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July 9th, 2014

327 take part in Inner Park Day

July 9, 2014

The occasional rain showers that passed through the area early Wednesday afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of the 327 area youngsters between the ages of 5-14 taking part in Memorial Park's annual Inner Park Day.
This year's turnout was nearly the same as last year's, and Memorial Park Director Jason Schreiber remarked that he and his staff were "very happy" with the number of youngsters taking part in the event.
"Five years ago we had a lot at 180. To almost double that is unbelievable," Schreiber said.

July 8th

St. Marys Legion rallies late for 11-1 win over Fox Township

July 8, 2014

"Don't swing!" Those words, yelled by St. Marys' Vincent Jacob as he stole home on the first pitch to Rudy Gleixner in the top of the sixth inning, broke open a tie ball game and started a 10-run rally by the Post 103 squad. The game was tied at 1-all headed into the sixth, and Jacob's run gave St. Marys their first lead. They never looked back, eventually coming away with an 11-1 victory. St. Marys hosts Ridgwway tonight in the opening round of the Elk County Legion Baseball League playoffs.

Highway project slated for late October finish

July 8, 2014

The completion date for the state Route 255 project is slated for Oct. 31 according to PennDOT representatives who spoke during St. Marys City Council's Monday evening workshop.
Additionally State Street is expected to re-open on July 18 as part of the SR 120 portion of the project which was scheduled to be closed for four weeks. On Thursday crews will be paving the area.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, provided an update to council and several residents in attendance at the workshop.

Tree-lined highway may be sight of the past

July 8, 2014

Residents of South St. Marys Street interested in planting trees in their front yards following the completion of the state Route 255 project are in for a challenging process.
PennDOT does not plan on replacing any trees cut down at the start of the highway project due to an array of challenges including the root system eventually interfering with newly-installed underground utilities.
A majority of the trees were situated on PennDOT's right-of-way that runs 50 feet from the center line of the road and extends up to the front porch of some homes.

Rock n' Roll Fridays in Fox Twp.

July 8, 2014

KERSEY – The Fox Township Community park is set to kickstart its summer of musical entertainment Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the Elk-Cameron Community Band.
The group has been together for roughly a dozen years and features several different genres including marches, overtures, pop music, classics and movie themes.
"This is actually the first year doing this and before it was ECCOTA's 'Concerts in the Park' that they were doing," said Debby Agosti, Recreational Facilities Director at Fox Township Community Park.

Sewer Authority a no show at Jay Twp. Water meeting

July 8, 2014

JAY TWP. – Jay Township Water Authority members expected a representative of the Sewer Authority to attend Tuesday night's meeting to discuss meter readings, but no members of the group were present.
Visitor Christine Gavazzi said that at the last Sewer Authority meeting, they had emphatically stated that they would send at least one representative to the next Water Authority meeting.

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr.

July 8, 2014

Bernard A. Goodreau Jr., 81, of 72 Erie Ave., Apt. 203, St. Marys, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois after a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 24, 1932 in St. Marys, son of the late Bernard and Rosella McQuone Goodreau Sr.
In addition to St. Marys, he had also resided in Johnsonburg from 1955 until 2008. He attended St. Marys public schools and retired from Pure Carbon Company in 1995.
On Oct. 1, 1955 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Louise “Patty” Simchick, who preceded him in death.

July 7th

St. Marys minor softball stars beat DuBois 7-0 Saturday

July 8, 2014

The St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League all star team defeated the DuBois squad Saturday afternoon at Benzinger Park by a 7-0 score to capture the winner's bracket in the District 10 Tournament.

Elk County Minor League baseball stars eliminate St. Marys

July 8, 2014

The Elk County Minor League baseball All-Stars continue on in the District 10 Little League tournament after a 16-3 victory over St. Marys in four innings Saturday afternoon at Knothole Area Recreational Park.

Concerns arise over new water basins

July 7, 2014

Numerous residents were on hand during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting expressing their concern over a new biofiltration basin situated on West Arch Street.
Dean Ball, PennDOT SR 255 project designer, explained the basins are designed to filter stormwater rather than hold it for a period of no longer than 36 hours. The only water going into it are rainwater and runoff from two inlets, one each on Arch and West Arch streets.

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