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November 9th, 2014

Substitute teachers in demand at SMASD

November 9, 2014

In order to improve their pool of substitute teachers, St. Marys Area School District is considering changes specifically in wages and in their communication system with the substitute personnel.
As of August there were 51 approved substitute teachers with the school district for the 2014-15 school year.
Superintendent Brian Toth reported he met with Laura Carlson, SMASD director of support services, about the two major factors contributing to the problem.
The first, and likely main factor, is neighboring school districts are paying more per day for substitutes than SMASD.

Community petition started for fracking resolution

November 9, 2014

Members of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship) are collecting signatures for an anti-fracking petition that they plan to present to the Elk County commissioners in the near future.
Mike Kamandulis, a representative of the organization, said that the Elk County C.A.R.E.S. organization, along with the Friends of the Wild organization, are preparing a petition that would ask the Elk County commissioners to make a resolution stating that they are against fracking in Elk County.

American Legion Post 103 holds 68th Annual Veterans Day Banquet

November 9, 2014

American Legion Post 103 held their annual Veterans Day Banquet at the Bavarian Hills Golf Club Saturday night with St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard as the keynote speaker.
"I have a long speech that is going to be very short," Howard began. "Because I recognize that this is not about me. It's about the veterans who are here tonight."
Howard kept his speech under 10 minutes, making a few points about taxes and Marcellus shale drilling concerns.

Elk harvest on track, but tags left unfilled

November 9, 2014

QUEHANNA – As of 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, 87 of the 108 tags issued for this year's weeklong elk hunt had been filled and those animals had been processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna.
Of the 21 remaining tags, three were for bulls. One bull tag remained for Elk Hunt Zone 10, Elk Hunt Zone 11, and Elk Hunt Zone 12. The three zones form the eastern border of the area where the elk hunt is held, and they are comprised of land located in Cameron, Potter, Clinton, Centre, Elk, and Clearfield counties.

Judith A. Walker

November 9, 2014

Judith A. Walker, 71, of 162 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville after an illness of the past several months.
She was born April 14, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harold O. "Sox" and Alice M. Loeffler Walker. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961. She was a retired employee of Powdered Metal Products.

Joseph Donald Novosat

November 9, 2014

Joseph Donald Novosat, 82, of Weedville, died suddenly at home on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
He was born July 23, 1932 in Byrnedale, son of the late Joseph A. and Kathryn D. (Darui) Novosat. He married Florence (Parziale) Novosat on May 4, 1960, she survives in Weedville.
Joseph was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and a machinist at GTE Sylvania of St. Marys. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of Weedville American Legion for 36 years as well as a past member of the Bennetts Valley Lions Club.

Lynn Ann Cunningham

November 9, 2014

Lynn Ann Cunningham, 56, of 120 Carbon Rd., St. Marys, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 2, 1958, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Harold and Doris Goodreau Sherry.
On Aug. 26, 1977, she married John "Jack" Cunningham, who survives.

November 7th

Dutchmen advance to 9-AA finals with 7-6 victory

November 8, 2014

When Zach Fox kicked the extra point after his team's touchdown with 49 seconds left in the first half, little did he know the it would be the game-winner.
The St. Marys Area Dutchmen edged the Moniteau Warriors 7-6 Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium to advance to the District 9 Class AA championship game against Karns City next Friday night at Clarion University at 7 p.m.

Community Resource Day focuses on health care for all ages

November 7, 2014

Community Nurses, Inc. of Penn Highlands Elk and Elk County Catholic High School are teaming up to host two activities honoring veterans.
On Sunday afternoon the public is invited to attend a free showing of the "Honor Flight" movie at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. The movie documents the trips taken by World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.
A Community Resource Day is being held Tuesday in the ECCHS cafeteria from noon to 4 p.m.

Pittsburgh man harvests 7x7 bull

November 7, 2014

QUEHANNA – Pittsburgh resident David Condie was selected for the only bull elk license in Elk Hunt Zone 8, which is located primarily in southeastern Elk County, and he was able to fill that tag Wednesday morning when he harvested a 7x7 bull.

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