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March 27th, 2014

James A. Keneske

March 27, 2014

James A. Keneske, 89, of Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Johnsonburg, son of the late James G. and Bernice M. King Keneske.
On July 18, 1953, he married Ellen R. Stubber who preceded him in death on June 2, 2002.

March 26th

Documentary features Sister Victoria's teachings

March 26, 2014

A documentary, "Lessons of Sister Victoria: Glimpses of life in the 50s" in St. Marys is being shown on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Elk County Catholic High School auditorium. The event is open to the public with free admission. Any donations are being donated to the Elk County Benedictine Sisters.
The nearly two-hour documentary was produced by Gale Largey, a former St. Marys resident and 1962 graduate of Central High School who now resides in Wellsboro with his family. It explores the influence of a convent of Benedictine Sisters on life in the community of St. Marys.

Brush fire reported along Bendigo Road

March 26, 2014

RIDGWAY TWP. – A large brush fire reportedly broke out Wednesday shortly after 4 p.m.
Initial reports indicated there were three separate fires affecting four to five acres near 2071 Bendigo Road in Ridgway Township.

Report says Pa. lost 4,000 farms over 5 years

March 26, 2014

A new federal report claims Pennsylvania lost nearly 4,000 farms over a five-year period along with a 100,000 total farm acreage decline.
The initial figures in the Census of Agriculture released in late February show just over 59,000 farms in 2012, land that comprised 7.7 million acres.
The total annual market value of the state's agriculture products totaled roughly $7.4 billion with the average farm producing nearly $124,000 in products every year.
While most Pennsylvania farms range between 10 and 500 acres in size, approximately 650 are at least 1,000 acres.

Andrew Joseph Smith

March 26, 2014

Andrew Joseph Smith, 35, of 131 Comet Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 18, 1978 in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Daniel A. and Patricia J. "Pat" Linehan Smith.
He resided in St. Marys since 1984 and was a 1996 graduate of St. Marys Area High School. He attended Slippery Rock University for two years.
He was a member of Queen of the World Church in St. Marys and worked at St. Marys Equipment for three years.

March 25th

City's website revamped with added features, new design

March 25, 2014

The City of St. Marys website has underwent a recent transformation. It may be viewed at www.cityofstmaryspa.gov and now includes a newer, cleaner design with updated information on city departments and much more.
City Manager Dave Greene, along with Lorrie Levenduski, secretary to the manager and additional staff underwent training and have been working diligently on revamping the website. Greene added it is still a work in progress with additional information and photos being continuously added.

Solid Waste Authority planning for spring cleanup

March 25, 2014

RIDGWAY – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is currently preparing for spring cleanup days in Elk County, where they will be assisting in the collection of electronics as well as used tires for municipalities throughout the county.
The authority, in conjunction with eLoop, will be hosting an electronics collection at the former municipal building located along Ridgway Drive in Ridgway Township. On Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., used electronics will be transported directly from the site by eLoop, who regularly collect electronics from the community recycling center in St. Marys.

March 24th

Ann Ehrensberger

March 24, 2014

Ann Ehrensberger, 47, of Franklin, Tenn., originally from St. Marys, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at her home.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Ehrensberger, and her brother, Daniel (Liezl) Ehrensberger.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Ehrensberger.
She will be greatly missed by her mother and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 17 at the St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin. Inurnment took place in the Williamson Memorial Gardens — Remembrance Mausoleum.

Thompson meets with ECC students

March 24, 2014

Congressman Glenn "GT' Thompson visited with area students recently during a multi-school tour where they discussed various topics. Elk County Catholic High School student government participants had the opportunity to interact with Thompson as part of a question and answer session which yielded discussion on current events.
Elk County Catholic School System President Sam MacDonald greeted Thompson and his staff member Deborah Pontzer, an economic development and workforce specialist based out of Ridgway.

Improvement meets inconvenience on SR255 project

March 24, 2014

The general consensus of business owners along South St. Marys Street seems to be that the inconveniences are worthwhile in the end.
Steve and Kim Kunes, owners of Ace Auto, said that they lost 10 feet of their property to the state right-of-way but the retaining wall was rebuilt at no cost to them.
“We’re happy for the wall,” Steve said. “I wish they would have finished the wall and I wish they would have made the wall higher so I could have got some of my property back, but that’s the state. They took quite a bit.”
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