The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad finished in first place in their third annual St. Marys Kickoff Tournament on Saturday at the St. Marys Area High School, taking the top spot for the second year in a row.
The Dutchmen finished with 196.5 points in the eight team tournament. Coming in second was Youngsville with 153 points, followed by Cameron County 148, Port Allegany 134, Southern Huntington 106, Oswayo Valley 67.5, Wellsboro 43, and St. Josephs 25.5.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney recently met with superintendents from throughout Elk County to discuss the start date of the 2014-2015 school year.
The choice which best fits SMASD programming entails holding two in-service days on Friday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Aug. 25. The first day of school would start on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the last week in August.
Family Life presented "The Gifts of the Magi" at the Red Fern Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Red Fern. Friday and Saturday nights were a dinner theater while Sunday afternoon saw patrons have dessert before the show.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders opened their 2013-2014 campaign with a 53-15 victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
Clair G. Dippold, 80, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Schissle Street, died early Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Kraft Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
Mr. Dippold was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He was a very religious person to his faith.
The results of the EQT Energy Classic "Lucky Lip Sync" video contest were announced at 6 p.m. on Friday night, and Elk County Catholic High School was named the victor of the $500 first place prize with their rendition of the Christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You.'
Ridgway Borough Council on Friday afternoon voted to advertise their 2014 budget proposal which features no tax hike.
A complete copy of the entire proposed 2014 budget is available for public inspection at the borough office under normal business hours.
Over 350 parents participated in the St. Marys Area School District food service survey, in hopes to obtain data to improve food services.
The survey was available on the school district's website at www.smasd.org and asked about opinions regarding the lunches served in the district. Jennifer Asti, SMASD food service director, was concerned about what some of the misconceptions that parents have from their children on the matter.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney met with Asti to begin reviewing the survey responses and comments.
Before going to sleep last night a number of children throughout the area made sure their shoes would be easy to find in anticipation of the annual visit from Belsnickel, who stops by many homes each year on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas.
RIDGWAY â€“ According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.