Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
KERSEY â€“Â Cool and rainy weather Thursday evening did not dissuade a number of youngsters from showing off their abilities in the annual talent show at the Elk County Fair.
A total of 12 acts performed in the roughly hour-long event, with participants being divided into three categories: ages nine and under, ages 10-15, and ages 16 and up. Each performer was given a four-minute time limit. No lip syncing or prerecorded vocals were allowed. Additionally, contestants had to be amateurs.
Those utilizing Market and Brusselles street municipal parking lots will soon be paying more to park. The current meters allow for 2.5 hours for 25 cents, however new meters will decrease the time for the same amount at 1 hour for 25 cents.
Currently meters at the 25 cents per one hour rate are situated on on-street parking, along Depot Street, and the parking garage. The Brusselles and Market Street parking lots are the only two remaining lots where the meters have not been changed to the new rate.
Initial details about a new stream improvement occurred during Wednesday even in's Fox Township Supervisors meeting. The project is centered around the Gahr Road area, however will eventually encompass an estimated three quarters of a mile of stream.
RIDGWAY â€“Â A cleanup for a roughly nine-mile stretch of the Clarion River spanning from the Main Street bridge in Ridgway to the Portland Mills boat launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to Nick Irwin, an employee at Country Squirrel Outfitters, who came up with the idea for the event.
The Elk County commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of three new voting members to the Family Resources Network during their morning board meeting.
The additions are John Amarotis and Glenn Freeburg of St. Marys, and Rebecca Nelson of Community Nurses.
The 39th annual Elk County Fair opened Tuesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Kersey. The traditional Opening Ceremony began at 6 p.m. with brief welcoming statements by local and county government officials and a baked good auction. New royalty was also crowned. The 2013 Elk County Fair Queen is Alexa Marciniak, 16, a junior at Johnsonburg High School. She is the daughter of Dave and Jane Marciniak. The Junior Queen is Audrey South, 14, a freshman at St. Marys Area High School. She is the daughter of Brad South and Jim and Leigh Aaron. The runner-up was Alexis Swanson of Kersey.
It may have been a bit on the cool side in St. Marys on Monday evening but that did not stop a sizable crowd from turning out at the St. Marys Community Pool for the second annual Mike Proudfit Night.
While the number of individuals who actually went in the water may have been less than pool staff hoped, attendees had an enjoyable time participating in a variety of events, which included trying their hand at hitting a target to dunk Memorial Park and St. Marys Community Pool staff members in a dunking booth.
The City of St. Marys plans to withdraw from a cooperation agreement between North Central, the city and St. Marys Hospitality, LP as part of a $3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant dedicated to the construction of a downtown hotel project.
On Monday evening, members of St. Marys City Council voted unanimously on the subject under the recommendation of City Manager Dave Greene and Tom Wagner, city solicitor.
RIDGWAY â€“ Area bands will come together Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. for a concert at the Ridgway Eagles to benefit CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.].
The doors open at 6 p.m. and a $5 donation is required for entry; patrons ages 21 and older only. There will be a donation jar inside for those wishing to donate additional funds to CAPSEA.
Editor's note: This is the eighth and final part in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Though it was not originally intended to be, the Diamond has been an important part of St. Marys' history, serving as a gathering place for residents and continuing to change as the community evolves.