January 26th, 2011
RIDGWAY â€“ Joe DeMott, one of three McKean County commissioners, was voted Wednesday morning as the new chairman of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's [NCPRPDC] executive committee and board of directors.
Mark McCracken, in the midst of his second term as a Clearfield County commissioner, held the chairman post for one year.
"I'm leaving the board in capable hands," McCracken said of DeMott. The outgoing chairman will continue to be part of the commission.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team recorded their fourth win of the season last night as they defeated the Ridgway squad by a 129.2250 to 108.7750 score at the St. Marys Area Middle School gym.
Molly Eshbach set a new school record on the vault last night with a score of 9.3500.
â€śThe team brought it all tonight. The kids are finally hitting their beam routines and are improving on their bar routines, which is significantly making a difference in our team score,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders recorded a 56-47 victory over a very scrappy Bradford Area High School squad on Wednesday evening at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic Campus. The game was a District Nine League encounter and upped the ECCHS record in the league to 3-1, while knocking Bradford back to 1-4.
Last night's win was also a milestone win for ECCHS Coach Aaron Straub, as it was his 639th win on the boys' level, making him the winningest coach in District Nine history.
The program to recycle #5 plastics has become popular among area residents, though Elk County recycling coordinator Bekki Titchner noted that it is only because of donations that the program has remained viable. The #5 plastics are able to be dropped off throughout the week during regular operating hours at the Community Recycling Center at the Stackpole Complex.
Nancy N. Kunert (nee Lowry), 78, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.
She was the wife of the late David W. Kunert and the daughter of the late Dr. James and Gretchen Lowry.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Kunert, Mary (Charles) Forman, and Gretchen (the late Robert Joseph) Carle; a son, James K. (Sherry) Kunert; a sister, Susan (William) Kiggins; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Esther M. Feldbauer, 85, of Elk Towers and formerly of 178 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Cedars Hospice Center in Monroeville following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Driftwood, a daughter of the late Mark and Beatrice Winslow Blanchard.
On Jan. 3, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Michael Feldbauer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1995.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team saw their record slip to 5-6 on the season with a tough 37-32 loss to the Clearfield Bisons Tuesday night at Clearfield.
The Dutchmen were able to win seven of the 11 bouts wrestled. However, they gave up three forfeits due to sickness and injury.
â€śI knew going into tonight was going to be tough for us to win, especially when you are forfeiting three weight classes. We are a bit banged up and sick and need to get everyone back and healthy,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
CLEARFIELD - It was a different kind of challenge for the St. Marys Area Swim & Dive team when they traveled to Clearfield to take on the Bisons for the first time this season Monday night. Despite dropping both meets, the Dutchmen and Lady Dutch came ready to compete with the girls, taking seven of 11 events, while the boys won one event. The loss is the first for the Dutchmen,who are now 3-1 this year, while the Lady Dutchâ€™s record is 2-2.
John H. "Doc" Schauer, 82, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of 234 George St., St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1928 in St. Marys, a son of the late Anthony J. and Luitgard Schinabeck Schauer.
Harry A. Detwiler, 90, of 216 Depot St., Ridgway, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2011.
He was born at home in Johnsonburg on May 25, 1920, son of the late John M. and Bessie (Stine) Detwiler.
He married Audrey Geyer on Oct. 8, 1942. She preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2004 after 61 years of marriage.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Up until his death, he was active in the Regional Advisory Board and Governing Board of the Office of Human Services, most recently serving as president.