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September 16th

Council debates potential per unit water charge

September 16, 2013

In a 4-3 vote members of St. Marys City Council narrowly approved a motion to have the city solicitor research information on how the city ordinance could be changed to allow for the city to collect base water rates of $19.50/month from each unit in multi-unit buildings.

Governor Corbett unveils Healthy Pennsylvania plan

September 16, 2013

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Corbett was joined Monday in Harrisburg by healthcare professionals and advocates as he unveiled his Healthy Pennsylvania plan to increase access to quality, affordable healthcare options for all Pennsylvanians.

September 15th

Elk County Farm Bureau adopts policies on issues

September 15, 2013

Policy resolutions on issues important to agriculture and rural living were adopted at the Elk County Farm Bureau annual meeting, held Sept. 14 at Gunner’s Restaurant in St. Marys.
Policy recommendations on state or national issues will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) for statewide consideration.
The membership also heard an update on the organization’s activities for the year from its President, Roger Auman, St. Marys.

Gabler honors softball state champions

September 15, 2013

State Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) honored members of the 2013 St. Marys Little League softball senior all star team on Sunday evening at the Sacred Heart Activity Center in recognition of the state title that the team won earlier this summer.
St. Marys had defeated Plains in a 4-3 come from behind victory at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick on Monday, July 22.

District approves personnel issues

September 15, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel items during their recent meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The following support personnel were hired:
•Shannon Eckels of St. Marys was hired effective Sept. 4 as a tutor at Bennetts Valley Elementary at a rate of $9 per hour. Eckels is currently a substitute within the district. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education with elementary certification.

September 13th

Metaldyne eclipses 600 safety days

September 13, 2013

Representatives from the offices of state senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and state representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) were on hand Friday to pay tribute to Metaldyne employees for reaching 600 consecutive safety days at the facility atop Boot Jack Hill in Ridgway.
Sitting on 619 consecutive safety days as of Friday, the previous record was 587, achieved on Oct. 7, 2009.
With 600-plus now under their belts, officials at Metaldyne continued to stress the importance of worker safety during a luncheon Friday at the plant located at 1149 Rocky Rd. in Ridgway.

Charges filed against 4 for Mt. Jewett 'meth lab'

September 13, 2013

Charges have been filed against four suspects linked with the operation of an alleged "meth lab" at 41 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett.
The four include:
*Jeffrey Allan Cabisca, 39.
*Jennifer Louise Shugars, 40.
*Kelsey Louise Cabisca, 20.
*Chad Allen Ginkel, 32.
The Cabiscas and Shugars until recently resided in the house at 41 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett.
Ginkel resides at 146 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett.
All four are charged with criminal conspiracy in the illegal "manufacture of methamphetamine."

Kersey man drawn for bull elk tag

September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th may traditionally be regarded as unlucky, but 13 proved to be the lucky number for one Kersey man on Friday morning.
Ronald Wildfire, of Kersey, was the thirteenth individual selected for an antlered elk license in this year’s elk license drawing, which was conducted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at their headquarters in Harrisburg and streamed live over the internet. This year’s elk hunt will be held from Nov. 4-9 with an extended hunting period outside the Elk Management Area from Nov. 11-16.

September 12th

SMASD principals report on start of school year progress

September 12, 2013

During the recent board meeting each district principal presented reports about the status of each school.

A free library card is your ticket to back-to-school savings  

September 12, 2013

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the St. Marys Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most import school supply of all – a free library card. 

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