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October 2nd, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
KERSEY â€“ 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.
KERSEY â€“ 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.
After 60 years of service to the community, Ivan's Men's Wear and Women's Apparel will be closing their doors. The establishment is the only independently owned men's and ladies department store in Elk County.
The storied establishment has been a staple on the diamond in downtown St. Marys with its seasonal window displays featuring their vast inventory of various styles and selections ranging from career wear, sportswear, outerwear, shoes and accessories.
"After 44 years working six days a week and working Sundays doing the buying, it's time. I've done enough," said owner Mike Faulk.
KERSEY â€“ The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.
A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.