May 23rd, 2013
HIGHLAND TWP. â€“ Two victims reportedly died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash between an automobile and a water truck, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
On Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m., the Mt. Zion Historical Society, in conjunction with the Valley Legion Post 978, will dedicate a memorial in the Mt. Zion Historical Park honoring and remembering 165 Korean veterans from Jay and Benezette Townships.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9 Class A softball tournament with a 10-1 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday at Benzinger Park.
The St. Marys Area High School held their Spring Sports Awards program Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ripple effects of the federal budget sequester in Washington D.C. are already being felt in our area with everything from schools to public legal defenders bracing for, or already experiencing, funding cuts. But the latest blow has been dealt to the North Central Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, a largely grants-driven regional program in charge of distributing governmental funds to area communities, industry, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.
St. Marys City Manager Dave Greene presented his activity report during the recent City Council meeting. Among the topics discussed were the proposed hotel project for downtown St. Marys, flooding issues within the city and city expenditures pertaining to contracting out the painting of crosswalks.
By the time Tom Price, Sergeant in Charge of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, arrived at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, a number of volunteers were already waiting to help place around 2,000 American flags on veterans' graves throughout the cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
RIDGWAY - Polling results released Tuesday night had challenger Shawn T. McMahon unseating incumbent Bradley J. Kraus for the Elk County District Attorney in Tuesday's municipal primary election.
Franziska Leeb, 97, of 126 Church Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, May 20, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born February 3, 1916 in Linz, Austria. She had attended schools in Austria and had resided in St. Marys since 1959. She was a retired employee of Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 1981 after 21 years of service.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, was known for her cooking and willingness to share it with everyone. She loved learning new things, always ready to go on a trip. Her flowers in the gardens and on her porch were her joy.
With summer-like temperatures forecasted for this week many area residents are anticipating the opening of the St. Marys Community Pool during Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday from 12-5 p.m.
The pool will officially open for the summer season on Saturday, June 1.