the beginning of October.
Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling coordinator, encouraged area residents to attend the event, though she noted that this is strictly a social event and individuals will not be permitted to drop off recyclables.
In the fall of 2009, staff members from Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse [CAPSEA] had just returned from the funeral of their colleague, Liz Mitchell, when they received some news that was both joyous and sorrowful: the grant they had applied for to revamp the backyard at their shelter had just come through, but their dear friend Liz, who was the driving force behind the project, would not be there to share it with them.
Frank A. Polaski, 91, of the Lutheran Home in Kane and formerly of 161 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 10, 1919 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter J. and Stella Macijiwska Polaski.
He married Mary E. Roebuck on October 11, 1945 in Holy Cross Church in Rasselas. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2008.
Margaret H. "Mag" Pauline, 69, of 936 Fern Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1941, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Simbeck Hannibal. On June 23, 1962, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married John R. "Jack" Pauline, who survives.
Cold and rainy weather on Thursday morning did not discourage area residents from participating in this year's Turkey Trot, a 5K (3.1-mile) walk/run that has been held annually by the Schlimm family for the past six years. Proceeds from the event benefit the Prostate Urologic Program at UPMC.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders placed two players on the 2010 Olean Times Herald Big 30 All-Star squad.
Representing the Elk County Catholic squad on the team are running back Ricky Pearsall and offensive lineman Zac Brody.
Pearsall rushed for 1,700 yards on 233 carries this season, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. He scored 24 of the 40 ECCHS touchdowns. He also had 323 yards on kickoffs and punt returns. On defense Pearsall had 50 solo tackles and eight assist for 58 total tackles.
DUBOIS -Â Josh Salter became the fifth player in Penn State DuBois basketball history to break the 1,000-point scoring mark Friday evening against St. Vincent College.Â
Salter, named to the PSUACÂ All-Conference team at Penn State DuBois this year,Â led the team in scoring with 18 points in an 87-64 loss to St. Vincent, brining his total to 1,006 points.Â
Salter also led the team in scoring on Saturday with 31 points against tournament host Mt. Aloysius in the consolation game.Â Salter finished the weekend with 1,037 career points.Â Josh was also named to the All-Tournament Team.