Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
Elk County Solid Waste Authority members voted on Tuesday afternoon to send letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the governor's office requesting information as to why DEP closed an investigation on Jersey Valley Recycling without taking any action.
According to Russ Braun, Elk County Solid Waste Authority chairman, the authority was first alerted to the situation in August.
Elk County recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner reported to Solid Waste Authority members on Tuesday afternoon that so far there have been no instances of illegal dumping in St. Marys related to the removal of the city's drop-off recycling containers.
The containers, which were previously located on South Michael Street and Depot Street, were removed on Monday, Oct. 18 in conjunction with the start of the county's new recycling contract.
Sintergy Inc., a Reynoldsville-based powered metal plant, celebrated its grand opening on Monday afternoon at its new state-of-the-art facility.
The companyâ€™s officers are Rick Young, president, Jason Emery, vice-president and Steve Miller, chief financial officer. Miller is a former Kersey resident and a graduate of Elk County Christian High School.
The three officers previously worked together at Allegheny Powder Metallurgy in Falls Creek, which was owned by Miller.
A county-wide effort to promote breast cancer awareness last Friday had area residents seeing pink.
As part of a county-wide Pink Day, students in the St. Marys, Ridgway and Johnsonburg school districts, as well as employees at the Elk County Courthouse and North Central, dressed in pink clothing and accessories.
The idea behind the event first came about two years ago when Kate McGonnell, a guidance counselor at the St. Marys Area Middle School, coordinated a district-wide pink day. Students were encouraged to wear pink and various events were held at each of the different schools.
ERIE - St. Marys Area Middle School students participated in the Northwest Pennsylvania Middle School Association (NWPMSA) Student Leadership Conference held on Oct. 19 at the James S. Wilson Middle School in Erie.
As interest in the development of the Marcellus Shale continues to grow, many people want to find out more of the basic facts about the massive natural gas formation. Recently Scott Weikert, a Forest Resource Educator from the Forest County Penn State Cooperative Extension, presented a basic overview on the Marcellus Shale for landowners.
At "Who I Am:" Discovering the Value in disABILITY, members of the community learned more about how people with disabilities view the world and themselves, how to look through stereotypes to the person beyond, and how everyone is worthy of respect. The presentation, organized by local residents and sponsored by the Erie Diocese and the PEAL Center, was held in the gymnasium at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School on Sunday afternoon.
The Crystal Fire Department honored several members for their years of service at a banquet held Saturday night at the St. Marys Country Club. Department member Ken "Rookie" Weidow served as master of ceremonies at the event. In addition to service awards, the department also recognized people who recently finished their rigorous basic training course that allows them to participate in firefighting and rescue activities.
Bill Kraus, CFD's fire chief, said the annual banquet recognizes members for their hard work and dedication during their time with the all-volunteer organization.
Paul Schaut was one of a number of individuals who, after frequently traveling to Emporium to play golf, decided that St. Marys needed a public course of its own.
Schaut was honored for his involvement in making Bavarian Hills Golf Course a reality during the second annual Bavarian Hills Honoree's Banquet on Sunday afternoon.
Howard McClain, who worked with Schaut several years ago on the construction of an addition to the course's clubhouse, discussed Schaut's contributions to the facility during the ceremony.
The late Ken Anderson was one of two individuals honored on Sunday afternoon during the second annual Bavarian Hills Honoree's Banquet. Anderson assisted with much of the electrical work in the construction of the original clubhouse for the golf course.
Anderson's son, Gary, addressed banquet attendees on behalf of both his family and the family of his sister, Terri Smith, who was also in attendance. He noted that his father had not always been an avid golfer and instead became involved with the efforts to build the golf course after retiring.