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October 15th, 2014
WILCOX â€“ The U.S. Army of Engineers has announced that work is slated to start in the next several months to begin a four-year long construction project to repair safety concerns at the East Branch Dam.
The announcement was made to the public by U.S. Army Corps of Engineer representatives during an East Branch Dam stakeholders meeting Wednesday morning after awarding a contract to install a new cutoff wall to Layne Christensen Construction of Ruther Glen, Va.
The contract was awarded to the company on Aug. 26 for a total value of $132,504,348.
This Friday, area residents will once again be encouraged to don their pink attire in support of cancer awareness as part of the annual county-wide Pink Day.
Roben Daghir, a guidance counselor for the Ridgway Area School District who coordinates the annual Pink Day, said the annual event started in 2008 in the St. Marys Area School District under the direction of St. Marys Area Middle School guidance counselor Kate McGonnell. Every year after that the event has been county-wide.
Two St. Marys residents were held for court on robbery charges after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Judge Mark S. Jacob.
Dustin Allen Courteau, 26, and Savannah Satterwhite, 47, both of St. Marys, face multiple felony charges for an incident that allegedly occurred on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 430 N. St. Marys St., Apt. 1, home of John Boland.
Boland testified that he was wrestled out of his bed and pinned to the floor while other individuals searched his apartment.
The St. Marys Area School District could stand to lose up to $65,000 pending the outcome of a tax appeal by Mersen USA - St. Marys.
The company is out to prove their property is worth less than is listed on the Elk County tax rolls.
The original valuation of the Mersen facility located along Trout Run Road in St. Marys was $6 million however it was recently appraised at between $2 million to $2.3 million, according to information presented by the school board during a recent meeting.
Saturday is going to be a colorful day at St. Marys Area High School as they will be hosting their first Color Me Crazy 5K.
Registration will be available the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m. with the race set to start at 11 a.m.
The event is open to participants of all ages, including dogs.
Participants will encounter five color stations situated throughout the course.
As participants pass through the stations colored cornstarch powder will be dosed on them by students holding spray bottles.
Much needed repairs to St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium are anticipated to start at the end of the school year, according to Superintendent Brian Toth.
Among the scope of the project is field alterations, draining, minor bituminous paving, track renovations, fencing and miscellaneous alterations as well as sod replacement on the field.
Students at St. Marys Area High School now have a new way to get involved in the community. On Monday evening, the St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors unanimously approved the creation of a Pay It Forward/Student United Way club.
According to Jason Schreiber, the club's advisor who is also a teacher and coach at the high school, the idea for the club came about during the 2013-2014 school year when then principal Dr. Josh Williams was contacted by a representative of the United Way.
With Halloween only a few weeks away, the St. Marys Public Library is holding a Pumpkin Decorating Contest open to individuals of all ages. The decorating event will be held at the library tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m., though individuals can also decorate their pumpkins at home and bring them to the library.
All participants are asked to provide their own pumpkin, and each entry should be decorated based on the theme of a book of the entrant's choice.
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