July 1st, 2011
Advancing on passed balls played a major role in the St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League All-Stars' 8-4 victory over Brookville on Friday evening. Six of St. Marys' eight runs were the result of passed balls.
Rebekka Bauer worked all six innings for St. Marys, giving up one hit, walking nine and striking out 11. Brookville's Carlie McManigle also went the distance, giving up two hits, walking six and striking out nine.
St. Marys' two hits came on a triple by Josie Smith and a double by Bauer. Brookville's lone hit was a single by Bailey Ganoe in the second inning.
The Punxsutawney 9-10-year-old Little League Baseball all-stars eliminated the St. Marys team Friday night by a 6-4 score in nine innings. The game was played at Memorial Park.
St. Marys finished play in the District 10 South Division Tournament with a 2-2 record.
St. Marys had eight hits in the contest. Jared Groll had a triple and a single while Jesse McKee, Nate Beimel and Alec Wehler each had a double and a single. Ryan Fritz also singled.
The St. Marys Legion baseball team closed out their regular season Thursday night by taking a doubleheader from Fox Township. St. Marys won the first game by a 10-6 score and took the nightcap 6-5.
St. Marys finished regular season play with a 14-1 record, while Fox finished 10-5.
The Elk County Legion League playoffs started Friday night, with Kane going to Bradford. The rest of the league will begin on Tuesday.
The St. Marys Little League Baseball 9-10-year-old all-star squad stayed alive in the District 10 South Division with a 19-3, four-inning victory over Fox Township in an elimination game played at Memorial Park Thursday.
St. Marys will now take on Punxsutawney tonight at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined. Punxsy eliminated Brockway by a 10-0 score in four innings last night.
With increased construction zones in the area and holiday traffic on the rise for the Fourth of July, Pa. State Police officials are hoping for a safe weekend.
"We see an increase in traffic during pretty much any holiday," said Trooper Bruce Morris of the Ridgway-based state police. "The most significant one, believe it or not, is Thanksgiving, as we see an increase in DUIs along that time as well. You have college kids coming back on a break, you have hunters coming in for the deer season, so that's usually the biggest one out of all of them.
Americans lighting up sparklers and enjoying their own backyard fireworks displays in conjunction with this year's Fourth of July national celebration may be relieved to know that even though the use of these products has increased dramatically over the past 35 years, they are the safest they've been since such information has been regularly tracked.
The East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project is moving along. In June, design plans were completed as was approval to begin construction on the $280 million, multi-year project anticipated to have a 2017 finish date.
The Elk County Conservation District will be hosting a Northwest Project Grass Grazing Field Day on Wednesday, July 13 at Sugar Hill Farm in St. Marys. The upcoming field day is the first such event to be held by the conservation district.
Conservation District Chairman Russ Braun explained that the idea for the event was suggested to the group by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Commission (NRCS).
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority [JMA] held a special meeting yesterday afternoon to approve a revised proposal after the state Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] denied the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company's request to buy water from the municipal authority.
Authority members voted unanimously in favor of the revised proposal.
The agreement states that the JMA will supply 157,000 gallons of water at either the Silver Creek and Long Level Road intersection or at the Silver Creek Water Plant.
Floyd J. "Pinky" Wickett Sr., 96, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Elk Towers and Martin Road, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born July 18, 1914 in St. Marys, son of the late Francis J. and Anna Schreiber Wickett.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon Co.
On October 28, 1949, in Morgantown, W.V., he married Ruth M. Mertz, who preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2002.