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October 10th, 2014

Title 1 tutors wages, hours reviewed by school board

October 11, 2014

The wages and hours of Title 1 tutors was brought to the attention of the St. Marys Area School District board of directors during their latest workshop.
"Somewhere between cafeteria monitors and custodians are Title 1 tutors and it just seems to me that's out of balance," said Matt Quesenberry, school board member. "I was just curious how it is that we arrived at that per hour wage and if we feel that's compatible with the responsibilities that we expect of those people."
Currently custodians wages start at $10/hour whereas tutors make $9/hour

St. Marys pumpkin enters giant competition

October 11, 2014

ST. MARYS – Jeff Beimel, an engineer from St. Marys, tried his hand at being a farmer when he set out to grow a giant pumpkin that he would be able to enter into an annual competition for giant pumpkins in Altoona.
This year, Beimel was able to fulfill his goal after he grew a pumpkin large enough to enter into the competition in just his second year attempting to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Beimel, his pumpkin and multiple members of "Team Beimel" traveled to Altoona to have the pumpkin weighed at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association's annual weigh-in.

Gary J. Streich Sr.

October 11, 2014

Gary J. Streich Sr., 77, of 4381 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Oct. 9, 2014 at his residence.
He was born April 28, 1937 in Ridgway, son of the late Woodrow T. and Emma M. (Amacher) Streich.
He married Linda E. Carlson on Sept. 5, 1959, and she preceded him in death May 22, 2014.

Kenneth E. Huber

October 11, 2014

Kenneth E. Huber, 73, of Grove Street, Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian after a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 9, 1940 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Elsie (Schenck) Huber. On July 19, 1964, he married Carolyn (Newman), and she survives. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary in July.
He was a member of the Johnsonburg Senior Center, Central Hose Co. and past member of Rolfe Sportsmen’s. He enjoyed his daily walks and especially loved his time with his grandchildren.

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get
you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the
best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

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October 9th

Lady Dutch edge Lady Crusaders 5-4 in season finale

October 9, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team played their final match of the season against crosstown rival Elk County Catholic on Thursday afternoon and came out on top 5-4.

Crusaders defeat Ridgway boys soccer 2-0

October 9, 2014

 Elk County Catholic boys soccer took advantage of a pair of chances and were able to take a 2-0 victory from Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

SMA volleyball falls to Lady Wolverines 3-1

October 9, 2014

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team saw their record slip to 8-4 on the season as they lost a 3-1 match to the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Thursday night at the SMAHS gym.

Dutch draw with Falcons 2-2 in 2OT

October 9, 2014

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen entered Thursday afternoon's game against the Coudersport Falcons in need of a win. Despite their best efforts, they did not end up getting one; however, they did not end up with a loss either. Instead, the two teams battled to a 2-2 double overtime draw in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.

Fox playground sees significant savings

October 9, 2014

A savings of $20,000 is in store for the Fox Township Elementary School playground project as reported during Thursday evening's St. Marys Area School District board of directors workshop meeting.
Superintendent Brian Toth said the project budget is now considerably less than the district first anticipated at a cost of approximately $68,130. In September, the board approved contributing $38,130 to the project, equal to 55 percent of its funding.
The new project total is $39,000.
The savings is due to a decrease in equipment pricing.

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