May 20th, 2013
Members of St. Marys City Council approved on ordinance authorizing backing an $89,000 loan for the Benzinger Township Golf Authority to purchase maintenance equipment. During their Monday evening meeting City Solicitor Tom Wagner explained First Commonwealth Bank has agreed to lend the money provided the city guarantees the loan.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer appealed to the Elk County Commissioners in their meeting Monday to approve creation of a Senior Sergeant's position at the prison.
RIDGWAY - With the annual Elk County Relay for Life event scheduled for next month, Monday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included presentations from the American Cancer Society in a brief overview of the organization's history and impact.
Remember. Celebrate. Fight back.
The Relay for Life event for Elk County will feature a few notable changes and additions this year, none more pronounced, however, than the switch to a Saturday and Sunday event.
"The Relay this year for the first time will be from a Saturday to a Sunday," Barb Simbeck said of the June 8-9 event.
McKEAN CO. - McKean County law enforcement have tracked down and arrested a Bradford fugitive in Florida, where they say the man fled after giving police the slip by jumping out of a window at his Welch Avenue home.
The District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships were held Friday at the Kane Area High School. Competing were the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Crusaders.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders baseball team finished off the regular season with a win Friday night, defeating the Dutchmen of St. Marys Area by a score of 12-7. This came on the night in with ECC celebrated its eight seniors that were part of the team this year.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by an 8-3 score Friday afternoon at Benzinger Park on Senior Day for ECC.
St. Marys Area High School juniors Amy Orr and Rebekah Caretti are preparing to compete in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) National Leadership Conference after each of them earned a gold medal in their event during the Pennsylvania State HOSA Leadership Conference.
Both students have their sights set on winning a possible national title during the upcoming conference taking place June 26-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Norma M. Gallagher, 82, of Benezette, died Friday, May 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.
She was a life-long resident of Benezette, having been born in Benezette on December 16, 1930, to the late Marie M. (Oâ€™Brien) and John F. Showers.
She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Benezette and later a member of St. Joseph Church in Force. She was a graduate of Benezette High School and on September 21, 1948, married Gerald L. Gallagher in Tyler. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1985.