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July 28th

Reenactors maintain county's ties to Gettysburg

July 28, 2013

Earlier this month thousands of reenactors, history buffs, and curious spectators descended upon Gettsyburg for a pair of reenactments commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle considered to be the turning point of the Civil War.
Elk County residents were well represented in the original battle as members of the Bucktails, and in honor of their sacrifices a number of individuals with local ties continue to reenact their heroics to this day.

None injured in truck wreck in Highland Township

July 28, 2013

RUSSELL CITY – No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 5:03 a.m. Saturday and remained at the scene until after 10 a.m. Seven Highland firefighters responded to the call.

Diamond was never intended to be the center of town

July 28, 2013

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.

Noted for drawing the ire of out of town drivers as well as for being a gathering spot for celebrations throughout St. Marys' history, the Diamond has become a well known landmark to community members. 
During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, local historian Ray Beimel remarked that he is often asked how the Diamond came about. 
"It wasn't anybody's idea. It just happened," he said.

July 26th

Elk County Boulder Dash upcoming

July 26, 2013

A 20-mile run, walk and hike event sound like fun to you?
If so, the Elk County Boulder Dash event held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. in Ridgway just might be your thing.
The event takes place on 20 miles of State Games Lands 44, just south of Ridgway, featuring about 4,000 feet of vertical rise over the course. The deadline to register online at www.elkcountyboulderdash.com is Thursday, Aug. 1.

2013 Chamber of Commerce directories now available

July 26, 2013

The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 Membership Directory and Community Profiles magazines are now available at the chamber office. They are complimentary and available to the general public.

Archery a popular summer park program

July 26, 2013

When thinking of summer programs at the parks things like baseball, basketball, and volleyball typically come to mind. In addition to the traditional 'stick and ball' sports offerings, Memorial Park has been offering an annual archery program for youngsters dating back to the 1980s.

July 25th

Multiple projects ready for upcoming years

July 25, 2013

Increased activity throughout the region could possibly lead to increased tourism and job creation thanks to funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission [ARC].
That was the message Wednesday during a North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission executive committee meeting as Bob Rusiewski, ARC/Economic Development Administration [EDA] programs director, reviewed six project summaries with board members.

No cause reported following investigation

July 25, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Law enforcement authorities completed an investigation Thursday but were unable to explain the cause of the July 12 fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg, saying only that there are "no suspicious circumstances."

No one hurt in fire at well near James City

July 25, 2013

JAMES CITY – No one was injured Thursday in a spectacular fire at a oil and gas well in the Allegheny National Forest near James City.
About 25 firefighters from the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

July 24th

Service could change rural internet

July 24, 2013

Aiming to promote broadband service in the 32-county region north of Interstate 80, a primarily rural area, the Northern Tier Middle Mile Broadband Project may vastly improve communication efforts across the state.
That was part of the message Wednesday during a meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's board of directors as Frank Yoder, broadband services manager for the Pa. State Police, Statewide Radio Network Division, gave a 40-minute presentation on the intricacies of the project.

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