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May 22nd, 2013
By the time Tom Price, Sergeant in Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, arrived at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a number of volunteers were already waiting to help place around 2,000 American flags on veterans' graves throughout the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
RIDGWAY - Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.
With summer-like temperatures forecasted for this week many area residents are anticipating the opening of the St. Marys Community Pool during Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday from 12-5 p.m.
The pool will officially open for the summer season on Saturday, June 1.
The Memorial Day Committee has announced completed plans for the annual observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2013.
The day's activities will begin at 8 a.m. with graveside services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1047 in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery at the graveside of World War II veterans Bernard (Googs) and Isabel (Belle) Fledderman Haberberger.
Members of St. Marys City Council approved on ordinance authorizing backing an $89,000 loan for the Benzinger Township Golf Authority to purchase maintenance equipment. During their Monday evening meeting City Solicitor Tom Wagner explained First Commonwealth Bank has agreed to lend the money provided the city guarantees the loan.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Prison Warden Greg Gebauer appealed to the Elk County Commissioners in their meeting Monday to approve creation of a Senior Sergeant's position at the prison.
RIDGWAY - With the annual Elk County Relay for Life event scheduled for next month, Monday's meeting of the Elk County Commissioners included presentations from the American Cancer Society in a brief overview of the organization's history and impact.
Remember. Celebrate. Fight back.
The Relay for Life event for Elk County will feature a few notable changes and additions this year, none more pronounced, however, than the switch to a Saturday and Sunday event.
"The Relay this year for the first time will be from a Saturday to a Sunday," Barb Simbeck said of the June 8-9 event.
McKEAN CO. - McKean County law enforcement have tracked down and arrested a Bradford fugitive in Florida, where they say the man fled after giving police the slip by jumping out of a window at his Welch Avenue home.
St. Marys Area High School juniors Amy Orr and Rebekah Caretti are preparing to compete in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) National Leadership Conference after each of them earned a gold medal in their event during the Pennsylvania State HOSA Leadership Conference.
Both students have their sights set on winning a possible national title during the upcoming conference taking place June 26-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.