Mar 072013

March 7, 2013


Congratulations to the Penn Cambria Boys Senior Basketball team for their victorious season becoming District 6 Class AA champions on Saturday night, March 2nd by defeating Northern Cambria 63-43 at St. Francis College. Scoring leaders in the game were A.J. Leahey, Mack Behe and Nathan Keagy. The team had earned the playoff seat by defeating Bishop McCort earlier in the week.

Now they will play Greensburg Catholic High School at the Altoona High School Field House on Saturday, March 9th.

Members of the championship team from the Lilly area include A.J. Leahey, Nathan Keagy, Mack Behe, Nathan Przybys, James Mardula and Mark Mardula. A team to be proud of! Incidentally, A.J. Leahey broke the school record in basketball with points amassed during his career at Penn Cambria.

On a side note: It was great to see the Penn Cambria Fire Alliance trucks and firefighters lead the team back to Cresson from St. Francis College on Saturday. It shows the community wide pride in the team.



Congradulations are extended to 17 year old Penn Cambria Senior Bradley Petyak on placing in the top 10 in essay competition in Washington D.C. on March 3rd. He received a 3000 dollar scholarship. His 1st winning essay was submitted through the Sankertown VFW. Bradley is the son of Renee Monahan and Robert Petyak and the grandson of Robert and Mary Jane Monahan of Lilly. Robert is a Korean War veteran.



The Lilly-Washington Public Library is collecting non perishable foods/ canned goods and money donations for the Our Lady of the Alleghenies St. Vincent DePaul Conference. All donations will go to the Cresson Food Pantry. Fines for overdue books will be forgiven with a donation to the cause at the local library.



The Lilly-Washington War Memorial Association will meet tonight, March 7th, at the Lilly Borough building. Also, the annual fund drive letters were recently mailed out. Your kind donation is always a great help to the association.

The annual community Easter Egg hunt, sponsored by the Lilly Library, will be held on Saturday March 30th at 1:00 PM. The Summer 2013 reading program is planned to start in June 1st. During 2012 there were 19,687 circulations with 6,359 children material circulations.



Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Julia Stossel who recently passed away. She was a faithful member of the Our Lady of the Alleghenies church choir for many years and will be greatly missed.

Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Irene Suchta who also recently passed away. Irene was the wife of Joseph Suchta.

Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of George Bertram of Cresson who passed away on March 4. George was a WWll veteran and had resided in Lilly Coal at one time. His daughter Gina Bender resides in Lilly.



There will be a spaghetti dinner fund raiser and social night  held at the Cresson American Legion on Saturday, March 9th.with  dinner being served from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM..

The event, which will run from 4:00 PM until midnight, will also include live entertainment all evening and a basket raffle. Proceeds are to benefit Ted Dombrosky of Lilly who has very serious health issues. Admission is $10 dollars or $15 a couple. Donations can also be made at the door on dinner night.



Today, March 7, finds David Eger, William Leahey, Regina Siuniak and Drake Talko celebrating birthdays as will my sister Monica Barlick, Bryan Ehrenfeld and Richard Perrone  Jr. on the 8th and then the 9th will be a very busy day with Paul Dibosky Jr., Jadon Aldrich, Jean Albarano, Jonathan Bossler, Christopher Bost, George Noel, Tim Salony, Mark Stiffler and Holly Tremel all getting to party.

On the 10th Kathleen Bost, Randy Myers and Olivia Sklodowski all enjoy birthday cake followed by Rose Marie Nagle and Joseph Suchta on the 11th and Judy Ehrenfeld along with Evan Boland on the 12th. Happy Birthday to All!


A belated birthday wish is sent to Jeffrey and Susan Wilson who celebrated their wedding anniversary on March 5th.



You are or are becoming an old timer if you remember the mules in the barn yard along Memorial Drive, the former Lilly Coal road.

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