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October 5th, 2014

Pro-life speaker at Sacred Heart

October 5, 2014

Georgette Forney, of Pittsburgh, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More awareness campaign, spoke at Sacred Heart Church Sunday night about the negative effects of abortion, including testimony of her own experience.
"I had an abortion when I was 16 years old, and I spent the next 19 years pretending that I hadn't," she said. "My daughter should be 37 years old, but she's not."

October 3rd

Scare at the Fair offers spooks and screams at haunted house

October 3, 2014

This maniacial butcher is sure to get a scare out of those attending the Scare at the Fair haunted house and kids hayride taking place this evening from 8 - 10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey. The event benefits the Elk County Fair and was hosted by the 2014 fair queen and her court.

ECC crowns Homecoming Queen

October 3, 2014

Samantha Zimmerman was named the 2014 Elk County Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Crusaders game versus the Ridgway Elkers at Dutch Country Stadium on Friday evening. She was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Emma Daghir. Zimmerman was escorted by Austin Minard. The first runner-up was Kirstie Wehler, who was escorted by John Kaul. The second runner-up was Nicole Florio, who was escorted by Ian Herzing. This year's crown bearer was Adam Beimel, and the flower girl was Penelope MacDonald.

October 2nd

Vigil shows strong support for Clancy

October 2, 2014

RIDGWAY – Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region.

Man who threatened DA waived for court

October 2, 2014

The Brookville man who left a profanity-laden phone message for District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon was waived for court on Sept. 17 by Judge George A. "Tony" King.
Christopher Raymond Thomas, 41, was waived for court on felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility and threatening unlawful harm to influence judicial or administrative process, as well as misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment and one summary charge of harassment.

'Sacred Assembly' event to be held tonight

October 2, 2014

Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."

Elk County Catholic HS announced 2014 Homecoming Court

October 2, 2014

Shown in the front row from left to right are 2014 Homecoming Court members Kathryn Nicklas, Kirstie Wehler, Marissa Heary, Jessica Tettis, Sophia Yanak, Darby Hetrick, Samantha Zimmerman, and Nicole Florio. In the back row from left to right are their escorts Tyler Zelinski, John Kaul, Mitchell Struble, Kyle Williams, Mitchell Smithbauer, Nathan "Ferb" Koss, Austin Minard, and Ian Herzing.

October 1st

Snelick honored by Recreation Board

October 1, 2014

Members of the St. Marys Recreation Board gathered along with a few other individuals in the downstairs meeting room at City Hall in advance of their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday evening to honor Greg Snelick, the longtime manager of the St. Marys Community Pool who retired from that position at the end of the summer.
Recreation Board Chairman Kurt Nesbitt was the first to speak, and he expressed appreciation on behalf of the entire Board for all that Snelick has done for the community over the years.

Scare at the Fair to haunt visitors

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – The Scare at the Fair haunted house and hayride event is sure to put a fright in those planning to attend on Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The Elk County Fair Queen and her court are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the fair. The court will decide closer to next year's fair specifically what the funds will be used for.
A small admission price is being collected, however all children will receive a complimentary hot dog and hot chocolate. Baked goods are also being sold.

Purchases made for water treatment plant

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – Budget workshops, water plant equipment and a drain repair were just some of the topics discussed during Wednesday evening's Fox Township Supervisors meeting.
The supervisors agreed to postpone discussions on a new garbage compactor until budget workshops.
The board requested a new garbage disposal from Advanced Disposal in order to replace its aging model which dates back to 1997 when the township started collecting garbage.
A new chart recorder was approved at a cost of $2,843 for the Toby Water treatment plant. The device stopped working on Tuesday evening.

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