Archive - Apr 2011 - News Article
The second annual Kick the Crap Out of MS Outhouse Races will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 2 to 7 p.m. on Market Street in St. Marys. Kevin O'Leary, event organizer, recently addressed members of the St. Marys City Council to request the city's assistance with the event.
WILCOX â€“ Ridgway native Bruce Gess, owner of Bubba's Bait and Tackle located at 453 Marvin St., Wilcox, is busy getting ready for the start of this year's fishing season.
Bubba's Bait and Tackle offers a large variety of bait and tackle and is conveniently located in prime fishing territory.
â€śThere are a lot of places to fish in the area,â€ť Gess said. â€śTwin Lakes, the East Branch Dam and the Clarion River are right down the road, and there are many great creeks and streams, too.â€ť
The Fox Township Supervisors discussed numerous new business items during their regular monthly meeting held Wednesday evening at the municipal building.
The board discussed the need to repair the municipal building's roof, as it is leaking in some areas. Public Works Director and Supervisor Randy Gradizzi said he has looked at the roof and there are several loose screws which will need to be removed and replaced. A new coat of sealer is also needed, as the current coating is beginning to break off.
St. Marys Area High School continues to offer its students a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between school and career preparation.
As part of services offered by the SMAHS Technical Preparation Career Center, students utilize cooperative education through the Co-op School-to-Career program.
Recently, both students and employers were recognized for the efforts during the schoolâ€™s annual School-To-Work banquet.
Students in the program work between 20-40 hours per week at local businesses.
Earlier this week, members of St. Marys City Council voted to authorize members of the city's staff to conduct a study looking into the possibility of using brine instead of limestone for anti-skid control during the winter months. The idea was initially proposed by city councilman Bob Roberts, who immediately clarified for council members and attendees what he meant by brine.
Only weeks removed from a March 23 tornado that destroyed 30 homes in western Pennsylvania, Michael A. McAllister, director of Elk County's emergency management office, reminded local residents that a natural disaster can occur anywhere.
"One of the best things that I can advise people is that parents should talk to their kids about what to do during a tornado," McAllister said. "Every spring, we do a statewide weather exercise which is usually based on flooding and tornadoes.
The world's largest and fastest-growing nonprofit economic education program, Junior Achievement (JA) of Elk and Cameron counties is seeking volunteers from throughout the area to serve on the organization's Board of Directors or as classroom volunteers.
JA provides students in grades K-12 with programs that are age-appropriate. Elementary students learn about their roles as individuals, workers and consumers while middle and high school students learn about key economic, ethical and workforce issues that they will face as working members of society.
Members of city council approved a resolution, three bids, and a request from the In-Town Gardeners during their meeting on Monday evening.
Council members first addressed Resolution 11-7 regarding an allocation of liquid fuel funds from the county.
City Manager Dave Greene explained that the Elk County Commissioners recently approved a disbursement of liquid fuel funds to the city in the amount of $13,000.
"The city will use the liquid fuel funding to reimburse the General Fund for the purchase of 1B limestone," Greene said.
This week marks Community Banking Week at the city's three Northwest Savings Bank locations. The event runs from April 4 through 8 and features unique activities and giveaways at each of the offices.
During Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting, City Councilman Dick Dornisch indicated that there needs to be a clearer interpretation of the Home Rule Charter regarding the length of time a former council member must sit out before once again seeking election to the board. He specifically called into question candidate Tom Farley's ability to be listed on the primary ballot, since Farley had served two consecutive terms and has only sat out since his last term ended at the end of 2009.