Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
With the first day of school just over one week away, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney stressed the importance of attendance in the success of a student's academic career.
"There's a large correlation between academics and attendance," Kearney emphasized. "I really hope the parents and guardians will really take it seriously to make sure the children are here.
Members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted to table a decision on the high school's track resurfacing project until specs are complete in order to use when they advertise for bid packages.
Terry Straub, SMAHS director of student activities, recapped the project during the Monday evening school board meeting. It entails choosing from two options ranging in costs from $63,000 to $210,000.
A small group of city staff plan to soon meet in order to determine cost cutting measures for the wastewater treatment plant.
This was prompted from a unanimously approved motion by City Council as a way to find answers on how to run the plant more efficiently.
WETMORE TWP. â€“Â Two Johnsonburg residents were killed and two juveniles injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred just after midnight on Sunday in McKean County.
The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have a three-and-a-half-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the Central Division of the National League, and the teams are set to face off in a three-game series in St. Louis during the middle of this week.
Kenneth M. Haupricht of Johnsonburg has over 20 years of experience shooting on the range.
Even he never had a day quite like Saturday.
Haupricht claimed the national championship in the High Power Hunting Rifle competition of the NRA National Silhouette Championships which concluded Saturday at the high power range.
Members of St. Marys City Council approved waiving of the open container laws and suspending of parking for two upcoming events.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce was granted permission for an open container event during its annual upcoming Wing Fling on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m. in the Market Street municipal parking lot.
This year's Summer Reading Program at the St. Marys Public Library is drawing to a close, and participants have until Monday to complete their reading journals and claim their prizes at the Scholastic Book Fair, which is set up in the children's section of the library.
SMETHPORT â€“ The attorney for Pastor Mark Hooper of Mount Jewett asked Judge John Cleland to drop the charge of endangerment of the welfare of a child in a hearing on Friday afternoon at the McKean County Courthouse.
Attorney Joseph Charlton petitioned the court to drop the endangerment charge, arguing that the â€śmissing of a mealâ€ť or not taking the children to a doctor does not rise to the level of endangerment.
The St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium track is several years overdue for new resurfacing according to Terry Straub, SMAHS director of student activities. The cost to resurface the track ranges from $63,000-$210,000 depending on the chosen option.
"It has been 16 years since it has been resurfaced with the general shelf life of this type being 10 to 12 [years], so we're already three to four [years] beyond the maximum shelf life," Straub said.