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Once again local teacher Laura Kuntz is reaching out to the community in seeking donations for her Christmas in Kentucky program, which provides gifts to the less fortunate in the one of the poorest areas of the U.S.
"Since 1996, the St. Marys area has generously committed toÂ the success of this program to needy families in the Beattyville community," Kuntz said. "Those trapped in this cycle of poverty find it difficult or impossible toÂ provide their children with the opportunity to experience the "dreams" of Christmas."
Currently Kuntz is collecting a variety of items for the program.
VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets
Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.
This year Jenny and Allan Sylvis are continuing their Halloween tradition by hosting a Circus of Souls haunted house. Those brave enough are welcome to visit this evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Visitors must pass through a massive clown head situated in the driveway of their home at 148 Huston Rd., near the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Each room, situated both inside and outside, has a different theme. Numerous characters are sure to spook and include a maniacal bike-riding clown, a tarot card reader, a knife thrower and a mauled lion tamer, just to name a few.
Those not afraid to get dirty are the perfect participants for the Elk County Mini Mudder 7K Run/Walk Obstacle Run benefitting the Fox Township Elementary School Playground Project.
The event centers around 10 obstacles in which participants get down and dirty while navigating their way over, under and through haystacks, giant tires, tubes and a mud pit.
Pre-registration concludes today with the race taking place Sunday, Nov. 9. Those pre-registering will receive a race discount, complimentary T-shirt, water, snacks and door prizes entries.
VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball
history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with
a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night
RIDGWAY â€“ Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.
Once again volunteers are busy preparing a Haunted House for area residents for area residents to visit on Friday from 5-9 p.m. The house is located next to Rick's Doughboys restaurant along Brusselles Street in downtown St. Marys.
RIDGWAY â€“ A lot of activity can be seen along state Route 120 between The Well Restaurant and St. Marys.
Several workers are attempting to control erosion and extend drainage pipes along the roadway.
According to foreman Bob Flood, a construction company is contracted by PennDOT for this project which will have a major part of it being done through the 2015 construction season.
FOX TWP. â€“ An investigation continues into a fatal crash involving two trucks on Tuesday morning which shut down nearly three miles of state Route 255 in Fox Township for several hours.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as a 2006 Kenworth tri-axle truck was traveling south on SR 255 when for an unknown reason left its lane of travel and crossed into the path of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer, traveling north on SR 255.
The Ridgway Area High School hosted a drug awareness program Tuesday night that featured a panel of local law enforcement officials and health care professionals who discussed a new and unique problem that is growing within Elk County, bath salts.
St. Marys Police Department and Drug Task Force officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner gave a presentation on the effects of bath salts, how they are accessed legally by Elk County residents and the problems that the drugs present to law enforcement and hospital staffs with the usage of the drugs.