March 1st, 2011
RIDGWAY - County officials discussed the possibility of saving over $40,000 a year by making county buildings more energy-efficient during a Tuesday morning board of commissioners meeting.
"We started on this over a year ago and we're working under the umbrella of the Department of General Services out of Harrisburg on an energy update project," said Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the county's planning department. "We want to make the county buildings as energy-efficient as we can under the GESA Act, the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act.
In recognition of Girl Scouts Week, taking place March 6-12, local leaders have organized an array of activities for girl scouts and their families.
This weekend, a Family Day will be held at the Apollo Theatre in downtown St. Marys. Doors will open at 3 p.m., with the movie Rango beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Six members of the St. Marys Area gymnastics squad competed in the PA Classic Individual Meet held at Moon Township last Friday and Saturday.
In the bronze divisions, Michaela Sorg competed in the all-around and placed fifth on vault with an 8.45. Mackenzie Neureiter competed in vault, beam and floor.
In the silver division, Megan Longhi competed in the all-around and placed 10th on the vault with an 8.733. Abby Wittman competed on the vault, while Justin Huey tied for fourth on the vault and placed seventh in the uneven bars.
The City of St. Marys Police Department and Dickinson Children's Prevention Services recently teamed up to host an internet safety program entitled "Protecting Kids Online." The presentation took place Wednesday evening in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium.
In the summer of 1965, Leo Ehrensberger of St. Marys was an accounting major at St. Vincent College when he accompanied some friends out on a Friday night. On a whim, they decided to take an assessment being offered the next day for the Peace Corps.
"About three or four months later, four of us got letters that said we were accepted," Ehrensberger said.
The Elk County Conservation discussed becoming involved with the Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program [SWPTAP] offered by the Department of Environmental Protection during Monday night's meeting.
"We have a new fellow by the name of Jacob Moore who works down at the regional office-- he is an environmental planner and he's come to us filling a position that has been empty for about two years," said conservation district field representative John M. Green. "Jake has hit the ground running in our office and it looks like he has some big things going on there."
Lee Joseph Cook, 57, of 914 Windfall Rd., St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2011, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1953 in St. Marys, son of Bessie Priest Cook of Emporium, and the late Lee C. Cook.
He graduated from Cameron County High School, Class of 1973. He resided at Oak Manor in St. Marys for 37 years and worked at Elcam for over 37 years. He enjoyed his family, Christmas, his dogs, Elvis Presley and collecting Elvis memorabilia, mowing grass and fishing. He enjoyed playing lottery tickets and often won.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestlers captured three individual District 9 Class AAA championships Saturday night at Clarion Universityâ€™s Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
Michael Brennen at 160 pounds, Joe McLaughlin at 189 pounds and Kevin Hoy at 285 pounds, won their respective weight class titles and advance to this weekendâ€™s Northwest Regional Tournament set for the Altoona Area High School Field House.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9-A Tournament with a thrilling 55-52 victory over the Coudersport Falcons on Saturday night at the Aaron J. Straub Gym at Elk Catholic.
The Crusaders tied the game at 47-all on a Tyler Herzing trey with 17 seconds left in regulation. The Elk County defense then prevented the Falcons from getting a good shot off, thus forcing the game into overtime. In the overtime period the Crusaders outscored the Falcons 8-5 (six by Pearsall and two by Simons) to lock up the win and advance on in the playoffs.
The St. Marys Area swimming teams placed second (Dutchmen) and third (Lady Dutch) at the 2011 District Nine League Swimming and Diving championships held at the St. Marys Area High Natatorium on Friday and Saturday.