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July 5th, 2012
Editorâs note: This is the first in a series celebrating the St. Marys Public Libraryâs 100 years of service to area residents.
Diana Smith could probably write a book about her experience working at the St. Marys Public Library since 1969âand chances are, sheâd know exactly where to find it on the shelves, too.
Now working exclusively with interlibrary loans, Smith has also manned the reference desk and assisted clients with finding books or answers, as well as working in the office. A chance interaction led to her longtime association with the library.
It was sunny and humid on Thursday, with the temperature reportedly in the mid-80s early in the afternoon-- perfect weather for the estimated 130 area youth who took part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
According to Ben and Luke Daghir, recreation assistants at the park and co-coordinators of Inner Park Day, there were 10 different events this year and participants were split up into 10 groups based on age and gender. The event was open to boys and girls between the ages of five and 14 years old.
ST. MARYS - The contract between the City of St. Marys and developer Bob Yoder for the redevelopment of downtown St. Marys continues to be a source of confusion and contention, as was demonstrated at the City of St. Marys Council worksession on Monday.
Monica Radkowski of the St. Marys Heritage Preservation Group came before council at the meeting Monday seeking clarification of the city's agreement with Yoder and the restrictions it places on other construction activity located within the redevelopment district which Yoder oversees.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) will be holding a ceremony to recognize Vietnam War-era veterans in his legislative district and is asking area residents who served during that time to contact his office.
Ongoing difficulties following the Zito Media cable televison upgrades, implemented June 4, were the subject of much debate at Tuesday's City Council meeting, with members at odds over whether the governing body should involve itself and intervene on behalf of customers.
JOHNSONBURG â Area residents are now shaken to the core after the vacant St. Joe's Club in Johnsonburg went up in flames early Monday morning.
The fire, ruled an arson, is the second mysterious fire in four days in Johnsonburg and reportedly broke out shortly after midnight on Monday. Reports indicate the fire started on a second-floor wooden porch and quickly spread throughout the building.
The St. Joe's Club in Johnsonburg went up in flames early Monday morning. Several area fire departments, the St. Marys Area Ambulance and the PSP Fire Marshal were called to the scene. Photo by Joseph Bell.
A water main break on 500 block of North St. Marys Sunday evening sent water over 30 feet into the air leaving the power lines dripping and many residents seeking higher ground.
The Crystal Fire Department was called to the scene of the incident outside 523 N. St. Marys St. for public service at 8:53 p.m.
Ralph Samick who occupies the 523 N. St. Marys St. residence along with his wife Mary Ann said at the time of the water main break he was sitting on the front porch listening to the radio when he noticed water collecting around his feet.
It was a bittersweet road trip for six members of the field maintenance shop at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard base in Cambridge Springs near Erie.
Traveling in two large National Guard work trucks, the group came to Kane on Friday to deliver a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to the Tom and Sue VanGiesen residence at 137 Lincoln St.
The âHarleyâ was the pride and joy of Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed last July while serving in Afghanistan with the National Guard.
Many services are available in the home for the elderly, the disabled, the sick and others who require help with medical or hygiene needs.
Tiffany Winkler, private duty manager for home support services for Community Nurses, Inc., outlined some of these programs during a presentation Friday at a Kane Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum at the Kane Manor.
She said the âmain purposeâ the services permits residents to âstay in their own homesâ rather than enter a hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility.