Archive - 2013
"If there be a rainbow in the eve, it will rain and leave; but if there be a rainbow in the morrow It will neither lend nor borrow."
One positive result of the recent rainy weather has been the sighting of numerous rainbows.
The optical and meteorological phenomenas are caused by the reflection of light in water droplets resulting in a multicolor spectrum of light. One of the most picturesque spectacles in nature, rainbows have inspired countless legends, songs and fairy tales.
The Fox Township Supervisors plan to re-visit their use of facilities agreements for the township's Community Park and Community Building.
A response was recently received from township solicitor David Pontzer regarding the agreement forms. Pontzer was not in attendance at the meeting due to a scheduling conflict.
RIDGWAY â€“ Berkheimer Tax Services, the company appointed to replace fallen earned income tax collection giant CENTAX in Elk County is now also heading up collection of school taxes for the Ridgway Area School District (RASD).
Wednesday may have dawned overcast and rainy, but the Memorial Park staff decided to stick with their plans for Inner Park Day, and by the time signups were nearly complete the rain had stopped and the sun had begun to poke through the clouds. It may not have been the 75 degrees and sunshine that park staff had hoped for, but the rain stayed away for the rest of the event and a record turnout of around 320 youngsters between the ages of 5-14 showed up to spend an enjoyable day at the park.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Fox Township Supervisors unanimously approved several new business items at their Wednesday evening meeting, among them being a wetland mitigation permit, a request for use of equipment during the Elk County Fair and replacement of equipment.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Junior all stars were eliminated from the District 10 Tournament Tuesday night at Benzinger Park as they lost a 10-0 game in five innings to Punxsutawney in the final of the loser's bracket.
RIDGWAY â€“ For the last two years, the Ridgway Area School District's 78 teachers have been working without a contract after a breakdown in talks between them and the district's Board of Directors.
The deadlock continued with Tuesday's meeting of the Board in which all nine of its members voted to reject the latest proposal presented to them by the teachers union.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Fox Twp. Supervisors reported the township will receive just over $86,000 from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee proceeds. They originally estimated the total at $85,000.
A bid of $41,840 from St. Marys Lumber was approved to sell the company timber recently cleared by the township. Additional bids were received from Walker Lumber Inc., of Woodland for $30,032, Allegheny Wood Products of Marble, Pa. for $31,534 and Matson Lumber Co. of Brookville for $36,170.
Four men and a woman face charges following a June 30 drug bust at the Columbus Apartments at 224 Welsh St. in Kane.
Taihelm Nathaniel Green, 32, of Carnegie, Pa. near Pittsburgh faces four charges, including a felony, for allegedly coming to Kane to deliver and sell drugs.Â
On Thursday, June 27, CNB Bank hosted its second annual charity golf tournament and successfully raised $24,000 to benefit local American Cancer Society programs. The money raised has been donated to the ACS to make the services of Road to Recovery and Hope Lodge programs available to local families.