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March 7th, 2013
Last Friday the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in three free-ranging deer harvested during the 2012 general firearms deer season.
ST. MARYS - A note stating a potential bomb was present at Elk County Catholic High School Wednesday morning was determined to be a hoax with the help of St. Marys City Police, according to school officials.
During Wednesday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting, a concern was brought before the board regarding the wording in the township's contract for use of the Community Building.
Legislative action regarding a recent marketing proposal died for a lack of a motion by members of St. Marys City Council on Monday evening. The discussion centered around last month's proposal by representatives of Long, Nyquist and Associates of Harrisburg as they detailed specific services they could offer in marketing the city's industrial park.
A wide variety of issues are being pushed to the forefront this year as the members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has prioritized their efforts with the Legislature, according to Ernie Mattiuz, the government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
St. Marys Catholic Middle School is performing 'The Little Mermaid Jr.' on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium. The show is open to the public and free of charge, however donations will be collected. The 18-member cast and four-member stage crew have been busy practicing twice a week since January.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will be hard at work this year as the consortium will be eyeing several key issues coming before the Legislature.
St. Marys residents David Keith Aul, 19, Rebecca Elaine Aul, 23, Thomas Peter Yanak, 20, and Ben Samick, 19, have all been charged with four counts each of unlawful killing and taking of big game during a closed season, a misdemeanor of the second degree, after PGC officers identified them as those allegedly responsible for poaching four deer in Kersey.
Speaking at a press conference at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Harrisburg headquarters on Monday afternoon regarding the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in samples collected from three hunter-harvested deer from Blair and Bedford counties, PGC officials indicated there is not believed to be any danger to individuals who consume meat from other deer harvested in those areas, even if the animal had not been tested for CWD.
Surveillance efforts to monitor for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cost the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) hundreds of thousands of dollars last year, and expenses will likely continue to increase now that the disease has been detected in a small portion of the state's free-ranging deer herd.