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March 6th, 2012
Several area students recently had a hands-on life lesson in service as they participated in a week-long mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The students were part of a group of area residents who took part in the trip, which was held through the organization Meeting God in Missions. While all eight are currently students at Elk County Catholic High School, they noted that the trip was not a school-sponsored function.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is in the market for a yard ramp for use at their Community Recycling Center, located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The purchase of a ramp for under a cost of $10,000 was recently approved by the authority at their most recent meeting.
According to Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner, a yard ramp is necessary because there is no room to install a loading dock at the recycling facility.
St. Marys City Councilman Greg Gebauer addressed a concern brought to his attention by Elk County Democratic Party chairman and fellow Councilman Bob Roberts regarding the legality of his holding a council position under the federal Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act restricts the political activity of individuals principally employed by state, county or municipal executive agencies in connection with programs financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the U.S. or a federal agency.
DuBois Regional's St. Marys Community Medical Building will open officially on Monday, March 12. The 30,000 square-foot building, located in front of the Walmart on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township, will house a number of diagnostic services, including laboratory, diagnostic imaging, digital X-ray, ultrasound, breast care and digital mammography, bone density and electrocardiograms (EKGs), as well as several specialists and family and women's health practices.
ST. MARYS - Innovated Solutions, formerly Arete IRC, does just what its name says - provides solutions for companies in the form of software and 3D rapid prototyping.
Located in the Franklin Center in downtown St. Marys, the company employs a small staff of five employees, including Eric Wonderling, president; John Azzato III, vice president of operations and sales; Jim Wolf, business manager and sales; and Jake Shannon, senior application engineer.
As co-owners, Wonderling and Azzato have been with the business since it was created just over two years ago.
As of 2014, 100 percent of public school students are required to attain proficiency in math and reading as demonstrated in standardized testing like that of the Pennsylvania School System Assessment exams (PSSAs). This originated with a provision contained in the federal No Child Left Behind legislation, signed into law in 2002. Since its inception, education officials nationwide have continuously voiced opposition to NCLB and derided the 100 percent proficiency marker as merely aspirational and entirely improbable.
Friday marked Read Across America Day as students from South St. Marys Street and St. Marys Catholic elementary schools celebrated the annual event, which also coincides with the birthday of famed children's author Dr. Seuss. Today marked his 108th birthday.
At SMCE, students participated in a Read Across America teleconference, during which Monsignor Robert Smith read to the children.
Over the years, young people have ingested and huffed all types of substances that can cause harm, especially when confronted by peer pressure. The attempted ingestion of cinnamon, while not a new trend, seems to be making a comeback.
City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said the "Cinnamon Challenge" has actually been around for several years. According to Caltagarone, the challenge involves daring a person to eat or swallow a teaspoonful of ground cinnamon in less than 60 seconds without drinking water or any other kind of liquid to aid them with the challenge.