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June 2nd, 2014
Elk County and its 12 municipalities will benefit from over $1 million in funding from Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fees and greenways funding.
At the county level, the impact fees distributed totals $350,665.54 along with greenways funding totaling $30,233.25.
The county commissioners in early May announced the establishment of a grant program designed for the redistribution of a portion of their allocation of the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for local projects.
Lifeguards at the St. Marys Community Pool lingered after the facility had closed for the day on Sunday evening to take part in their annual emergency inservice training. Aided by EMTs from the St. Marys Area Ambulance Association, lifeguards took turns at three different stations set up around the pool to brush up on back-boarding protocol and CPR techniques.
BENEZETTE TWP. â€“ Two Bradford residents suffered major injuries Saturday evening on Homestead Drive near the Elk Country Visitor Center.
The crash occurred on at 7:28 p.m. as a 2013 BMW K1500 GTL motorcycle, operated by Daniel S. Hushon, 40, of Bradford, was traveling south on Homestead Drive. Hushon reportedly passed another vehicle and lost control of the motorcycle. It exited the roadway and both Hushon and a passenger, Ashley J. Beckwith, 30, also of Bradford, were thrown from the motorcycle.
It only took 54 years, but the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is finally operating out of a location owned by the organization.
Construction on the building began last year, the society's collection was moved to the new building earlier this year, and the society officially reopened on Sunday afternoon with a special open house from 1-4 p.m. During that time, members of the community were invited to come tour the new facility, which is located along Erie Avenue, and see what all it has to offer.
St. Marys Area High School Salutatorian Catherine Riddle and Valedictorian Amy Orr reflected on school memories while imparting hopes for future successes for the Class of 2014 during the school's recent commencement program.
"I would like to extend appreciation toward everyone who has helped mold us into the people we are today," Riddle began.
Valedictorian Amy Orr compared high school to a roller coaster filled with ups and downs involving schoolwork, jobs, sports or personal matters.
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.