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November 11th, 2010

Capt. Loudon recognizes veterans’ sacrifices

November 11, 2010

U.S. Army Captain Nicholas Loudon of Brockway connected faces and names with the sacrifice made by past, present and deceased veterans as part of the annual St. Marys Area School District Veterans Day Program on Wednesday.

Area veterans honored during high school program

November 11, 2010

Area veterans were recognized for their service and sacrifice to our country as part of the annual Veterans Day Assembly Program held Wednesday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School’s Carpin Auditorium.
Students, faculty and staff from the high school and middle school gathered inside the auditorium to pay tribute to local veterans.
SMAHS Senior Mandy Gerarge acted as the event’s emcee. Following her introduction of the SMAHS band, which opened the program with a performance of “Silvercrest March,” Gerarge reminded the audience of the purpose of Veterans Day.

Council discusses road improvement plans

November 11, 2010

At city council's most recent budget meeting, Tom Farley, St. Marys resident and former city councilman, addressed council members regarding a $1 million loan they recently approved for paving projects. Farley questioned whether council members would be able to lower the millage for the city's 2011 budget if they postponed the paving project.
Council members indicated they believe that many of the road issues need to be addressed now, or else their conditions will continue to deteriorate and it will end up costing more money to repair them in the future.

November 10th

District 9 football playoffs

November 10, 2010

Class A
Quarterfinals
Friday, Nov. 12
#8 at-large Smethport at AML-ranked #1 Curwensville, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #3 Cameron County at KSAC-ranked #2 Clarion, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #4 Port Allegany at AML-ranked #2 ECCHS, 7 p.m.
#7 at-large Kane at KSAC-ranked #1 Redbank Valley, 7 p.m.
Semifinals
Nov. 19 or 20
at neutral sites
Finals
Nov. 26 or 27
at neutral site

Class AA
Semifinal
Saturday, Nov. 13
#3 Moniteau vs. #2 Brookville at Clarion University, 7 p.m.
Finals
Nov. 19 or 20

Scholastic Schedule

November 10, 2010

Schedule subject to change without notice.
WEDNESDAY
Awards program
ECCHS Fall Sports Awards Program, 7 p.m.
Jr. high girls’ basketball
ECC at Brockway, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY
No activities scheduled.
FRIDAY
Varsity football
Port Allegany at ECCHS, District 9 Class A quarterfinal game, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY
Volleyball
ECCHS at PIAA Class A Regional at Clarion Area High School with Northern Cambria, Bishop Canevin and Saegertown.

Roberts cites unfairness in wage increase precedent

November 10, 2010

As previously approved by members of city council, the city's union employees and police are under contract to receive wage increases every year through 2012. Councilman Bob Roberts brought up this point on Monday evening as he argued in favor of allowing the city's 13 non-union management employees to receive a three percent wage increase in 2011.

Renovations complete at Fox Twp. Community Building

November 10, 2010

Renovations have recently been completed at the Fox Township Community Building following a two-year-long project.
Fox Township Public Works Director Randy Gradizzi said the building underwent a complete remodel. Among those changes was the installation of a new metal roof, creation of a new fitness center, refurbishing of the gym’s floor, installation of a new heating system, electrical work, new metal siding on the front and side of the building, new walls and landscaping.

Local housing advocate honored

November 10, 2010

Linda Thompson, a mental health program specialist with the Cameron/Elk County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, is receiving the 2010 Homes Within Reach "Unsung Hero Award" from the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania at a conference in Harrisburg this week. The award is given to people who help prevent homelessness in their area.

School board approves field trips, bus stops

November 10, 2010

The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors approved items ranging from student activities to bus stops during their Monday evening meeting.
Among the approved field trips were those to a DECA State Officer CDC Planning Meeting in Hershey taking place Dec. 1-3. DECA advisor Michelle Jackson will accompany one student on the trip. The Spanish students’ trip to Peru in the summer of 2011 was approved, as was the St. Marys Area High School’s annual AP Economics class trip to New York City on March 10-11. Approximately 41 students are participating in the trip.

November 9th

Kenneth L. Klein Sr.

November 10, 2010

Kenneth L. Klein Sr., of Wilkes-Barre, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born April 23, 1939, in St. Marys, son of the late Emeron W. and Rose Detch Klein.

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