George Lewis Doane, 86, of 96 Doane Dr., Falls Creek, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway.
He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Allens Mills, son of the late Jacob J. and Nettie F. Morris Doane.
He married Caroline Senior, who preceded him in death on March 29, 2009.
He was a member of the Sandy Valley Church of God. He was employed as a machine operator in the decorating Department at Brockway Glass Plant 2.
He enjoyed tinkering in his basement at home.
Elk Catholic's Crusaders recorded a big victory on Thursday evening when they handed the previously undefeated DuBois Central Cardinals a 69-64 overtime loss at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus. Ben Daghir's three-point shot at the buzzer tied the game at 54-all at the end of regulation, then the Crusaders outscored the Cardinals 15-10 in the OT to win the game.
"This was a good win against a very good team," stated Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "I am very happy with the way we played tonight. We played a very aggressive ball game, both on offense and defense."
The Port Allegany Gators overcame an early lead by the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestlers to come up with a 36-29 victory last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys was able to take a 17-0 lead as Damien Wensel recorded an 8-4 decision at 103 pounds over Lucas Manning. Trenton Bowers gave the Dutch a 9-0 lead when he pinned Dalton Caden at the one-minute mark of their 112-pound match.
Earlier this week, members of city council gave their approval to tentative projects for the city's 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi explained to council that two projects presented at the first public hearing earlier this month qualify for the funding. These projects entail administration costs and street and road improvements within the city.
This holiday season the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas ornament features the Elk Country Visitors Center.
"We felt it was appropriate to feature the visitors center, as it has been a huge attraction to our area," said Sally Wilson, Chamber executive director.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornament program, the Chamber is offering two different designs.
The first design is an ivory ornament with a color photo of the visitors center with "Elk Country Visitor Center" written in ivory script.
The refurbishment of the St. Leo Catholic Church began earlier this month and is off to a good start, according to Father Brian Vossler.
â€śThe progress for our refurbishing has gone very well so far,â€ť Vossler said. â€śAt first, we got off to a slow start because we were waiting for a company from North Carolina to come and pick up our pews. They were delayed by about a week and a half, but we did some planning and did some work out in the gathering space so it wasn't completely wasted time, and once we got all of the contractors on board it's been going very smoothly.â€ť
Helen A. Bilodeau, 77, of 124 David St., Kersey, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 19, 1933 in Coal Hollow, daughter of the late John and Elvira Lavella Glance.
On June 28, 1952 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Dolph L. Bilodeau, who survives.
Arthur J. "Spider Krieg, 85, of 216 Martin Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at the Elk Haven Nursing home after a brief illness.
He was born March 10, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Lawrence and Gertrude Gerber Krieg. On July 17, 1948, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Mercedes A. Shields, who preceded him in death on Jan. 9, 2004.
Mr. Krieg was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corp., retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch remained perfect on the young season with a 70-41 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch opened a 24-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back. They placed three players in double figures, led by Kayla Hoohuliâ€™s 5 points on three twos, two threes and a three-for-three night from the foul line. Adair Gennocro added 13 points on five twos and a three. Jenna Anderson scored 11 points on four twos and a three, while Shelby Zomcik added nine points.
The DuBois Area Lady Beavers overcame a 10-point, third-quarter lead by the Elk Catholic Lady Crusaders on Wednesday evening to pull out a 49-43 victory in a District Nine League game at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus.
The loss dropped the Elk County girls to 3-2 on the season, while DuBois Area ran their slate to 4-1 on the season.