Archive - 2013 - News Article
Area residents are encouraged to kick off the holiday season during the upcoming annual Light Up Night, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, being held Friday, Nov. 22 in St. Marys.
As organizers work diligently in planning the event, they greatly appreciate any involvement by community groups and clubs, schools, organizations, businesses and individuals who are interested in volunteering for the event in any capacity, such as window mannequins, elves and much more.
The Elk County Conservation District is still continuing its efforts to complete the West Creek Wetlands project.
"We have been working on putting together some bid packets, to see if we can get some other costs proposals after the initial proposal we got," said district manager, Steve Putt.
BENEZETTE â€“Â The Keystone Elk Country Alliance and other area businesses are offering a $3,800 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for shooting a 5x5 bull elk in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The St. Marys Area High School Marching Band reached a milestone achievement by bringing home their 10th consecutive Chapter 11 Championship title recently, for their rendition of "The Wizard of Oz."
"The hard work and tremendous effort the students put into practice and performances is amazing. They continually impress my staff and I as they look to improve their score and overall performance each and every week," said SMA Marching Band Director Adam Brooks.
RIDGWAY â€“Â "It Takes A Village."
That's the message being spread by Bob Esch, a member of the Pa. Early Learning Investment Commission [ELIC], an entity geared toward the construction of a public-private partnership of business leaders across Pennsylvania who advocate for quality early childhood investment.
There are reportedly roughly 80 board members representing business and education throughout the Commonwealth, but in the six-county region, Esch is it.
The Elk County Catholic High School Crusader Marching Band had spectators singing along in the stands as the performed an array of musical selections from the popular British rock band, the Beatles.
As part of their 2013 halftime show, the students performed five songs of "Magical Mystery Tour," "Eleanor Rigby," "Blackbird," "Yesterday" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band."
WEEDVILLE â€“ A fire broke out late Wednesday night at 1197 River Rd. [state Route 555] in Jay Township and destroyed a single story residence.
The occupants are listed as Dennis L. Celinski, 66, of Weedville, and Curtis L. Piszenski, also of Weedville. They were home at the time of the fire and escaped uninjured.
Cynthia Simchick and Tina Pistner of St. Marys have teamed up to open Cyntina's Treasures Gift Shop, a small shop located inside the Pistner residence located at 153 Fern Ln.
The small, quaint shop offers an array of handmade items such as wreaths, flower arrangements, candles, jewelry and scarves, as well as some retail pieces as well.
"It's a fun shop," Simchick said.
RIDGWAY â€“ Traffic accidents involving elk pose a real danger to area residents. Although many think of the elk as an elusive animal, they frequent the roadways, particularly in autumn which is their breeding season.
Recently, PennDOT officials placed two life-size elk cutouts on the PennDOT property in Ridgway in order to show just how big these animals really are.
Area firefighters were reportedly battling a large structure fire at 1157 River Road in Byrnedale that reportedly broke out around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Bennetts Valley Ambulance, Elk Company 3, 5, and 1 all responded to the scene.