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January 25th, 2012

Free assistance with college financial aid forms

January 25, 2012

Filling out financial aid forms for college can be nerve-wracking, but the Community Education Council is offering some help for college-bound students and parents who want to get it right the first time.
Students from Elk County who will be attending college for the first time this year and their parents are invited to attend one of two free sessions held in the computer lab at the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties (CEC) in downtown St. Marys on Monday, Jan. 30. The first session will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and the second from 5 to 7 p.m.

Monitoring Project goes online

January 25, 2012

The Elk County Monitoring Project website is now up and running and available to the public.
The website, powered by NexSens Technology, relays data from the satellite telemetry systems installed in the streams and watersheds.
The monitoring project is designed to keep an eye on stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling by measuring the temperature, flow and conductivity in each stream. The total project cost for the program is estimated at $329,330.
Two of the 11 systems are online and running.

Bonfardine hopes to extend monitoring project

January 25, 2012

Elk County Conservation District Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine recently reported applying for an $88,000 grant through the Elk County Community Foundation to continue the Elk County Monitoring Project.
If accepted, the grant will extend the duration of the monitoring project for a couple years.
The Elk County Community Foundation provides scholarships and grants to other non-profit organizations in Elk County and the surrounding communities.

January 24th

Dutch wrestlers hold on for 36-31 win over Clearfield

January 25, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad held on for a 36-31 victory over the Clearfield Bisons last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch had built a 33-18 lead with five bouts remaining. Clearfield was able to cut the Dutch lead to 33-31 going into the final bout of the evening. In that bout, Dutchman Bill Gabor recorded a 7-4 decision over Kody Mayhew to give St. Marys the 36-31 win.
“Any time you beat a Clearfield team it is a good win. They are a well-coached team,” said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.

SMA swim teams split with Clearfield squads Monday

January 25, 2012

ST. MARYS – It was a classic “duel in the pool” on Monday night when the St. Marys Swim and Dive Team met the Clearfield Bisons head-on at the SMAHS Natatorium. The District 9 drama took many twists and turns, ending in the Dutchmen outlasting the Bisons 105-80 to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Lady Dutch gave it their all but were beaten by the Lady Bisons 124-62, dropping to a 1-2 record.

Lady Dutch earn road victory over Ridgway, 74-32

January 25, 2012

The St. Marys Lady Dutch used strong perimeter shooting and a fast start to take a 74-32 victory over Ridgway Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
St. Marys made nine 3-pointers on the game. St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli said the perimeter game is something the Lady Dutch can rely upon.
"What we're looking for is to move the basketball and we'll get our shot and we'll make our shot," Hoohuli said. "We were looking to just move the basketball around and they were able to connect on their shot."

Crusaders record 49-39 AML win over Kane Wolves

January 25, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders raised their Allegheny Mountain League North Division record to 3-1 with a 49-39 victory over the Kane Wolves Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The game was tied at 12 all after the first eight minutes of play with Elk outscoring Kane 14-12 in the second quarter for a 26-24 halftime lead. The Crusaders outscored the Wolves 23-15 in the second half to win the game.
“It was a good win. Kane played us really hard,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub.
“I thought we played hard, really scrappy, got on the floor and hustled,” said the coach.

Housing expo catering to renters and homeowners

January 24, 2012

From renters to new buyers to long-time homeowners, the 2012 Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) Housing Expo provides one-stop shopping for an array of services ranging from maintaining a residence or remodeling to financing and insurance.
The free event is taking place Thursday, Feb. 2 from 12-5 p.m. at The Edgewood building, located on the Million Dollar Highway behind the Subway restaurant in St. Marys.

Paterno supporters say his legacy will have lasting, positive impact

January 24, 2012

Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's death on Sunday morning due to lung cancer has elicited an outpouring of grief and support among area members of the Penn State family - students, alumni, and fans.

Drilling company may face settlement agreement

January 24, 2012

RIDGWAY - Elk County Waterways Conservation Officer Thomas McMann of the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission attended Monday night's Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] meeting to report on a bentonite spill that occurred along Silver Creek near Johnsonburg in November 2011.
On Nov. 15, the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company spilled a large amount of bentonite into the stream. The bentonite quickly made its way into a reservoir controlled by the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority.
Bentonite is a form of impure clay that easily absorbs water and is often used to facilitate gas drilling.

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