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June 7th, 2015
KERSEY Ââ€“ Nate Assalone was the featured speaker at this yearâ€™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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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.
KERSEY â€“ A Dollar General store will reportedly soon be constructed in the Kersey flats area of Fox Township, situated off of state route 948, with a projected opening of the end of summer or early fall.
The Fox Township zoning hearing board recently granted the store developer a dimensional variance for size allowance to construct a store larger than permitted by township ordinance.
The 9,100 square foot store is slated to be located to the right of the former Centerville Grille restaurant on a nearly two-acre parcel.