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August 9th, 2013
Members of St. Marys City Council approved waiving of the open container laws and suspending of parking for two upcoming events.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce was granted permission for an open container event during its annual upcoming Wing Fling on Friday, Aug. 16 from 6-10 p.m. in the Market Street municipal parking lot.
This year's Summer Reading Program at the St. Marys Public Library is drawing to a close, and participants have until Monday to complete their reading journals and claim their prizes at the Scholastic Book Fair, which is set up in the children's section of the library.
SMETHPORT â€“ The attorney for Pastor Mark Hooper of Mount Jewett asked Judge John Cleland to drop the charge of endangerment of the welfare of a child in a hearing on Friday afternoon at the McKean County Courthouse.
Attorney Joseph Charlton petitioned the court to drop the endangerment charge, arguing that the â€śmissing of a mealâ€ť or not taking the children to a doctor does not rise to the level of endangerment.
The St. Marys Area High School's Dutch Country Stadium track is several years overdue for new resurfacing according to Terry Straub, SMAHS director of student activities. The cost to resurface the track ranges from $63,000-$210,000 depending on the chosen option.
"It has been 16 years since it has been resurfaced with the general shelf life of this type being 10 to 12 [years], so we're already three to four [years] beyond the maximum shelf life," Straub said.
KERSEY â€“Â Cool and rainy weather Thursday evening did not dissuade a number of youngsters from showing off their abilities in the annual talent show at the Elk County Fair.
A total of 12 acts performed in the roughly hour-long event, with participants being divided into three categories: ages nine and under, ages 10-15, and ages 16 and up. Each performer was given a four-minute time limit. No lip syncing or prerecorded vocals were allowed. Additionally, contestants had to be amateurs.
Those utilizing Market and Brusselles street municipal parking lots will soon be paying more to park. The current meters allow for 2.5 hours for 25 cents, however new meters will decrease the time for the same amount at 1 hour for 25 cents.
Currently meters at the 25 cents per one hour rate are situated on on-street parking, along Depot Street, and the parking garage. The Brusselles and Market Street parking lots are the only two remaining lots where the meters have not been changed to the new rate.
Initial details about a new stream improvement occurred during Wednesday even in's Fox Township Supervisors meeting. The project is centered around the Gahr Road area, however will eventually encompass an estimated three quarters of a mile of stream.
RIDGWAY â€“Â A cleanup for a roughly nine-mile stretch of the Clarion River spanning from the Main Street bridge in Ridgway to the Portland Mills boat launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to Nick Irwin, an employee at Country Squirrel Outfitters, who came up with the idea for the event.
The Elk County commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of three new voting members to the Family Resources Network during their morning board meeting.
The additions are John Amarotis and Glenn Freeburg of St. Marys, and Rebecca Nelson of Community Nurses.
The 39th annual Elk County Fair opened Tuesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Kersey. The traditional Opening Ceremony began at 6 p.m. with brief welcoming statements by local and county government officials and a baked good auction. New royalty was also crowned. The 2013 Elk County Fair Queen is Alexa Marciniak, 16, a junior at Johnsonburg High School. She is the daughter of Dave and Jane Marciniak. The Junior Queen is Audrey South, 14, a freshman at St. Marys Area High School. She is the daughter of Brad South and Jim and Leigh Aaron. The runner-up was Alexis Swanson of Kersey.