August 4th, 2014
A new company is coming to St. Marys as city council unanimously approved the sale of a 17-acre undeveloped parcel of land in the St. Marys Airport Industrial Park to a company at a cost of $108,000.
City Manager Dave Greene did not divulge the name of the company at the council work session Monday evening, however he said the company is willing to develop the land and create new jobs for the area.
The parcel was originally appraised in 2005 at $3,000/acre and is now up to $6,000/acre.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority met Monday in the Courthouse Annex building in Ridgway to discuss the possibility of a new recycling center in St. Marys.
In an effort to get the facility in St. Marys, the authority has to submit a grant proposal to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
To submit the grant proposal, the authority has to hire an engineer to do the necessary preparatory work. The work includes schematics of the driveways, parking lots and buildings on the premises, among other responsibilities.
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As political candidates ramp up efforts in their campaigns, U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-5) has been busy in Washington as he has played an integral role in several new bills, some benefitting U.S. veterans and farmers.
During the recent Elk County Republican Party summer gathering Brent Pasquinelli, Thompson's chief of political operations, spoke on his behalf touting his diligent work in D.C.
"GT sees himself as a problem solver. He looks for problems in the delivery of services to constituents and he attacks those problems without costing taxpayers," Pasquinelli said.
Occasional light rain on Sunday morning did little to deter the more than 200 people that turned out to participate in the third annual Michael B. Proudfit Memorial 5K walk/run, which got underway at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park.
According to Rachel Schreiber, who coordinated the race, roughly 200 people preregistered for the event and another 30 or so signed up on Sunday morning to take part.
"I think this may be the biggest turnout we've had," Schreiber said.
Despite the weather, she noted that most of those who had preregistered showed up to take part in the event.
The staff at Memorial Park did not know what the weather would be like on Sunday afternoon back when they first scheduled their Mario Kart video game tournament, but the event, which was held inside the scout building located adjacent to the park's basketball courts, ended up being a perfect fit for the rainy afternoon.
Fifteen two-person teams made up of individuals of a variety of age ranges competed in the double elimination tournament, and a number of other people stopped by just to watch or cheer on their friends.
New acts featuring an up and coming country singer, an automotive stunt show and a one-man sideshow are all slated to perform at the upcoming Elk County Fair which kicks off Tuesday afternoon.
"We try things three years to see if it pans out," said Elk County Fair President Ann Distler.
The Black Cat Hell Drivers, touted as America's number one traveling automotive stunt show, will host a 70-minute show mixing danger and comedy along with a thrill show clown.
Richard P. "Dick" Kronenwetter, 82, of 140 Bennett Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk.
He was born June 13, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late Herman and Delores Fritz Kronenwetter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950. He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., Gasbarre Products in Dubois, and GKN in Emporium. He retired from Fairview Sintered in 1996. He was last employed by Walmart.
On June 25, 1955, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Sandra Donahey and she survives.
KERSEY â€“ "Treasure the Memories" at the 2014 Elk County Fair takes place Aug. 5-9 as new entertainment will grace the fairgrounds along with old favorites.
Among the new faces around the fair will be the young country crooner Coston Cross, David Darwin - One Man Sideshow, Black Cat Hell Drivers, Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo and Buttons the Clown, a Ridgway native.
The fair will open Tuesday at 4 p.m. with the opening ceremony set for 6 p.m. Fair hours for the week are from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.