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February 23rd, 2015

Support continues for prom gown drive for disadvantaged teens

February 23, 2015

A strong desire to help disadvantaged teens attend their school proms is what drives Laura Kuntz's efforts every year.
Kuntz has been working with community organizers in the impoverished area of Beatyville, Ky. for over 15 years where she also delivers toys and other needed "wish list" items to families during the holiday season as part of her Christmas in Kentucky program. This marks her seventh year organizing a prom gown collection.

Carver Klock instructs on the basics

February 23, 2015

RIDGWAY – Tim Klock has been attending the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous for 12 years. This year he started out teaching his son Elijah how to carve a wooden rose.
Klock pays attention to detail including the veins in the sepals (leaf-like structures directly under the flower) and the leaf if he puts one on that rose as well as an occasional thorn or two.

Ruth Mae Willow

February 23, 2015

Ruth Mae Willow, 87, of Fox Manor in Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Carl and Esther Stromdahl Saline.
On Oct. 18, 1945, she married LeRoy H. Willow, he preceded her in death June 5, 2005.
She had been a Kersey resident for nine years.
She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church, and she was a member of the Ida Rebecca White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She retired from Elk County General Hospital in 1986.

College Basketball Weekend Roundup

February 23, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Roundup

Saturday February 21st, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75

Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

February 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: NFL scouting combine: Winners and Losers

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win

February 23, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY:
Joey Logano reflects on Daytona 500 win
Hear from Joey Logano after his win at the 2015 Daytona 500.

February 22nd

Dutch wrestlers advance 11 to Class AAA Northwest Regional

February 22, 2015

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team ended Saturday's District 9 Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament with three District champions, five runners-up, and three third-place finishers. All 11 wrestlers will advance to Saturday's Class AAA Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament in Altoona to compete for a chance to advance to the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships the following weekend. Additionally, Dutch head coach Dominic Surra was named Class AAA Coach of the Year, and assistant coach Doug Surra was inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Surra named Class AAA Coach of the Year

February 22, 2015

St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling head coach Dominic Surra was named the Class AAA Coach of the Year on Saturday night during the District 9 Class AA and AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament at Clarion University. It was the first time Surra, who is in his fifth season as head coach of the Dutchmen, has received the Coach of the Year honor.

Business Expo opens Saturday at new site

February 22, 2015

A new location, expanded hours and seminars are among the new changes and offerings this year at 2015 Business Expo sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9.
Saturday will mark the expo's first appearance at the Sacred Heart Parish Center located along Center Street. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., an additional two hours later than previous years.
"We moved the expo to the Sacred Heart Parish Center for its central location especially for the people who live downtown," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.

ECCOTA hosts Moulin Rouge themed annual gala

February 22, 2015

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) hosted their annual gala fundraiser on Saturday evening at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway. This year's gala theme, "An Evening at the Moulin Rouge", featured live music by Dueling Pianos International as well as a live and silent auction, a dessert auction and cash drawings. The Dueling Artist portion of the evening featured three local artists including Pete Winklbauer, Ashley Denio and Dan Bjorkquist, who had one hour to complete a piece depicting a floral centerpiece on display at the event.

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