October 18th, 2010
Schedule subject to change without notice.
District 9 team tennis championships. Class AA - St. Marys vs. ECCHS at DuBois Area High School. Bradford vs. DuBois Area at Benzinger Park, postponed, rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19.
District 9 team tennis championships. Class AA - St. Marys vs. ECCHS at DuBois Area High School, 4 p.m. Bradford vs. DuBois Area at Benzinger Park, 2:30 p.m.
Ridgway and Brockway at St. Marys, (Senior Night), 4:15 p.m.
ECCHS at Johnsonburg, 4:30 p.m.
This year over 70,000 Pennsylvania residents will learn they have cancer. For many of those residents, however, getting to the treatment they need may be a problem. The American Cancer Societyâ€™s Road to Recovery program pairs volunteers with cancer patients in need of a ride to their treatments or doctor appointments.
â€śWe identified a need through patients sharing their stories, from phone calls and (from) a community assessment, so we started the program here in Elk County in April,â€ť said Lora Cope, cancer control specialist with the ACS.
Editorâ€™s note: This is the first of a two-part series.
A sizable crowd gathered inside The Red Fern in St. Marys on Monday evening during a much-anticipated political debate between State Rep. Matt Gabler, R-Elk/Clearfield, and Frank Straub, Democratic candidate for the 75th Legislative District in the state House.
The debate was hosted by the Elk County Tea Party. Radio host Dave Parsons of The River 98.9 acted as moderator for the event, while Mark Wagner, Tea Party spokesman, was the chairman of the forum.
After months of debate, members of St. Marys City Council approved Ordinance 261, amending the city's sign ordinance, by a 5-2 vote during their meeting on Monday evening. Mayor Sally Geyer and councilman Dick Dornisch opposed the ordinance.
Prior to voting on whether to approve the ordinance, Geyer explained that she did not agree with some of the measures and specifically cited the time limits that the ordinance imposes for removal of signs.
"It just seems like it's a little overkill on some of these things," Geyer said.
Edna M. Pfeufer
Edna M. Pfeufer, 90, of 104 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 2010 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1920 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank and Clara Zwack Friedl.
On July 18, 1942 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph B. Pfeufer, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1987.
The Brockway Rovers remained undefeated on the season at 7-0 as they handed the Elk County Catholic Crusaders their first loss of the season Saturday night by a 35-14 score.
The Allegheny Mountain League South Division contest was played at Dutch Country Stadium before a crowd in the neighborhood of 2,000.
Also in the contest, Brockwayâ€™s Derek Buganza set the state passing record. Buganza now has 8,549 yards. Saturday night he was 21 of 29 for 268 yards. The Brockway senior needed 266 yards going into Saturdayâ€™s game to break the record.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team edged the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad by a 3-2 score Saturday morning in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Lady Dutch started out on the right foot as they took the early lead, only to see Ridgway tie the game at halftime and get the winner about midway through the second half.
St. Marys got on the board with 32:05 left in the first half as Stephanie Yetzer squeezed one in past the Ridgway keeper as St. Marys took the 1-0 lead.
Ridgway came back and at the 27:03 mark, Rhianon Fowler scored to knot the match at 1-all.
St. Marys boys' soccer finished its regular season with an 8-1 win over Ridgway Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
This was the regular season finale for the Dutch and St. Marys closed the season with its second victory over Ridgway this season and third overall win in a row.
"We finished strong with three wins in a row," St. Marys head coach Russ Micale said. "We need to keep that and carry it over into the playoffs, whenever that is and whoever we're playing against."
Residents passing through the downtown area may have noticed a number of new trees were recently planted downtown along the Boulevard.
Last Wednesday, a number of Hawthorn trees were replaced with seven Fort McNair Red Horsechestnut Trees.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this monthâ€™s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Two unpaid leaves of absences were approved.
The following support personnel were hired: