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March 27th, 2012

Perry Swanson of Kane named 'Logger of the Year'

March 27, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Perry Swanson of Kane has been named as the "2012 Logger of the Year."
He received the award Tuesday evening at the 44th annual Loggers and Saw-millers Safety Meeting at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. More than 100 attended the two-hour program sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).
"I'm extremely proud and very honored to receive the award," Swanson said. "I've always wanted to be a logger. Luckily, my dream came true."

Caregiver support group forming

March 27, 2012

Caring for a loved one at home can feel very stressful at times, overwhelming caregivers and making them feel like they have nowhere to turn for assistance or just a friendly ear to listen. In order to provide these resources and more, the Office of Human Services/Area Agency on Aging is establishing a Caregiver Support Group to provide a forum for discussion and give area residents information on resources and programs that can help ease the strain of being a caregiver.

Mother and daughter complete 'Fight for Air Climb'

March 27, 2012

On Saturday, March 24, St. Marys residents Cheri Cheatle and her mother Henrietta completed the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb held this year at One Oxford Center in Pittsburgh.
The annual event is meant to raise awareness and funding for lung disease, including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a disease that Henrietta was diagnosed with six years ago.

March 26th

More than 35 attend Women In Timber Luncheon

March 26, 2012

More than 35 attended the 14th annual Women In Timber Luncheon held Monday at the Colonial Inn restaurant on Fraley Street in Kane.
The event is sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) for women involved in the timber industry.
Featured speakers for the luncheon included Jill Thompson of Kane, the local legislative representative for State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), and Fritz Buehler Lecker of St. Marys, a legislative representative for State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-DuBois).

Grease is the word as this year's SMAHS musical

March 26, 2012

The popular hit movie "Grease" is being brought to the stage as this year's musical at St. Marys Area High School.
Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. inside the school's Carpin Auditorium. Tickets are $7 each and will be sold at the door with no advance ticket sales or reserved seating. Run time for the show is expected to last between 1.5-2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

Council discusses business items

March 26, 2012

At its recent meeting, St. Marys City Council approved a request introduced by Brad Brunner, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys, who was on hand as a representative of the St. Marys Ministerial Association. The association requested the use of the Diamond for a 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service on April 8, as well as on May 3 for a National Day of Prayer service at 6 p.m. Brunner said the Easter service should only last 45 minutes.

Grease is the word as this year's SMAHS musical

March 26, 2012

The popular hit movie "Grease" is being brought to the stage as this year's musical at St. Marys Area High School.
Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. inside the school's Carpin Auditorium. Tickets are $7 each and will be sold at the door with no advance ticket sales or reserve seating. Run time for the show is expected to last between 1.5-2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.

March 25th

Victims' advocates endorse feds' expansion of rape definition

March 25, 2012

On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced revision to the Uniform Crime Report's definition of rape, broadening the federal criteria and for the first time including male victims and removing the previous requirement that a sexual assault be physically forced.
Wording of the pre-existing federal definition, in place since 1929, included “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will,” and related only to men engaging in nonconsensual coitus with women.

Wagner to draft city oil and gas ordinance

March 25, 2012

St. Marys City Solicitor Tom Wagner was approved to draft an ordinance for the Planning Commission's review to bring the city's oil and gas ordinance in compliance with new state regulations.
"I think it's doable to amend the zoning ordinance in a sensible fashion to incorporate all the restrictions the state law now imposes on land use regulations for oil and gas development," Wagner said. "I think you can amend your zoning ordinance effectively."
City Council voted unanimously on the issue during its recent meeting.

DDCC presents showcase

March 25, 2012

April School of Dance presented the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) Showcase on Sunday afternoon at ECCHS. The company, overseen by artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of Kane, performed a total of 15 pieces, including six solos. DDCC consists of 18 dancers ranging in age from 9-18 years old who are divided into three different companies. The group recently concluded their competition season.

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