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March 4th, 2011

Elk County Big Brothers Big Sisters gearing up for Bowl For Kids’ Sake

March 4, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, with more than 400 affiliate agencies nationwide. The Guidance Center has been affiliated with the National Organization since 1990, operating Big Brothers Big Sisters programs first in McKean County, expanding to Elk County in 2001 and to Jefferson County in 2008.

Despite rumors, Ridgway drinking supply adequate

March 4, 2011

Despite negative rumors and supposed misconceptions regarding wastewater discharge into the Clarion River, Paul McCurdy, who serves as environmental manager for the Ridgway borough council, said Friday that all is well for Ridgway's drinking water supply.

March 3rd

Dorothy Louise Robb

March 3, 2011

Dorothy Louise Robb of St. Joseph Terrace, Force, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1929 in Sharon, daughter of the late Howard and Anna (Gromowsky) Dawes.
She was a homemaker and waitress working with the JCPenney Store of Sharon for many years. She was a member of Weedville United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, gardening, and flowers. She lived most of her life in Sharon, and 20 years in Bennetts Valley.

Uncertain times ahead for CDBG funding

March 3, 2011

Communities across the country are anxiously waiting to learn the potential fate of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding program. Funds from the federal program are expected to be cut as much as 62 percent, a move that is being watched closely by Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi.

'Soup'er benefit for county arts programs

March 3, 2011

The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) will be feeding both body and mind at its annual benefit next week. The council's fifth annual Feed the Arts Soup Benefit will be held Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Activity Center in downtown St. Marys, with all proceeds benefiting ECCOTA and its arts programming in Elk County.

Surra presents Fox Twp. Fire Dept. report

March 3, 2011

Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Surra presented the department's annual report at the recent Fox Twp. Supervisors meeting.
In 2010 the Fox Twp. Fire Dept. was dispatched 100 times in 2010. The total estimated structural fire loss in 2010 in $448,000.

March 2nd

Crusaders advance to 9-A title game with win over DCC

March 2, 2011

CLARION - The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game with a 58-47 victory over the DuBois Central Cardinals in a game played at the Waldo Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University.
The Crusaders will now meet the Union Knights Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Clarion University for the D9-A title. DuBois Central will square off against North Clarion at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game set for Clarion University. Union got by North Clarion 49-47 last night at CUP.

Supervisors approve new items

March 2, 2011

The Fox Township Supervisors approved several new business items at Wednesday evening's meeting.
One of the motions approved was to establish the Toby Water Board. The supervisors then appointed five members to the board, each of whose terms expires on December 31 of the appointed year. Toby Water board members include Mike Agosti with a term expiring in 2011, Mike Keller until 2012, Joe Largey until 2013, George Swanson until 2014 and Janet Ott until 2015.

Vollmer arrested in Florida prostitution sting operation

March 2, 2011

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – The Lee County Sheriff's Office in Bonita Springs, Fla. reports that John Joseph Vollmer, 64, of St. Marys, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. on Feb. 23 and charged with the solicitation of prostitution.
According to police, on Feb. 23 the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice unit conducted a vice operation in the area of Bonita Springs, Fla. The focus of the operation was to make contact with females offering sexual services on the internet. In addition, the unit also focused on the males soliciting females from these internet web sites.

Sheriff's department programs offered through donations

March 2, 2011

RIDGWAY - Thanks to multiple donations throughout the years, various programs offered to the community by the county's sheriff's department have continued to impact area residents.
JoAnne Ryan, CEO and president of Alpha Sintered Metals, recently made an undisclosed monetary donation to the department.

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