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May 19th, 2015

Students' trees continue to thrive

May 20, 2015

This year marked the eighth in a row that the Shade Tree Commission has given fourth grade students in St. Marys tree saplings in conjunction with Arbor Day. What made the occasion extra special is that this also marks the year when the very first group of students to receive trees will graduate from high school.
Rick Gabler, a member of the Shade Tree Commission and an instructor at St. Marys Area High School, recently polled 42 of the seniors at SMAHS and found that the trees given to nearly one fifth of that small sampling of students were still alive and thriving.

May 18th

Council presented update on Penn Highlands Elk status

May 19, 2015

A lengthy discussion took place about the status of the Penn Highlands Elk (PHE) hospital facility during Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting. PHE President Rose Campbell presented a wide variety of information to council which was followed by questions and comments from members of council and the audience.
Joining Campbell at the meeting was Raymond Graeca, Penn Highlands chief executive officer.

Authority looking at abutting property

May 19, 2015

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is looking at the possibility of purchasing property that abuts their current piece of land in St. Marys that will be used for a new recycling center.
They previously purchased roughly 1.3 acres from North Central Enterprise for $11,000. St. Marys Holdings reportedly owns land abutting the property and is in the process of developing the site. There is a 1.879 acre parcel of land that will not be used in the development that is being offered to the authority.

May is National Mental Health Month celebrated

May 18, 2015

RIDGWAY – May was proclaimed National Mental Health Month in 2013 by President Barack Obama in an effort to bring the issue of mental health to the forefront of the country's thoughts.
Kathy Kroeger, administrator for Cameron and Elk Counties Behavioral and Developmental Programs, highlighted various mental health issues Monday morning during a presentation.

ECCHS inducts newest members into National Honor Society

May 18, 2015

Elk County Catholic High School recently inducted its newest members into the National Honor Society. They included Stacie Werneth, Lexi Knight, Elise Stebick, Ashley Lenze, Mary Kraus, Devyn Condon, Maddi Ehrensberger, Grace Bobby, Abbey Gerg, Maddie Cashmer, and Ashley Schwabenbauer. The induction ceremony included a prayer service and was followed by a social for the students, their families and faculty.

May 17th

Primary election features long list of candidates

May 17, 2015

The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary to cast ballots for candidates seeking party nominations.
The winners of party nominations in the primary will be on the ballot for the general election Nov. 3. There are a large number of candidates in several county races, most notably for county commissioner as there are 12 names on the ballot.

Contract with educational staffing firm approved

May 17, 2015

The St. Marys Area School District Board of School Directors recently approved a contract with a Source4Teachers which will provide substitute employees for the district.
The board recently entered into an agreement with the New Jersey-based company in which the district provides the company with a list of substitute personnel, including teachers, aides and secretaries, which the company then assigns to district openings.

Psychic and Holistic Expo raises funds for Relay for Life

May 17, 2015

As part of an effort to come up with new ideas to raise funds, the Curves Purple Power Relay for Life team held a Psychic and Holistic Expo at the St. Marys Moose Club on Saturday and Sunday.
The event ran from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and continued from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, and early Sunday afternoon Curves Purple Power team captain Betty Polaski indicated that the event had been well received by many members of the community.

Members of Catholic Church protest Psychic and Holistic Expo

May 17, 2015

The Psychic and Holistic Expo held at the St. Marys Moose Club over the weekend by members of the Curves Purple Power Relay for Life team was not without some controversy as members of the Catholic Church staged a protest in the parking lot outside the building on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness about how the event conflicts with the church's teachings.

May 15th

Vendur new assistant at county VA office

May 16, 2015

There is a new yet familiar face welcoming veterans to the county's Veterans' Affairs office.
Lana Vendur, a 1989 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and club manager of American Legion Post 511 in Dagus Mines is the new assistant at the Elk County Veterans' Affairs office.

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