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May 6th, 2012

Road work to begin in Fox Twp.

May 6, 2012

Paving on several Fox Township roads is scheduled to have begun today, according to Fox Township Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi at a recent supervisors' meeting.
Among the roads included on the schedule are Hogback, Keller, and W. Theresia and base work on Squab Hollow Road.
During a recent special meeting, supervisors awarded a bid for seal coating on various township roads to Hager Paving in the amount of $53,853, contingent upon final approval of $12,000 liquid fuel funds allocation from Elk County which was made available to each county municipality.

History comes alive at SMAMS Civil War Day

May 6, 2012

The St. Marys Area Middle School (SMAMS) grounds were transformed into a Civil-War era battlefield on Friday as part of the school's 12th annual Civil War Reenactment Day.
The scene was complete with reenactors portraying various characters of the period, including a field hospital surgeon, uniformed soldiers, cannoneers firing mortar, and a blacksmith fashioning iron.
The various reenactors that day had a variety of reasons for being there, but most involved said it was because of the importance of imparting the history to the youth.

May 4th

Signs of Suicide program receives Palumbo grant

May 4, 2012

Recently Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) received a $92,000 grant from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust for the organization's Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS).
The grant ensures the continuation of the program, aimed at reaching middle and high school students in Elk and Cameron counties. The goal of the SOS program is to teach students the specific action steps needed to respond to signs of suicide by teaching and emphasizing the program's message of "A.C.T."-- Acknowledge, Care, Tell.

Area mothers discuss homeschool law

May 4, 2012

Mothers with The Elk County Homeschoolers said that while homeschooling has traditionally drawn criticism for a perceived lack of oversight and regulation, Pennsylvania's Home Education Law establishes strict requirements that homeschoolers must follow.
The mothers explained that while there is a great deal of freedom afforded homeschoolers in teaching and enriching their children, the guidelines for doing so as spelled out in Pennsylvania's Home Education Law, Act 169 of 1988, are stringent.

May 3rd

Bus loses wheels on field trip

May 3, 2012

EAST DEER – Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

Community Recycling Center now accepting hardback books

May 3, 2012

f you are spring cleaning and wondering what to do with the outdated hardback encyclopedia set taking up an entire shelf on your bookcase, or just simply have hardback books you want to get rid of, the Community Recycling Center in St. Marys is now offering the option to recycle them.

More behind the Straub re-branding effort

May 3, 2012

ny beer aficionado knows that all beer doesn't taste the same. A lager, a pilsner, an ale-- people want to know what's inside the bottle or glass before they try it. That's a major reason why Straub Brewery is changing its packaging, labels, and marketing strategy and announced the changes late last month.
Straub Brewery, Inc. President and CEO William C. Brock provided some history about the brewery business and how changes in the industry over the years have led to Straub's rebranding effort.

Quesenberry honored by PA Wilds

May 3, 2012

There were multiple area winners this year in the 2012 Champion of the Pennsylvania Wilds Awards.
The initiative recognizes "outstanding efforts in sustainable tourism development in the Pennsylvania Wilds."

May 2nd

Fox supervisors approve emergency management plan

May 2, 2012

Fox Township adopted an emergency management plan during the regular township supervisors' meeting Wednesday evening.
Fox Twp. Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Skrzypek explained the basic plan falls under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and does not lock the township into one manner of action.
"The NIMS system allows for leeway for the township to take action as needed or to fit their plan into a larger plan, such as a county or state plan," Skrzypek said.

Despite rebranding, Straub Beer will remain the same

May 2, 2012

ST. MARYS - As Straub Brewery launches new packaging with a new name and a new look, company officials want to assure customers that only the labels are changing, not the beer or ownership of the company.

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