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September 27th, 2011

Solid Waste Authority tours landfill

September 27, 2011

Tuesday afternoon's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority was held at the Veolia ES Greentree Landfill in Fox Township. Prior to the meeting, authority members toured the site by bus and received an update about what has been taking place.
The landfill, which was established in 1987 and changed hands several times before coming under its current management, encompasses about 3,000 acres, with between 400 and 500 acres currently active under the facility's permit boundary.

Council terminates tax collector position with regret

September 27, 2011

St. Marys City Council reluctantly terminated the services of its appointed Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector, St. Marys Tax Service, owned by Dave Farabaugh, due to a state mandate known as Act 32.
The state mandate, established in 2008, requires the restructuring of the Earned Income Tax Collection System for local governments and school districts. Entities were provided with a three-year window to complete the transition by January 2012.

Kane hospital has healthy financial condition

September 27, 2011

Bolstered by its business link with the Hamot Medical Center in Erie and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Kane Community Hospital (KCH) now has a healthy “bottom line.”
This is the “good news” message delivered Monday by KCH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gary Rhodes in his annual report to the community.
According to figures released by Rhodes, KCH ended its fiscal year June 30 with a net income of $1,353,181. This is a “turn-around” of $1.56 million from the previous fiscal year that showed a loss of $209,000.

Council terminates tax collector position with regret

September 27, 2011

St. Marys City Council reluctantly terminated the services of its appointed Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector, St. Marys Tax Service, owned by Dave Farabaugh, due to a state mandate known as Act 32.
The state mandate, established in 2008, requires the restructuring of the Earned Income Tax Collection System for local governments and school districts. Entities were provided with a three-year window to complete the transition by January 2012.

Officials approve policy revisions

September 27, 2011

Elk County Conservation District officials approved revisions to their personnel policy during Monday night's regular meeting.
The new Conservation District employee handbook contains 21 additional pages of policies, an improvement to its past six-page handbook.

Margaret B. Scaccia

September 27, 2011

Margaret B. Scaccia, 88, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Railroad Street, Daguscahonda, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born February 27, 1923 in Daguscahonda, a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Frances Bolitiski.
On June 25, 1943 in Daguscahonda, she married the late Henry Scaccia, who preceded her in death in 1983.

September 26th

Big Buck Contest better than ever

September 26, 2011

ST. MARYS - "Large or small, we want 'em all." That's the theme of this year's 7th Annual Big Buck Contest, which promises to be better than ever with a new scoring system for bucks and a contest for readers of The Daily Press, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican every week.
Darlene Coder, publisher of the three newspapers, explained several changes to this year's contest that she said would benefit both hunters and readers.

Monitoring project gathers baseline data

September 26, 2011

The Elk County Conservation District held its regular meeting Monday night to discuss the progress of the Elk County Monitoring Project.
Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine announced that data loggers have been deployed and have recorded two weeks' worth of baseline data in the Big Mill Creek and Bear Creek watersheds.
Bonfardine plans to have all 12 data loggers in Elk County streams by October.
Project interns have built six housing units for the data loggers.

K9 Karnival set for Saturday

September 26, 2011

In celebration of National Dog Week, The Elk County Humane Society is hosting its annual K9 Karnival featuring Walk and Wag Day on Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Park in St. Marys.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., canines of all kinds are invited to participate in the event. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the walk taking place at noon.
"It's just a great, fun day for the whole family, including the four-legged members. All the animals have smiles on their faces," said Veronica Conrad, humane society founder and current board member.

Judi Ann Yonkie

September 26, 2011

Judi Ann Yonkie, 57, of Keystone Avenue, Sheffield, died on Monday, September 26, 2011 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born October 13, 1953, in Kane, the daughter of the late Clifford D. and Evelyn M. Parsons Snyder Sr.
She was a 1971 graduate of Sheffield High School. She was most recently a homemaker, although she worked for many years as a sexton at the Bethany Lutheran Church and as a librarian at the Sheffield Township Library. She enjoyed her family and many friends, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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