October 30th, 2011
Do you believe in ghosts? Chances are, even if you don't, you have at one time or another heard or even told a ghost story. Ghost stories, urban legends or local folklore exist and persist in every corner of the world, and Elk County is no different.
Most area residents have heard stories involving local surnames, locations, or geography, and most maintain a healthy skepticism of these tales, but they persist nonetheless.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad picked up a hard-fought 7-0 victory over the visiting Ridgway Elkers on a cold and muddy Friday evening at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys. With the win, the Crusaders should have secured a spot in the District 9 playoffs.
"The whole team played well. It was a total team effort tonight on both sides of the ball," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "They kind of believed in what we were trying to tell them on offense. They stuck with it. It was hard going in the mud tonight, but they finally punched the one (touchdown) in at the end."
KARNS CITY - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team closed out their regular season Friday night at Karns City, where the Gremlins downed the Dutch by a 33-21 score.
The Gremlins built a 20-6 first-half lead and led 33-6 after three quarters. The Dutch were able to put 15 points on the board in the final eight minutes of the contest.
â€śWe played with a lot of effort,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. â€śWeâ€™re undermanned right now. Hopefully our season isnâ€™t over and hopefully we can get healthy for the playoffs, but right now I donâ€™t know.â€ť
Clark A. Hawkins Ph.D., 78, of 528 Sawmill Run Road, Kersey, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held in the Toby Methodist Church on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Joni Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Elkton Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Elaine Parana is a Reiki practitioner. Parana has been practicing Reiki since 2002 but just recently opened her own shop in her home.
She says Reiki is an old Japanese hands-on healing and relaxation treatment.
â€śReiki promotes healing in the body, mind and spirit,â€ť Parana said. â€śIt is an alternative healing method that enhances regular medical care.â€ť
Some people may be skeptical of Reiki, but Parana assures it is essentially a channeling of energy from the universe.
DuBOIS â€“Â The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team saw their season come to an end on Thursday evening as they were handed a 5-1 loss by the Punxsutawney Chucks in a D9 semifinal match played at the DuBois Area High School soccer field.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team closed out their regular season with a 3-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Thursday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set 25-20, took the second set 25-5 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.
The Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA], in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts [PCA], awarded 15 grants to organizations in Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties.
On Wednesday evening, ECCOTA and the PCA awarded $19,779 in grant funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts [PPA] program to organizations to support arts activities in the region.
Brockway eliminates Lady Crusaders from 9-A soccer play
By JIM MULCAHY
BROCKWAY - The Brockway Lady Rover soccer team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A tournament by a 2-1 score in a quarterfinal game played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
This was the third time that these two teams had met this season.
â€śThey beat us three times by one goal each time,â€ť said ECCHS coach Don Fabiano. â€śI congratulate them. To beat a team three times in one season is quite an accomplishment.â€ť
KERSEY â€“Â The Elk County Catholic High School boys' soccer squad came up short to the Brookville Raiders on Wednesday evening, losing a close quarterfinal match 1-0 at Angela Huey Memorial Field.