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December 13th

Drought watch still in effect

December 13, 2012

It has rained for several days this week, so how can there still be a drought watch in the area? St. Marys Area Water Authority Manager Dwight Hoare explained why residents served by the authority should continue to conserve water.

Sisters made big sacrifices for hospital after fire

December 13, 2012

Following the fire at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital on Nov. 27, 1934, all that was left of the structure was its stone walls. Everything that had been made of wood inside the building was destroyed in the blaze, according to local historian Ray Beimel.
With the hospital destroyed, the Benedictine Sisters stepped in and made a big sacrifice for the benefit of the community.

SMASD approves personnel items

December 13, 2012

At a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following professional personnel resignation was accepted: Linda Buchheit, of St. Marys, as teacher at St. Marys Area Middle School, effective Jan. 14, 2013.
The following suppor

Betty Jean Geer

December 13, 2012

Betty Jean Geer, 86, of Swedetown Road, Portland Mills, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 28, 1926, the daughter of the latePerry E. and Edith Ecklund Geer.
She lived in Lake City all of her life and attended schools in the Village of Lake City, Portland Mills and Ridgway.

December 12th

St. Marys Area gymnasts defeat Ridgway in season opener

December 13, 2012

Johnsonburg hands Crusaders 47-37 loss in season opener

December 13, 2012

County responds to civil complaint

December 12, 2012

In response to a civil complaint filed Dec. 6 by Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg against the county's board of commissioners, Tom Wagner, county solicitor acting on behalf of the board, has filed a response regarding the issues and has introduced new matters in the case.

Home invasion defendants due in court

December 12, 2012

RIDGWAY - On the evening of Jan. 2, 2011, an 89-year-old Johnsonburg man was home alone when two intruders forced their way into his home and held him to the ground while brandishing a knife and demanding money from him.

Wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves Saturday

December 12, 2012

The Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony honoring all deceased veterans will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery on Saturday at noon, followed by the placement of wreaths on the graves of veterans in both the Catholic and Protestant cemeteries. The wreaths were previously purchased by members of the community through Wreaths Across America and are designated for the graves of specific veterans. Any extra wreaths will be placed on the veterans' monuments at both cemeteries.

Supervisors ponder fire police workers' compensation

December 12, 2012

During the most recent Fox Township Supervisors meeting Tom Wildnauer, Fox Township Fire Police captain, provided the supervisors with information ensuring that workers' compensation will be provided when fire police officers perform activities that are not considered emergency calls.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...