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January 24th, 2011

Lady Crusaders defeat Kane Lady Wolves 49-46

January 25, 2011

The Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic avenged an early-season loss at Kane by recording a thrilling 49-46 victory over the Kane Area Lady Wolves on Monday evening at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic Campus in an AML game. This was only the second loss of the season for the Lady Wolves of Kane.
The Lady Crusaders were defeated 55-35 early in December at the Kane gym, but rebounded to record the three-point victory on Monday at their home gym.

Lady Dutch use strong third quarter to down Ridgway 66-19

January 25, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch used an 18-0 run to start the second half on their way to a 66-19 non-league victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch led 19-6 after the first period and held a 23-10 lead at the half. The Lady Dutch connected on six straight three-pointers to break the game open and take a 51-10 lead with 1:15 left in the third period.
“We shot the ball well and played good defense,” said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
Swanson noted that his squad hit 47 percent from the two-point range and 30 percent from the three-point range.

James C. "Duffy" Haberberger

January 24, 2011

James C. "Duffy" Haberberger, 82, formerly of 1050 S. Michael Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 5, 1928 in St. Marys, a son of the late Fred and Margaret Friedl Haberberger.
On Oct. 4, 1956 in Queen of the World Church, he married Anna Mae Lecker Haberberger, who survives.

Keiko C. Geci

January 24, 2011

Keiko C. Geci, 79, of San Diego, Calif. and formerly of St. Marys, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
 She was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Omura City, Nagasaki, Japan, a daughter of the late Senichi and Rei Uragaki.
 On Jan. 18, 1971, she married Rudolph Geci, who survives.

Plans underway to honor area Civil War veterans

January 24, 2011

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and in an effort to acknowledge the occasion, the Mt. Zion Historical Society plans to construct a monument at the Mt. Zion Historical Park to honor the members of the Elk County Rifles, Company G, of the Civil War Bucktail Regiment.

ECCOTA looking to 'Refresh' its gallery

January 24, 2011

Elk County Council on the Arts is looking for your votes to improve its art gallery in downtown Ridgway, one of the hundreds of projects in the running for a $25,000 grant as part of the nationwide Pepsi Refresh project.
"We will work toward making physical improvements in the gallery. A proper gallery space will help to support our local artists and create a more user-friendly space for the community," explained ECCOTA Executive Director Abbi Peters about the organization's project goal.

Recording artist with local roots releasing album today

January 24, 2011

Hip-hop artist and St. Marys native Dustin "Dee" Aunkst is hoping to move his career to the next level with his new album, "This Music is My Diary," set for release today.
Aunkst remembers when he first began honing his craft at various venues in and around Elk County, initially recording tracks in his bedroom at his mother's house.
"My favorite thing about St. Marys was the laid-back atmosphere. While I was in high school, it was easy to walk around with a backpack full of CDs to sell. It was a smaller town, so any song I put out created a buzz," Aunkst said.

January 23rd

St. Marys Area School District is on a two-hour delay Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.

January 23, 2011

Boy Scouts hold annual Polar Bear Weekend

January 23, 2011

PENFIELD – Despite temperatures below zero Saturday morning, the Bucktail Council held the Polar Bear Weekend at Camp Mountain Run [CMR] in Penfield.
The event, touted as the largest activity for youth in the Bucktail Council each year, consists of troops staying overnight in tents at CMR; competing in 12 skill and fun events throughout Saturday using the patrol method; and pulling a Klondike sled to all stations with certain scouting equipment on it.

Parking garage a work in progress

January 23, 2011

Area residents traveling along Depot Street in recent months have been able to witness the beginning phases of construction of what will soon be a two-floor, 191-stall parking garage.
Construction of the garage, which is expected to help alleviate parking issues in downtown St. Marys, began in September and the city's portion of the project is scheduled to be completed in July.
According to city manager Dave Greene, so far there have not been any major construction delays due to the winter weather, and crews are currently working on the facility's lobby and stair masonry.

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