July 7th, 2011
Kenneth L. (Chunk) Danekas, 33, of 28 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, July 7, 2011, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 10, 1977, in Sycamore, Ill., son of David D. and Jane M. (Fischer) Danekas. He married Kerri E. Brendel on June 19, 2004.
He had resided in Ridgway for 19 years and was a former Janesville, Wisc. resident. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress.
E. Tom Wolff, 65, of 4172 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at his residence.
He was born Dec. 26, 1945 in Ridgway, son of the late Clarence H. (Pug) and Ruby M. (Amacher) Wolff.
He married Judy L. Ecklund on Sept. 30, 1967. She survives.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team advanced to the championship series of the Elk County Legion Baseball League by defeating the Bradford Legion two games to none.
St. Marys won the series last night as they defeated Bradford by a 14-5 score in a game played at the Mt. Jewett field.
KERSEY - The Fox Township Supervisors were divided as far as discussion went on a draft ordinance for a township savings plan. During their regular meeting held Wednesday evening, the board voted to revisit the savings plan closer to budget time in the fall.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz undertook the task of overseeing the creation of the savings plan, and following several changes to the document said he was happy with the final product on Wednesday.
Around 200 area youth between the ages of five and 14 participated in Inner Park Day at Memorial Park on Wednesday. According to Memorial Park recreation director Denny Posteraro, the turnout was a new record for the event, which has been held off and on since the 1970s.
Posteraro noted that attendance typically averages around 125, and the previous largest group record was close to 170.
"You're always impressed when the numbers go up, and we know that there are a lot of other things going on," Posteraro said.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball 10-11-year-old all-star team opened play in the District 10 Tournament Tuesday night by defeating the Warren squad by a 10-3 score in a game played at Memorial Park.
St. Marys will now play the winner of last nightâ€™s Punxsutawney at DuBois game on Thursday at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.
St. Marys had six hits in last nightâ€™s game, as Gabe Kraus had a double and a single, Timmy Wehler tripled, Austin Sadosky had two singles and Hayden Tettis singled.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series against the Bradford squad in the Elk County Legion Baseball League by defeating Bradford 5-4 last night at Berwind Park.
The second game of the series will be played tonight at 5:30 at the Mt. Jewett field.
In last nightâ€™s game, St. Marys collected seven hits. Ben Daghir had a double and a single, while Luke Daghir doubled. Ricky Pearsall, Kevin Hoy, Jordan Weinzierl and Luke Nicklas all singled.
Food, friends and music are just the tip of what's in store at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's first annual Clam and Kielbasa Bake being held Sunday, Aug. 7 from 1-8 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting yesterday morning to approve a variety of topics.
First on the agenda, the commissioners approved the use of the courthouse lawn on July 15 and 22 by the Elk County Council of the Arts for their Summer Concert Series.
The commissioners voted to approve a license agreement made effective as of June 30, 2010, by and between West Penn Power Company and Elk County.
Commissioner June H. Sorg noted the agreement is for an outdoor classroom.
The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will try to recover about $93,000 by auctioning off the vacant Shady Point Restaurant at 623 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
The public auction is set for Wednesday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid to be accepted is $70,000, according to a legal notice announcing the auction.
Prospective bidders are invited to "drive by" the closed restaurant building on North Fraley Street (Route 6) in Kane. Interior inspections are not available at this time, but may be offered in the future, according to a legal notice.