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Photo of the Week

August 28, 2015

Wednesday marked the start of the 2015-16 school year in the St. Marys Area School District. Shown are students peering out a school bus window as it departs the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School parking lot after dropping off students at the start of the day.

Yearbook Memory - 1993 SMAHS Varsity Cheerleaders

August 25, 2015

This snapshot from the past features the St. Marys Area High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad from 1993. In the photo shown seated from left to right are Anita Defranco, Nicki Gillen and Ruthann Klaiber, captains. In the second row are Jodie Alton, Kelly Hanes, Ann Defilippi, Janel Perschka, and Jamie Alton. In the third row are Kim Greiner, Amy Fields, Christine Brown, Amy DeAngelo, Allyson Cuccia, Amy Dick, and Andrea Thompson.

Blast from the Past

August 25, 2015

Joe Schaut, center, is shown presenting first place trophies to Wally Vollmer and Florence Egolf for winning a tennis tournament in the late 1930s or early 1940s.

Upcoming events and activities

August 23, 2015

Monday, Aug. 24 - First day back to school for staff at St. Marys Area High School
Tuesday, Aug. 25 - SMASD teacher in-service day
Wednesday, Aug. 26 - First day of school for St. Marys Area School District
Friday, Aug. 28 - PTO Popsicles on the Playground at South St. Marys Street Elementary

Photo of the Week

August 20, 2015

Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) chairman John "The Sheriff" Geissler and KECA mascot Benny the Elk entertain the crowd prior to the KECA Elk Tag Raffle drawing on Sunday afternoon.

Yearbook Memory - ECCHS 1963 We learn to sew

August 18, 2015

This snapshot from the past features Elk County Christian High School students in 1963 as these ladies learn to sew. Shown in the first row are Carol Blessel, Joanne Pasquarette, and Judy Bobenrieth; second row; Barbara Benedict, Janet Bleggi, and Julia Bauer; third row, Mary Baum, Susan Anderson, Nancy Samick, Linda Bauer, Marlene Robacker, Mary Jo Bayer, Ann Becker, Sister Claudia, and D'Arcy Bliskey; and standing, Shirley Auman, Linda Reider, Lois Roth and Linda C. Bauer.

Blast from the Past

August 17, 2015

The 11-18 year old members of the 1991 Blue Tide Swimming team are left to right: front row, Aaron Bleggi, James Gausman, Lisa Mirtich, Emily Rezmerski, Kim Beck, Erica Vogt, Jackie Levenduski, and Kelly Cheatle. Second row, Mary Detwiler, Kelly Werner, Katie Broughton, John Pounds, Josie Wolfe, Rick Imhof, Mike Weichold, Steve Pounds and coach Lindie Estus. Third row, Monica Dornish, Michelle Cashmer, Jennifer Shturtz, Erica Taylor, Cathy Weichold, Barbie Loeffler, Kurt Cheatle, Steve Detwiler and coach Roben Breindel.

Upcoming events and activities

August 16, 2015

Events and activities taking place this week include:
Monday, Aug. 17 - St. Marys City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 18 - St. Marys Heritage Preservation meeting at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wednesday, Aug. 19 - St. Marys Area Middle School orientation
Thursday, Aug. 20 - Jay Township Supervisors meeting at 7 p.m. in the Jay Twp. Municipal Building in Weedville and St. Marys Area High School freshman orientation.
Friday, Aug. 21 - St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce Wing Fling on Market Street.

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 15, 2015

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015
They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insiders hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

Photo of the Week - Work continues on SR 120

August 14, 2015

Guardrail replacement is underway along state Route 120 between Ridgway and St. Marys.

Yearbook Memory - 1988 SMAHS 'Grease' musical

August 12, 2015

This snapshot from the past features St. Marys Area High School students as shown in the 1987-88 Voyager yearbook as they perform in the school's production of 'Grease'. Shown is Steve Cole portraying Johnny Casino as he gets Rydell High ready to hand jive.

Blast from the Past

August 10, 2015

Members of the early Memorial Park #1 volleyball squad from the early 1970s are from left to right: front row, John Vollmer, Joe "Pizza" Scutella, Brian Donahue, Denny Posteraro, and Dan Nedzinski. Back row, Joe Koch, Pat Murray, Harry Whiteman, Bud Brennen, Gary Nedzinski, Leo Lenze and Dale Mulcahy.

Upcoming events and activities

August 9, 2015

The following meetings and events are taking place this week:
Monday, Aug. 10 - St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors meeting at 7 p.m. in the SMAHS library
Tuesday, Aug. 11 - Opening ceremony at the Elk County Fair, 6 p.m. with the fair royalty competition starting at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 - April School of Dance at Elk County Fair, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 13 - Elk County Fair Talent Show, 7 p.m.

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate

August 8, 2015

VIDEO: Trump Jolts First GOP Debate
A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, leaving his onstage rivals to compete for attention.

Photo of the Week

August 6, 2015

Employees of GKN Sinter Metals in St. Marys are shown during Wednesday's ribbon cutting celebrating the facility's multi-million dollar transformation project which included various building renovations and adding new manufacturing technology.

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...