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June 7th, 2015

Elk County holds another successful Relay for Life

June 7, 2015

KERSEY – Overcast conditions early Saturday morning gave way to sunshine and warm weather, providing ideal conditions for this year’s Relay for Life of Elk County which was held at Fox Township Community Park from 9 a.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday. The theme of this year’s event was Mardi Gras – A Celebration of Life.
While walkers began making their way on the pathways at the park at 9 a.m., the event’s opening ceremony did not take place until 11 a.m. At that time, Bill Babik, event chairman, took to the stage to welcome all those who were participating in this year’s Relay for Life.

Assalone: Never lose hope

June 7, 2015

KERSEY ­– Nate Assalone was the featured speaker at this year’s Relay for Life of Elk County, and he briefly took to the stage at Fox Township Community Park on Saturday evening to share the story of how he defied the odds to become a 13-year cancer survivor.
When Assalone, 36, stepped up to the microphone, he joked that he had only agreed to speak because he had been told there were supposed to be funnel cakes at the event.
"There are no funnel cakes, just so you know," he said to the crowd gathered around the stage. "I'm very disappointed."

Seniors impart words of encouragement to classmates

June 7, 2015

St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015 valedictorian Samantha Candalor and salutatorian Angela Frey imparted wise words to the fellow graduates in their speeches during the school's annual commencement program.
Salutatorian and class vice-president Angela Frey recollected class memories and looked to the future as she addressed her classmates, family, friends, and faculty.

June 5th

Fire departments benefit from new fund

June 5, 2015

On Friday evening, Straub Brewery celebrated the efforts and dedication of the eight Elk County volunteer fire departments during their summer kickoff party.
Each department will receive a one-time donation from the newly-created Elk County Firefighters Fund established by Straub Brewery, which has raised $34,781.15.
The catalyst behind establishing the fund to support local fire departments followed a Feb. 27 blaze which destroyed the brewery's maintenance building.

Downtown road damaged resulting in blocked traffic lane

June 5, 2015

The left lane of North St. Marys Street along the Diamond in downtown St. Marys was blocked off Friday due to a deteriorated portion of the road which was washed away during recent rainfalls. PennDOT crews were on scene Friday evening to repair the road. The southbound left lane was re-opened at 9:25 p.m.

Community pool open for summer

June 5, 2015

The St. Marys Community Pool officially opened for the summer on Friday afternoon. The pool's regular summer hours of operation will be open from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For

June 5, 2015

VIDEO: 16 Donuts To Die For
You'll be dying to try these 16 different kinds of delicious donuts!

SMAHS celebrates Class of 2015 graduates

June 5, 2015

Thursday evening marked the culmination of the high school career of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015.
Seniors and their family and friends gathered inside the SMAHS Carpin Auditorium for the school's 119th annual commencement program.
Lauren McAnany acted as the Mistress of Ceremonies as she introduced the evening's student speakers, class President Zachary Whelpley, Salutatorian Angela Frey and Valedictorian Samantha Candalor.

Summer pilot program focuses on math skills

June 5, 2015

This summer the St. Marys Public Library is focused on more than just promoting reading and is promoting a math pilot program called "Summer of Numbers: A Math Program for Families."

Ambulance donates pediatric backboard to pool

June 5, 2015

The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service recently donated a pediatric backboard to the St. Marys Community Pool. While the pool already has backboards that can be used on adults, the addition of this backboard will aid the facility's staff in providing the best care possible to young patrons in the event of an emergency.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...