October 27th, 2010
U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) was present yesterday afternoon during a board of directors meeting at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and discussed an array of topics pertinent to the area, the most profound being the Marcellus Shale boost.
"We obviously have a lot of opportunities in our area with the Marcellus natural gas," Thompson said. "I want to thank [North Central] for what you're doing in that and the partnerships, and in promoting that.
Formed in 1974, the Elk County Farm Bureau has been an advocate for area farmers and the agriculture industry, and has provided education about the importance of farming.
â€śOur main purpose is to keep an eye on legislative policies that threaten the agriculture industry,â€ť said Diane Gahr, Elk County Farm Bureau education director. â€śNext, we focus on education.â€ť
Just in time for Halloween, St. Marys Area High School senior Dillon Hoffman, 18, hosted a screening of his horror movie â€śThe Horrible 4â€ť on Wednesday evening at the high school.
In September, Hoffman was chosen as a finalist in the annual Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival held in Gettysburg. His film was shown inside the Gateway Theater to a large crowd on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Among the hundreds of movie submissions, Hoffmanâ€™s was chosen as one of the 31 finalists, of which he was the youngest.
Elk County Solid Waste Authority members voted on Tuesday afternoon to send letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the governor's office requesting information as to why DEP closed an investigation on Jersey Valley Recycling without taking any action.
According to Russ Braun, Elk County Solid Waste Authority chairman, the authority was first alerted to the situation in August.
Elk County Catholic's Darren Simons came up with a four-under-par round of 67 in the second round of the PIAA State Golf Tournament to finish the 36-hole event with a one- over-par score of 143 and a tie for third place. The tournament was held on Monday and Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, with 48 players participating.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the District 9-A semifinals with a 2-1 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Tuesday at Benzinger Park.
The game seemed to be a tale of two halves, as the Brockway girls kept the ball in the Elk Catholic half in the first 40 minutes while ECC kept the ball in the Brockway half during the second 40 minutes.
â€śWe came out flat and never picked it up until about 15 minutes to go in the first half,â€ť said ECCHS coach Don Fabiano.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team raised their record to 9-6 with a 3-0 victory over the Bradford Lady Owls last night on â€śPink Nightâ€ť at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys won the first game 25-16, the second game 25-19 and the third game 25-11.
â€śThis is the point where we wanted to be all year,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. â€śWe stayed steady and played a good game. I am happy to see them playing the way I knew they could.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders secured a 3-0 victory (25-11, 30-28, 25-12) over Ridgway last night at Elk County Catholic High School.
"It's always good to finish out the season at home," Elk County Catholic coach Diane Gies said. "Tonight (Tuesday) is the cutoff for the power point ranking heading into the playoffs. We finished that part of it undefeated."
LaVerne J. "Skinny" Gorske, 92, of 426 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2010, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
He was born March 11, 1918 in Erie, son of the late Paul and Agnes Bilgere Gorske.
He married Lucille Williams on July 26, 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 15, 1994.
Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner reported to Solid Waste Authority members on Tuesday afternoon that so far there have been no instances of illegal dumping in St. Marys related to the removal of the city's drop-off recycling containers.
The containers, which were previously located on South Michael Street and Depot Street, were removed on Monday, Oct. 18 in conjunction with the start of the county's new recycling contract.