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March 8th, 2013
ST. MARYS - A new program is in the works to offer low income students in the St. Marys Area School District access to pre-Kindergarten instruction, the only of its kind in the county.
The Fox Township Supervisors met in a brief executive session during their recently held regular monthly meeting.
As a result, Supervisor Mike Keller said they discussed negotiations to purchase property from Dinsmore Welding at the Industrial Park. The township has agreed to purchase the land, with Supervisor Randy Gradizzi to present the owner with the price to see if he agrees with the amount.
Supervisor Dave Mattiuz said a resident requested open gym hours at the Community Building. He said he believed this to be a good idea. The supervisors approved looking into the request.
With enrollment and revenue both in decline, expenditures on the rise and uncertainty surrounding the future of state funding all shaping discussions surrounding the district's budget, St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney presented the proposed budget for 2013-2014 to the board Thursday night.
Thursday's workshop meeting of the St. Marys Area Board of Directors included the announcement of two emergency drills to be held in district buildings during March.
The Daily Press is one of the thousands of newspapers across the U.S. commemorating Newspaper In Education Week by recognizing area businesses for their contribution in providing newspapers to local classrooms to utilize as an educational resource.
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.