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April 30th

Donate Life flag raised at Penn Highlands Elk

April 30, 2014

Though rain and wind forced a change of location, the weather didn't put a damper on Wednesday afternoon's flag-raising ceremony at Penn Highlands Elk.
The Donate Life flag was presented by CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education) to Penn Highlands Elk so that it can be raised at a later date to raise awareness for organ donation.

Students gain valuable experience through school to career program

April 30, 2014

In an effort to bridge the gap between school and career preparation, the St. Marys Area High School continues to offer a unique opportunity as part of its Technical Preparation Career Center, which allows students to utilize cooperative education through the Co-op School-to-Career program.
Recently, both students and participating employers were recognized for their efforts during the school’s annual Co-Op School-To-Work awards ceremony.

April 29th

Fire on Mary Street in Johnsonburg

April 29, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Emergency responders were called shortly after 5 p.m. for a fire at 120 Mary St. in Johnsonburg.
The front of the house was charred after the fire. Johnsonburg Fire Department chief Bob Dickey was unavailable for comment Tuesday night.

DEP discusses plans for Borough landfill site

April 29, 2014

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] gave a presentation Tuesday evening concerning their findings and proposed action for the former borough municipal landfill site located along Jakes Hollow Road in Ridgway Township. The presentation was followed by a public hearing in order for area residents to have their thoughts and concerns recorded on an official public response document which will be published pending the close of the public comment period on June 13.

April 28th

Community Prayer Event continues with tradition

April 28, 2014

Millions will assemble on Thursday at thousands of National Day of Prayer events across America including local citizens invited to a Community Prayer Event being held at 6 p.m on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area Ministerial Association is hosting the event which has been held annually for the past several years and has become a tradition in the area. Clergy from a variety of local congregations including Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist Episcopal and Baptist churches will be in attendance.

Flying Dutchmen among top mascots in U.S.

April 28, 2014

A new sense of school pride and a stepped up commitment from students to St. Marys Area High School is one of the highlights fostered from the school's participation in the USA TODAY High School Sports' Best Mascot contest.
While only in their first year of the contest the Flying Dutchmen claimed second place in the nation with 115,951 votes.
The school will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a contest banner.
"It seems fitting to use that money towards the purchase of a new mascot costume," said Adam Brooks, SMAHS teacher and contest coordinator.

DuBois woman charged in two St. Marys car thefts

April 28, 2014

A DuBois woman is charged with stealing two vehicles in a matter of two days, according to police reports.
Tanya Lynn Witherite, 37, is facing several felony charges of burglary and theft by unlawful taking. According to an affidavit of probable cause, she was charged in stealing a vehicle from a residential garage and then taking another vehicle from the parking lot of Dunham's two days later.

April 27th

Investigation continues into cause of house fire

April 27, 2014

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Crystal Fire Department recently conducted an origin and cause investigation into a fire that destroyed a St. Marys house on Friday afternoon.
A cause has not yet been determined as the investigation continues.

New tree finds roots at SSMSE

April 27, 2014

In celebration of Arbor Day, fifth grade students at South St. Marys Street Elementary assisted in planting a new Crimson King Maple tree on the site of the school's new playground.
On Friday morning members of the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission hosted the Tree City USA ceremony at the school. This marks the ninth consecutive year the commission's efforts have been recognized by Tree City USA.

Carpin continues mission work in Nicaragua

April 27, 2014

In November 2013, St. Marys native Dakota Carpin, a nursing student at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, had the opportunity to take part in an optional medical mission trip to Nicaragua. The trips are traditionally well attended by students in RMU's nursing program, he explained, because they provide a chance for students to improve their assessment skills while also allowing them to see firsthand the differences between healthcare in Nicaragua and the United States. For Carpin, the trip ended up serving a greater purpose—it helped him find what he believes to be his life's calling.

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The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season...
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team lost another close match, this time to the Bradford...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...