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October 1st

Snelick honored by Recreation Board

October 1, 2014

Members of the St. Marys Recreation Board gathered along with a few other individuals in the downstairs meeting room at City Hall in advance of their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening to honor Greg Snelick, the longtime manager of the St. Marys Community Pool who retired from that position at the end of the summer.
Recreation Board Chairman Kurt Nesbitt was the first to speak, and he expressed appreciation on behalf of the entire Board for all that Snelick has done for the community over the years.

Scare at the Fair to haunt visitors

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – The Scare at the Fair haunted house and hayride event is sure to put a fright in those planning to attend on Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The Elk County Fair Queen and her court are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the fair. The court will decide closer to next year's fair specifically what the funds will be used for.
A small admission price is being collected, however all children will receive a complimentary hot dog and hot chocolate. Baked goods are also being sold.

Purchases made for water treatment plant

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – Budget workshops, water plant equipment and a drain repair were just some of the topics discussed during Wednesday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting.
The supervisors agreed to postpone discussions on a new garbage compactor until budget workshops.
The board requested a new garbage disposal from Advanced Disposal in order to replace its aging model which dates back to 1997 when the township started collecting garbage.
A new chart recorder was approved at a cost of $2,843 for the Toby Water treatment plant. The device stopped working on Tuesday evening.

September 30th

Long-standing clothing store to close doors

September 30, 2014

After 60 years of service to the community, Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel will be closing their doors. The establishment is the only independently owned men's and ladies department store in Elk County.
The storied establishment has been a staple on the diamond in downtown St. Marys with its seasonal window displays featuring their vast inventory of various styles and selections ranging from career wear, sportswear, outerwear, shoes and accessories.
"After 44 years working six days a week and working Sundays doing the buying, it's time. I've done enough," said owner Mike Faulk.

Solid Waste Authority meets at landfill

September 30, 2014

KERSEY – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.

Outreach event being offered to veterans

September 30, 2014

A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.

September 29th

Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine

September 29, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.

Judge declares mistrial in Ecklund case

September 29, 2014

RIDGWAY – After a full day of trial proceedings, Judge Richard Masson declared a mistrial in the case of Brandon James Ecklund, 23, of Ridgway, who is charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.
The motion for a mistrial was made by attorney Michael S. Marshall on the grounds that the Commonwealth's witnesses differed in their testimonies as to the dates on which the alleged incident occurred. The defense was prepared with an alibi witness, but differing accounts of what night the incident occurred would render the alibi defense meaningless.

Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues

September 29, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan.
Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today.

September 28th

Focus placed on area's addiction problem

September 28, 2014

Saturday evening's Luminary Service on the Diamond not only provided a way for area residents to honor or remember loved ones whose lives had been touched by addiction, but it also gave them the opportunity to hear from individuals from a variety of areas within the community who were there to share their stories and talk about efforts to combat the issue locally.
St. Marys mayor Bob Howard acted as the master of ceremonies, and he began the evening by welcoming the sizable crowd that gathered on the Diamond around 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

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