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June 4th, 2012
After garnering over 61 percent of the voters' approval in the November general election, Susanne Straub Schneider has settled in over the last few months as the county's new prothonotary.
Susanne originally started out in the second deputy's position within the office, a post that served as a stepping stone for greater things to come.
"When the second deputy position became available, [Elk County Treasurer Peggy Schneider] asked me if I would be interested," Susanne said. "I interviewed with the prothonotary at the time, David Frey, and I was hired as second deputy, that was in 2010.
ST. MARYS - With the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War in full swing, many will take pause to consider the toll and lasting legacy of the war on our nation. At the same time, it begs the question of what the impact would have been at the local level and what bearing the war would have had on the early residents of St. Marys and the town itself.
In 1860, with the American Civil War imminent, historian Ray Beimel of the St. Marys and Benzinger Township Historical Society said the residents of St. Marys remained relatively removed from the conflict embroiling the nation.
RIDGWAY - Summer intern and St. Marys native Sara Krug enjoys her work directing summer youth programs for the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA].
A sophomore at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Sara is the daughter of St. Marys residents Steve and Helen Krug.
ST. MARYS â€“ Thursday was a very special day for Alice Wortman Magistrelli. The former Rock Street resident not only marked her 100th birthday, but also received a visit at Elk Haven Nursing Home from representatives of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association, of which she is the oldest member.
As part of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2012 commencement ceremony Friday evening, Salutatorian Emily Dickey and Valedictorian Scott Barber addressed those in attendance, specifically their fellow classmates.
Dickey pointed out how many things "are coming to a close as this chapter of our lives is finished. Here we are on a border of a new chapter of our lives and of our future."
Members of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2012 capped off their high school career on Friday evening during the school's 116th annual commencement program.
Following their procession into the Carpin Auditorium, with musical accompaniment provided by the SMAHS Concert Band under the direction of Chris Gankosky, 180 graduates took their place on stage in front of a large audience of family, faculty and friends.
The band then performed the national anthem, followed by the SMAHS alma mater sung by the school chorus.
As spring moves into summer, Pennsylvania residents should take extra precautions to protect themselves from Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that can appear in humans, some mice, birds, deer and other animals from the bite of a deer tick.
ST. MARYS â€“ Taking care of an adult loved one with progressive physical or cognitive disabilities can be frustrating for both the adult and the caregiver at times. A program called Adult Day Services can give caregivers respite and provide a quality atmosphere for older adults who can no longer be left alone for long periods of time-- and now area residents may take advantage of a trial run.
ST. MARYS - Matt Wickett, a junior at St. Marys Area High School, was announced as this year's winner of the state Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for District 2.
District 2 encompasses nine counties, including Elk, and has a land mass the size of the state of New Jersey. PennDOT representatives were on hand at SMAHS Tuesday to present Wickett with a certificate marking his achievement.
Just in time for summer grilling, local author John Schlimm's latest cookbook, "Grilling Vegan Style," offers 125 backyard barbecue recipes ranging from sides, salads and suppers to desserts, tailgating classics and happy hour beverages.
Schlimm's newest title, rated one of 2012's "must-buy" vegan cookbooks by VegNews and one of the top 10 cookbooks for spring 2012 by Publishers Weekly, features 240 pages of recipes, photos, grilling techniques and tools of the trade, as well as vegan staples, preparation tips and safety reminders.