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May 28th, 2015
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At South St. Marys Street Elementary, Mrs. Hanslovan's fourth grade class utilize The Daily Press for various projects enhancing student development.
The first phase of renovations to St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium is halfway complete. There is currently a rough finish grade on the football field. The next step entails laying down topsoil, installing an irrigation system with a sprinkler system, and drainage.
Recent layoffs, a loss of doctors and nurses, and financial woes at Penn Highlands Elk (PHE) has sparked the interest of area residents and St. Marys City Council.
This prompted Mayor Bob Howard to invite Rose Campbell, Penn Highlands Elk president, to address such concerns at a recent council meeting.
Following a presentation by Campbell about the facility, Councilman Greg Gebauer posed numerous questions and scenarios to Campbell.
For the past month Gebauer has spoke with doctors, nurses and employees after which he compiled a list of their concerns about the facility.
Organizers on Wednesday morning met at Decker's Chapel along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys to plan repairs for the historic site.
The building's foundation has shifted over time due to a number of issues including lack of drainage and harsh winter conditions. The foundation issues were discovered at the end of March.
RIDGWAY â€“ With uncertainty surrounding the state budget for 2015-2016, the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission discussed what that uncertainty means for its operation Wednesday during an executive committee meeting.
Eric Bridges, the executive director of North Central, said he has been hearing rumors that the budget process could take longer than the June 30 deadline, lasting into August or September.
A variety of speakers, musicians and singers were on hand for this year's Fox Township Memorial Day ceremony.
The ceremony took place outside the Fox Township Community Center.
George Mosier welcomed all those in attendance which was followed by the flag raising and the St. Marys Area Middle School band performing the national anthem as it was sung by Mervyn Kemmer.
Next was the pledge of allegiance along with an opening prayer offered by Rev. Ross Micheli of St. Boniface Parish.
KERSEY â€“ U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Suzane Buttery of Brockway delivered endearing words honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by U.S. military members and their families as part of this year's Fox Township Memorial Day ceremony held outside the Fox Township Community Center.
Buttery is the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Commander Support Staff at the 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in New York.
A St. Marys man faces simple assault and harassment charges after an alleged incident of domestic violence.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, James Allen Bennett, 31, of 136 Penn Rd., St. Marys, reportedly caused bodily injury to an unnamed female by "striking her in the face and pushing her numerous times."
Patrolmen Robert Lewis, Largey and Smith were dispatched to 136 Penn Rd. for a "possible physical domestic" on Sunday, May 24 at 11:44 p.m.
A Kersey man is facing multiple drug paraphernalia charges in addition to public drunkenness and similar conduct after passing out on the porch of a home along Chestnut Street in St. Marys.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, St. Marys City Police received a call on May 5 at roughly 10:45 a.m. indicating a male was "passed out" on the homeowner's back porch in the 300 block of Chestnut Street.
Patrolmen Nero and David Marconi responded to the call and woke up the male who was identified as Anthony James Greenawalt Jr., 31, of 751 Brandy Camp Rd., Kersey.
On Monday morning, Leslie Neal, Elk County Director of Veterans Affairs, addressed attendees at the annual Memorial Day celebration at Memorial Park regarding not only the members of the armed forces who lost their lives, but also those who returned from conflicts, and Americans' obligations to them. Neal, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served as the Honorary Grand Marshal of this year's event.
"Memorial Day is a day of conflicting emotions for each of us," she said. "It is a blend of pride and mournfulness, gratitude and loss, and a deep abiding sense of patriotism."