Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
Bob Yoder once again addressed council members on behalf of Dynamic Energy, Inc., asking for council members to indicate whether they intend to move forward on a power purchase agreement for the downtown parking garage project, as well as working to solve any other potential issues that they foresee regarding the project.
Yoder explained that an initial design concept had recently been completed for placing the panels on the garage.
The Crystal Fire Department was presented with the Distinguished Service Award during American Legion Post 103's annual Veterans Day Banquet at the Bavarian Hills on Saturday evening.
Victor Straub, Legion member and master of ceremonies for the banquet, explained that the Distinguished Service Award is a special award that is presented to someone who has distinguished himself or herself in giving of their time, efforts and talents in creating a better community. On two prior occasions, the award was presented to organizations for their outstanding service to the community.
Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey Krieg was the guest speaker at the St. Marys American Legion Post 103's annual Veterans Day Banquet on Saturday evening at Bavarian Hills in St. Marys. Krieg explained that he was asked to speak about the Sheriff's Office because many people are unsure of its actual purpose.
According to Krieg, the Sheriff's Office is the oldest law enforcement division in Pennsylvania and dates back to the founding of the Commonwealth.
"We were arresting people back in the 1700s, long before there were state police and municipal police and everything else," Krieg said.
Letters From Home is set to put together around 3,500 packages for men and women currently serving in the armed forces in both the United States and abroad.
Chris Jovenitti, director of Letters From Home, addressed attendees at American Legion Post 103's annual Veterans Day Banquet on Saturday evening about the program's upcoming events.
St. Marys American Legion Post 103 held its annual Veterans Day Banquet on Saturday evening at the Bavarian Hills in St. Marys.
Victor Straub, Legion member and master of ceremonies, informed the sizable crowd of attendees that this year marked the organization's 64th annual banquet.
One of the first items on the evening's agenda was a ceremony to honor all of the prisoners of war and those missing in action.
"It is a special service that is recommended before every Veterans Day function," Straub said. "It is a very impressive service."
In order to honor deceased veterans in local cemeteries, Helpings Hands of St. Marys is hoping to place a wreath on the grave of every deceased veteran in St. Marys and Kersey for the holiday season.
Dolly Wehler, member of Helping Hands, said her organization has been decorating veterans' graves with holiday wreaths for the past few years in conjunction with a program called Wreaths Across America. This year, they are working together with the Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720 to expand the project to the Kersey area.
Annual Veterans Day observances took place throughout the City of St. Marys on Thursday, beginning with observances at area churches, including a 7 a.m. Mass at Queen of the World Church and an 8:45 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church in honor of all the living and deceased veterans of the military service.
"Today, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, is a time we have set aside to remember and celebrate these great Americans," said Jim Distler, Adjutant of St. Marys American Legion Post 103, guest speaker at the city's annual Veterans Day Memorial Service. The service was held on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys yesterday at 11 a.m.
In his brief remarks, Distler discussed two groups of American soldiers who, though from different time periods, both displayed the same sort of courage in fighting for their country.
The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this monthâ€™s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
Three unpaid leaves of absences were approved.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to:
â€˘ Thomas Bussard, intramural wrestling coach, renewal at a rate of $500;
â€˘ Daniele Auman, new contract pool supervisor, at a rate of $15/hour, and Bennetts Valley Yearbook Advisor, renewal at a rate of $105;