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February 11th, 2015

Middle school hosts Civil War Ball

February 11, 2015

The St. Marys Area Middle School Civil War Club held a ball on Wednesday evening in the school cafeteria. Students and their families along with faculty members participated in the light hearted event from 6 - 8 p.m. Each year the club rotates hosting a ball or a tea party. This year's 33 club members worked at preparing finger foods for the event as well as some who made their own attire consisting of ball gowns, other clothing and hair pieces. Teacher Cherri Gigliotti acts as the club advisor. The group meets every 12 days during the school's dedicated club period.

Stackpole was the second carbon company in town

February 11, 2015

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on a presentation given by local historian Ray Beimel on an overview of St. Marys' history in the carbon industry.
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After devoting a considerable amount of time to discussing Speer Carbon Company, the first carbon factory in town, local historian Ray Beimel moved on to the second, Stackpole Carbon Company, which was found by Harry Stackpole.

Ridgway Twp. supervisors meet with ordinance consultant

February 11, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.

Ridgway Twp. supervisors meet with ordinance consultant

February 11, 2015

RIDGWAY TWP. – Ridgway Township supervisors continue to address the oil and gas industry through a zoning ordinance.
Officials held a public meeting with Jim Trant Jr., a consultant who is working with the township to help work through their curative amendment that was adopted during a Jan. 5 supervisors meeting.
The supervisors approved a resolution to adopt the curative amendment during the Jan. 5 meeting so that the oil and gas industry could be addressed in the township's zoning ordinance, which it currently is not.

Horton Twp. supervisors discuss DEP complaints

February 11, 2015

HORTON TWP. – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials have reportedly received multiple complaints from residents regarding septic tanks leaking and running into a nearby stream in the Elbon area according to the Horton Township supervisors.
Russ Braun, the sewage enforcement officer for Horton Township, completed a field investigation report that was given to the supervisors and discussed at Wednesday's meeting.

Eleanore M. Prokop

February 11, 2015

Eleanore M. Prokop, 91, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 421 Center St., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 19, 1923 in Johnstown, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Mary Palkovic Solar.
On Nov. 3, 1945 in Johnstown, N.Y., she married Martin Prokop Jr. who preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1991.
She was a graduate of Johnstown High School in New York and had resided in St. Marys since 1956. She was a retired employee of St. Marys Carbon and was a former hairdresser.

Verna R. Kondek

February 11, 2015

Verna R. Kondek, 92, a resident at Elk Haven in St. Marys, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie after a short illness.
She was born June 4, 1922 at Toby Valley, a daughter of the late Eric Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. She was married to Gale Chapin Sr. who was killed in action in World War II. She later married Edward Kondek who died in 1971.

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Lady Dutch hold off late rally to top Ramettes 44-39

February 11, 2015

The St. Marys Lady Dutch (7-15) spoiled the Johnsonburg Ramettes' (6-16) Senior Night on Tuesday with a 44-39 win in the Paper City.

Dutchmen get hard fought 33-28 senior night win over Bulldogs

February 11, 2015

The Dutch wrestlers treated fans to another exciting come-from-behind victory on Tuesday night in their final home dual meet of the season as they traded the lead five times with the Redbank Valley Bulldogs, trailing 28-27 headed into the final bout before rallying for the 33-28 win.

Law is clear when it comes to juvenile cases

February 11, 2015

As emotions continue to run high and allegations brought to light involving an alleged sexual assault which reportedly occurred last spring at St. Marys Area Middle School, Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon discussed general information regarding the juvenile justice system.
While McMahon emphasized he could not discuss the specifics of the case, he noted such allegations are handled with the utmost seriousness, respect and are investigated thoroughly by all parties involved.

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