Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
The ice skating pond at Kaulmont Park opened for the season just prior to the Christmas holiday break in December 2010 and has been a popular spot for area residents since that time. Kurt Nesbitt, recreation board member, explained that he likes to have the pond open for the season by that time so that people from throughout the area can enjoy themselves at the facility over the holidays.
A large crowd was in attendance throughout Saturday at The Polar Sweet Express event held at the Franklin Center in St. Marys. The vendors present donated proceeds of the event to CAPSEA, as well as providing gift baskets for a silent auction. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., patrons perused and purchased an array of product offerings ranging food items like wine and beer, chocolate candies, kettle corn and cheese and pepperoni to home decorations, kitchen wares, spa and wellness items, jewelry, purses, clothing accessories, cosmetics, gym memberships and more.
During a visit to the offices of The Daily Press on Tuesday, Brockway native and state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) said he will continue to focus on his longtime priorities of bringing down state budget costs and lowering taxes for Pennsylvania residents.
"I think that the biggest challenge is to balance a budget with a $4 billion deficit. Constitutionally, we (Pa.) are required to have a balanced budget," Scarnati said.
Bluewater Thermal Solutions, located at 118 Access Rd., St. Marys, held an open house Thursday morning to introduce the company's new induction heat treating process.
According to General Manager Jason Hanes, induction hardening differs from traditional furnace hardening because it focuses on hardening a specific area of a part instead of the entire part.
"No one in the area offers that type of hardening process," Hanes said.
Hanes explained that by by using induction hardening they can take a gear, harden only the teeth, and leave the rest of the material unchanged.
Among the new business items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors were those pertaining to paving, a potential construction project and a flood plain ordinance.
The board approved adoption of a flood plain ordinance as requested by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"This is being required by FEMA and was not initiated at the township level. It is part of their newest update of maps," noted Kathy Dowie, township secretary.
Each year Elk County budgets a set amount to cover medical fees incurred by inmates. Greg Gebauer, warden at the Elk County Prison, explained that once a person is admitted to the county prison, their care, custody and control is the responsibility of the county, and the same is true for states and the country for inmates in the state and federal prison systems.
On Wednesday evening the Fox Township Supervisors approved a motion allowing dogs inside township parks.
As part of the agreement, canine owners are required to complete a facility use permission/liability waiver each year they wish to bring their dogs to a township park.
The waiver form consists of the owner's name, address, city, state, zip and phone number, as well as their dog's name, breed and coat color. Owners are required attach a copy of their dog's vaccine records and dog license. They must also sign the document, stating they understand the rules and regulations.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Appropriately beginning a day that pretty much saw all forms of weather â€” wind, snow, freezing rain, fog and sunshine â€” in the Weather Capital of the World, Punxsutawney Phil stunned shivering and wet fans at Gobbler's Knob and proclaimed Wednesday that no, he did not see a shadow, and yes, an early spring is on its way.
Just over 300 tickets are left for the upcoming Little Texas concert taking place Saturday, March 5 at the St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
"We started out with 1,334 tickets, which went on sale shortly before Christmas and are down to the last couple of hundred," said Sandy Buerk, co-owner of St. Marys Auto Body, which is sponsoring the concert.
According to Buerk, patrons purchased tickets from as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilkes-Barre and several from the Pittsburgh area.
St. Marys resident Elizabeth Friedl recently brought to city council's attention the lack of house numbers on many residences throughout the city.
Appearing at a city council meeting in January, Friedl presented council members with a hypothetical situation regarding a potential emergency at a residence that does not have its house number properly displayed.