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May 16th, 2011

City may bid at judicial sale

May 16, 2011

Members of city council gave their approval on Monday evening for a representative from the city to attend a judicial sale at 10 a.m. on June 9 and purchase properties, particularly those located along Center Street, if no other bids are made.
City Manager Dave Greene explained that at a judicial sale, properties that are behind in paying their property taxes for multiple years will come up for a judicial sale, which means that all liens will be removed and the properties will be sold to the highest bidder.

District approves personnel issues

May 16, 2011

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this month’s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The board approved to change the substitute pay rate effective with the 2011-12 school year. Days 1-30 will be at $80/day, days 31-60 will be at $85/day and over 60 days will be at $90/day.

May 15th

Hoohuli named All American by ‘PARADE Magazine’

May 15, 2011

St. Marys Area’s Kayla Hoohuli has been named a member of the 40-member “PARADE All America” girls’ basketball team.
Hoohuli joins 39 high school basketball seniors from 30 states on a list compiled by “PARADE Magazine” and “Sporting News”.
In her four years at St. Marys Area, Kayla led her team to four consecutive District 9 Class AAA championships.
At the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season, Kayla was named the Pennsylvania girls’ basketball Class AAA Player of the Year in a vote by the state sportswriters.

Lady Dutch down Lady Elkers, 17-3

May 15, 2011

The St. Marys Lady Dutch pulled out to a big lead with two strong innings and went on to a 17-3, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
St. Marys had four runs in the first inning and seven in the second inning to pull out to an 11-0 lead and take control of the game.

Dutch baseball defeats Elkers 14-3 in five innings

May 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team evened their record at 8-8 with a 14-3, five inning win over the Ridgway Elkers Friday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch scored a total of 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to put the game away.
“Now is the right time for us to start meshing and we really are,” said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
“We knew as a staff what this team is capable of and now we are seeing it. We have seen improvement all year and now they’re getting it together at the right time,” said Azzato.
“We played well today and I’m happy with that,” added Azzato.

Memorial service held to honor fallen officers

May 15, 2011

Bucktail Lodge 96 and William Hanley Lodge 67 of the Fraternal Order of Police conducted their annual Fallen Officers Memorial Service on Friday afternoon in the auditorium of Elk County Catholic High School. The event is held at a different location each year on or around May 15, which is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and also corresponds with Police Week.

St. Boniface celebrates 125th anniversary

May 15, 2011

Parishioners, students, teachers, parents and alumni gathered together on Saturday evening in celebration of the 125th anniversary of St. Boniface Catholic School and Parish, located along Main Street in Kersey, Fox Township.
The anniversary celebration began with a Mass at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner held inside the school cafeteria.
St. Boniface School Principal Marie Giazzoni welcomed all in attendance, including the Most Rev. Donald Trautman, bishop of the Erie Diocese.

Public looks for answers in prohibiting gas well drilling

May 15, 2011

Elk County C.A.R.E.S. hosted "A Community Meeting" Friday evening at the Ridgway Area High School cafeteria for the public to discuss the ongoing concern over the Marcellus Shale drilling.
Johnsonburg Area High School chemistry teacher David Keith began the meeting with a PowerPoint presentation outlining the history, outlook and risks associated with the gas well drilling.
According to Keith, the first hydraulic fractured well was drilled in Pennsylvania by Range Resources in 2003.

Herbert R. "Red" Geyer

May 15, 2011

Herbert R. "Red" Geyer, 94, of 405 Center St., St. Marys, died at Elk Regional Health Center on Sunday, May 15, 2011 following a short illness.
He was born Nov. 5, 1916 in St. Marys, a son of the late Albert and Matilda Bauer Geyer.
On May 17, 1941 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Rita Seifert Geyer, who survives.

May 13th

Janice S. Wilson

May 13, 2011

Janice S. Wilson, 74, of West Center Street, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
She was born October 2, 1936 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo “Pat” and Carolyn (Harriger) Divany.

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