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January 28th

Council reviews financial matters

January 28, 2013

St. Marys City Council appointed several residents to various authorities and commissions.

Finish GED now before changes in exam, costs

January 28, 2013

Anyone who needs to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) high school equivalency test is encouraged to take or finish the exam before requirements change and costs increase in 2014, according to Kate Lomax, director of educational services at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC). The five-part test is being revised and the new version will be released in January 2014.

January 27th

New vendors showcased at upcoming Business Expo

January 27, 2013

Once again the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9 radio station are teaming up to host the 2013 Business Expo taking place Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Red Fern in St. Marys.

District Band students perform to packed house

January 27, 2013

On Friday evening, 165 music students from 41 schools throughout the area performed in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District II Band Festival concert. Elk County Catholic High School was the host of this year's festival, which ran from Jan. 23-25. Dr. Stephen Bolstad, a native of St. Marys and former band director at St. Marys Area High School, was the guest conductor. The band performed seven arrangements.

Area squads compete in ninth annual ECC Cheer Frenzy

January 27, 2013

The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.

January 25th

Johnsonburg man claims personal use in marijuana grow trial

January 25, 2013

RIDGWAY - A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.

Group to further discuss city's fee schedule, report back to council

January 25, 2013

Upon review of proposed changes to the city's fee schedule, members of St. Marys City Council voted to table the item until further review of the fees.

New recycling law bans landfill disposal of computers, TVs

January 25, 2013

RIDGWAY - Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.

Playgrounds that never close

January 25, 2013

When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks.

January 24th

Planning consortium unveils 5-year plan

January 24, 2013

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers had every intention of playing...
The Elk County Catholic girls' and boys' track and field squads took part in the Kane Invitational...
The St. Marys Area girls' and boys' track and field teams travelled to Kane Area High School on...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...