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November 27th

Well site near reservoir raises questions

November 27, 2012

The installation of a Marcellus Shale gas well near the Ridgway Reservoir raised concerns for members of the Ridgway Borough Council.

Local woman wins state park challenge

November 27, 2012

St. Marys resident Mary Bowser recently visited 110 state parks in a challenge honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Maurice K. Goddard, the "father" of Pennsylvania's state parks.

November 26th

United Way funding affords more girls chance at scouting experience

November 26, 2012

Editor's Note: Throughout the next two months, the various community agencies that receive funding under the St. Marys Area United Way will be highlighted. The organization's fundraising campaign concludes on Dec. 15.
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"We're very fortunate to have a great United Way in this area. They do some remarkable things, so we're very lucky," said Lindie Gnan, manager, membership and community development for the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania in discussing how funding from the St. Marys Area United Way benefits the St. Marys Area Girl Scout Neighborhood.

Natural gas-powered rigs now operating in Elk County

November 26, 2012

Elk County is now home to one of two drilling rigs converted from diesel to cleaner-burning liquified natural gas by Seneca Resources Corporation for use in its Marcellus Shale operations here. According to a press release from the National Fuel Gas Company, for which Seneca functions as an exploration and production subsidiary, the first rig powered by 100 percent liquified natural gas (LNG) was converted and integrated into Seneca operations in Lycoming County. The company is reportedly proceeding with plans to put a third rig built to run on both diesel and natural gas into use.

Hoffman shares life lessons with ECC students

November 26, 2012

"Listen to your teachers." "Study." "Be self-aware." "Be accountable." "Do not ever let anyone tell you 'no.'" This advice was given to students at Elk County Catholic High School during a recent academic assembly by guest speaker Dr. Micah Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is a 2003 Summa Cum Laude graduate of ECC, and is currently a psychiatrist at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of the University of California, Los Angeles Health System.

A pair of otters

November 26, 2012

River otters make an appearance

November 26, 2012

November 25th

ECC FBLA chapter officers attend state workshop

November 25, 2012

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Pennsylvania State Leadership Workshop was held Nov. 4-5 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College and the four officers and co-advisors from Elk County Catholic High School's newly formed chapter were among the roughly 850 participants at the event, which consisted of FBLA chapters from all over the state.

Relay for Life moving to Saturday start

November 25, 2012

The 2013 Elk County Relay for Life will begin on a Saturday instead of a Friday this year to give more area residents an opportunity to participate. According to Public Relations Chair Barbie Simbeck, the Relay for Life Committee and teams voted to have the event begin on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. and end on Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. The event will still be held at the Fox Township Community Park.

November 23rd

Toy challenge kicks off Project Gifts

November 23, 2012

Various community organizations recently collaborated in a toy challenge to collect Christmas presents for Project Gifts for Elk County.

Elk County Catholic volleyball capped off a perfect 14-0 regular season Thursday night with a 3-0...
An exciting second-half rally gave the third-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 3-1 victory...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team closed out their regular season with a 3-0 victory...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...