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August 9th, 2012

SMASD working to collect school lunch debt

August 9, 2012

ST. MARYS - Citing mounting cafeteria debt, the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors held extensive discussions at Thursday's workshop meeting about the possibility of restricting student field trip participation for those students with excessive cafeteria debt.

August 8th

Fox Twp. Supervisors approve requests

August 8, 2012

Several requests for the use of recreational facilities were recently approved by the Fox Township Supervisors for events, including birthday parties and family reunions.
The supervisors passed a motion made by Supervisor Mike Keller which would give authority to Fox Twp. Recreation Facilities Director Debby Agosti to approve such future requests. Agosti would be responsible for providing a monthly report of the requests to the supervisors.
"This would make things more user-friendly," Keller said.
"It would make my life a lot easier," Agosti added.

August 7th

City brake ordinance tabled; new changes proposed

August 7, 2012

A motion revising the city's engine brake ordinance was tabled on Monday evening during the St. Marys City Council meeting. Councilman Gary Anderson proposed several new changes to the city's current ordinance on the matter.
Anderson proposed the changes following a trip he took out West in which he noticed numerous unmuffled engine brake use prohibited signs.

Height issue on rides at Fair

August 7, 2012

KERSEY – The Elk County Fair is featuring a new event this year, as a "street truck tire pull" event will debut at the fairgrounds in Kersey.
"I was at a fair in Albion [N.Y.] and people come off the streets with their pickup trucks and try to pull this weight behind them," said Merv Kemmer, fair manager.
In Albion, N.Y., the event was quite popular and Kemmer hopes to replicate that popularity in Kersey.
"They received a good turnout [in Albion]," Kemmer said. "We have large industrial tires [on the Al Dietz Memorial Track] and it's going to be a fun night to see how it works out."

August 6th

Heated discussion on smoking signs

August 6, 2012

Members of St. Marys City Council embarked on a heated debate on Monday evening regarding the placement of tobacco-free signs at area recreation parks.
The issue was discussed at a previous meeting following a resident's complaint about the signs to St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer. Geyer said council was unaware the signs were in place. City Manager Dave Greene said the St. Marys Recreation Board has the right to enact a policy to place the signs within local parks.

ECCHS Class of 2010 plants memorial tree for Proudfit

August 6, 2012

At 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, family, friends, classmates and fellow lifeguards of Michael Proudfit gathered at Memorial Park for the planting of a memorial tree in Proudfit's honor. Proudfit died following a car crash in February.
The tree, a Royal Raindrops Flowering Crab, was purchased with donations collected by Proudfit's classmates at Elk County Catholic High School.
Clythera Hornung, a member of the Shade Tree Commission who was on hand at the event, explained that this particular type of tree is coincidentally appropriate for Proudfit, given his love of pink.

New teacher evaluations set to take effect

August 6, 2012

New legislation revising the standards by which Pennsylvania public school teachers, principals and certain non-teaching professional employees are evaluated will be phased in at St. Marys Area School District and other Pa. schools beginning in the upcoming school year.
Under the new law, student achievement will make up 50 percent of the educator’s overall evaluation score. Student achievement will be calculated using a combination of statewide assessments, student growth data through the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System, and other elective measures chosen at the local level.

Elk County Democratic Committee presents dinner to introduce candidates

August 6, 2012

KERSEY – On Aug. 15, all candidates for the Pennsylvania top state offices of the Democratic Party will gather together at The Red Fern in Kersey at 5 p.m. to introduce their ideas and discuss their stance for the upcoming election.
“This is quite an honor to have all of these candidates,” said Bob Roberts, Elk County Democratic Committee chairman. “We’ve never seen the likes of all of the candidates running for the top state offices here in Elk County.”

August 5th

Michael Proudfit remembered at inaugural 5K walk/run

August 5, 2012

ST. MARYS - Around 300 people braved the threat of rain on Sunday morning to participate in the the inaugural Michael B. Proudfit Memorial 5K Walk/Run, which began and ended at Memorial Park in St. Marys. The race replaced the Picnic in the Park 5K, which had been held for the past two years.

ERHC revamping 'Q Care' service

August 5, 2012

ST. MARYS – Elk Regional's acute care service for non-urgent health care needs, called "Q Care," has been restructured with new hours, a new location, and lower costs to better serve area residents.

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