April 14th, 2015
The DuBois Area Lady Beaver softball team scored two runs in the top of the eighth then limited the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch to one run in the home half of the inning to record a 4-3 victory Tuesday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The St. Marys Area School District approved a wide range of items during their Monday evening meeting. Among them were contracts for a company to produce a commercial about the district, for replacement of an elementary school roof, for faster internet and phone services and an increase in cafeteria prices.
A contract between e-LocalLink and SMASD was approved in support of a local initiative to promote Elk County by featuring local schools and businesses.
St. Marys Rotary Club members and the community are anxiously awaiting the placement of the city's new Victorian-themed clock standing at least 16 feet tall along the Boulevard.
The project, totaling at least $50,000 in project value, will reach fruition Saturday, April 25 with a clock dedication ceremony at 1 p.m.
St. Marys Area High School junior Devin Anderson was acknowledged by the SMASD board of directors as having been chosen the Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Superintendent Brian Toth presented the 17-year-old with a presidential pin of excellence for his achievement.
JAY TWP. â€“ Eric Johnston stepped down as a township employee, announcing at Tuesday night's water authority meeting that this would be his last week working for the township.
"I would like to thank the previous board members who gave me an opportunity to work here," Johnston said, adding that he had more to say but that board member Jeremy Rippey wasn't present.
Immediately following the meeting, Johnston shared his comments on the absent member.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team improved to 2-0 on the season as they defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 8-0 Monday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field. This was the season opener for the Ramettes.
he Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team improved to 2-0 on their young season with a 15-0 three-inning shutout against the Bradford Lady Owls on Monday afternoon in a contest played on the newly renovated St. Marys Little League Softball field at Benzinger Park.
The Elk Catholic Crusader tennis team improved to 2-1 on their young season with a 9-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams in a match played at Memorial and Benzinger Parks on Monday afternoon.
The St. Marys Area School District board of directors unanimously approved the district's 2015-2016 preliminary budget with no tax increase to area residents.
It will be on display in the SMASD business office, located at the high school, for the next 30 days. It may also be viewed on the district's website at www.smasd.org.
The budget will receive final approval in June. The district's total operating budget is just over $26 million.
According to SMASD Superintendent Brian Toth, the budget remains a "working budget" between now and June in which the board may choose to change it.
JAY TWP. â€“ An air tanker dispatched by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources made several passes dumping water on a brush fire Monday afternoon near 3077 River Rd. in Jay Township.
A spokesperson for DCNR said the fire was mostly contained as of 5 p.m. Monday and that the cause is still under investigation.