Archive - 2013
The St. Marys Area United Way kicked off its 2013-2014 fundraising campaign during local high school events on Thursday evening. Agency representatives were on hand at the St. Marys Area High School's Meet the Dutch night and Elk County Catholic School System's Family Picnic and Bonfire.
The new goal for this year's campaign is $180,000, a decrease from last year's goal of $195,000.
The Kane Area School Board Directors issued a statement Friday to "put to rest" the disciplinary issue involving high school teacher Jeff Gibbs.
"The process involved with personnel issues prevents the district from making specific comments. We have respected the process. Now that the issue is concluded, we are able to make a statement.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team remained perfect on the season as they defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 162-172 Thursday afternoon in a match played at the Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.
Numerous St. Marys Area High School fall sports athletes were introduced to fellow students, family and friends as part of the school's annual Meet the Dutch event held Thursday evening. Shown walking onto the field are senior members of the team.
Students, family and friends paraded to the ECCHS football field where all fall sports athletes were introduced as part of the Elk County Catholic School System's annual Family Picnic and bonfire.
RIDGWAY â€“ The replacement of old water lines in a portion of Wilcox will be partially funded by Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] monies following a public forum and approval at a board of commissioners meeting.
The project will benefit 32 families on four streets in Wilcox: Cherry, Jarrett, Lawrence, and Maple streets.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team saw their record slip to 2-2 on the young season as they lost an 8-1 contest to the Warren Lady Dragons Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Park. ECC hosts Johnsonburg this afernoon at 3:30 p.m.
RIDGWAY â€“ Barry J. Schoch, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation [PennDOT] announced last week that officials will implement or expand weight restrictions to roughly 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide in an effort to guarantee bridge safety and preserve the aging bridge system.
KERSEY â€“ The 2013 Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Farm Tour showcased the talents of Dave and Diane Gillen as part of their horse training, boarding and recently created riding lesson program on the Double D Farm located on Frey Road in Kersey.
As the host of the tour, the Gillens welcomed attendees to the small family farm. The event took place inside their large indoor horse riding arena.
Small businesses play an important role in communities, and throughout St. Marys' history there have been a variety of businesses that have come and gone that area residents still recall fondly. The Daily Press recently asked users on Facebook which former small businesses are most memorable to them.
One business that was mentioned often was Auman's Store, which was located on Benedict Street.