The following statement was released Friday afternoon by the St. Marys School District on social media regarding an incident earlier in the day:Â
The purpose of this message is to keep parents informed and students in the district safe. It was reported [Friday] that a male stranger operating a 2008-2010 grey or silver Chevy Silverado with a matching cap and tinted windows in the Chicken Hill area of Kersey approached St. Marys school students and offered them a ride to school.
Once again local teacher Laura Kuntz is reaching out to the community in seeking donations for her Christmas in Kentucky program, which provides gifts to the less fortunate in the one of the poorest areas of the U.S.
"Since 1996, the St. Marys area has generously committed toÂ the success of this program to needy families in the Beattyville community," Kuntz said. "Those trapped in this cycle of poverty find it difficult or impossible toÂ provide their children with the opportunity to experience the "dreams" of Christmas."
Currently Kuntz is collecting a variety of items for the program.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-0 score Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium in the final regular season game for both teams.
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It took five sets but the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team captured the District 9 Class AA championship Thursday night as they defeated the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks by a 3-2 score.
Elk County Catholic is wasting little time in advancing through the District 9 volleyball playoffs.
ECC made it two sweeps in a row in the playoffs with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal match held at Elk County Catholic High School.
This year Jenny and Allan Sylvis are continuing their Halloween tradition by hosting a Circus of Souls haunted house. Those brave enough are welcome to visit this evening from 6 - 9 p.m. Visitors must pass through a massive clown head situated in the driveway of their home at 148 Huston Rd., near the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Each room, situated both inside and outside, has a different theme. Numerous characters are sure to spook and include a maniacal bike-riding clown, a tarot card reader, a knife thrower and a mauled lion tamer, just to name a few.
Those not afraid to get dirty are the perfect participants for the Elk County Mini Mudder 7K Run/Walk Obstacle Run benefitting the Fox Township Elementary School Playground Project.
The event centers around 10 obstacles in which participants get down and dirty while navigating their way over, under and through haystacks, giant tires, tubes and a mud pit.
Pre-registration concludes today with the race taking place Sunday, Nov. 9. Those pre-registering will receive a race discount, complimentary T-shirt, water, snacks and door prizes entries.
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RIDGWAY â€“ Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission expressed excitement over the work that has been completed by the organization throughout the past fiscal year.
Board Chairman Dan Freeburg set the tone of the past year's review by talking about the recent successes of local industries, especially the Marcellus Shale industry and powdered metal industry, but he also spoke about the need to remember the industries that have been "the lifeblood" of the area for a long time.