February 20th, 2012
Each year organizers of the Ridgway Chainsaw Rendezvous offer morning seminars to both carvers and anyone interested in attending and learning more about the intricacies of the industry.
Seminar speakers offer a vast array of advice, tips and tricks. Many also welcome comments from fellow carvers as to what their experience has been regarding the specific topic at hand.
The first seminar on Monday featured Brad Bemis of North Brookfield, Mass., who spoke on "All About Wood," followed by Pat Holbert of Dalton, Ohio, who demonstrated how to make human faces.
Gary Anderson was elected to City Council on Monday evening following a Vacancy Board meeting held following the City Council meeting.
During the meeting each of the four candidates which submitted a letter of interest to Council had the opportunity to speak before the board, during which time they provided information about themselves, their education and employment backgrounds, community involvement and the reason they are interested in filling the position.
A request by the Jay Township Board of Supervisors for permission to remove mine refuse materials from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) property in Jay Township was one of the issues discussed at last Thursday's meeting of the board.
The request involves "two [mine] spoil piles" on WPC property located off of Pine Avenue in Force and the materials referenced include mine spoil and shale, as well as a nearby "red dog pile" to be used by the township in road improvement projects.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team captured the 2012 Allegheny Mountain League girlsâ€™ championship Saturday night by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves 38-25 at the St. Marys Area High School.
The Lady Crusaders were able to take the early 4-0 lead and led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. They led 21-12 at the half and never trailed throughout the contest.
â€śThroughout the year we have been playing good defensive basketball,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. â€śAt this time of the year we are going in the right direction. Weâ€™re getting better.â€ť
The St. Marys Servicemen Burial Detail's 60th Anniversary Banquet Dinner at the Bavarian Hills Restaurant on Saturday night saw more than 95 attendees gathered for what Detail president and the evenings Master of Ceremonies Joe Rigard said is a means of thanking those in the community for supporting the organization.
"We want to thank our members and sponsors and anybody that helps us during the course of the year," Rigard said.
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.