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Archive - 2013

October 29th

Mayor encourages decreasing parking fines

October 29, 2013

During a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, Mayor Sally Geyer brought up the issue of repealing the $5 parking ticket fine and decreasing it to a lesser amount. She mentioned the idea as a topic of discussion at the conclusion of the meeting.
"I think its a very big deterrent to downtown shopping. It's a thorn in everyone's side, it's upsetting a lot of people," Geyer said.

Recycling center partners with eLoop

October 29, 2013

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Community Recycling Center has recently partnered up with eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh-based electronics recycling center that operates throughout the state. eLoop will be the new collector of electronics for the center which recently ended its deal with Eco International who closed their doors late last month.

Kane driver in 6-fatality wreck is arraigned

October 29, 2013

A Kane woman charged with manslaughter as a drug-influenced driver in a horrific six-fatality traffic accident Aug. 31 was arraigned Tuesday.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman said he conducted the preliminary arraignment proceeding for Kathleen S. Douglas, 37, in her room at the Lutheran Home at Kane.

October 28th

Light Up Night plans in the works

October 28, 2013

Area residents are encouraged to kick off the holiday season during the upcoming annual Light Up Night, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, being held Friday, Nov. 22 in St. Marys.
As organizers work diligently in planning the event, they greatly appreciate any involvement by community groups and clubs, schools, organizations, businesses and individuals who are interested in volunteering for the event in any capacity, such as window mannequins, elves and much more.

Conservation District continues working on West Creek Wetlands project

October 28, 2013

The Elk County Conservation District is still continuing its efforts to complete the West Creek Wetlands project.
"We have been working on putting together some bid packets, to see if we can get some other costs proposals after the initial proposal we got," said district manager, Steve Putt.

Reward being offered for information related to shooting of bull elk

October 28, 2013

BENEZETTE – The Keystone Elk Country Alliance and other area businesses are offering a $3,800 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for shooting a 5x5 bull elk in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Oct. 15.

October 27th

Lady Crusaders are D9 champs, Bille qualifies for states

October 28, 2013

An impressive run by members of the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader cross country team gave the squad the edge over North Clarion on Saturday in Ridgway as ECC used a 1-point advantage to claim the girls' District 9 Class A team title.
The Elk Catholic girls ended the day with 54 points while North Clarion came in second with 55. Both teams will advance to the PIAA Cross Country Championships at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Schreiber siblings qualify for states for St. Marys Area

October 28, 2013

Siblings Shelby and Mitchell Schreiber both earned trips to this weekend's PIAA State Cross Country Championships in Hersey with impressive runs in their respective races at Saturday's D9 Cross Country Championship Meet in Ridgway.

Charles J. Gorske

October 27, 2013

Charles J. Gorske, 89, of St. Marys died unexpectedly Saturday evening, October 26, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born May 19, 1924 in Erie, son of the late Rudolph and Rose Bartholemis Gorske. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School class of 1942 where he played football for the Rams. He was a former employee of Leashore Calgift Advertising and retired from Keller Oil Co.
On Aug. 14, 1948, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Marthadel Robacker who preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 1992. On July 19, 1996, at Sacred Heart Church, he married Carol Leuschel who survives.

Brenda L. Boyer

October 27, 2013

Brenda L. Boyer, 56, of West Sherman Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Oct. 15, 1957 in DuBois, daughter of the late Theodore E. and Betty J. (Bell) Chiodo.
On Aug. 11, 1979, she married James C. Boyer, he survives.      
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.
She served many years with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including PennDOT secretary to the Elk/McKean County manager and most recently SCI Forest as secretary to the superintendent.

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