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July 24th, 2014

Program prepares kindergarteners for school

July 24, 2014

In a few weeks students will be starting back to school including the area's newest kindergarteners. In order to prepare them for elementary school Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) conducted a Kindergarten Readiness Program.
The three-week program was open to all incoming kindergarten students enrolled at South St. Marys Street, Fox Township, and Bennetts Valley elementary schools.
South St. Marys Street Elementary School hosted all four different sessions, each being held two days a week for two-and-a-half hours. Students could choose to participate in a morning or afternoon session.

LIFT expo provides wealth of information

July 24, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Life and Independence for Today organization hosted its Disability and Aging Expo, which featured 47 local and regional vendors, Thursday at the fire hall in Johnsonburg.
LIFT is a non-profit organization that aims to provide free information and services to people with disabilities, regardless of their age or disability, according to Hope Weichman, LIFT's deputy director.

Weight restrictions placed on Weedville bridge

July 24, 2014

WEEDVILLE – Earlier this week PennDOT officials posted new weight restrictions on a state Route 555 bridge in Elk County.
The bridge, which now carries a 10-ton weight limit, spans Kersey Run in the village of Weedville. The bridge also now has a one-lane traffic pattern which will be enforced by a self-regulating stop sign.

Saint Boniface carving adorns church

July 24, 2014

KERSEY – A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.
"Father Jim Faluszczak gave me some key points that he wanted to see in the piece," Boni said, explaining the initial project took at least seven weeks to complete. "It's such a long time to focus on one piece and that really takes a lot of discipline."

July 23rd

St. Marys Legion finishes as Region 8 runner-up

July 23, 2014

The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 squad would have needed to beat undefeated Albion twice on Wednesday afternoon in order to claim the title in this year's Region 8 Tournament, but ended up being overpowered by the host team in the first game and finishing as the runner-up following an 8-0 loss.

Outcry continues over SR 255 tree removal

July 23, 2014

The outcry over the removal of trees along SR 255 continues as St. Marys resident Monica Radkowski voiced her dismay during a recent city council meeting.
"South St. Marys Street is what it is now. We lost the trees, we're getting these infiltration basins. PennDOT can paint the picture with whatever brush they want to paint it with, but it's downright ugly," Radkowski said.

North Central in decent position with state budget

July 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission held its monthly executive board meeting in Ridgway on Wednesday morning to discuss current projects and initiatives, as well as future and past budgeting issues.

Antoinette “Net” Schatz

July 23, 2014

Antoinette “Net” Schatz, 84, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 12, 1930 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Marie Asalone.
She was married to Alvin Schatz who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force and the Byrnedale Senior Center. She enjoyed time with her family. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.

July 22nd

St. Marys eliminates Corry, Millcreek in Region 8 Tourney

July 23, 2014

The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 team defeated Corry 7-4 on Tuesday afternoon in an elimination game in the Region 8 Tournament, and then handed Millcreek their second loss, 6-5, later that evening to advance to the final day of the Region 8 Tournament, which is being held at Northwestern High School in Albion.
Today's action will see undefeated Albion taking on French Creek Valley at 10 a.m. with the winner meeting St. Marys at 1 p.m.

Store closing, lights upgrade detailed at council

July 22, 2014

During Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting Mayor Bob Howard confirmed the Aug. 23 closing of Giant Eagle and that a search for a replacement business is underway.
"Filling this void will be a very high priority of the city," Howard stated.
According to Howard, the city had already contacted perspective businesses to move into the location.
The city was made aware of the closing via an e-mail sent to Howard.

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