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November 6th, 2014

SchoolMessenger service launches

November 6, 2014

The new SchoolMessenger eAlert system recently rolled out with report card notifications.
As part of the process, changes were also made with the PowerSchool, a parent portal information program utilized by the district.
PowerSchool will now provide parents with access over control of how the district communicates with them.
"We're hoping all parents will take the directions that we sent home and go through that process by updating their contact information," said Josh Williams, assistant superintendent.

Bull completes Pa. big game checklist for Colt

November 6, 2014

QUEHANNA – There were 27 bull elk licenses issued for this year's weeklong elk hunt, and one of the first individuals to fill their tag and show up at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station in Quehanna on Monday morning was Mark Colt of Ligonier.
Not only did Colt harvest a 7x7 bull, but he noted that the elk was also the final animal that he needed to harvest out of each of the four big game animals in the state of Pennsylvania.
"I got a bear, I got a turkey, and I got a buck, and now I got an elk," he said.

Palisin harvested 7x6 bull Monday

November 6, 2014

QUEHANNA – When Jonathan Palisin received the message that he had been selected for a bull elk license in this year's elk hunt, he left it on his answering machine for nearly two months. The Hermitage resident was that excited about the prospect of being one of 27 lucky hunters who had been drawn for the opportunity to harvest a bull elk this season.

November 5th

Identity of deceased and injured drivers released by PSP

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – A Baltimore, Md. man was killed as a result of a head-on collision between a tractor-trailer and tri-axle truck on Oct. 28 on state Route 255 in Kersey.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. on the Million Dollar Highway (SR 255) near the Laurel Lane intersection.
Michael Hanley Jr. was the driver of the tractor-trailer who was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of two witnesses who helped pull Hanley from the cab.

Council ponders board appointment process

November 5, 2014

Possible changes to the process of appointing individuals to St. Marys boards, commissions and authorities was recently reviewed by City Council.
In order to better familiarize themselves with potential candidates, Councilman Ned Jacob suggested establishing an informal interview process.
"It's just that if we have a few questions and to put a face to the name and see what their thoughts are on the board they are going to serve on," Jacob said.
At that time candidates would meet with council members to present their qualifications for serving on a specific board.

'Canning' for THON this weekend

November 5, 2014

Elk County Catholic alumnus Ryan Jacobs and fellow Penn State students will be "canning" this weekend in town for THON, the largest student philanthropy effort in the world.
According to THON.org, "the mission of the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is to conquer pediatric cancer by providing outstanding emotional and financial support to the children, families, researchers, and staff of the Four Diamonds Fund."

Pistner successfully harvested cow elk Monday

November 5, 2014

Jason Pistner was the first of the three hunters from St. Marys drawn for a license in this year's elk hunt, and the 16-year-old was also the first to fill his tag this week, harvesting a cow elk on Monday morning while hunting in the Dents Run area.
Pistner has been entering the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk license drawing since he started hunting in 2012.

Baker bags 7x11 trophy bull

November 5, 2014

QUEHANNA – The anticipation was building at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's elk check station late Wednesday morning as word spread that a large bull had been harvested and was being transported there to be processed. A small crowd was waiting when it finally arrived around noon, and the 7x11 bull was well worth the wait.
Robert Baker of Worthington was the lucky hunter, and he had harvested the animal around 7 a.m. that morning while hunting with a friend in Elk Hunt Zone 11, which is located primarily in Clearfield County.

Subdivisions approved by Fox Township supervisors

November 5, 2014

FOX TWP. – Two subdivisions were approved at the Fox Township Supervisors monthly meeting Wednesday night

November 4th

Significant voter turnout in Elk County

November 5, 2014

RIDGWAY – With a high-profile governor's race on the ballot, Elk County had a high voter turnout with 44.35 percent of the registered voters coming out to vote.
York County businessman Tom Wolf ousted incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett soundly Tuesday. The Democrat could not carry Elk County, however, as Corbett got 4,420 votes to Wolf's 4,115. There were 31 write-in votes as well. Pennsylvania law was changed in 1968 to allow for consecutive gubernatorial terms. Corbett is the first Pennsylvania governor to be denied re-election since the law was changed.

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