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September 9th, 2014

Executive sessions among school board topics

September 9, 2014

In a followup discussion about board practices, members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors briefly discussed the topic during their latest work session.
SMASD solicitor Rick Brown was in attendance to answer any questions on the subject.
Twenty-year board member Pat Rezmerski read a statement noting her discontent with board practices.
Rezmerski began stating she has considered resigning within the past two months due to the things that go on in the board room.

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

September 8th

Electronic notification systems approved by board

September 8, 2014

Two new communication systems were approved during Monday's St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting.
A new district wide communication system will cost between $4,000 to $6,000. The board discussed the importance of upgrading its notification system following a prank shooting call which launched a massive response on Sept. 2.
This will replace the district's current eAlert system, at a cost of $1,200 per year, which notifies individuals via e-mail, text or both about school happenings such as emergency situations, cancellations and delays.

Council discusses 175th anniversary of City's founding

September 8, 2014

During Monday night's City Council work session, councilman Ned Jacob proposed that council start budgeting a certain amount of money to contribute to the City's 175th anniversary celebration, which will be in 2017.
Council member Sally Geyer objected to the use of taxpayer funds being used for a festival, citing the fact that no taxpayer money was used for the 125th or the 150th anniversary celebrations.
"I just don't think taxpayers should be footing the bill for festivals," Geyer said. "Taxpayers don't foot the bill for the Bavarian Fall Fest or fireworks."

Infield work underway at Berwind Park

September 8, 2014

Baseball may be over for the year, but Berwind Park is far from sitting idle.
However, instead of players being out on the field, a bulldozer was occupying the spot between third base and shortstop on Sunday evening, and the infield area had been torn up and reduced to more mud than grass.
Though it may not look very pretty at the moment, the work is all part of an effort to make necessary repairs to the ball field. Not only is the infield being re-crowned and new sod put in place, but efforts are also being undertaken to try to improve the drainage of water from the field.

Anna M. Laird

September 8, 2014

Anna M. Laird, 94, of 610 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk following a short illness.
She was born July 27, 1920, a daughter of the late Michael and Helena Bizjak Ausserer.
On Jan. 29, 1949 in St. Marys Church, she married Robert T. Laird, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 2003.

VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

September 8, 2014

VIDEO: NCAA Lifts Penn State's Postseason Ban (Yahoo Sports)

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game

September 8, 2014

Punter Kicked in Face During NFL Game
Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.

September 7th

Crusaders shut out Dutchmen for boys' soccer tourney title

September 8, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders claimed their seventh consecutive Elk County Boys' Soccer Tournament title with a 5-0 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen on Saturday afternoon at the soccer field at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.

ECC volleyball defends Elk County tourney title

September 8, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team successfully defended their Elk County Volleyball Tournament crown Saturday by defeating the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch in the championship match.
Elk Catholic won the best-of-three championship match 2-0. Elk won the first set 25-23 and took the second set 25-19.
The Johnsonburg Ramettes placed third as they defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers 30-27 in the consolation match.

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