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September 26th, 2011

Monitoring project gathers baseline data

September 26, 2011

The Elk County Conservation District held its regular meeting Monday night to discuss the progress of the Elk County Monitoring Project.
Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine announced that data loggers have been deployed and have recorded two weeks' worth of baseline data in the Big Mill Creek and Bear Creek watersheds.
Bonfardine plans to have all 12 data loggers in Elk County streams by October.
Project interns have built six housing units for the data loggers.

K9 Karnival set for Saturday

September 26, 2011

In celebration of National Dog Week, The Elk County Humane Society is hosting its annual K9 Karnival featuring Walk and Wag Day on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., canines of all kinds are invited to participate in the event. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the walk taking place at noon.
"It's just a great, fun day for the whole family, including the four-legged members. All the animals have smiles on their faces," said Veronica Conrad, humane society founder and current board member.

Judi Ann Yonkie

September 26, 2011

Judi Ann Yonkie, 57, of Keystone Avenue, Sheffield, died on Monday, September 26, 2011 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 13, 1953, in Kane, the daughter of the late Clifford D. and Evelyn M. Parsons Snyder Sr.
She was a 1971 graduate of Sheffield High School. She was most recently a homemaker, although she worked for many years as a sexton at the Bethany Lutheran Church and as a librarian at the Sheffield Township Library. She enjoyed her family and many friends, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.

September 25th

Crusaders fend off Gators for 25-19 victory

September 26, 2011

PORT ALLEGANY – With under one minute remaining in regulation and the seconds quickly ticking away in the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoon’s football game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders faced fourth-and-goal at Port Allegany’s one-yard-line with the score tied at 19-all. Two possessions earlier the team had been in a similar scenario, driving all the way to the Gator’s three-yard-line before being shut down by Port’s defense and turning the ball over on downs.

Crusaders fend off Gators for 25-19 victory

September 26, 2011

PORT ALLEGANY – With under one minute remaining in regulation and the seconds quickly ticking away in the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoon’s football game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders faced fourth-and-goal at Port Allegany’s one-yard-line with the score tied at 19-all. Two possessions earlier the team had been in a similar scenario, driving all the way to the Gator’s three-yard-line before being shut down by Port’s defense and turning the ball over on downs.

Lady Crusaders and Lady Dutch battle to 2-2 tie

September 26, 2011

The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic girls’ soccer teams battled to a 2-2 tie Saturday morning at Benzinger Park.
While St. Marys held a 1-0 lead after the first 40 minutes of play, Elk Catholic tied the match at 1-all at the 37:51 mark. The Lady Crusaders took the 2-1 lead with 22:09 left only to see St. Marys tie the match at 2-all at the 17:31 mark.
In the two overtime periods, Elk Catholic had six shots to St. Marys Area’s one but neither team could find the goal.

Punxsutawney Chucks beat Dutch soccer 2-0 Saturday

September 26, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team saw their record slip to 4-4 on the season as the Punxsutawney Chucks handed the Dutch a 2-0 loss Saturday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Neither team scored in the first half as the game was played on fairly even terms with neither team being able to gain much of an advantage.
The second 40 minutes saw the Chucks take charge as they recorded the victory.
In the first half Punxsy outshot the Dutch by an 8-5 margin. Dutch keeper Brett Lanzel came up with five saves in the first half.

St. Marys police provide information, advice during drug trends program

September 25, 2011

Members of the City of St. Marys Police Department conducted a drug awareness program Thursday evening at the Sacred Heart Activity Center, where attendees learned about area drug trends and how they have changed throughout the years.
Police Chief Todd Caltagarone, along with Patrolmen Gregg McManus; Mike Shaffer, K9 officer; and Anthony Pistner, all members of the drug taskforce team encompassing Elk, Cameron and Forest counties, interacted with the audience throughout the presentation and answered their questions and concerns.

Harry J. "Hal" Steis

September 25, 2011

Harry J. "Hal" Steis, 85, of 190 Taft Road, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, six days shy of his 86th birthday, at home while surrounded by his family.
He was born September 30, 1925 in St. Marys, a son of the late Harry Joseph and Ruby Smith Steis.
On July 29, 1949 in Johnsonburg Methodist Church, he married Alice Neilson Steis, who survives.

Gerald J. "Smitty" Smith

September 25, 2011

Gerald J. "Smitty" Smith, 91, of 103 Bayberry Road, St. Marys, died on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.
He was born February 27, 1920 in Ridgway, a son of the late Louis and Amelia Fileshifter Smith.
On December 26, 1951 in St. Marys, he married Audrey Resch Smith, who survives.
Smith was a lifelong resident of the area and had worked for many years at the Elk County Dairy. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart after being wounded. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed spending time with his family.

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