February 23rd, 2015
The St. Marys Sportsmen's 12th Annual "Size Doesn't Matter" Coyote Hunt was held this past weekend with 140 hunters signed up from around the state. The registered hunters ranged from Harrisburg to Erie to Pittsburgh, and two from New York State.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The Elk County Conservation District is considering creating an allowance for its staff members that would allow them to purchase work related clothing items that would be embroidered with the district's logo.
The district's board of directors held discussions about the potential allowance during the district's regular monthly meeting on Monday.
The idea was proposed by the Elk County Conservation District's manager, Steve Putt, as a way to help identify district workers out in the field.
RIDGWAY â€“ Aaron Booker started carving with a utility knife when he was just a young boy. His first big project was a bear roughly four feet tall that someone had asked if he could create.
He did not jump into using a chainsaw but rather explored his way, discovering he could cut a section here and another there using the chainsaw. Booker approached his painting and finishing techniques the same way. He would try something on an idea and discover if he liked the results.
Aaron Booker gave this 16th Rendezvous its second seminar demonstrating his painting technique.
A strong desire to help disadvantaged teens attend their school proms is what drives Laura Kuntz's efforts every year.
Kuntz has been working with community organizers in the impoverished area of Beatyville, Ky. for over 15 years where she also delivers toys and other needed "wish list" items to families during the holiday season as part of her Christmas in Kentucky program. This marks her seventh year organizing a prom gown collection.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Tim Klock has been attending the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous for 12 years. This year he started out teaching his son Elijah how to carve a wooden rose.
Klock pays attention to detail including the veins in the sepals (leaf-like structures directly under the flower) and the leaf if he puts one on that rose as well as an occasional thorn or two.
Ruth Mae Willow, 87, of Fox Manor in Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Carl and Esther Stromdahl Saline.
On Oct. 18, 1945, she married LeRoy H. Willow, he preceded her in death June 5, 2005.
She had been a Kersey resident for nine years.
She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church, and she was a member of the Ida Rebecca White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She retired from Elk County General Hospital in 1986.
College Basketball Weekend Roundup
Saturday February 21st, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
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The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team ended Saturday's District 9 Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament with three District champions, five runners-up, and three third-place finishers. All 11 wrestlers will advance to Saturday's Class AAA Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament in Altoona to compete for a chance to advance to the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships the following weekend. Additionally, Dutch head coach Dominic Surra was named Class AAA Coach of the Year, and assistant coach Doug Surra was inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame.