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March 1st, 2015

Crusaders defeat Vikings 56-48 in D9 consolation game

March 1, 2015

It was back to business as usual for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Clarion University. Three days after falling to Clarion-Limestone in the District 9 Class A semifinals, the Crusaders got back into the win column after battling the Venango Catholic Vikings throughout a close game, winning by eight, 56-48, to enter the PIAA Class A playoffs as the third seed from District 9.

Business Expo welcomes steady crowd at new location

March 1, 2015

The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo welcomed a steady crowd throughout Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees visited the expo at its new location at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in downtown St. Marys. The expo featured about 40 vendors from throughout the region, five business seminars, a mini health fair hosted by Penn Highlands Elk, homemade soup, sandwiches, bread and sweets by the Sacred Heart Social Committee, a 'Shop Local' prize package as well as numerous door prizes.

Carving event ends with Saturday auction

March 1, 2015

The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd.
Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway.

Pa. Supreme Court Candidates Visit Ridgway

March 1, 2015

Judge John Foradora, current Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge, was one of five Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates that were scheduled to attend Saturday's Elk County Democratic Committee's petition signing breakfast at the Royal Inn in Ridgway. Foradora, center, and former state representative hopeful Jack Donahue, left, are pictured interacting with some of Elk County's Democrats during Saturday's breakfast.

Alice Brem

March 1, 2015

Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor St., Kersey, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Toby, daughter of the late Innocente (Ernest) and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On Nov. 11, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Maurice M. Brem, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was an employee of Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.

Alice Brem

March 1, 2015

Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor St., Kersey, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Toby, daughter of the late Innocente (Ernest) and Louise Cesa Comiotti.
On Nov. 11, 1950, in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married Maurice M. Brem, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was an employee of Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.

February 27th

Lady Crusaders down Lady Raiders 61-45 in D9-A consolation game

February 28, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the Cameron County Lady Raiders by a 61-45 score Friday night in the District 9 Class A girls consolation game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven.
Both teams will advance to the PIAA Class A Tournament which opens next Saturday, March 7. Elk Catholic will meet the District 10 champion while Cameron County will meet the District 6 champion.

Fire destroys Straub maintenance building

February 27, 2015

A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.

Youth stays positive despite cancer diagnosis

February 27, 2015

As 12-year-old Chloe Frank of Ridgway fights the battle of her life, she is armed with a positive attitude, the power of prayer and an outpouring of community support as her weapons.
“She has deep strength which comes from her passion and love of dance," said her mother, Tara Frank.
The Frank family was devastated by their eldest daughter's diagnosis of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Foreign Language Day continues to grow at ECCHS

February 27, 2015

St. Marys Area High School hosted its fourth annual Foreign Language Day on Friday, and this year's event featured participants from Elk County Catholic High School, Johnsonburg Area High School, Ridgway Area High School, Kane Area High School, Brockway Area High School, and Clearfield Area High School.
"It's the biggest year (so far). We have six schools. We've never had that many." said Christa Wensel, a Spanish teacher at St. Marys Area High School who helps coordinate the annual event.

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