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April 27th, 2015

Local indoor ensembles perform championship preview show

April 27, 2015

St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic High School's indoor ensembles performed their Wildwood Preview Show on Monday evening for family, friends and community members.
A packed crowd gathered inside the SMAHS gymnasium which plays host to the annual show held prior to the teams' departure later this week to participate in the 2015 Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Atlantic Coast Championships, also referred to as All-Chapter Championships, taking place April 30-May 3 in Wildwood, N.J.

Funding received for Squab Hollow Road repairs

April 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – At Monday's Elk County Conservation District board of directors meeting, the directors approved funding for two projects within its dirt and gravel program and its low volume road program.
The directors' decision came after the Elk County Conservation District's quality assurance board met to review all of the applications that the district had received for funding of a dirt, gravel or low volume road project.

April 26th

Dedication ceremony for Rotary clock

April 26, 2015

St. Marys Rotarians and citizens gathered early Saturday afternoon along the Boulevard for a clock dedication ceremony in conjunction with the club's 65th anniversary.
"About two years ago we decided that with our 65th year coming up, we wanted to do something to make it a special event," said Rotarian Bob Roberts, also the chairman of the club's clock committee. "Rotarian Dave Greene suggested the idea of putting up a clock, and from there the research was done and there was a lot of planning, a lot of investigating."

Unique college-prep program focuses on those in autism spectrum

April 26, 2015

For Mitchell Rakieski, an 11th grade student at St. Marys Area High School, college preparation is beginning earlier than most.
This summer, Rakieski will participate in the Mercyhurst University's Foundations program, recognized as the nation’s top college-readiness program for students on the autism spectrum.
Rakieski was one of 24 students selected out of many applicants from all across the U.S.

Seismic testing to continue throughout three-county area

April 26, 2015

In continuing with their natural gas development process, Seneca Resources Corporation plans to begin 3-D seismic testing across a 97-square mile area spanning Elk, Jefferson and Forest counties.
This is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.
The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships.

April 24th

Local author chronicles unlikely friendship

April 24, 2015

St. Marys author John Schlimm recounts the poignant conversations he shared over a five-year period with Sister Augustine in his new memoir "Five Years in Heaven - The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions."
The heartfelt story tells of second chances as a 31-year-old man lost and alone at a crucial crossroads in his life finds heaven on earth within the confines of St. Joseph Monastery where he meets an 87-year-old wise and humble artist at the convent's ceramic shop.

City awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years

April 24, 2015

Despite the unseasonably snowy weather, fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gathered at Benzinger Park for the city's annual Tree City USA ceremony.
David and Tom Grotzinger of West Creek Nursery showed how to plant a tree as students pitched in the process by taking turns shoveling mulch around the tree then compacting it around the tree's base.
This year's tree of choice was a purple prince flowering crab tree and planted in the grassy area behind the parking lot.

Dance company completes regional competition tour

April 24, 2015

DDCC of April School of Dance ended their regional competition tour at Encore DCS in Johnstown from March 27-29. The company, directed and choreographed by Jennifer and Chelle Blankenship of Kane with dancers from all over Elk County had a successful weekend competing in the competitive level of competition.

Lady Crusaders hand Lady Dutch 5-1 loss

April 24, 2015

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Elk Catholic is now 5-0 on the season while the Lady Dutch slipped to 4-2.

Crusaders deal Dutch 17-4 five-inning setback

April 24, 2015

The St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic baseball teams faced off for the first time this season on Friday afternoon with the Crusaders dealing the Dutchmen a 17-4 defeat in five innings during a cool and windy game played at Berwind Park.

St. Marys Area High School junior Jordan Romain defeated Clearfield's Kerry Maines for the District...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team ran their record to 8-3 on the season Tuesday night as...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team improved to 10-1 on the season with a 10-2 victory...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...