July 5th, 2011
The Elk County Board of Commissioners held their regular meeting yesterday morning to approve a variety of topics.
First on the agenda, the commissioners approved the use of the courthouse lawn on July 15 and 22 by the Elk County Council of the Arts for their Summer Concert Series.
The commissioners voted to approve a license agreement made effective as of June 30, 2010, by and between West Penn Power Company and Elk County.
Commissioner June H. Sorg noted the agreement is for an outdoor classroom.
The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will try to recover about $93,000 by auctioning off the vacant Shady Point Restaurant at 623 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
The public auction is set for Wednesday, July 27 at 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The minimum bid to be accepted is $70,000, according to a legal notice announcing the auction.
Prospective bidders are invited to "drive by" the closed restaurant building on North Fraley Street (Route 6) in Kane. Interior inspections are not available at this time, but may be offered in the future, according to a legal notice.
Clarence George (Buster) Woodley, 87, of 119 Iron Run Rd., St. Marys, died on June 30, 2011 in Munson Regional Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.
He was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Kersey, son of the late Clarence W. and Clara Anderson Woodley.
On Nov. 25, 1949, in Ridgway Presbyterian Church, he was married to his loving wife, Charlotte N. Rueger Woodley, who survives.
He graduated from Kersey High School, Class of 1942, and from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as attending Duquesne School of Law.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball Senior all-stars advanced to the finals of the District 10 Tournament with a 10-3 victory over the Cameron County squad Monday afternoon at Berwind Park.
St. Marys will be off until Saturday when they play the winner of Wednesdayâ€™s Cameron County vs. DuBois game, which is the finals of the loserâ€™s bracket. The site has yet to be determined for either game.
The St. Marys 11-12-year-old all-stars came from behind to beat the Ridgway all-stars by a 10-7 score Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park.
Ridgway was leading the contest 7-5 going into the top half of the sixth. St. Marys came up with five runs in that inning to record the 10-7 victory.
St. Marys is in action tonight at 6 p.m. against the loser of the Punxsutawney vs. DuBois game that was also played on Sunday. This will be the finals of the loserâ€™s bracket.
The St. Marys Little League Junior All-Stars used a strong nine-run first inning to set the stage for their victory over the Ridgway Little League All-Stars Sunday afternoon at Memorial Park. After building a large lead, St. Marysâ€™ batters were able to answer Ridgwayâ€™s runs and cruised to a 14-4 victory in five innings.
A sizable crowd gathered on the grounds of the St. Marys Golf Club on Saturday as they awaited the annual firework display. The ideal summer weather made for a clear night to view the fireworks from throughout the city. The display is part of the annual St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Celebration.
A great crowd was on hand for the 4th of July celebration in Fox Township held on Sunday, July 3. There were many activities and all types of entertainment. Area youngsters entertained the crowd prior to the fireworks on Sunday evening; â€śUncle Samâ€ť could be seen making his way around the Fox Township Community Park interacting with revelers; and train rides proved popular with individuals of all ages who turned out to join in the celebration.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Tea Party hosted its Freedom Rally yesterday morning to a large audience on the steps of the Elk County Courthouse.
Among the many guest speakers were U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) and State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
Floyd C. "Pinky" Herzing, 82, of 1910 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born April 27, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Mary Garbic Herzing.
On November 25, 1950, he married Ethel "Eppie" Schauer Herzing, who survives.
Mr. Herzing was a member of Queen of the World Church, where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was aÂ veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked at Stackpole Carbon for more than 25 years, and also worked for ARCO and Hughes Aircraft.Â