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October 24th, 2010

Dutch football Senior Night Friday

October 25, 2010

The St. Marys Area Quarterback Club is honoring the Dutch senior football players this week and at Friday night’s game at Dutch Country Stadium when they host Karns City. The senior players are: Robert Rollick, Nick DeStephano, Ryan Merritt, Kevin Hoy, Brian Eichmiller, Brad Yetzer, Kyle Wolfel, Jimmy Antonelli, Josh Rogers, John Kronenwetter, Kyle Schneider. Darren Lyon. Missing from the photo is senior manager Amy Donachy. Everyone is welcome to come to Dutch Stadium to honor these seniors. Recognition will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Scholastic Schedule

October 25, 2010

Schedule subject to change without notice.
MONDAY
Golf
ECC’s Darren Simons at PIAA golf championship at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, York.
Jr. varsity football
St. Marys at Union, 6 p.m.
Jr. high girls’ basketball
ECC at Kane, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY
Golf
ECC’s Darren Simons at PIAA golf championship at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, York.
Girls’ tennis
ECCHS vs. Sewickley Academy, District 7 runner-up, PIAA Class AA first-round team tennis tournament at Lakevue Racquet Club, Valencia, 2 p.m.
Girls’ soccer
Brockway at ECCHS, 4 p.m., District 9-A quarterfinal game.
Volleyball

DisABILITY event teaches respect for all

October 25, 2010

At "Who I Am:" Discovering the Value in disABILITY, members of the community learned more about how people with disabilities view the world and themselves, how to look through stereotypes to the person beyond, and how everyone is worthy of respect. The presentation, organized by local residents and sponsored by the Erie Diocese and the PEAL Center, was held in the gymnasium at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School on Sunday afternoon.

CFD celebrates years of service

October 25, 2010

The Crystal Fire Department honored several members for their years of service at a banquet held Saturday night at the St. Marys Country Club. Department member Ken "Rookie" Weidow served as master of ceremonies at the event. In addition to service awards, the department also recognized people who recently finished their rigorous basic training course that allows them to participate in firefighting and rescue activities.
Bill Kraus, CFD's fire chief, said the annual banquet recognizes members for their hard work and dedication during their time with the all-volunteer organization.

Schaut helped set wheels in motion in creation of Bavarian Hills

October 25, 2010

Paul Schaut was one of a number of individuals who, after frequently traveling to Emporium to play golf, decided that St. Marys needed a public course of its own.
Schaut was honored for his involvement in making Bavarian Hills Golf Course a reality during the second annual Bavarian Hills Honoree's Banquet on Sunday afternoon.
Howard McClain, who worked with Schaut several years ago on the construction of an addition to the course's clubhouse, discussed Schaut's contributions to the facility during the ceremony.

Anderson honored at second annual Honoree's Banquet

October 25, 2010

The late Ken Anderson was one of two individuals honored on Sunday afternoon during the second annual Bavarian Hills Honoree's Banquet. Anderson assisted with much of the electrical work in the construction of the original clubhouse for the golf course.
Anderson's son, Gary, addressed banquet attendees on behalf of both his family and the family of his sister, Terri Smith, who was also in attendance. He noted that his father had not always been an avid golfer and instead became involved with the efforts to build the golf course after retiring.

Humane Society plans to address stray cat problem

October 25, 2010

JoAnne Smith, Elk County Humane Society Police Officer, addressed the Jay Township Supervisors on Thursday evening about the stray and feral cat problem within the township.
"It's not unique to Jay Township," Smith said. "It is not unique to Elk County. It is not unique to Pennsylvania. It is a nationwide problem. The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are 60 million stray and feral cats in the United States."
Smith explained that the large number of stray and feral cats has become a big problem.

October 22nd

Dutchmen record 55-12 victory over Union Knights

October 23, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team scored on their first four possessions on their way to a 55-12 victory over the Union Golden Knights on Homecoming for St. Marys Area at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Dutch were able to build a 35-0 lead at halftime as the mercy rule came into effect for the second half.
“This was a good win for us coming off last week’s loss,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“It was a good opportunity to get all the kids in. Now we have to get Kyle Schneider back and are looking forward to finishing out the year with Karns City,” added Schlimm.

Curwensville hands Elk Catholic 28-6 setback

October 23, 2010

The Curwensville Golden Tide football celebrated “Senior Night” by handing the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a sound 28-6 beating on Friday night in an AML game by at the Curwensville High School field.
Things started out badly for the ECCHS squad as they fumbled the opening kickoff, which led to the first score of the night for the Golden Tide. After that, it didn’t get much better as the Curwensville squad controlled the ball game for the most part.

Restoration activities at Decker's Chapel

October 23, 2010

Decker's Chapel, believed to be one of the smallest churches in the world, is getting spruced up by members of the Elk County Historical Society (ECHS).
The chapel dates back to 1856, when it was built by Michael Decker Sr., a St. Marys pioneer.
The ECHS, which was organized in 1964, obtained Decker's Chapel on April 20, 1990 from Decker's descendants, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schneider. In 1998, ECHS's application to put the chapel on the National Register of Historic Places was approved.

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