Archive - 2013 - News Article
Each year Jenny and Allan Sylvis share their love of Halloween by creating unique haunted houses at their St. Marys home, which they open up to the general public on Halloween night.
This year is no different as the couple has put their own spin on works by famed author Edgar Allan Poe. Their 2013 haunted house ,"Madness of Poe", features five rooms each based on one of Poe's profound short stories or poems.
Throughout her years organizing the Christmas in Kentucky program, local teacher Laura Kuntz has serviced over 150 less fortunate families since the program's inception in 1996.
Each year Kuntz travels 10 hours to Beatyville, Ky. where she works with two social workers in setting up a gift shop and distributing the items to those in need.
"None of this could be done without the support of the people of the St. Marys area," Kuntz said.
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene reported on his activities over the past month during the latest St. Marys City Council meeting.
Also during the meeting resident Warren Stewart requested the light at the Ford Road intersection be looked at as the green signal is very short, typically only allowing one car through each cycle.
During a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Mayor Sally Geyer brought up the issue of repealing the $5 parking ticket fine and decreasing it to a lesser amount. She mentioned the idea as a topic of discussion at the conclusion of the meeting.
"I think its a very big deterrent to downtown shopping. It's a thorn in everyone's side, it's upsetting a lot of people," Geyer said.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Community Recycling Center has recently partnered up with eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycling center that operates throughout the state. eLoop will be the new collector of electronics for the center which recently ended its deal with Eco International who closed their doors late last month.
A Kane woman charged with manslaughter as a drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 was arraigned Tuesday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said he conducted the preliminary arraignment proceeding for Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, in her room at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
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.