October 4th, 2011
A string of layoffs at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office have had officials revamping the program.
"We went through a series of layoffs, so with those layoffs that requires some changes," said Don Tanner, an official from the Penn State Cooperative Extension office who on Tuesday attended an Elk County Board of Commissioners meeting. "Among those changes includes Elk County, and several individuals were let go-- we let go of 20-plus field staff in September and more reductions will be coming shortly."
St. Marys City Council unanimously approved two ordinances regarding downtown parking and speed limit changes during their worksession held Monday evening.
Under Ordinance No. 266, speed limits will be reduced from the existing 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour from Railroad Street downtown and up S. St. Marys Street to Vine Road.
Also part of the ordinance is a speed limit decrease from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour from Vine Road to the entrance of St. Marys Area High School. From the high school to Fox Township, the speed limit increases to 40 miles per hour.
With the United States Postal Service looking to downsize its operations in an attempt to close a nearly $9 billion deficit, residents of Dagus Mines are being faced with the possibility of having their local post office shuttered. In a public forum at the Fox Township Senior Center on Monday night, residents met with representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to discuss the future of the town's mail service.
Community and Economic Development Coordinator Tina Gradizzi received approval from St. Marys City Council to submit a modification of the city's 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) budget in order to cover demolition costs for the former Mullaney Shoe store, located at 43 N. St. Marys Street.
The modification includes requesting $80,000 to fund demolition and clearance costs for the project.
KERSEY - It was another nail-biting outing for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders varsity soccer team Monday afternoon as ECC tied the unbeaten Curwensville Lady Tide 2-2 in a game played at Angela Huey Field.
Â Â Â The game was the fourth overtime contest this season for the Lady Crusaders. ECC is 1-1-2 in the extra time games.
Â Â Â Sister pairs were the story during the match. Elk Catholic scored first with 30:33 left to play in the first half. Senior Abbi Petrosky got the goal while her sister, freshman Erin Petrosky, had the assist.
Pearl A. Nashadka, 74, of 424 Water Street Extension, Johnsonburg, and formerly of Mefferts Run Road, Wilcox, died Friday evening, Sept. 30, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late William and Harriett Wolfe Girts.
She married Walter A. Nashadka on Dec. 21, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1997.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life, but lived briefly in Buffalo, N.Y. and Johnsonburg.
John J. Caskey, 69, of 23 Garï¬eld St., Byrnedale, died on Friday, September 30, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 20, 1942 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph G. and Alice Wickett Caskey.
On September 25, 1966 in Queen of the World Church, he married Ruth Ann Young Caskey, who survives.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up a 34-0 Homecoming victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Friday evening in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys.
"It was a good team effort and a good Homecoming win," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "This was a trap game. We had a nice game last week coming into this one. It was hard keeping their (the team's) focus a little bit."
WEST SUNBURY - The Moniteau Warriors handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen their first loss of the season last night by a 39-15 score in a KSAC game played at Moniteau.
The Warriors are now 5-0 on the season, while St. Marys slipped to 4-1.
It was the big plays that gave the Warriors three of their touchdowns, as Dustin Geagan scored on 45- and 89-yard runs and Ethan Pry scored on a 40-yard play.
âI give Moniteau credit. We got outplayed. Moniteau has a nice football team, very physical,â said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
The members of the Elk County Catholic High School Crusader Marching Band are sporting a new look this season as they showcase their new uniforms during their halftime performances at football games and during competitions.
As part of this year's halftime show, the band is channeling the spirit of Elvis Presley, performing a familiar medley of melodies: "Burning Love/C.C. Rider," "Hound Dog/Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender" and "Can't Help Falling In Love."