February 19th, 2012
The St. Marys Area United Way succeeded in raising 83 percent or $170,000 of it's 2012 campaign goal, however due to the unexpected loss of a significant corporate donation the organization is facing the challenge of providing adequate funding for it's 16 agencies.
On Saturday morning a cheerleading competition for teams from schools within District 9 was held at Elk County Catholic High School, and for the fourth year in a row the squad from ECC came out on top.
"This is four years in a row," said ECC cheerleading coach Marlene Stubber. "Our seniors were really hoping to make a sweep of their four years, and we're glad that that was able to happen for them today."
Stubber noted that while the event was only for District 9 schools, it was not an official PIAA event and instead was sponsored by the Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association.
Like a 40-ton missile, a fully-loaded log truck careened out-of-control Saturday morning and sliced into a wood-frame house on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area just south of Kane.
Miraculously, the truck driver and four people inside the house were not seriously injured.
The truck driverâ€”Thomas L. Jashurek, 39, of Kaneâ€”was taken from the scene by Emergycare ambulance and immediately placed on a medical helicopter at the landing pad at Kane Community Hospital.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to tonightâ€™s Allegheny Mountain League championship game with a 43-26 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers last night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic will meet the Kane Lady Wolves, who defeated the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals 53-47 last night at DuBois Central.
Last night at the ECCHS gym the Lady Crusaders opened a 12-4 lead after the first quarter, then scored the first eight points of the second period to take a 20-4 lead before Brockway could get on the board in the second eight minute stanza.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch picked up a 67-31 senior night victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers on Friday evening at St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Dutch led all the way, taking a 19-7 first-period advantage, leading 36-12 at the half, and 52-20 at the end of three quarters.
"It was a nice win on senior night recognizing our three seniors. They played well tonight," said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli.
Ridgway advanced to its second consecutive AML Championship game with a 51-37 victory over Elk County Catholic in the boys' basketball AML semifinal Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Loretta R. Quattrone, age 79, of 222 Spruce St., Ridgway, died early Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2012, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Clifford and Frances (Unick) Emmett. She married Joseph Quattrone on June 11, 1949; he survives.
The 13th installment of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous starts today and event organizers couldn't be happier with their plans for the week.
In addition to carvers doing their thing on South Broad Street to Center Street, then Center Street down to Mill Street, and Court Street as well, they also will be performing at other locations.
Pennsylvania residents who want to support breast cancer research and programs can do so simply by checking off a box on their state tax return.
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition's "Refunds for Research" campaign allows residents to donate part or all of their state refund by checking "yes" on line 35 of their PA 40 tax form. Kevin Smith, communications director for the nonprofit coalition, said for most people, directing their refund to the coalition on their tax return is an easy way of charitable giving.
Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors saw more infighting between board members as allegations of secret deliberations continue to surface.
The split between members of the board was highlighted at Jay Township's re-organization meeting held this past January, during which Supervisor Murray K. Lilley's position as the township's equipment/road manager was terminated, effectively ending his tenure as an employee of the township.