February 14th, 2014
The cost and quality of cyber schools are posing a challenge to school districts throughout the state including the St. Marys Area School District.
"The public needs to be made aware that cyber schools are not free. Those students going to cyber school are causing your taxes to go up. They truly are, because it is draining the basic subsidy of all school districts," Superintendent Ann Kearney said.
Though local historian Ray Beimel began his recent tour of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with the statement that he would not be telling any ghost stories, he concluded his tour by addressing and dispelling one of the more popular tales that has become a part of St. Marys folklore.Â
The Reverend Cornelius T. Cooney was born in 1892 in Renovo and died in 1935 while serving in a parish in the Erie Diocese in Grove City.Â
ERIE â€“ A federal criminal case filed this week in U.S. District Court in Erie apparently is not directly linked with the proposed Seneca Resources injection well in Highland Township.
Ronald A. Wright of Pleasantville is charged with providing false information involving the plugging of three abandoned oil and gas wells in Elk County.
The alleged false documents were used by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in considering injection well permits for the American Refining Group (ARG) based in Bradford.
The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestlers were two points away from a perfect score as they routed the Bradford Owls 82-0 on Thursday night in a match that was also senior night for the Dutchmen.
The victory sets new school records for both most points scored in a single match and largest margin of victory. The previous record was a 78-point victory over Kane during the 1998-1999 season.
During the weekend of Jan. 17-19, DDCC of April School of Dance traveled to Pittsburgh toÂ take classes and compete at the DanceMakers, Inc. convention and competition. The company earned adjudication awards as well as overall awards for each of their 22 dances choreographed byÂ artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of KaneÂ and her sister Chelle Blankenship.Â The judgesÂ picked three dancesÂ out of 250 performances they wanted to see danced again. DDCC's "Lemonade" was awarded a "Dance AGAIN" andÂ was performed at the convention's WrapIt Ceremony.
In an effort to protect students, visitors and school property, St. Marys Area School District looks to their network of security cameras in tracking daily activity within the schools and a recent donation of two new 50-inch televisions to St. Marys Area High School has played a role in significantly enhancing the visibility of the cameras' footage.
Military markers dot the landscape throughout the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. One is located adjacent to each veteran's grave indicating the conflict in which they served.Â
These men and women served in the armed forces throughout the country's history, and Beimel shared a few of their stories during a tour of the cemetery earlier this year.Â
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team closed out their regular season with a 62-41 victory over the Bradford Owls Wednesday night at the ECCHS gym on Senior Parent Night.
The St. Marys Area Dutch basketball team ended their season with a 61-48 loss to the St. Joseph's Catholic Academy Wolves on Wednesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Bernard J. â€śSonnyâ€ť Greenthaner, 94, of 1716 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Cadogan, son of the late Fred and Mary Kurzinger Greenthaner. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended schools in Cadogan. He was a retired employee of Modern Dairy.
On June 20, 1946, he married Helen Nagy who preceded him in death in January 2006.
Mr. Greenthaner was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan.