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Activity Day returns to Kaulmont Park

July 31, 2013

It was sunny and warm for Activity Day at Kaulmont Park on Wednesday morning, and the nice weather complemented the fun morning of activities enjoyed participants and park staff. It was the first time in a year or two that the event was held at Kaulmont, according to park staff, and the hiatus may have contributed to a slightly lower turnout than staff had anticipated.

Pipe bomb suspect to stand trial

July 31, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man will stand trial for reportedly attempting to detonate multiple pipe bombs in Elk County.
Charges against Kelly James Shaffer, 20, of 853 South Michael St., St. Marys, were bound over for court following a preliminary hearing held Tuesday in front of District Judge Mark Jacob who ruled the prosecution presented sufficient evidence in support of its cage against Shaffer.

Diamond the scene of St. Marys' biggest celebration

July 31, 2013

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on a presentation given recently by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
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The biggest celebration in St. Marys' history took place on Aug. 7, 1919, and the festivities centered around the Diamond. It was a Tuesday and, according to local historian Ray Beimel, "nobody did anything that day but celebrate."

Summer library program is ending at school

July 31, 2013

The summer program is ending today at the library for the Kane Elementary School and the Kane Middle School.
Chelsea Bloam, a St. Marys native, is the summer librarian. The library has been open this summer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

July 30th

Thompson addresses Keystone XL Pipeline

July 30, 2013

"Build it."
That is what Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) had to say regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline during a visit to Elk County earlier this week.
The project, which according to the website keystone-xl.com, "is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Neb."

Bandstand a "relatively short-lived phenomena"

July 30, 2013

Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
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Local historian Ray Beimel noted that while many older community members associate the old bandstand with the Diamond, it was actually "one of those relatively short-lived phenomena" and only in place for 23 years.

Mario Kart team tournament to be held Sunday, Aug. 4

July 30, 2013

Memorial Park will be holding its first ever Mario Kart tournament on Sunday, Aug. 4 beginning at 5 p.m. at the scout house located near the park's basketball courts. The double elimination team tournament will be played on Nintendo 64 game systems.

July 29th

Thompson touts Student Success Act

July 29, 2013

Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

Upcoming Wing Fling is going "Totally 80s"

July 29, 2013

The 80s are being resurrected for the 12th Annual Wing Fling, sponsored by Farmers National Bank and the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
"This year we thought we would do something different so we went with an 80s theme," said Ashley O'Dell, chamber outreach coordinator.
The event is taking place on Market Street in downtown St. Marys on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m.

Diamond not always public land

July 29, 2013

At the annual reunion of the Association of the 3rd Armored Division Veterans at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., Edward H. Kuntz was elected to the Board of Directors and elected treasurer.
Upon entering the United States Army, Kuntz was assigned to the 4th Armored Division, 24th Armored Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood, Texas, with initial training as a combat engineer and advanced training as a supply specialist.

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