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Archive - Oct 22, 2011

Groundbreaking ceremony held for future Dickinson facility

October 22, 2011

Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI], formerly Dickinson Mental Health Center, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for their new facility along Servidea Drive atop Boot Jack Hill.
The new facility will consolidate 10 distinct site- and community-based programs into a 28,200-square-foot facility and will house approximately 100 full- and part-time employees.

Wreath drive for area vets' graves to begin

October 22, 2011

Helpings Hands of St. Marys will again partner with Wreaths Across America and area organizations to honor deceased veterans by placing wreaths on
their graves during the holiday season, but this year, there are a few changes to the program that area residents should be aware of.
Now in its fourth year locally, the program allows area residents to purchase wreaths to place on the graves of loved ones and even strangers in local cemeteries who
have served their country. Dolly Wehler of Helping Hands said due to some mix-ups in the past, this year only the wreaths ordered for

Hoh retires after 27 years with city police

October 22, 2011

Sergeant Philip G. Hoh officially retired from the City of St. Marys Police Department on Sept. 1, 2011, marking 27 years of distinguished service to the citizens of St. Marys. In addition, Hoh had worked for five years in another police department.
Hoh was honored for his years of service during the St. Marys City Council meeting on Oct. 17, when he was presented a plaque by St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone and received a retirement police badge, as well as a Pa. Senate citation from state Sen. Joe Scarnati.

Horse looking for greener pastures

October 22, 2011

The Elk County Humane Society is looking for a permanent home for a 7-year-old horse named Smokey. The Humane Society was awarded custody of three horses, including Smokey, in December 2009 following a cruelty case in Elk County. Having already placed the other two, Smokey is the last of the three remaining at a foster farm.
Smokey is a 7-year-old male gelding. He is a Haflinger cross-breed that stands 15 hands high, meaning it is 60 inches, or five feet, to the top of his back. He has a palomino golden coloring with a flaxen tail.

Council approves community project funding

October 22, 2011

St. Marys Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator Tina Gradizzi explained three projects during Monday's city council meeting, including the demolition of a city building and grant submissions for the D.A.R.E. program and Elk Creek Park to the Stackpole Hall Foundation.
At the meeting, council approved a bid for the demolition of the former Howell Building located on the corner of North St. Marys and Center streets. A total of five bid packages were picked up, with two official bids received.

Union Knights hand Dutchmen 25-7 setback

October 22, 2011

RIMERSBURG - The Union Golden Knights handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 25-7 Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference setback last night at Rimersburg.
The Dutchmen found themselves down 19-0 at the half and were not able to get out of the hole in the second half.
“I give Union all the credit. They outplayed us in every facet. They were well-coached and well-prepared,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“We didn’t handle adversity early in the ball game. We had to play catch-up and we’re not very good at that game,” he added.

Crusaders crushed by Golden Tide 38-6

October 22, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were dealt a tough 38-6 loss by the Curwensville Golden Tide during a cold, wet and muddy contest at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys on Friday evening. The Crusaders' lone touchdown came in the middle of the third quarter after the Golden Tide had already built a 30-point lead.

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