Archive - May 2014 - News Article
Members of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2014 capped off their high school career on Friday evening during the school's 118th annual commencement program.
Class President Rebekah Caretti acted as the Mistress of Ceremonies as she greeted her fellow graduates along with family, friends, and school administrators and school board members. She also introduced the evening's student speakers, Salutatorian Catherine Riddle and Valedictorian Amy Orr.
The Community Nurses' Used Book Sale For Hospice will be held at a new location this year: St. Boniface School, which is located along Main Street in Kersey. This year's sale will be held from Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8.
According to Ann Bauer, who is co-coordinating this year's event along with Denise Kneidel, explained that the change in the location of the sale was necessitated after the St. Marys Catholic Middle School moved from its former location along Church Street into the Elk County Catholic High School building.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) said Friday that Governor Tom Corbett has requested a disaster declaration for areas in Elk County impacted by flooding last week.
"[Corbett] has sent a letter to the United States Small Business Administration to request a disaster declaration," Scarnati said. "This disaster declaration would enable residents and business owners with property damaged by the massive rains to be eligible for low interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The search for a new St. Marys Area School District superintendent continues as a vote to hire a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Ann Kearney came up short during a special board of directors meeting held Thursday evening.
"Obviously we're still in search for a new superintendent," said Bob Luchini, SMASD school board president.
One hundred years ago today, on Saturday, May 30, 1914, the first game of baseball was played at Berwind Park.
That first game pitted the newly formed, salaried team of the St. Marys Base Ball Association against the visiting P. & E. Renovo squad. "P. & E." stood for "Philadelphia & Erie," referring to the railroad that passed through both St. Marys and Renovo. The game ended up being a 10-inning contest, with St. Marys emerging victorious 2-1.
Police have charged a St. Marys resident in the assault of his girlfriend, which was witnessed by four known adults and at least two of the victim's small children.
Sean Michael Owens Jr., 23, of 205 Walnut St., is charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred on May 28 at about 12:20 a.m.
The upcoming Storytime in the Park offers the best of both worlds for families who enjoy reading and the outdoors.
Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) is sponsoring the event taking place Friday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benzinger Park in St. Marys. In case of inclement weather a rain date is set for June 13.
"Our goal is to help promote literacy and bring attention to all four areas of early learning development in kids in the area," said Nicky Cashmer, DCI Parents as Teachers (PAT) Educator and event coordinator.
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Women, Infants and Children [WIC] program in Pennsylvania, local officials in Ridgway on Wednesday highlighted their own initiative during a meeting of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's executive board.
"WIC is a critical component of who we are and what we do as a regional organization," said Eric Bridges, executive director at North Central.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Historical Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a summer celebration to be held on Saturday, May 31.
The day will begin at 11 a.m. with a presentation on the history of the society from its beginnings in 1964 at the first unofficial meeting at the Ridgway YMCA to its present-day locale along Center Street.
RIDGWAY â€“ Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) were in town Tuesday morning and into the early afternoon to assess the flood damage that ravaged Ridgway last week.
Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman and Ray Imhof, emergency coordinator for both Ridgway Borough and Township, and assistant fire chief, spoke Tuesday morning of the severity of the disaster during an emergency briefing downtown.