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December 12th

ECCSS collects donations for Project Gifts for Elk County

December 13, 2013

On Friday, Dec. 6 the students throughout the Elk County Catholic School System brought a toy in as a donation for Project Gifts for Elk County. The program is run by volunteers who collect toys from many places in the surrounding area. These toys are then bundled, packaged, and prepared for children to receive. Students from the senior class were given the opportunity to assist with this program by helping to sort and wrap the donated toys at the Project Gifts headquarters in downtown St. Marys. Shown is Pa.

SMASD principal provide update on schools

December 13, 2013

Principals from South St. Marys Street Elementary (SSMSE), Fox Township Elementary and Bennetts Valley Elementary along with the St. Marys Area middle and high schools were on hand during a recent school board meeting to discuss reports on each school.
The reports centered around the entire student experience, grades, programs, academics, technology and much more.

December 11th

Re-zoning, city pay raises discussed

December 12, 2013

Members of St. Marys City Council recently approved the publication of a zoning application requesting property on South St. Marys Street, situated along the Million Dollar Highway, be changed on the city zoning map to highway commercial.

Retaining wall issues addressed

December 12, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Visibility issues are being addressed in Johnsonburg as the top 10 inches of the retaining wall running parallel to state Route 219 at the Main Street intersection will be leveled off.

December 10th

LIFT ramps up fundraising efforts

December 11, 2013

Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) is reaching out to area businesses and individuals to join them in raising funds to purchase portable ramps as part of their Ramp Drive.
"Through this drive, it is our intent to purchase 10-15 portable ramps to meet the temporary needs of people with disabilities, with the cost of the ramps ranging from $300-$700," explained Hope Weichman, LIFT deputy director.

Personnel items approved by school board

December 11, 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. Supplemental contracts were awarded, homebound teachers were hired along with support personnel and substitutes. One unpaid leave of absence was approved.

Family of murder victim marks her 19th birthday

December 11, 2013

MT. JEWETT – Despite a frigid, windy night, there was a warm glow in the air as the family of murder victim Alyssa Forsyth gathered at her grave to mark her 19th birthday.
The 45-minute vigil included the lighting of 19 large candles at the young woman's grave at Bridgeview Cemetery off Kushequa Avenue in Mt. Jewett.
More than 25 family members and friends, wearing heavy winter coats and hats and gloves, stood at the grave to sing "Happy Birthday" and other songs.

December 8th

Start date for 2014-15 school year discussed

December 8, 2013

St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney recently met with superintendents from throughout Elk County to discuss the start date of the 2014-2015 school year.
The choice which best fits SMASD programming entails holding two in-service days on Friday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Aug. 25. The first day of school would start on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the last week in August.

Family Life presents play

December 8, 2013

Family Life presented "The Gifts of the Magi" at the Red Fern Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Red Fern. Friday and Saturday nights were a dinner theater while Sunday afternoon saw patrons have dessert before the show.

December 6th

ECCHS wins EQT video contest

December 6, 2013

The results of the EQT Energy Classic "Lucky Lip Sync" video contest were announced at 6 p.m. on Friday night, and Elk County Catholic High School was named the victor of the $500 first place prize with their rendition of the Christmas song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You.'

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