Archive - 2013 - News Article
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
"We haven't received any comment from any taxpayer," Elk County Commissioner June Sorg said regarding the required 20-day comment period as the budget was displayed at the commissioners' office. "The increase is one mill and that usually brings in about $500,000 to the county, and it will be a $50 increase for a $50,000 assessment (roughly the same as a house with a $100,000 market value)."
St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium will be filled with sounds of holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon as the Christmas Spectacular Concert by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir gets underway at 3 p.m. The roughly hour and a half long concert will feature a variety of holiday music and is free to the public. However, donations will be collected at the door and all proceeds this year will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
RIDGWAY â€“ Less than a month after fielding questions regarding liquid fuels funds distribution, county commissioners on Tuesday morning voted in unanimous fashion to keep the current formula as each municipality receives an equal $8,000 share.
"Gary Anderson was here at our last meeting and questioned our liquid fuels disbursements that we appropriate to the municipalities in Elk County," said Elk County Commissioner June Sorg. "We've reviewed the topic and looked at the regulations again, and what we've found is that this is at the discretion of the commissioners.
The City of St. Marys 2014 budget was narrowly passed in a close 4-3 vote by members of St. Marys City Council during their Monday evening meeting. Approving the budget were councilmen Bob Roberts, Dick Dornisch, Greg Gebauer and Dan Hepner while those who voted against it were Mayor Sally Geyer, Ned Jacob and Gary Anderson.
A Kane man is charged with allegedly assaulting a woman while she was driving a vehicle early Sunday morning.
Robert William Duck, 35, of 106 Clay St., Kane, also is charged with making terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, presenting false identification to police, harassment and public drunkenness.
Recently representatives from the Elk County Humane Society addressed the growing problem of feline overpopulation and their proposed efforts to lessen the burden on the shelter and area residents.
Elk County Humane Society President Joe Boylan explained the goal of the society is to provide an adequate place to temporarily house animals until most can be adopted and to educate the community on the benefits associated with spaying and neutering to reduce the magnitude of the situation going forward.
Childhood memories inspired an extensive hobby for Chuck Fox and Tom Schloder. â€śTomâ€™s Trains,â€ť an extensive model train display spans a large room at Schloderâ€™s home on East Eschbach Road.
â€śIt just excites me doing this,â€ť Schloder said. â€śI spend some time every day tinkering around on these trains."
Schloder remembers finding his first model train set up around the Christmas tree on the Christmas morning of 1947.
The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Saturday at noon, in conjunction with the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Coordinator Dolly Wehler said that this year's ceremony had the most people in attendance, in spite of a heavy snowstorm.
A new service is being offered inside Patty Krivonyakâ€™s Always Stylinâ€™ salon at the St. Marys Plaza as Lindsey Daly is now taking appointments for therapeutic massage.
Daly said that studying nursing led to her interest in helping people through therapeutic massage.
Flying Dove Ranch, a non-profit organization located along Old Red Mill Dam Road in Ridgway, has recently added some new buildings on the property in order to provide more accommodations for guests as well as youth participating in programs hosted at the ranch.