February 23rd, 2011
The 2011 District 9 League Swimming and Diving Championships will be hosted this weekend at the SMAHS Natatorium. The weekend will feature swimming and diving talent from the District, which includes Bradford, Brookville, Clearfield, DuBois as well as the hosting Dutchmen and Lady Dutch squads.
In only its second year, the South St. Marys Street Elementary Mini Relay for Life succeeded in raising nearly $5,600 for the American Cancer Society.
Approximately 100 students participated in this year's mini relay, held in the school's gymnasium on Friday, Feb. 11.
During their meeting on Monday evening, members of city council voted to approve awarding the bid for resurfacing paved roads throughout the city later this year to HRI Inc. of State College in the amount of $911,388.52.
RIDGWAY â€“ Cima Bue, a photographer turned chainsaw carver from Callicoon Center, N.Y., gave a unique presentation Tuesday morning at Appalachian Arts Studio in front of Rendezvous carvers and community members.
Bue, who spent well over 15 years as a photographer, only recently turned his attention to chainsaw carving.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner indicated to authority members that the annual free tire recycling collections will be held the last week of April in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania.
Shawn T. Guido, 37, formerly of Byrnedale and recently of Jennerstown, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 in Ripon, Calif.
He was born June 15, 1973 in Erie, son of the late Thomas and Sharleen (Bruni) Guido.
He was raised in Byrnedale and lived the past year in Jennerstown. He was a 1991 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He had attended Clearfield County Career and Technology Center and Penn College in Williamsport. He worked as a truck driver for Wright Knox Motor Lines in Armagh.
Grace Marie Braun, 82, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Feb. 16, 2011 due to heart failure.
She was born in St. Marys and resided in San Bernardino for 42 years.
She graduated from San Bernardino Community College in 1982. She was the choir director for Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral for 15 years and was the choir director for St. Anthony's Catholic Church for over 10 years. She sang with the Canto Bello Chorale for 10 years. She was a teacher's assistant for 15 years in the Rialto School District.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead against the Smethport Lady Hubbers in the opening round of the District 9-A playoffs, then coasted to a 54-22 victory in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub Gym at Elk Catholic.
The win moves the Lady Crusaders into the second round of the playoffs on Thursday evening at Kane.
"This was a good playoff win for us," said Ken Pistner, head coach of the Lady Crusaders. "We took care of business tonight and in the process got a lot of playing time for all of our players.
At the request of city councilman Bob Roberts, members of city council approved issuing a resolution expressing their opposition to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's plan to change the telephone area code in the area from 814 to 582.
"I wonder if it wouldn't be well for the City of St. Marys to oppose that change," Roberts said. "Many municipalities around us are doing that, in fact, and I'd like to see a resolution."
St. Marys Area School District principals presented updates about their schools during a recent school board workshop.
South St. Marys Street Elementary Principal Bob Grumley presented information about the school's Accelerated Reader program, with 488 out of 618 students reaching their goals. Each student is given an individual assessment at the beginning of the school year in determining what their Accelerated Reader goal is. Of those students, 85 percent are comprehending what they are reading, with the goal of 90 percent comprehension for next year.