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May 18th, 2012

Property Tax Rent Rebate Program deadline June 30

May 18, 2012

ST. MARYS – Eligible homeowners and renters should act now to take advantage of a state property tax/rent reduction program before the June 30 deadline.
In 2006, the Taxpayer Relief Act was signed into law. The act established the Property Tax Relief Fund to enable the use of gaming revenue to reduce property taxes for homeowners.

Deb Wensel reflects on career as Kane teacher

May 18, 2012

Deb Wensel literally followed in her husband’s footsteps when she began her Kane teaching career in 1984.
Craig Wensel’s shift to the high school that year left an opening for a math teacher at the middle school. His wife, Deb gave up her post-college role as a “stay-at-home mom” to fill the vacancy.
“I inherited his job,” Wensel joked as she reflected on a 28-year teaching career that will end in the three weeks with her retirement.

Sandra L. Wagner

May 18, 2012

Sandra L. Wagner, 47, of 351 1/2 Stackpole Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
She was born Dec 25, 1964 in Bristol, PA, a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Duretta Merfen Hess.
Sandy was employed at Pinecrest Manor for more than 15 years. She was a member of the Eagles. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Harley and her family, especially her nieces and nephews.

May 17th

John J. Irwin

May 17, 2012

John J. Irwin, 89, of 959 Hickory Rd., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 following a brief illness.
He was born June 23, 1922 in Empire, Calif., a son of the late William and Cecelia Cummings Irwin.
In 1970 at St. Catherine's Church in Martinas, Calif., he married Ruth Schlimm Irwin, who survives.
Mr. Irwin was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He worked at Shell Oil Company in Martinas, Calif., for many years. 

Impact fee money usage debated at Jay Twp. meeting

May 17, 2012

WEEDVILLE - With the Act 13 impact fee legislation for gas and oil drilling signed into law in February, municipalities like Jay Twp. which stand to collect revenue under the legislation, are still sorting out what will be done with the funds and how much they can expect to receive. The disbursement of potential impact fee revenue and which municipal bodies would benefit was a topic of discussion at Thursday's meeting of the Jay Township Board of Supervisors.

Safety Days provides hands-on lessons, practices

May 17, 2012

Fifth grade students from throughout Elk County recently participated in the Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, a nationwide program geared toward teaching youth about safety issues dealing with agriculture, community, home and other topics.

Website can help connect area businesses with Marcellus Shale

May 17, 2012

RIDGWAY - At Monday's meeting of the Elk County Gas Task Force, Ridgway Borough Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki said a new website launched by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) will help support regional economic efforts by bringing together area businesses with companies in the Marcellus Shale industry.

Lady Crusader softball falls to Kane 5-1

May 17, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to the Kane Lady Wolves on Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park. The game was picked up one-third of the way through the top of the fourth inning after being suspended due to rain last Wednesday.
The Lady Wolves held a 1-0 lead at the time the game was suspended last week and added another run Thursday in the fifth and three more in the seventh. ECC scored their only run in the sixth.
Abbey Bauer went the distance on the mound for ECC, giving up five hits, walking three, and striking out six.

May 16th

Dutchman Jimmy Werner qualifies for PIAA meet in discus

May 17, 2012

KANE - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field squad competed at the District 9-AAA track and field championships held at Kane Area High School.
The Dutchmen placed fourth in the team race with 43 points. The Bradford Owls won the boys’ team title with 127 points, followed by DuBois with 112, Punxsutawney 61, St. Marys 43 and Clearfield 32.
The DuBois Area Lady Beavers won the girls’ AAA title with 115 points, followed by Bradford with 81.5, Clearfield 44 and Punxsutawney 35.5. The Lady Dutch will compete in the District 9-AA track and field championships Friday at Brookville.

ECC’s Scott Krellner and Alex Herzing wins 9-AA doubles crown

May 17, 2012

Elk County Catholic’s Scott Krellner and Alex Herzing captured the District 9-AA tennis doubles championship at DuBois on Wednesday.
In the championship match, Krellner and Herzing defeated St. Marys Area’s Dalton Gennocro and Jarrod Lipsey 6-3, 7-5.
Krellner and Herzing reached the championship match by defeating Johnsonburg’s Shane Bickford and Nate Field 8-2 in the first round. In the quarterfinals they defeated Alec Bouch and Fabio Fortunato of Brockway 10-8. In the semifinals they defeated St. Marys Area’s Michael Fox and Evan Lepovetsky 6-4, 6-3.

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