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April 9th

Elk County Women's Social taking on new format

April 9, 2013

A new mixer-style format is the setup for this year's annual Elk County Women's Social presented by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are now on sale for "Viva la Vino," a celebration of wonderful women and wine, which is being held Wednesday, April 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Elk Mountain Winery in St. Marys.

April 8th

SMASD Board approves pay hike for administrators

April 8, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted Monday to approve an increase in salaries and fringe benefits for its management level employees.

ECCHS headmasters honored for dedication to Catholic education

April 8, 2013

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Elk County Catholic High School paid tribute to the school's seven headmasters throughout its 50 years as an educational institution during the Fifth Annual Heritage Gala held recently.

Jury selected in marijuana grow trial

April 8, 2013

RIDGWAY - A jury of 12 primaries and two alternates was selected in Elk County Court Monday to sit on the trial of a Ridgway man incarcerated on drug charges after police allegedly uncovered marijuana being grown on his property.

April 7th

Sign of spring?

April 7, 2013

Photo by Becky Polaski
A number of dandelions have been seen making an appearance around Memorial Park over the past few days. While they are currently a nice sight to see after the recent snowy weather, area residents will probably not be as happy to see them throughout their yards in the coming months.

SMASD to retain and reclaim cyber school students

April 7, 2013

With $300,000 in cyber charter schools tuition bills paid out by the St. Marys Area School District last year, the SMASD Board of Directors announced at Thursday's workshop meeting efforts to keep that money in district.

Inaugural Kid's Day highlights importance of early childhood education

April 7, 2013

Parents of children age birth to kindergarten are invited to attend the First Annual Kid's Day on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club.

April 5th

ECCSS Heritage Gala celebrates faculty's service

April 5, 2013

The Elk County Catholic School System held its Fifth Annual Heritage Gala on Friday evening at The Red Fern in St. Marys. The theme of the gala centered around celebrating 50 years of success at Elk County Catholic High School. Among those honored were the school's seven former headmasters. Additionally, several retiring faculty members were also recognized for their dedicated years of service to the local Catholic school system.

Mercury rising as SSMSES AC issue drags on

April 5, 2013

A $1.14 million dollar price tag hangs on the installation of a new air conditioning system at South St. Marys Street Elementary School. The quote, along with a feasibility study detailing the project parameters, was provided to the St. Marys Area School District Board at Thursday's workshop meeting by KTH Architects, the firm charged with heading up the project.

Howell and Company, Inc. assessed civil penalty

April 5, 2013

HARRISBURG – The Department of State took disciplinary actions against 55 licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations during the month of March, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced today.
One Elk County entity was cited by the PA Board of Accountancy, with action taken against Howell and Company, Inc., license no. AF000693L, of St. Marys, on December 10, 2012. Howell and Company, Inc. was assessed a civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 for practicing on a lapsed license.

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