Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
Restructuring workshops to allow for more dialogue between St. Marys City Council members and residents on topics of concern was proposed by councilman Greg Gebauer during their recent reorganizational meeting.
"A true workshop meeting is essential for us to be able to discuss topics and issues that need to be talked about and then passed on to the regular meeting for voting on," Gebauer said.
Adult alumni and friends are invited to sport their maroon and gold as part of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Spirit Night on Friday at Gunners Restaurant.
The event is slated to start around 9 p.m. following the boys basketball game. Alums are encouraged to attend the matchup as the Crusaders battle crosstown rival St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen. The junior varsity game is set for 6 p.m. while the variety tip off is at 7:30 p.m.
Melissa Aul, Resource Conservation Technician for the Elk County Conservation District, has helped to organize agricultural workshops for area farm owners. The workshops are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Thursday, Jan. 23, workshops will be hosted hosted at the North Central Regional Planning Building, located along Montmorenci Road in Ridgway.
As the new mayor of St. Marys, Bob Howard plans to combine previous mayoral experience with a strong background in the powdered metal industry in hopes of strengthening and growing the city of St. Marys.
"I am very excited about being mayor of St. Marys due to the great citizens and the tremendous assets of the city. There are many opportunities for job and economic growth," Howard said.
RIDGWAY â€“ During their regular meeting Tuesday morning, county commissioners heard from members of the Ridgway Borough Council regarding their recent request to purchase several condemned homes within the borough from the county repository.
Borough council president Ralph Dussia, as well as borough manager Kim Zimmerman and councilman Rich Parrish attended the meeting in order to question the commissioners on the county's recent decision to deny the boroughâ€™s bid offers for the homes.
New members of St. Marys City Council along with the new mayor were sworn into their elected positions on Monday evening.
Elk County President Judge Richard Masson led Mayor Bob Howard in the oath of office as he was joined by his wife Peggy and grandson, Carter, age 8.
Next to take their oath was a group of newly elected council members including Lou Radkowski and Robert Mohr for four-year terms, Sally Geyer for a two-year term, along with re-elected council members Ned Jacob, Gary Anderson and Greg Gebauer.
Over $1,000 was raised during the Christmas Spectacular Concert performed by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir on Sunday, Dec. 22, and the proceeds were recently divided between the Crystal Fire Department and the St. Marys Area High School Music Department, which allowed their facility and instruments to be used for the rehearsals and performance.
Fire Chief Bill Kraus and President Tom Bauer expressed their appreciation for the donation and indicated that the funds will be put toward the purchase of a new utility pickup truck.
Fox Township's board of supervisors made several elections and appointments for 2014 at their organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 6.
Mike Keller was elected chairman, and Dave Mattiuz was elected vice-chairman. Kathy Dowie was appointed secretary-treasurer, and the treasurer's bond was kept at $500,000.
As the new owner of the Elk County Eye Clinic, Dr. Brett Karlik, M.D., ophthalmologist, plans to continue offering quality eye care to area patients as well as expanding upon the clinic's current services.
Having worked at the clinic since January 2011, Karlik took ownership of the facility in June from his peer and longtime St. Marys ophthalmologist Luis W. Lu, M.D.
"It's pretty exciting. It's a big clinic. We do a lot of eye surgery and provide a lot of services for the eye that you typically don't see in a small town," Karlik said.
A special meet-and-greet was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Sunday evening to welcome newly appointed Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) President Sam MacDonald.
MacDonald takes over the role from interim president Mary Agnes Marshall, and is the school system's second president, filling the position vacated by Fr. Michael Ferrick.
Held in the school's foyer, the meet-and-greet gave members of the ECCSS community the opportunity to mingle before Fr. Ross Miceli welcomed everyone with a brief blessing.