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February 7th, 2012

Punxsy records 42-36 D9 League win over Lady Dutch

February 7, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch suffered their third straight setback last night as the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks held off the Lady Dutch for a 42-36 District 9 League victory.
The Lady Chucks were able to lead by seven points at the end of the first period, 11 at halftime and six at the end of the third quarter.
St. Marys was able to come back to knot the game at 36 with 4:18 left but could not come up with the offense.
“We didn’t play well defensively tonight,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli. “We didn’t come to play four quarters. The girls just didn’t seem to be focused tonight.”

 Milton A. (Joe) Leonard

February 7, 2012

Milton A. (Joe) Leonard, 101, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys. 
He was born Jan. 31, 1911 in LeContes Mills, Pa., the son of the late James O. and Fannie (Krise) Leonard.
On Nov. 17, 1935, he married Loletha (Kunes) Leonard. She preceded him in death July 6, 1997. 

Officials oppose controversial sections of national defense act

February 7, 2012

Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming their opposition to two controversial sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Officials said Tuesday that the sections in question, Sections 1021 and 1022, "as proposed, in limited circumstances," allows an American citizen to be "detained by our own United States government and by our Armed Forces" and detention "could last without trial until the end of the hostilities currently authorized by the authorization for use of military force."

Supervisors approve soccer field parking lot contract

February 7, 2012

In a 2-1 vote, the Fox Township Supervisors approved a five-year agreement with Elco Sintered Alloys Co. Inc. to construct a parking lot on their property to support the Sinterfire soccer field, located in the Fox Twp. Industrial Park.
"I can't see spending money on land we don't own," said Supervisor Dave Mattiuz, who cast the opposing vote. "Why can't we spend that money and put in more fields at the park?"

Scarnati discusses legislative priorities for 2012

February 7, 2012

State Sen. President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Brockway, recently shared some of his legislative priorities for 2012.
"My legislative priorities fall on many different fronts," Scarnati said. "Currently, it is vital that we find the appropriate impact fee on Marcellus Shale drillers to ensure we are not only protecting our communities, but improving our economy as well.

St. Marys Area swim teams donate to Humane Society

February 7, 2012

Members of the boys' and girls' swim and dive teams at the St. Marys Area High School are not only good in the water, but they are good at raising funds for organizations in need as well.
Swim team members held a collection at their first home meet of the season on Monday, Jan. 23 against Clearfield to obtain items for the Elk County Humane Society. Individuals who brought in items were eligible to receive a discount on the cost of admission to that evening's swim meet.

February 6th

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

St. Marys Area swim teams sweep Central Mountain squads

February 7, 2012

ST. MARYS – With the regular season in its final two weeks, it is the time of year when the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team and their coaches take a hard look at the progress they made throughout the season. Yet this time the measuring stick is not the number of wins and losses. The true gauge is how the team is trending toward the end of the season.

Dale L. Wolfanger

February 6, 2012

Dale L. Wolfanger, 73, of 475 Hunts Run Rd., Emporium, died at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1939 in Austin, a son of the late LaVerne and Elva Fowler Wolfanger.
He married Carolyn Kamats Wolfanger, who survives. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.
Years ago Mr. Wolfanger served with the U.S. Army.

Board approves advertising of vacant Council seat

February 6, 2012

In a 4-3 decision, the St. Marys Vacancy Board voted to advertise for candidates for the empty City Council position as opposed to appointing Tom Farley, the fourth-place candidate in the November 2011 general election.
The board met on Monday evening following the City Council workshop. Those casting votes to advertise the position were council members Greg Gebauer, Nedward Jacob, Mayor Sally Geyer and Vacancy Board Chairman Bob Ordiway. Councilmen Dick Dornisch, Bob Roberts and Dan Hepner cast opposing votes.

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