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January 19th, 2011

It's Girl Scout cookie time

January 20, 2011

Calling all Girl Scout cookie fans: It's that time of year when Girl Scouts around the country embark on their annual cookie sale. Orders are now being taken until Wednesday, Jan. 26, with delivery expected the week of February 24.
Once again, this year's offerings include Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Trefoils, Dulce de Leches, and Thank U Berry Munches.
All eight varieties are selling for $3.50 a box, the same cost as in past years. Troops receive proceeds of 65 cents per box for senior scouts and 60 cents for junior and cadet scouts.

County holds meeting for emergency management plan

January 20, 2011

Municipal representatives from Elk County held a meeting at the Courthouse Annex Building Wednesday night for a briefing on an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan that is to be developed by consulting firm Michael Baker Jr., Inc. and adopted as Elk County's Emergency Management Plan.

County officials withdraw finances from airport

January 20, 2011

In what was a mere formality, the Elk County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to officially cancel any current and future financial obligation to the Bradford Airport Authority.
According to Elk County commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg, who also serves as first vice chairman on the Bradford Airport Authority, the wheels of change have been rolling for years now.

January 18th

Flying Dutch top Punxsutawney 52-45

January 19, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their ninth victory of the season on Tuesday evening as they defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 52-45 score in a District Nine League encounter at the Punxsutawney Area High School gym.
The Dutchmen fell behind in the first quarter of play, but came on strong in the second quarter to take the lead at the half. They held the lead at the end of three by two points, then outscored the Chucks 15-10 in the final stanza to win the game by seven points.

Flying Dutch top Punxsutawney 52-45

January 19, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their ninth victory of the season on Tuesday evening as they defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks by a 52-45 score in a District Nine League encounter at the Punxsutawney Area High School gym.
The Dutchmen fell behind in the first quarter of play, but came on strong in the second quarter to take the lead at the half. They held the lead at the end of three by two points, then outscored the Chucks 15-10 in the final stanza to win the game by seven points.

Albert Joseph Zwack

January 18, 2011

Albert Joseph Zwack, 93, of Mineral Point, Wis., died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Upland Hills Health Care in Dodgeville, Wis. after suffering a stroke a week prior.
He was born March 26, 1917, son of the late Aloysius and Clara (Wilhelm) Zwack. Because of his mother’s early death and his father’s absence due to duty in the Merchant Marines, he was raised by his paternal grandparents in Marysville.
On Oct. 6, 1945 in St. Marys, he married Helen (Goldthorpe) Zwack, who preceded him in death in 2000.

James L. "Wilbur" Fritz Jr.

January 18, 2011

James L. "Wilbur" Fritz Jr., 71, of 276 South Michael Circle, St. Marys, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born May 18, 1939 in St. Marys, son of the late James L. and Ruth Ryden Fritz Sr.
On Nov. 4, 1967, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Linda Francis, who survives.

Officials updated on water plan

January 18, 2011

Jodi Foster, community and economic development coordinator for the Elk County Planning Department, gave an update Tuesday morning at a board of commissioners meeting regarding the status of a source water protection plan impacting various municipalities in Elk County.

Friedl raises additional questions about Zito Media

January 18, 2011

St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl once again addressed members of city council on Monday about the television service provided by Zito Media through the city's franchise agreement.
Friedl began by inquiring when the city's current agreement with Zito Media is set to expire. City solicitor Mark Jacob responded that the five-year contract will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.

Everlasting Memories transforms flowers into jewelry

January 18, 2011

Hand-crafted jewelry created from authentic flowers is a unique niche filled by Everlasting Memories, an independent business owned by Tracy and Perry "Chip" Carnovale of Kersey.
"We make a variety of items out of dried flowers," Tracy said. "We've gotten flowers brought to us from funerals, weddings, birthdays--basically any type of special occasion."
Upon receiving fresh flowers they are immediately dried out. Some customers even bring in flowers already dried.
"We can work with any type of flowers, from lilies to mums. Roses are the most popular flower we work with," she added.

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