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March 16th, 2012
While there may not be a large number of area residents left with Irish surnames, the contribution that the Irish made to the community's early history should not be overlooked.
"There are lots and lots of people in St. Marys who are part Irish," said local historian Ray Beimel.
Beimel explained that the Irish who ultimately settled in St. Marys left their homeland due to the potato famine.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating Wednesday's incident of a report of a subject who may have been in possession of a handgun. Police have identified the individual as a juvenile playing with an airsoft gun while waiting for transportation to school.
This summer, incoming kindergarten students in the St. Marys Area School District will be able to boost their skills and prepare for the school experience through the Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP).
According to the Fox Township Supervisors, the township's planning commission will need to revise the township's zoning ordinance accordingly in regard to the state's adoption of the Marcellus Shale Drilling Act. This will need to be done in order for the township to receive impact fees associated with drilling.
The supervisors approved an amendment be added to the township's lease agreement with the Fox Twp. Senior Center to confirm that the township has budgeted for the payment of the electric and gas at the senior center building since 2005.
EMPORIUM â€“ Emporium resident Casey Saline is no ordinary fan of classic music and movies - using her vivid imagination and creative skills, she transforms old cassette tapes and movie reels into unique art that has caught the interest of the Ripley's Believe It or Not! franchise.
Itâ€™s no surprise that Kane native Jim Sirianni became a high school history teacher.
The late Robert â€śChiefâ€ť Carson, a Kane teacher, heavily influenced Sirianni. And he listened to his tutor and has had a 36-year career as a history teacher at Kane Area High School.
â€śIâ€™ve always been interested in history,â€ť Sirianni said.
Sirianni not only teaches history. He has dug deep into the subjectâ€”especially on the local level.
From jewelry, food, makeup and accessories to kitchen products, candles, crafts and home decor the upcoming Lucky Ladies Day taking place on Saturday is featuring an array of area vendors showcasing their products.
The event, sponsored by Relay for Life's Team SMP which consists of staff of St. Marys Pharmacy and Home Medical, is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Boniface Elementary School cafeteria in Kersey. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Red Cross Blood Drive, held Wednesday at the Moose Club in St. Marys, saw over 60 individuals turn up to donate.
Pat Schwarzmueller, of Buffalo, a supervisor with the New York and Northwestern Pa. chapter of the Red Cross, said "everyone is our type" when asked what blood types the organization is looking for.
Elk County Catholic High School recently held its annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society, this year welcoming 30 new members into the organization.
In addition to maintaining a certain grade point average, inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service, and character.
Proposed cuts to higher education included in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's 2012-2013 budget proposal have precipitated a backlash, with student protests and academic administrators in Harrisburg clamoring for legislative allies in an effort to stem the flow of state dollars from their respective institutions.