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April 24th, 2015

City awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years

April 24, 2015

Despite the unseasonably snowy weather, fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gathered at Benzinger Park for the city's annual Tree City USA ceremony.
David and Tom Grotzinger of West Creek Nursery showed how to plant a tree as students pitched in the process by taking turns shoveling mulch around the tree then compacting it around the tree's base.
This year's tree of choice was a purple prince flowering crab tree and planted in the grassy area behind the parking lot.

Dance company completes regional competition tour

April 24, 2015

DDCC of April School of Dance ended their regional competition tour at Encore DCS in Johnstown from March 27-29. The company, directed and choreographed by Jennifer and Chelle Blankenship of Kane with dancers from all over Elk County had a successful weekend competing in the competitive level of competition.

Lady Crusaders hand Lady Dutch 5-1 loss

April 24, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Elk Catholic is now 5-0 on the season while the Lady Dutch slipped to 4-2.

Crusaders deal Dutch 17-4 five-inning setback

April 24, 2015

The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season on Friday afternoon with the Crusaders dealing the Dutchmen a 17-4 defeat in five innings during a cool and windy game played at Berwind Park.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video!

April 23rd

Elk County has 4 PA Wilds award winners

April 23, 2015

KERSEY – On Thursday evening, multiple Elk County businesses, an event and a nature landmark were recognized during the Pennsylvania Wilds Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet.
They are among a small group of business owners, citizens and organizations from across the 12.5 county Pennsylvania Wilds region who were acknowledged for their contributions in sustainable tourism development.

VA medical asset stipulation changed

April 23, 2015

RIDGWAY – An important change in VA health care may open the door for more veterans to apply for enrollment.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.
To align VA's health care program with other federal health care programs' financial assessment requirements, earlier this year the VA discontinued the collection of veterans' net worth information for purposes of financial assessment for health benefits.

ECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot test

April 23, 2015

Students in the AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Human Anatomy and Physiology classes at Elk County Catholic High School recently had the opportunity to take part in the pilot test of a lab created by Science Take-Out of Pittsford, N.Y. ECC was one of 32 schools selected to participate in the pilot test out of around 700 applicants.
According to Laura Anderson, Science Department Chairperson and the instructor for all three courses, the school found out they were selected in early December and received the material required for the lab at the end of February.

April 22nd

Bradford Owls edge Dutch tennis 5-4

April 23, 2015

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford Owls by a 5-4 score Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS courts.

Crusader tennis blanks DCC 9-0

April 23, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 7-2 on the season with a 9-0 victory over the DuBois Central Cardinals in a match played Wednesday afternoon at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class AA...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team picked up their second win of the season Monday when...
The on-and-off rain and chilling winds did little to faze Elk County Catholic as the Lady Crusaders...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...