Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
The first â€śFit for Powder Metal Programâ€ť entry-level course recently offered to area residents was very successful, and organizers will be offering the seven-week program again in October.
Members of the 2012 Bavarian Fall Fest committee were in attendance for the opening ceremony. Shown in the front row from left to right are Mary Lou Wehler, Cherie Pichler, Carrie Carroll, Paula Weyant, Mary Kay Wendel and Dolly Wehler. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Kim Hoffman and Deb Young. The festival began at 11 a.m. Friday morning and continues from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Area residents are encouraged to come out, support their local businesses and enjoy the fun. Photo by Amy Cherry.
The Jay Township Board of Supervisors at Thursday's meeting set a date for a special meeting to approve the board's backing of a $107,000 loan for the township's water authority to implement improvements to the township's water treatment plant.
Supervisor Jeremy Rippey said the board's official adoption of an ordinance guaranteeing the loan was scheduled for Thursday's meeting but needed to be pushed back after a clerical issue arose with the loan paperwork submitted to the bank.
ST. MARYS - The Elk County Humane Society has filed suit against its former treasurer, Richard A. Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, alleging he siphoned funds from the nonprofit corporation's financial accounts into his own personal bank account, as well as those of his financial and tax business located at 210 Brusselles St. in St. Marys.
Les Haas, a former member of the Elk County Conservation District and Waterways Conservation Officer with the Pa. Fish an Boat Commission, died unexpectedly seven months ago, but his memory will be kept alive Sept. 22 with the 1st Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge.
The event will be held on the Laurel Mill Ski Trail in the Allegheny National Forest, near Ridgway, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.
St. Marys City Councilman Gary Anderson briefly voiced his concern about the Rt. 255 construction project and the frequent traffic jams experienced by local drivers at a recent meeting.
He noted that traffic is sometimes backed up from Walmart to Dairy Queen, causing issues for students and employees attempting to get to work and school on time. Fellow C uncilman Greg Gebauer added emergency vehicles are also having difficulty in getting through traffic.
An upcoming program will help parents teach their young children about the formation of faith, values and virtues.Â
St. Marys City Council plans to discuss the ongoing downtown development projects spearheaded by Bob Yoder during a closed meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.
Councilman Ned Jacob proposed meeting in an executive session at this week's regularly scheduled council meeting after speaking with a Depot Street property owner who is waiting to sell the property after being told by Yoder that a hotel was interested in purchasing the land.
Jacob said one settlement payment was due in July;however, it fell through due to Yoder being unable to secure financing.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners approved three agreements Tuesday morning regarding the Northern Tier Regional NG911 Telecommunications Project for the county's new 911 Center.
The project, which includes Cameron, Clarion, Forest, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Crawford and Warren counties, effectively creates a regional 911 system.
County officials and poll workers are quickly preparing for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and possible struggles with the state's new voter identification requirements.