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April 4th, 2011

Dornisch questions Home Rule Charter election requirements

April 4, 2011

During Monday evening's St. Marys City Council meeting, City Councilman Dick Dornisch indicated that there needs to be a clearer interpretation of the Home Rule Charter regarding the length of time a former council member must sit out before once again seeking election to the board. He specifically called into question candidate Tom Farley's ability to be listed on the primary ballot, since Farley had served two consecutive terms and has only sat out since his last term ended at the end of 2009.

Road trips and memories focus of 'Leaving Iowa'

April 4, 2011

The Footlighters of Elk County explore the family road trip and the memories of youth in their latest production, "Leaving Iowa," which will be performed April 7, 8 and 9 at the Diamond View Restaurant in St. Marys.

Thomas C. Launer

April 4, 2011

Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.

April 3rd

ECC track teams compete at Igloo Invitational

April 3, 2011

ALTOONA - Two first places and a meet record by Elk County Catholic senior Megan Dornisch were the headlines as the ECCHS track and field teams competed at the 36th annual Igloo Invitational held in Altoona on Saturday.
The 2010 state champion thrower continued her string of first -place finishes by placing first in the shot put with a meet record 41’ 9” throw. Dornisch also picked up a first place in the discus event with a throw of 127’ 0”.

Ambulance Service kicks off annual membership drive

April 3, 2011

The St. Marys Area Ambulance Service's annual membership drive is under way and will continue throughout the month of April. Funds raised by the drive benefit the association and are used for the upkeep and purchase of new equipment.
According to Robert "Bert" Sorg, manager, the Ambulance Service currently has around 3,000 members, though he noted that the number has steadily declined over the years.
"We need people to take an interest and join the Ambulance Association," Sorg said.

Summer Reading Program receives needed funding

April 3, 2011

The St. Marys Public Library recently received a much-needed grant in the amount of $1,100 from the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF). The grant will be utilized to fund the library's popular Summer Reading Program.

Bishop, archabbot confirm 104 Sunday

April 3, 2011

Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman, STD, SSL, Bishop of Erie and Right Reverend Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B., Archabbot of St. Vincent Archabbey, presided over a ceremony held at Queen of the World Church to confirm 104 students and adults from Queen of the World, Sacred Heart and St. Mary's parishes as adult members of the Catholic Church.

April 1st

Masson to rule on competency case for alleged arsonist

April 1, 2011

At a hearing Friday morning at the Elk County Courthouse, President Judge Richard A. Masson heard arguments on whether alleged arsonist Philip Bradley Wolfel was competent to stand trial.
Wolfel, age 22, of 5448 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, is charged with setting a fire at a house previously located at 204 Depot St. in Ridgway on Aug. 12, 2010.

Weedville Legion donates $5,000 to Bucktail Monument project

April 1, 2011

Members of the American Legion Post 978 in Weedville presented a check for $5,000 to members of the Bucktail Monument Committee on Thursday evening. The funds will be put toward the cost of constructing a monument, which will be located at the Mt. Zion Historical Park, to honor the members of the Elk County Rifles, Company G of the Civil War Bucktail Regiment.
Jim Burke, committee member and president of the Mt. Zion Historical Society, addressed members of Post 978 prior to the check presentation.

Drop-off program still a big cost for county

April 1, 2011

At the recent meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner provided authority members with a cost comparison report depicting costs incurred by the county's recycling programs both before and after the formation of the Community Recycling Center at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.

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