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April 13th, 2015

Fire drop aircraft dispatched for brush fire in Jay Township

April 14, 2015

JAY TWP. – An air tanker dispatched by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources made several passes dumping water on a brush fire Monday afternoon near 3077 River Rd. in Jay Township.
A spokesperson for DCNR said the fire was mostly contained as of 5 p.m. Monday and that the cause is still under investigation.

Please see the Tuesday, April 14, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.

Lady Dutch defeat Johnsonburg Ramettes 8-0 Monday

April 14, 2015

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team improved to 2-0 on the season as they defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 8-0 Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field. This was the season opener for the Ramettes.
The Lady Dutch scored at least one run in five of the six innings to record the win.
"This was our third time on a field this season," said St. Marys coach Bill Makufka.
"I thought we played a nice game but we still have the gym rust. We weren't up to game speed," said Makufka.
"I thought (Andria) Copelli threw well and we ran the bases well and had timely hitting," said Makufka.

Crusader tennis blanks Johnsonburg 9-0

April 14, 2015

The Elk Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 2-1 on their young season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams in a match played at Memorial and Benzinger Parks on Monday afternoon.
"It was a beautiful day and it was great to get outside and play a full match and some exhibition matches," said ECC head coach Aaron Straub. "It was good to play in relative warm conditions as we will have some tough matches in warm or hot weather, and it is a process to get your body acclimated to those conditions."
Straub added that he thought his squad played well.

April 12th

Explosion in coal room damages St. Marys residence

April 12, 2015

ST. MARYS – An explosion in a coal room of a Rosely Road home late Saturday morning damaged a residence in St. Marys.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were called out at 11:22 a.m. Saturday to 1366 Rosely Rd. for what 911 dispatchers described as an explosion at the residence.

Native Americans initially utilized SR 120

April 12, 2015

The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, according to the Elk County Historical Society.
The western Pennsylvania section of the trail would have been established by the Erie tribe, a sub tribe of Indians who spoke the Iroquoian language but were destroyed and dispersed by the northern Iroquois for helping refugees from the enemy of the Iroquois, the Huron Indians, during the Beaver Wars, a battle over hunting grounds for the fur trade.

April 10th

Elk County Performs for Chloe

April 11, 2015

A packed audience was in attendance Friday evening in the Ridgway Area High School auditorium for the "Elk County Performs for Chloe" benefit performance.

April designated as National Donate Life month

April 11, 2015

ST. MARYS – Currently, 123,000 men, women and children are on the waiting list to receive a life-saving organ transplant with a new name added to that list every 10 minutes. Each day at least 18 people will die without receiving an organ.
These surprising statistics and the topic of organ donation may not often be discussed among families, however, it is the goal of organizations like the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) to raise awareness of the issue.

April 9th

Concert Choir of Elk County prepares for events

April 10, 2015

The Concert Choir of Elk County is happy to announce two upcoming performances.
The annual spring concert series, this year entitled “A Good Night For Singing” will be performed as a dinner show on June 4, 5 and 6 at The Royal Inn. This show will feature music that showcases the choirs versatility with numbers ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to a popular medley of hits from Jersey Boys. Tickets for this show will go on sale May 1.

Youngsters gather for Chorus Fest

April 10, 2015

ST. MARYS – On Thursday evening, 150 students from 12 schools throughout the region performed at St. Marys Area High School as part of the Elementary IU9 Chorus Fest.

The chorus included fifth and sixth grade students from throughout Intermediate Unit 9 (IU9).

Christopher Gankosky, SMAHS band director, acted as the guest conductor for the event. He was joined by Johnsonburg Elementary School music teacher Laura Kleppinger as the guest accompanist on piano.


Women's Social Spring Bash set for April 22

April 10, 2015

The Elk County Women's Social Spring Bash presented by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is set for Wednesday, April 22 in the wine cellar of Gunner's in downtown St. Marys.

"It's a great girls' night out. It's an excuse to get out and do something fun," said Ashley O'Dell, Chamber outreach coordinator.

This year the Winery at Wilcox is offering wine samplings. In addition each attendee will receive a small gift with an Earth Day theme as well as chances to win assorted door prizes.


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