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August 14th

Group proposes options for honoring Conners

August 14, 2013

Advocates for honoring St. Marys native and former NFL player Dan Conners provided their proposals for signage and an exhibit at Dutch Country Stadium during a recent St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting. The board recommended a committee consisting of two board personnel, members of the Quarterback Club and Conners' supporters to meet to further discuss the proposed suggestions.
As an alternative option the group developed their latest proposal. The four changes the group would like to see implemented include three signs and one display/exhibit.

Straub proposes creating SMAHS Alumni Association

August 14, 2013

In hopes of peaking the support of former St. Marys Area High School students, Terry Straub proposed creating an SMAHS alumni association during the latest school board meeting.
During his presentation to the board Straub said he volunteered to head up the organizational efforts by acting as the group's executive director for the first two years. This would also entail him to act as liaison between the board and the organization.

B94 earns affiliate award

August 14, 2013

RIDGWAY – B94 recently earned the first Awesome Affiliate of the Week award from Dial Global.
According to Dial Global, this is the first Awesome Affiliate of the Week award. In their recent newsletter, Dial Global officials praise Paul Walker and his crew for doing a "fantastic job with their Bud Light Summer Concert Series.

August 13th

Elk Expo to be held Aug. 17-18

August 13, 2013

BENEZETTE – After a hiatus of several years the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo will be making a return this weekend in time for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the reintroduction of elk in Pennsylvania. The expo will be held at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.

Readiness program prepares youngsters for kindergarten

August 13, 2013

In preparation of the entrance into kindergarten, 50 students throughout the St. Marys Area School District recently participated in the Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) Kindergarten Readiness Program.
The three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.
There were four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. The program was held at SSMSES.

August 12th

Kearney emphasizes attendance as key in student success

August 12, 2013

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.

Decision on track project tabled

August 12, 2013

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.

August 11th

Cost-cutting measures goal of sewer plant project

August 11, 2013

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.

Two Johnsonburg residents killed in early morning crash Sunday

August 11, 2013

WETMORE TWP. – 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.

Pirate Night set for Wednesday at the St. Marys Community Pool

August 11, 2013

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.

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