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State funding discussed by school board

February 7, 2014

While Governor Corbett may have proposed an increase to the state education budget, St. Marys Area School District is not benefitting from the increase.
Although Corbett's preliminary budget is not set in stone the figures provide the school district an opportunity to start to build its budget and estimate what they anticipate receiving from the state and federal government, earned income and real estate.
SMASD's proposed 2014-15 budget is $9,782,347, an increase compared to the 2013-14 budget of $9,571,032.

Some of community's founders buried in cemetery

February 7, 2014

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the founders of the community, and local historian Ray Beimel pointed out a few of their graves during a recent tour of the cemetery. 
The first grave Beimel stopped at, which is located near the chapel, is that of John Walker. 

Charges filed against Eldred man in 2013 crash

February 7, 2014

SMETHPORT – The Kane-based state police on Thursday filed multiple charges against Tieler Richard Raymo, 21, of Eldred, stemming from a February 2013 fatal crash in Smethport.
Raymo on Thursday was charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, recklessly endangering another person, and six summary traffic citations, all of which were filed in District Court 48-3-02.

SMASD's Kearney to retire at end of contract

February 7, 2014

St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney announced her plans to retire at the conclusion of her current contract ending on June 30, 2014. Kearney divulged the information during Thursday evening's SMASD Board of Directors workshop.
The board offered Kearney an extension on her contract to serve another year as superintendent, a gesture which she said she was "honored" by.
"After much deliberation and prayer, I have come to the decision that it is time for a new chapter in my life," Kearney stated in a letter addressed to the board.

Lunch prices to increase

February 7, 2014

Lunch prices within the St. Marys Area School District will be increasing 10 cents starting this fall for the 2014-15 school year.
The new costs will be $1.80 for elementary lunch, $2.05 for high school lunch, $2.10 for ala carte lunch and adult lunches to $3.25 as they were not raised last year.
SMASD Superintendent Ann Kearney proposed this action during Thursday evening's school board workshop citing the federal guideline requiring school districts to raise their lunch rates at 10 cents per year until they reach $2.25.

Cemetery also contains a few mausoleums

February 7, 2014

There are few mausoleums in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, but many of the ones that are on the site have some tie to the Kaul family. 
Local historian Ray Beimel discussed the cemetery's mausoleums during a recent tour of the facility. 
One of the mausoleums located near the cemetery's chapel is the final resting place of Andrew Kaul I, who is buried there along with his wife Walburga, his daughter Bertha and her husband Sedgwick Kistler, Bertha and Sedgwick's daughter Gertrude Kistler, and Kaul's sons Andrew Kaul Jr. and Edward Kaul. 

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