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April 28th, 2011

Benezette receives loan, grant from USDA Rural Development

April 28, 2011

BENEZETTE – Benezette Township was recently selected to receive a $1,301,000 Water and Environment Program (WEP) loan and a $1,114,000 WEP Grant from USDA Rural Development to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system. Benezette Township Supervisors Jim McCluskey, Bob Howard, and Mark Moorehead gathered along with area officials at the Benezette Township building in Benezette on Wednesday morning for the announcement, which was made by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Director Robert Schoenfeldt.

ITEC purchase moves forward

April 28, 2011

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] officials voted Wednesday morning to proceed with the sale of the Industrial Technical Education Center [ITEC] facility along Montmorenci Road in Ridgway to Elk County for $1.5 million.

State budget affecting commission

April 28, 2011

Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011-2012 proposes significant changes to the state's community and economic development delivery system, and officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are feeling the squeeze.

Updates presented at recent East Branch meeting

April 28, 2011

Representatives from several area state and local parks presented updates on their facilities and programs on Wednesday morning during the East Branch Clarion River Lake's spring public meeting.
Topics focused on activities and issues which have occurred since the lake's fall 2010 meeting. In addition, a dam safety initiative currently being undertaken at the lake followed the partnership reports.
Jeanne Wambaugh of Elk State Forest said the park has a new ranger, Tillman Smith, as well as a new oil and gas forester who arrived in October.

April 27th

Lady Dutch lead Lady Beavers 5-2 in suspended game

April 27, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch game with the DuBois Area Lady Beavers was called due to weather conditions after two and a half innings. The Lady Dutch are leading in the game by a 5-2 score.
They had seven hits in the first two innings, with Mandy Gerarge and Kali Quagliani leading the way with two singles each. Rachel Ginther, Savanah Krivonyak and Raelyn Cunningham each had a single to account for the other three hits. Gerarge has three RBIs in the game thus far, while Krivonyak and Cunningham each have one.

Lady Crusaders use strong hitting in 21-2 win over Ridgway

April 27, 2011

Elk County Catholic pounded the softball and had a 13-run second inning en route to a 21-2, 3-inning win over Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ECC had every starter get a hit, the top four hitters combined for nine hits overall.

Crusader baseball leads Elkers 10-1 in suspended game

April 27, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and the Ridgway Elkers saw their game Wednesday suspended after 2 1/2 innings due to inclement weather.
The Crusaders were leading by a 10-1 score when the game was called in the top of the third inning after Ridgway finished batting.
The Crusaders had five hits in the limited contest. Kyle Schneider had a double while Ricky Pearsall, Eric Wehler, Luke Daghir and Josh Feldbauer all singled.
Jesse Reynolds, Josh Mitchell and Slade Horner all singled for the Elkers.

April 26th

Recycling center approaches half-ton mark

April 26, 2011

The Elk County Community Recycling Center is rapidly approaching the half-ton mark for No. 5 plastics.
"We have about another dozen boxes of No. 5 plastic to ship," said Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordiantor Bekki Titchner during Tuesday night's Solid Waste Authority meeting. "We have a whole mountain to take to the post office again.
"We are approaching 1,000 pounds of the stuff. It's pretty amazing."

Women Who Care hosting rummage sale

April 26, 2011

Members of the local Women Who Care, a giving circle organization, are diligently working on last-minute details of the group's first Spring Rummage Sale planned for Friday and Saturday.
The event will take place inside the Franklin Center, located in downtown St. Marys. The sale begins at 8 a.m. each day and concludes at 4 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday.
"There will be lots of good stuff that everybody needs," said event co-chair Connie Amendola.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit Women Who Care grants and the endowment fund.

Recipients of Eagle Scout Award

April 26, 2011

ST. MARYS - Recently, four members of Boy Scout Troop 95, sponsored by the Sacred Heart Church, were awarded the Eagle Scout badge, scouting’s highest rank. The boys who
received the Eagle award are: Benjamin Daghir, Luke Daghir, Samuel Schneider, and Jared Schaut.
Ben is the son of Joseph and Roben Daghir. He is a senior at Elk County Catholic High School, where he has been a member of the baseball, basketball, and football teams. He is also a member of the Outdoor Club and Campus Ministry.

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