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June 5th, 2015
On Friday evening, Straub Brewery celebrated the efforts and dedication of the eight Elk County volunteer fire departments during their summer kickoff party.
Each department will receive a one-time donation from the newly-created Elk County Firefighters Fund established by Straub Brewery, which has raised $34,781.15.
The catalyst behind establishing the fund to support local fire departments followed a Feb. 27 blaze which destroyed the brewery's maintenance building.
The left lane of North St. Marys Street along the Diamond in downtown St. Marys was blocked off Friday due to a deteriorated portion of the road which was washed away during recent rainfalls. PennDOT crews were on scene Friday evening to repair the road. The southbound left lane was re-opened at 9:25 p.m.
The St. Marys Community Pool officially opened for the summer on Friday afternoon. The pool's regular summer hours of operation will be open from 1-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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Thursday evening marked the culmination of the high school career of the St. Marys Area High School Class of 2015.
Seniors and their family and friends gathered inside the SMAHS Carpin Auditorium for the school's 119th annual commencement program.
Lauren McAnany acted as the Mistress of Ceremonies as she introduced the evening's student speakers, class President Zachary Whelpley, Salutatorian Angela Frey and Valedictorian Samantha Candalor.
This summer the St. Marys Public Library is focused on more than just promoting reading and is promoting a math pilot program called "Summer of Numbers: A Math Program for Families."
The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service recently donated a pediatric backboard to the St. Marys Community Pool. While the pool already has backboards that can be used on adults, the addition of this backboard will aid the facility's staff in providing the best care possible to young patrons in the event of an emergency.
KERSEY â€“ A Dollar General store will reportedly soon be constructed in the Kersey flats area of Fox Township, situated off of state route 948, with a projected opening of the end of summer or early fall.
The Fox Township zoning hearing board recently granted the store developer a dimensional variance for size allowance to construct a store larger than permitted by township ordinance.
The 9,100 square foot store is slated to be located to the right of the former Centerville Grille restaurant on a nearly two-acre parcel.
In an effort to budget for this summer's paving project, Fox Township Supervisor and Roadmaster Randy Gradizzi said they have opted to cut out the 4-ft. widening of a road where catch basins were recently installed.
This move frees up funding in the township's road crew budget to accept the lowest paving bid of $214,943.75 from G.O. Hawbaker.
The township had budgeted $189,025 for paving, resulting in a difference of over $25,000 when compared to the lowest bid.
RIDGWAY â€“ Two Republican candidates for Highland Township supervisors will draw lots Friday with the victor being placed on the November ballot.
GOP candidates Eugene Brown and Mike Detsch are tied with 24 votes each following the May 19 primary.
The drawing of the lots, held Friday in Conference Room No. 1 in the Elk County Courthouse Annex at noon, will see both candidates draw lots; whomever draws a "1" will break the tie and receive the nomination.
That candidate will battle Democrat Lloyd Hulings in the general election in November.