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August 15th, 2012

Dutchmen Marching Band continues to grow

August 15, 2012

The St. Marys Area High School Dutchmen Marching Band is putting "Body, Mind and Spirit" into this year's halftime show.
"The design team worked throughout the summer to come up with ideas for this year's show. It was first based on the number '3' because each tune shares a triple-time feel, but then moved to a theme made up of three elements of life. Spectators should look for different types of movement on the field to represent 'Body, Mind, and Spirit,'" explained Adam Brooks, marching band director.

August 14th

Software to streamline filing

August 14, 2012

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal for new software to help streamline services at the prothonotary's office.
Susanne Straub Schneider, the county's prothonotary, said Tuesday that the new software will be used for the civil side of the office.
"Currently we use infocon-- it's a DOS system and it's antiquated," Schneider said. "The new software would improve docketing for the deputies and it would also improve access to the public. Eventually, we would move to having it accessible online.

Hit-and-run charges waived to county court

August 14, 2012

ST. MARYS - A St. Marys man appearing before District Judge Mark Jacob on Tuesday has been waived to court on charges stemming from a July 28 hit-and-run on Washington Street in the City of St. Marys that left the victim, a 21-year-old female, with extensive injuries.

Sister Victoria celebrates 90th birthday, 69th jubilee

August 14, 2012

In January 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States, the nation was in the middle of World War II, and St. Marys had just recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on Dec. 8, 1842. It was also in January of 1943 that Sister Victoria Marconi, O.S.B., joined St. Joseph Monastery.

SMASD approves personnel items

August 14, 2012

At Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of School Directors, the board approved a number of new personnel items on the agenda.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation.
The following support personnel resignations were accepted:

August 13th

Lunch debt to carry penalty at SMASD

August 13, 2012

Monday's meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Supervisors included further discussion of a measure designed to aid the district in collecting on outstanding cafeteria debts, which totaled $5,000 last year alone, by prohibiting students with delinquent lunch accounts from attending field trips.
While board members initially failed to reach a consensus on what amount of lunch debt would warrant revoking field trip privileges, it was decided at Monday's meeting that the amount would be tentatively set at $15.

Smith still missing; false sighting reported

August 13, 2012

EMPORIUM - The search continues for Thomas Edward Smith, 58, of Emporium, following his attempted kidnapping of a Citizens Bank Employee at gunpoint on Aug. 8 after an alleged dispute with the bank over a mortgage foreclosure. The Emporium Borough Police Department reports that at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, they and the Emporium-based Pa. State Police received reports that Thomas Edward Smith was sighted in the Goetz's Summit area of state Route 120 between Emporium and St. Marys.

Course helping fulfill area employment initiatives

August 13, 2012

The recently concluded ‘Fit for PM’ class, designed to train candidates for entry-level positions in the powder metal industry, was a collaboration by several groups and is helping to fulfill area employment initiatives.

Graduates, employers deem ‘Fit for PM’ class a success

August 13, 2012

The powder metal industry is looking for dedicated entry-level employees—and the eight graduates of the “Fit for Powder Metal Program” course that concluded last week have high hopes that they will fit the bill.

August 12th

Council members offer comments on issues

August 12, 2012

During a recent St. Marys City Council, meeting several board members discussed their comments on numerous topics.

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