April 17th, 2015
Fifteen-year-old Justin Johnson is paying it forward by helping children through a traumatic experience via a friendly frog-shaped pillow.
The Elk County Catholic High School sophomore recently donated four frog pillows to Penn Highlands Elk's emergency department for staff to distribute them to children who are airlifted from the hospital.
For many, mention of a school library conjures up memories of a quiet space with people occasionally talking in hushed voices as they read books or browse through material while working on a research project. However, the days of a libraries being quiet spaces devoted entirely to books are long gone.
Instead, the space has evolved and taken on a variety of other uses, as evidenced by the libraries at both St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School. At both schools, technology has played a major role in how the libraries have evolved and are utilized today.
Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel will be closing their doors today at 5 p.m. after 60 years of service to the community. The store is located on the diamond in downtown St. Marys where it has been a well-known establishment and has remained one of the only independently owned men's and ladies department store in Elk County. Owner Mike Faulk, who has run the store for the past 44 years, is shown waiting on customers Friday afternoon.
The St. Marys Area Public Library is currently collecting gently-used children's books to be distributed to area families in need.
According to Director Leslie Swope, the program has been underway for roughly six months and has seen good response so far.
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Multiple county fire companies were called out Thursday evening for a brush fire off West Creek Road in St. Marys.
Elk County Emergency Services listed the address at 255 Grunthaner Glen in St. Marys for what was initially reported as a large brush fire at 6:06 p.m.
According to Crystal Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mike Kraus, a property owner was attempting to burn off the field.
They're creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky and they're taking the stage at Elk County Catholic High School as part of the school's annual musical taking place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
"The Addams Family" musical is a humor filled show with characters many will recognize from the television show and movie.
St. Marys Area High School has added a new state champion to its academic success. Junior Cobey Gardner recently placed first in drafting during the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Championships competition held in Lancaster.
Gardner will now advance to the National SkillsUSA competition taking place in Louisville, Ky. from June 22-26 and have the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship to Penn College in Williamsport.
JAY TWP. â€“ The Jay Township Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for two vacancies on the sewer authority board and one vacancy on the water authority board.
During visitor comments, Christine Gavazzi read a letter in which she criticized the supervisors for not attending water or sewage meetings.
The St. Marys Public Library is now offering an Adopt an Author program to allow patrons to assist with the purchase of books by popular authors. The program allows a person to 'adopt' an author by agreeing to pay for the purchase of all the books written by that author during the calendar year. In exchange, the patron is able to be the first to borrow each book once it becomes available at the library.