Yesterday morning, the Elk County Commissioners presented the county's 2011 proposed budget with no tax increase.
In order to keep costs at a minimum, all offices were advised to plan for a zero percent increase in their 2011 budget.
By acquiring C/G Electrodes LLC and Seadrift Coke L.P., GrafTech International Holdings Inc. has become the largest producer of graphite electrodes in the world, according to Craig Shular, GrafTech Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Art connoisseurs now have a new venue to peruse at The Himes Art Gallery, which recently opened its doors on Nov. 26.
Located at 840 Shelvey Summit Rd. in Kersey, the family-owned gallery features acrylic and oil paintings, photographs, chalk drawings and nature scenes painted on small rocks and turkey feathers.
â€śThe gallery has a unique approach in selling fine gifts. It is where rustic meets fine art,â€ť said owner Ginger Himes. â€śWe are very excited about it and want to keep our prices reasonable.â€ť
Rosella F. Butsch, 86, of 333 Main St., Kersey, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
She was born May 29, 1924 in Kersey, a daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Thorwart Schneider.
In September 1955, she married James L. Butsch in the St. Boniface Church who preceded her in death in 1963.
Students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School are preparing to embark on a unique fundraiser. As part of their Heifer International Project, they are hoping to raise enough money to purchase an animal for an impoverished family.
Date: Monday, Dec. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: City Hall
The first of two public hearings for the 2011 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application was held Monday evening during the St. Marys City Council meeting.
"The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an explanation for the CDBG program and for citizens to participate in presenting ideas for the development of plans for the city," explained Tina Gradizzi, community and economic development coordinator.
Jeanette Donachy, president of the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township, commented on the recent activities of the society during the groupâ€™s 48th annual banquet held Sunday evening at the Diamond View Restaurant. The banquet commemorated the founding of Sancta Marienstadt on Dec. 8, 1842.
Donachy began by remarking that she was glad those in attendance could make it despite the weather conditions.
The Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and during the organizationâ€™s 48th annual banquet on Sunday night, members paid tribute to the societyâ€™s founder, Charles "Charlie" Schaut. The event marked the 129th anniversary of Schautâ€™s birth.
Bill Conrad, banquet emcee, said Schaut provided an invaluable contribution to area residents.
Robin L. Meyer, 39, of 152 Jackson Rd., St. Marys, died Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 17, 1971 in St. Marys, daughter of James Schatz of St. Marys and Linda Bush Smith of St. Marys.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1989. She was a part owner of Elk County Rustic Furniture.
On July 9, 1993, in St. Marys, she married Jude F. Meyer and he survives.
John G. Mattiuz, 67, of 105 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 17, 1943, in Ridgway, son of the late John M. and Mary G. Zuccolotto Mattiuz.
On Nov. 30, 1963, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, he married Mary Jean Kline, who survives.