May 8th, 2015
KERSEY â€“ The status of the Toby Water project has not changed since last month following a resident's question regarding the project.
The next step of the project entails awaiting notification from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in July when they have their next round of funding. Township officials are hoping to secure a grant to offset the costs of a feasibility study for the Toby Water system.
One resident inquired about the status of the cleaning of the ditch on Gahr Road.
Shown are the Elk County Catholic High School 2015 senior prom court candidates. The queen candidates are, from left to right, Lizzy Glatt, Darby Hetrick, Ellie Pearson, Natalie Reichard, and Sophie Yanak. In the back row are the king candidates, from left to right, Bryan Hansen, Luke Hoffman, Ryan Seelye, Joshua Zelinski, and Tyler Zelinski.
As part of the ongoing Race for Education fundraiser, students within the Elk County Catholic School System gathered at Elk County Catholic High School on Friday afternoon to take part in a group Mass followed by a walk around the school and adjacent property. So far this year, the Race for Education has raised over $34,000 and donations are still being accepted. A group of students, led by two members of the senior class, is shown about to begin their walk.
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An update of the city's inflow and infiltration (I&I) project of its sanitary sewer lines was discussed briefly during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting.
St. Marys GIS Coordinator Travis Skrzypek provided an update to council on the project.
The repairs are part of the smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines conducted last summer throughout the city. The testing was performed on 328,548 lineal feet of sanitary sewers in order to investigate and identify potential inflow sources in the St. Marys sewer-shed areas.
Shown are the St. Marys Area High School 2015 senior prom court candidates. The queen candidates are, from left to right, Megan Bridges, Gabby Shields, Madison Quesenberry, Carly Mosier, and Jenna Eozzo. In the back row are the king candidates, from left to right, Zachary Fox, Tyler Donachy, Nick Reuscher, and Garrett Wendel. Missing from the photo is Travis Mahovlich.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team won their fourth straight District 9 Class AA team title on Wednesday afternoon with a 5-0 sweep of the Brockway Rovers at the DuBois Area High School tennis courts.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch defeated the Bradford Lady Owls by a 10-0 score in five innings on Senior Night. The game was played at Benzinger Park.
RIDGWAY â€“ Three suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement at the Elk County Courthouse prompted a large emergency response by local police officers and fire department members.
Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt said the "suspicious packages" were delivered to the courthouse in Ridgway and were quickly "removed from the building so everyone was safe in the building and court could operate."
The packages were discovered between 10:45-11 a.m.
KERSEY â€“ Pa. State Police Corporal Smith presented a brief annual report to the Fox Township Supervisors during their regular monthly meeting held Wednesday evening.
He began by noting 99 percent of PSP responses in Fox Township are to Walmart along with the four-lane highway, which are their busiest areas.
Among the Walmart related crimes are retail thefts, hit-and-runs in the parking lot, thefts from motor vehicles, and bad checks.
Smith also addressed concern over ATV safety.
Fox and Jay townships are the biggest townships in Elk County that have ATV-approved roads.