September 14th, 2011
The Fox Township Supervisors recently discussed creating a parking lot in the industrial park near the adjacent soccer fields.
The township has a five-year lease agreement with SinterFire, who owns the land the soccer fields are situated on. The township is currently in the second year of the lease.
After being shut out for the past two years, an Elk County resident was finally selected in this year's elk license drawing, which was held by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the main headquarters in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon. The drawing was originally scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 9, but was delayed due to flooding in the Harrisburg area.
As has been the case since the event was moved back to Harrisburg, the drawing was broadcast via live video feed on the Game Commission's website.
Fifty-six licenses was awarded this year, 18 for bulls and 38 for cows.
The St. Marys Area cross country teams played host to Bradford and DuBois Central Catholic on Tuesday afternoon.
The Dutchmen improved to 3-1after beating Bradford by a 22-33 score and DuBois Central Catholic 17-46. The Lady Dutch improved to 3-0 with a 25-32 win over Bradford. DuBois Central Catholic did not field a girls' team.
"All the runners performed well today," said St. Marys coach Stan Foster. "Congratulations to the Bradford squads for a good meet. We had some good wins today, but it is early in the season and we have a lot of work ahead of us."
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first game 25-16. They won the second game 25-14 and took the third game 25-18 to win the match in three straight.
Tuesday was a nice afternoon to be out enjoying a soccer match and the spectators who attended the boys' soccer match at St. Marys Area High School were treated to a dominating performance by the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen soccer squad, who picked up a 7-1 win over the visiting Smethport Hubbers. The match saw six different Dutch players score goals, while Brett Lanzel and Josh Burns split time at keeper for St. Marys.
The City of St. Marys Parking Authority held their final regular meeting on Tuesday evening inside City Hall.
The authority will be officially dissolved by City Council at its upcoming Sept. 19 meeting. It was established 49 years ago and was due to expire next year unless reauthorized by council.
"We are an arm and only make suggestions and manage finances, etc.," said Warren Stewart, a member of the authority. "The authority's job is to acquire land and funding for parking lots."
Contractors replacing the sidewalk at the corner of Washington and Lafayette streets in St. Marys struck a gas line, causing it to rupture Tuesday morning. As a precaution, the fire department evacuated between 10 and 20 residents from Lafayette and Madison streets, as well as businesses in the vicinity, including Nicklas Insurance and County National Bank. The Elks Club was empty at the time.
Crystal Fire Department Fire Chief Bill Kraus said the call was received at 10:55 a.m.
Among items recently approved by the Fox Township Supervisors were a zoning ordinance and map amendments.
"The Planning Commission has made a tremendous effort and we applaud them for their work. The board appreciates their efforts," said Supervisor Chairman Mike Keller.
Rosa Rano expressed concern about vehicles speeding along a portion of SR 948 near her home located near Main Street in Kersey.
"It's not safe, especially with kids walking to the park," Rano said.
She added that trucks using their jake breaks also pose a disturbance.
At the recent meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved several new personnel items.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
Professional personnel resignations were accepted for Theresa Dahl of St. Marys as a teacher.
Support personnel resignations were accepted for Jessica Yonkofski of Kersey as cafeteria monitor. Supplemental contract resignations were accepted for Mike Kunes as assistant football coach and weight room supervisor.
Edna M. Ginther, 85, of 669 Washington Street, died at her home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 following an illness of the past several months.
She was born May 4, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Anna Loichinger Geeck.
On August 16, 1947 in St. Mary's Church Rectory, she married the late Richard Ginther, who preceded her in death on July 30, 2005.