July 23rd, 2012
The Elk County Conservation District was recognized for its 50 years of service during a two-day annual joint conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the State Conservation Commission.
District Manager Steve Putt reported attending a conference held in Scranton on July 9 and 10 to accept the Award of Appreciation.
"At the conference they recognized a few districts, including us," Putt said. "This is our 50th anniversary, so they gave us this certificate to honor those 50 years."
According to local historian Ray Beimel, the Pittsburg, Shawmut, and Northern Railroad "in a sense started in St. Marys."
Beimel recently discussed the railroad's history during a presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, explaining that the railroad was used to transport coal from mines in Elk County to communities in upstate New York.
"Kaul and Hall built a railroad that ran from St. Marys to a place called Hyde, which is outside of Brockway, and the whole point of that was to haul coal from the mines at Brandy Camp and that area and bring it up to St. Marys," Beimel said.
A poignant ceremony that offers area residents the opportunity to honor someone special will again be held by Community Nurses, Inc.
The Community Nurses Butterfly Release for Hospice will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 at The Serenity Garden, behind the organization's building on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. The general public is invited to the release, which allows area residents to honor their loved ones and benefits the Community Nurses' Hospice program.
On May 26 at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium, St. Marys Area High School's Adair Gennocro joined the ranks of the PIAA state champions as she claimed her first career title in the PIAA Class-AA girls' 3200-meter run.
Gennocro, who will begin her senior year at SMAHS in the fall, recently reflected upon the race and what it is like being a state champion. She is the first SMAHS athlete to win a state championship in track and field. Her photo will eventually hang in the foyer of the school along with that of Jeff Foster, who won a state championship in cross country in 1973.
Elijah James Mihalko, infant, died on July 20, 2012 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Va.
Shawn M. â€śBuckâ€ť McCabe, 41, of Johnsonburg, and recently of Rock Hill, S.C., died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
He was born Dec. 5, 1970 in Ridgway, son of Robert and Patricia (Klink) McCabe of Johnsonburg.
St. Marys plays Albion today at 4 p.m.
The Wilcox Legion remained undefeated in the Pa. American Legion Baseball Region 8 Tournament being played at Berwind Park through Wednesday of this week.
Wilcox defeated Albion by an 8-3 score Sunday afternoon to advance to tonightâ€™s winnerâ€™s bracket finale where they will meet Millcreek, who defeated St. Marys by a 14-4 score in seven innings.
Todayâ€™s schedule will see Meadville and Albion meet at 1 p.m. in an elimination game, while St. Marys will meet French Creek Valley at 4 p.m. in an elimination game.
The Pa. American Legion Baseball Region 8 Tournament is being held July 21-25 at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
The schedule is as follows:
(Schedule subject to change without notice.)
Saturday, July 21
Game 1 - Wilcox (Elk County champ) 11, French Creek Valley (Crawford County champ) 3
Game 2 - Millcreek (Erie County runner-up) 20, Meadville (Crawford County runner-up) 7, 7 innings
Game 3 - Albion (Erie County champ) 9, Corry (Warren County champ) 2
Game 4 - St. Marys (host) 6, Brookville (Clarion County champ) 5
Sunday, July 22
Naomi Ruth Wolfe, 81, formerly of Rattlesnake Road, Brockport, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte.
She was born June 27, 1931 in Curwensville, daughter of the late Rev. James and Ida Brown Heise. She married Robert McNutt on July 22, 1961; he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1987. She then married Dennis Wolfe on Oct. 29, 1994; he preceded her in death on April 1, 2012.
Naomi attended the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church. She had been employed at Brockway Glass as a fork lift operator.
ST. MARYS - With Pennsylvania American Legion baseball teams set to switch to using wooden bats starting next year, Region 8 Director Denny Haberberger decided to take advantage of the Region 8 Tournament's close proximity to Brookville and invite sales representatives from BWP Bats, LLC to Berwind Park on Sunday to show off some of their bats and answer questions from teams from throughout the region. BWP Bats is located in Brookville, off of Exit 86 along Interstate 80.
Haberberger indicated that he plans to encourage teams to use the company as a supplier next season.