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December 7th

Commissioners present 2011 proposed budget

December 7, 2010

Yesterday morning, the Elk County Commissioners presented the county's 2011 proposed budget with no tax increase.
In order to keep costs at a minimum, all offices were advised to plan for a zero percent increase in their 2011 budget.

St. Marys facility newest addition to GrafTech International

December 7, 2010

By acquiring C/G Electrodes LLC and Seadrift Coke L.P., GrafTech International Holdings Inc. has become the largest producer of graphite electrodes in the world, according to Craig Shular, GrafTech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

New art gallery features family talents

December 7, 2010

Art connoisseurs now have a new venue to peruse at The Himes Art Gallery, which recently opened its doors on Nov. 26.
Located at 840 Shelvey Summit Rd. in Kersey, the family-owned gallery features acrylic and oil paintings, photographs, chalk drawings and nature scenes painted on small rocks and turkey feathers.
“The gallery has a unique approach in selling fine gifts. It is where rustic meets fine art,” said owner Ginger Himes. “We are very excited about it and want to keep our prices reasonable.”

December 6th

Students working to purchase animals for needy families

December 7, 2010

Students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School are preparing to embark on a unique fundraiser. As part of their Heifer International Project, they are hoping to raise enough money to purchase an animal for an impoverished family.

Public hearing held on 2011 CDBG program

December 7, 2010

City Council
Date: Monday, Dec. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: City Hall

The first of two public hearings for the 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application was held Monday evening during the St. Marys City Council meeting.
"The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an explanation for the CDBG program and for citizens to participate in presenting ideas for the development of plans for the city," explained Tina Gradizzi, community and economic development coordinator.

December 5th

Donachy comments on activities of historical society

December 6, 2010

Jeanette Donachy, president of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township, commented on the recent activities of the society during the group’s 48th annual banquet held Sunday evening at the Diamond View Restaurant. The banquet commemorated the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1842.
Donachy began by remarking that she was glad those in attendance could make it despite the weather conditions.

Schaut remembered as historical society’s founding father

December 6, 2010

The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and during the organization’s 48th annual banquet on Sunday night, members paid tribute to the society’s founder, Charles "Charlie" Schaut. The event marked the 129th anniversary of Schaut’s birth.
Bill Conrad, banquet emcee, said Schaut provided an invaluable contribution to area residents.

911 could move to ITEC

December 5, 2010

RIDGWAY – Unconfirmed reports received Friday morning indicate that Elk County officials may elect to relocate the county's 911 Center from its current location along Boot Jack Road to the Industrial Technical Education Center [ITEC] facility along Montmorenci Road.

December 3rd

Supervisors discuss Marcellus drilling concerns

December 3, 2010

The Fox Township Supervisors discussed Marcellus gas drilling in the township during their recent meeting and according to supervisor Mike Keller, the township is in the preliminary stages of working on a zoning ordinance to help place restrictions on future drilling in the township.
Responding to a question from an area resident regarding the number of Marcellus wells in the Boone Mountain area, Supervisor Randy Gradizzi stated that he believed there are about 27 more wells scheduled to be drilled in that area.
Keller added that the drilling is not going to go away.

Fox Township celebrates Light Up Night

December 3, 2010

Santa and Mrs. Claus kicked off Light Up Night in Kersey on Friday evening as they arrived in style at the Fox Township Community Park inside a colorful pick-up truck painted in the holiday colors of white with red and green stripes. The truck was situated on a trailer pulled by Dick Cooney’s Peterbilt logging truck. The Grinch kept an eye on the festivities as he was perched on the back of the trailer. Youngsters had the opportunity to visit with the Clauses, as Santa’s elves distributed bags filled with candy, a coloring book and other goodies.

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