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March 15th

Many Irish eyes were smiling in St. Marys

March 15, 2013

The names were ones like Rogan, Cashman, McBride, Mullaney, Sullivan, Malone, Mulhearn, Trambley, Fitzgerald, Halloran, O'Dell, O'Donnell, Gaffey, Doran, Fehley, Meagher, Curry, O'Brien, O'Hern, Bailey, Harper, Milligan, Harrigan, Kelly, and Phelan--just to name more than a few.  They and many others from "The Emerald Isle" are woven into the fabric of Sanct Marienstadt.  

Bucks for Brenda’s Battle Benefit planned

March 15, 2013

JAMES CITY – Brenda Emer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1997. Her son John was three years old, her daughter Allison only two. While still getting a handle on her own illness, Brenda found out that John had Type I Diabetes.
More than 15 years and eleven cancer diagnoses later, Brenda is still fighting. Those of us who are lucky enough to call her a friend marvel in her strength and lack of self-pity.

School cafe keeps students refreshed

March 15, 2013

Never mind Starbucks-- students at St. Marys Area High School have the Dutch Cafe, their own in-school coffee shop.
Open throughout the school day except for lunch periods, students can stop by to purchase a variety of beverages and snacks, study or socialize.

March 14th

Mental health first aid courses offered

March 14, 2013

Many people are trained to offer assistance in a medical emergency, but may have no idea what to do when confronted with a mental health crisis. A certification program that will be offered to area residents called "Mental Health First Aid USA" can help people who deal with mental health issues as part of their profession or those who just want to know more about how to help someone experiencing this type of emergency.

Ridgway man's marijuana grow trial postponed

March 14, 2013

RIDGWAY - The trial of a Ridgway man charged with growing marijuana has been continued to allow his defense more time to review the evidence against him.

Mirtich promoted to USAF Lt Col

March 14, 2013

Two years ago, USAF Major John Mirtich was honored by the Mt. Zion Historical Society as one of its "Heroes of Air Power" with a plaque at the Mt. Zion Veterans Park near Weedville. He was recently promoted to USAF Lt. Col.

Highland receives support for 'injection well' battle

March 14, 2013

JAMES CITY – Two environmental groups are supporting the Highland Township Board of Supervisors in its attempt to block a proposed "injection well."

March 13th

Petitions filed for Elk County offices

March 13, 2013

RIDGWAY - Tuesday was the last day for candidates for Elk County offices to circulate and file nomination petitions for a position on the May 21 primary election ballot. 

Lunch price increase approved at SMASD

March 13, 2013

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors has approved a move to increase lunch prices again at district schools by $.10 for 2013-2014.

Mothers team up in creating online children's store

March 13, 2013

Two local mothers have paired up to create Six Little Monkeys, an online supplier of new name-brand children's clothing, toys and accessories sold at discounted prices.

A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team picked up another victory Saturday evening as they...
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad won their third meet of the season Saturday afternoon as they...
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...