MT. JEWETT â€“ Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
More than 25 family members and friends, wearing heavy winter coats and hats and gloves, stood at the grave to sing "Happy Birthday" and other songs.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch picked up their first victory of the season as they defeated Cameron County 59-42 in their home opener on Monday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a 13-2 advantage in the third quarter to defeat the Kane Lady Wolves by a 55-45 score Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad finished in first place in their third annual St. Marys Kickoff Tournament on Saturday at the St. Marys Area High School, taking the top spot for the second year in a row.
The Dutchmen finished with 196.5 points in the eight team tournament. Coming in second was Youngsville with 153 points, followed by Cameron County 148, Port Allegany 134, Southern Huntington 106, Oswayo Valley 67.5, Wellsboro 43, and St. Josephs 25.5.
Randall N. "Randy" Bauer, 41, recently of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 7, 1972 in St. Marys, a son of Dennis N. and Joyce Nekuza Bauer, of St. Marys.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney recently met with superintendents from throughout Elk County to discuss the start date of the 2014-2015 school year.
The choice which best fits SMASD programming entails holding two in-service days on Friday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Aug. 25. The first day of school would start on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the last week in August.
Family Life presented "The Gifts of the Magi" at the Red Fern Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Red Fern. Friday and Saturday nights were a dinner theater while Sunday afternoon saw patrons have dessert before the show.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders opened their 2013-2014 campaign with a 53-15 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
Clair G. Dippold, 80, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Schissle Street, died early Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Kraft Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
Mr. Dippold was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He was a very religious person to his faith.
The results of the EQT Energy Classic "Lucky Lip Sync" video contest were announced at 6 p.m. on Friday night, and Elk County Catholic High School was named the victor of the $500 first place prize with their rendition of the Christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You.'