BENEZETTE â€“Â People venturing to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing project that the center has undertaken for the holiday season.
St. Marys Area High Schoolâ€™s DECA Club had an impressive showing at the District 1 Competition, as over 30 members advanced to the State Leadership Conference taking place in Hershey from Feb. 23-25, 2011.
Approximately 145 DECA students from throughout the region recently gathered at The Royal Inn in Ridgway for the district competition.
DECA Clubs from McDowell, Bradford and St. Marys high schools participated, along with students enrolled at Jeff Tech and Venango Technical Center.
Elsie I. Schroeder Geci, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 4, 2010.
She was born in Camden, NJ, daughter of the late Edward and Marie Hoade Schroeder.
She was a homemaker and loving wife of 63 years to John Geci Jr., and enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother.
Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at home.
Â He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Punxsutawney, son of Ronald Sheriff of DuBois and Mrs. John (Gladys Carr) Oaks of Punxsutawney.
Â He was employed at NAC Carbon Products in Elk Run and was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Club. He adored his daughter Carrie, whom he loved very much. His enjoyments in life were fishing, taking walks, riding his bike, sitting at the ball field to clear his thoughts, taking care of his turtle, being in the outdoors and remembering his days of working on the drilling rigs.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team held on for a 55-49 victory over the Oswayo Valley Green Wave last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
While the Dutch led from the second quarter on, they could not build much of a lead until there was only 2:12 left in the contest, when they went up by 13, 54-41. However, Oswayo Valley then scored eight unanswered points to cut the Dutch lead to 54-49 with 1:11 left. The lone point scored in the final minutes of play was a foul shot by Dutchman Ryan Hockman, making the score 55-49.
Christmas in Kentucky founder Laura Kuntz, of St. Marys, recently returned from her annual trip to Beattyville, KY, where she helped distribute donated gifts to needy families.
According to Anne Herzing, a coordinator for the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday Concert Band's Christmas concert, over 250 people attended Saturday evening's concert, which was held this year at Sacred Heart Church.
Adam Thomas Szymanski, 92, of 6874 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ed Redmond of Johnsonburg, following a short illness.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1918 in Scranton, son of Josef and Lottie Rose Szymanski.
He married Luella J. Fowler on January 18, 1941. She died on November 26, 2002.
He resided in the Rasselas area all of his life and attended school in Instanter and Wilcox.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad opened their 2010-11 season Saturday by competing at the Greenville Duals at the Greenville High School.
The Dutch finished the day with a 3-2 team record. St. Marys started the day by defeating Iroquois 63-6. They then defeated Conneaut Lake by a 37-36 score. The Dutch won the match, which was tied at 36, on Tie Breaker Criteria H which is most points scored first. St. Marys lost to Greenville by a 42-30 score. St. Marys defeated Meadville by a 55-15 score then closed the day with a 58-9 loss to Biglerville.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team opened their season Friday night with a 77-41 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams last night at the SMAHS â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť.
The Dutchmen were able to take charge of the contest, taking the first quarter by an 18-7 margin. St. Marys was leading by an 18-2 score with 2:53 remaining in the quarter.
â€śWe put a lot of work in in the offseason and thatâ€™s what bears fruit at this time of year,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.