July 7th, 2011
The Ridgway softball 13- and 14-year-old all-stars lost 7-3 to St. Marys in action Thursday at the Ridgway Little League fields located along Grant Road.
St. Marys took the lead in the first inning. The St. Marys all-stars were designated as the visiting team and Jackie Lenze led off the game with a single. Lenze would eventually score the game's first run on a wild pitch. Rachel Stauffer walked with one out and would score on a Ridgway throwing error to make the lead 2-0 for St. Marys after half an inning.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League All-Stars put up a good fight, but ultimately fell to DuBois 10-9 on Thursday evening in a game that saw the lead change four times.
Rebekka Bauer worked all six innings for St. Marys, giving up eight hits, walking eight and striking out eight. DuBois' Molly Nosker also went the distance, giving up six hits, walking three and striking out 14.
According to the Elk County Bureau of Elections and Voter Registration, Stephen P. Skrzypek of Kersey has withdrawn from the race for Magisterial District Justice 59-3-03. Skrzypek withdrew his candidacy on July 5, according to the elections bureau.
In the primary election held May 17, Skrzypek won the Democratic nomination and was set to face Republican primary ballot winner Mark S. Jacob of St. Marys in the Nov. 8 general election. Both candidates cross-filed on the ballots.
At Wednesday's regular meeting, Fox Township Supervisor Dave Mattiuz introduced a motion that any work being subcontracted within the township should be required to come before the board for permission. He added this would exclude any work having to be completed in an emergency situation.
Supervisor chairman Mike Keller noted that this would be very restrictive and that the proposal should include a specific dollar amount of work, adding any work under $500 should be exempt.
Roadmaster and supervisor Randy Gradizzi said he disagrees with the proposed motion.
Kenneth L. (Chunk) Danekas, 33, of 28 Lincoln St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, July 7, 2011, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 10, 1977, in Sycamore, Ill., son of David D. and Jane M. (Fischer) Danekas. He married Kerri E. Brendel on June 19, 2004.
He had resided in Ridgway for 19 years and was a former Janesville, Wisc. resident. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the U.S. Bowling Congress.
E. Tom Wolff, 65, of 4172 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Thursday morning at his residence.
He was born Dec. 26, 1945 in Ridgway, son of the late Clarence H. (Pug) and Ruby M. (Amacher) Wolff.
He married Judy L. Ecklund on Sept. 30, 1967. She survives.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team advanced to the championship series of the Elk County Legion Baseball League by defeating the Bradford Legion two games to none.
St. Marys won the series last night as they defeated Bradford by a 14-5 score in a game played at the Mt. Jewett field.
KERSEY - The Fox Township Supervisors were divided as far as discussion went on a draft ordinance for a township savings plan. During their regular meeting held Wednesday evening, the board voted to revisit the savings plan closer to budget time in the fall.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz undertook the task of overseeing the creation of the savings plan, and following several changes to the document said he was happy with the final product on Wednesday.
Around 200 area youth between the ages of five and 14 participated in Inner Park Day at Memorial Park on Wednesday. According to Memorial Park recreation director Denny Posteraro, the turnout was a new record for the event, which has been held off and on since the 1970s.
Posteraro noted that attendance typically averages around 125, and the previous largest group record was close to 170.
"You're always impressed when the numbers go up, and we know that there are a lot of other things going on," Posteraro said.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball 10-11-year-old all-star team opened play in the District 10 Tournament Tuesday night by defeating the Warren squad by a 10-3 score in a game played at Memorial Park.
St. Marys will now play the winner of last nightâ€™s Punxsutawney at DuBois game on Thursday at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.
St. Marys had six hits in last nightâ€™s game, as Gabe Kraus had a double and a single, Timmy Wehler tripled, Austin Sadosky had two singles and Hayden Tettis singled.