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May 17th, 2011

County, municipal candidates win nominations

May 18, 2011

With all 33 precincts reporting, the three incumbent Elk County commissioners won party nominations Tuesday in the primary election.
June H. Sorg led Democratic voting with 2,549 votes. Fellow Democrat, Commissioner Ronald T. Beimel, followed with 2,146 votes. Lyle Garner was left out of the mix with 940 votes, as was Dave Sallack with 755 votes. There were 271 write-in votes cast.
Incumbent commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg led Republican voting with 1,636 votes. Freeburg will be accompanied on the ballot by Janis E. Kemmer, a second-term jury commissioner, with 1,270 votes.

Dutchmen down Coudersport Falcons 11-1

May 17, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team improved to 9-8 on the season with an 11-1, five-inning victory over the Coudersport Falcons Monday at Berwind Park.
Monday was the completion of a suspended game that began on April 26. That game was halted in the bottom of the first inning with one out and St. Marys up 2-0.

Lady Crusaders defeat Johnsonburg Ramettes 5-0

May 17, 2011

Taylor Schlimm recorded her 11th shutout of the season on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Area High Ramettes.
Schlimm gave up only three hits in the game, while striking out seven and walking no one.
Kiana Myers was the losing pitcher for the Johnsonburg girls as she gave up just six hits, walked six and struck out one.

City to move forward selling wastewater effluent

May 17, 2011

The city plans to move forward on selling effluent water from its wastewater treatment plant. Members of city council announced during their Monday evening meeting that Second Sun Oil and Gas, LLC recently expressed interest in purchasing water, with the plan to act as a broker and resell the water to EOG Resources, Inc.
City Manager Dave Greene explained that he, along with Public Works Director Mike Mullaney and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Lad Kornacki, recently met with members of the St. Marys Municipal Authority, and the proposal was made at that meeting.

Ordinance proposed regulating outdoor furnaces

May 17, 2011

The Fox Township Planning Commission has recently prepared a draft ordinance amending the zoning ordinance to address outdoor woodburners, oil and gas wells and windmills.
Russ Braun of the Fox Twp. Planning Commission was in attendance at the meeting to discuss the changes to the ordinance, which would conform to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations. In turn, the DEP standards comply with the manufacturers' installation guidelines.
He noted Fox Twp.'s new ordinance is modeled after nearby Sandy Township's.

Greene indicates retaining wall issues will be addressed

May 17, 2011

Residents exiting State Street at its intersection with SR 255 have likely noticed by now that a portion of the retaining wall near Ace Auto Rental, 344 S. St. Marys St., has come loose and is lying on the sidewalk.
According to City Manager Dave Greene, the wall is not city property and instead belongs to Ace Auto Rental.
"It's their wall," Greene said.

May 16th

Martha Neubert Rees

May 16, 2011

Martha Neubert Rees, 94, of Winchester, Va., died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Westminster Canterbury.
She was born in 1917 in Renova, the daughter of the late Edward and Barbara Neubert. 
She married the Reverend Paul Joseph Rees on May 15, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., who preceded her in death on March 7, 2005.

City may bid at judicial sale

May 16, 2011

Members of city council gave their approval on Monday evening for a representative from the city to attend a judicial sale at 10 a.m. on June 9 and purchase properties, particularly those located along Center Street, if no other bids are made.
City Manager Dave Greene explained that at a judicial sale, properties that are behind in paying their property taxes for multiple years will come up for a judicial sale, which means that all liens will be removed and the properties will be sold to the highest bidder.

District approves personnel issues

May 16, 2011

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved several personnel issues at this month’s regular meeting.
All employment recommendations are provisional for 30 days pending receipt of Act 151 and Act 34 clearance documentation and pre-employment drug testing if applicable.
The board approved to change the substitute pay rate effective with the 2011-12 school year. Days 1-30 will be at $80/day, days 31-60 will be at $85/day and over 60 days will be at $90/day.

May 15th

Hoohuli named All American by ‘PARADE Magazine’

May 15, 2011

St. Marys Area’s Kayla Hoohuli has been named a member of the 40-member “PARADE All America” girls’ basketball team.
Hoohuli joins 39 high school basketball seniors from 30 states on a list compiled by “PARADE Magazine” and “Sporting News”.
In her four years at St. Marys Area, Kayla led her team to four consecutive District 9 Class AAA championships.
At the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season, Kayla was named the Pennsylvania girls’ basketball Class AAA Player of the Year in a vote by the state sportswriters.

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