October 28th, 2010
Eric Bridges, executive director of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, announced Wednesday that productive talks are still ongoing regarding the entity's Industrial Technology Education Center [ITEC] facility situated on the campus along Montmorenci Road.
Peter Gary Garbic, 68, of 1126 Bosch Dr., Green Valley, AZ, and a former St. Marys resident, died on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at the St. Maryâ€™s Hospital in Tucson, AZ, after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 3, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Peter J. Garbic and Ann Burdick Garbic. He was a lifelong resident of the area and had lived in Arizona for the past 2 1/2 years. He was the retired owner of Peteâ€™s Pepperoni in St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team advanced to the semifinal of the District 9-AA girls' soccer tournament on Wednesday evening when they defeated the Clarion High Lady Bobcats by a 1-0 score in a first-round game played at the Angela Huey Field in Fox Township.
"This was a hard-fought game that could have gone either way, as both teams played really well today," said St. Marys Area Coach Kelly Carr. "Our squad played extremely well today and emerged with a hard-earned 1-0 victory."
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were eliminated from the District 9 Class A tournament by the Coudersport Falcons 2-0 in a quarterfinal contest Wednesday evening at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey. The Crusaders finished the season 12-5-1.
Most of the first half was a defensive battle and both keepers were kept busy.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Crusader football teams will return to action Friday night.
Karns City at St. Marys
The Dutchmen of coach Joe Schlimm will close out their season Friday by playing host to the Karns City Gremlins in a KSAC Large School Division contest. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
The Dutch seniors and their parents will be recognized in pre-game ceremonies slated to begin at 6:15 p.m.
St. Marys will bring a 5-3 record into tomorrow nightâ€™s contest.
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.