February 1st, 2011
District manager Robert Dippold resigned from the Elk County Conservation District on Tuesday, Jan. 11 after working for the district for over 20 years.
â€śMost of you know, I met with Bob [Dippold] to discuss some of those issues and the following week he tended his resignation,â€ť said conservation district chairman Russ Braun. â€śAs a result of a performance review, he decided to hang it up.
â€śWith that being said, we need to start searching for a new manager.â€ť
Elk County Catholic's Crusaders wrapped up the AML North Division title last evening with a 74-47 victory over the visiting Sheffield Area High Wolverines in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym at Elk Catholic.
With the win, the Crusaders will host the No. 2 team out of the South Divison on Friday, Feb. 18, for the right to play in the AML championship game on Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Marys Area High School.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team ran their Allegheny Mountain League North Division record to 5-1 with a 61-14 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines last night at Sheffield.
The Lady Crusaders were able to outscore their hosts 35-6 in the first half and 26-8 in the second 16 minutes of play.
â€śI thought we ran the court well tonight,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
â€śOur shooting percentage from the field and the line continue to improve. We are continuing to improve with each game.â€ť
St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce outgoing president Mark Jacob was honored for his service to the organization during the Chamber's annual dinner held Saturday.
Jennifer Dippold, a member of the Chamber's board of directors, acknowledged Jacob's efforts and presented him with a gift in gratitude for his service.
Jacob has served as the board president for the past two years and was a board member for several years prior to his presidency. He plans to remain active in the organization as a board member rather than an officer.
Students at Elk County Catholic High School recently joined forces with the organization Pure Thirst in an effort to raise funds for the building of a water purification system for the village of Las Caleras, Honduras.
Pure Thirst was recently founded by Matt Burnett, a senior at DuBois Central Catholic High School, and the organization works in conjunction with the Rice Foundation and the DuBois Rotary Club.
Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine announced during last night's Elk County Conservation District meeting that two grants had been rejected for the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program.
The Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program is managed by the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee to distribute funds derived from a civil settlement between the state Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] and Norfolk Southern Railway as a result of a sodium hydroxide spill that took place on June 30, 2006 within the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
A decision is pending in the appeal of a preliminary injunction that 13 months ago cleared the way for the resumption of oil and gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard the appeal last Thursday in the Collins J. Seitz Courtroom in the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Judges serving on the panel included Julio Fuentes, Michael Chagares and Jane Roth.
Stephen Bruno Iorfido, 87, of 522 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1923 in Ridgway, the son of the late Bruno and Teresa Galatti Iorfido. On Aug. 15, 1949, he married Rose Mary Sette, who predeceased him on March 29, 2010.
Eva Helena Grotzinger, 84, of 179 Sara Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Anna Leismeister Auman. On Nov. 22, 1947, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Francis J. Grotzinger, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2000.
Esther J. "Eck" Bickmire, 91, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville, died there Monday morning, Jan. 31, 2011 after an extended illness.Â
She was born Nov. 5, 1919 in Brockport, daughter of the late Richard and Maude McManigle Brenton.Â On July 12, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, she married Walter "Wally" Bickmire, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 2002.