June 19th, 2015
Youth of all ages are bringing the 80s back to life during the "Fame, Jr." production offered through the Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) Summer Theatre Camp. The public can catch the Fame-tastic performance today at 2 p.m. in Ridgway High School auditorium. Students prepared for the show by attending a week long camp which focused on those interested in the performing arts.
A strong start in the first two innings allowed St. Marys to take a 14-2, five-inning win over Wilcox in American Legion Baseball action Friday evening at Jones Township Community Park.
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The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.
Family Fun Day is being hosted by Elk County Fair Queen Alana Stauffer, Junior Queen Carley Chiesa and Princess Tori Swackhammer.
There will be a petting farm by Biondi's Feeds, a bouncy house for kids to enjoy, live entertainment from dos Barbados (Zak Brenamin and Evan Gerg) open mic, a power wheels race at 1:45 p.m., prince and princess party with crafts. Youngsters interested in participating in the power wheels race should contact Becky Herzing at 594-5121 to register.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway has collapsed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. It appears the foundation has failed. Early reports indicate that there is at least one person with injuries.
The St. Marys Area School District will be transitioning the management of their cafeterias over to The Nutrition Group, a food and facility management company based in Irwin. This move is an effort to recoup $221,000 the district has lost over the past three years with its cafeteria service. The company is projecting the district will earn $19,792 next year. The one-year contract is slated to begin July 1 and includes the option of four renewals.
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” STATE CHAMPS.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team captured the 2015 PIAA Class A Softball championship Friday afternoon at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park on the campus of Penn State University by defeating the Conemaugh Valley Lady Blue Jays 7-0.
A bloop single to left field by St. Marys' Dan Stauffer scored Tim Beimel from third base as the St. Marys Legion baseball squad edged the Bradford Legion 2-1 Tuesday night at Berwind Park.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg provided a brief update on the status of the Deckerâ€™s Chapel project in St. Marys during a board meeting Tuesday morning in Ridgway.
Due to issues with poor drainage, the structureâ€™s foundation has begun to crumble, forcing necessary renovations.
A strong outpouring of support has allowed officials to dive into fundraising efforts. The result will be a massive landscaping facelift in addition to renovations to the chapel building and its foundation.