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May 1st, 2011

Lady Crusaders defeat Bradord Area 6-0

May 2, 2011

Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Township as the Elk County Catholic girls defeated the visiting Bradford Area Lady Owls by a 6-0 score.
The Lady Crusaders had five hits in the game. The Elk offense was aided by six Bradford errors.
In pitching her sixth shutout of the season, Schlimm struck out 10 Bradford batters and issued no walks. Bradford's Erica Bacha was the losing pitcher as she gave up five hits, struck out six, issued five walks and was the victim of some poor defensive play on the part of her teammates.

Gabler, Geyer honor DAR Penn-Elk Chapter

May 1, 2011

State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) presented a citation to the Penn-Elk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) during the group's 90th anniversary luncheon, which was held at The Red Fern in Fox Township on Saturday afternoon.
The chapter was originally formed on April 17, 1920; however, it was not officially chartered until April 17, 1921.
Gabler began by expressing his appreciation to the group for all that they do.

West Creek Wetlands to become education center

May 1, 2011

The Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] plans to turn the West Creek Wetlands into an outdoor education center.
The district has $19,389.87 from remaining grant monies to improve the wetlands.

Peter V. "Pete" Straub

May 1, 2011

Peter V. “Pete” Straub, 88, of Oil City, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born June 11, 1922, in St. Marys, he was the son of Irene (Fritz) and Peter P. Straub.
He was a graduate of Saint Vincent Preparatory School and Saint Vincent College with a degree in chemistry. Serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was honorably discharged in June 1946 with a Pacific Theater Ribbon, an American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.

Margaret P. Smith

May 1, 2011

Margaret P.  Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott. On March 23, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late William R. Smith.

Anna Mae McMinn

May 1, 2011

Anna Mae McMinn, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 456 Main St., Kersey, died on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born November 9, 1917, in Kersey, daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Shoffstahl Greene. On December 16, 1939, in the Callansburg Methodist Church in Callansburg, she married Richard D. McMinn who died on June 1, 2008.

Francis J. "Brownie" Braun

May 1, 2011

Francis J. "Brownie" Braun, 88, of 122 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Mar 19, 1923 in St. Marys, a son of the late John  and Cecila Feldbauer Braun. On July 2, 1945 in St. Mary's Church, he married the late Matilda "Tillie" Wendel Braun.
Mr. Braun was retired from Stackpole after working there for over 44 years. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Stackpole. In the course of his lifetime, he donated 20 gallons of blood. 

April 29th

Recent safety checks discussed by SMAHS staff

April 29, 2011

During a special parent presentation on current drug trends presented by representatives of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services at St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday evening, St. Marys Area High School counselor Molly Wehler and St. Marys Area High School nurse Julie Chicola discussed the recent safety searches that were conducted at the high school and middle school, as well as the proper procedure that should be followed by students who need to take prescription medication during the school day.

McKean County is key site for next gas boom

April 29, 2011

KANE - McKean County already is reaping the economic benefits of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.
But an even larger windfall may lie ahead for the county when drillers tap the deeper Utica Shale for gas.
Speaking Friday at a Kane Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum at the Kane Manor, Bob Veilleux said McKean County is “well-situated” for the anticipated Utica Shale drilling.
Veilleux is the economic and community development educator for the Penn State Extension that serves McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter counties.

Cellphone numbers not going public

April 29, 2011

Cellphone users who are in a panic thinking that their mobile phone numbers will be released to telemarketers and other third parties can rest easy-- this persistent rumor is unfounded.

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