October 30th, 2014
It took five sets but the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team captured the District 9 Class AA championship Thursday night as they defeated the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by a 3-2 score.
Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs.
ECC made it two sweeps in a row in the playoffs with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match held at Elk County Catholic High School.
This year Jenny and Allan Sylvis are continuing their Halloween tradition by hosting a Circus of Souls haunted house. Those brave enough are welcome to visit this evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Visitors must pass through a massive clown head situated in the driveway of their home at 148 Huston Rd., near the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Each room, situated both inside and outside, has a different theme. Numerous characters are sure to spook and include a maniacal bike-riding clown, a tarot card reader, a knife thrower and a mauled lion tamer, just to name a few.
Those not afraid to get dirty are the perfect participants for the Elk County Mini Mudder 7K Run/Walk Obstacle Run benefitting the Fox Township Elementary School Playground Project.
The event centers around 10 obstacles in which participants get down and dirty while navigating their way over, under and through haystacks, giant tires, tubes and a mud pit.
Pre-registration concludes today with the race taking place Sunday, Nov. 9. Those pre-registering will receive a race discount, complimentary T-shirt, water, snacks and door prizes entries.
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RIDGWAY â€“ Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.
Once again volunteers are busy preparing a Haunted House for area residents for area residents to visit on Friday from 5-9 p.m. The house is located next to Rick's Doughboys restaurant along Brusselles Street in downtown St. Marys.
Irma B. Erich, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 615 North St. Marys Street, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.
She was born June 19, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Benninger Erich. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. She was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring with over 40 years of service and had worked at her family's farm, the Joseph Erich Farm, for many years.
RIDGWAY â€“ A lot of activity can be seen along state Route 120 between The Well Restaurant and St. Marys.
Several workers are attempting to control erosion and extend drainage pipes along the roadway.
According to foreman Bob Flood, a construction company is contracted by PennDOT for this project which will have a major part of it being done through the 2015 construction season.
Elk County Catholic volleyball moved to 15-0 overall and moved forward to the District 9 Class A quarterfinals with a 3-0 (25-7, 25-5, 25-12) victory over Ridgway Tuesday evening at Elk County Catholic High School.