April 27th, 2015
New this semester, some of the upperclassmen at Elk County Catholic High School have been taking a closer look at the values of courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, patriotism, and citizenship through an elective course called Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice.
St. Marys Area and Elk County Catholic High School's indoor ensembles performed their Wildwood Preview Show on Monday evening for family, friends and community members.
A packed crowd gathered inside the SMAHS gymnasium which plays host to the annual show held prior to the teams' departure later this week to participate in the 2015 Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Atlantic Coast Championships, also referred to as All-Chapter Championships, taking place April 30-May 3 in Wildwood, N.J.
RIDGWAY â€“ At Monday's Elk County Conservation District board of directors meeting, the directors approved funding for two projects within its dirt and gravel program and its low volume road program.
The directors' decision came after the Elk County Conservation District's quality assurance board met to review all of the applications that the district had received for funding of a dirt, gravel or low volume road project.
St. Marys Rotarians and citizens gathered early Saturday afternoon along the Boulevard for a clock dedication ceremony in conjunction with the club's 65th anniversary.
"About two years ago we decided that with our 65th year coming up, we wanted to do something to make it a special event," said Rotarian Bob Roberts, also the chairman of the club's clock committee. "Rotarian Dave Greene suggested the idea of putting up a clock, and from there the research was done and there was a lot of planning, a lot of investigating."
For Mitchell Rakieski, an 11th grade student at St. Marys Area High School, college preparation is beginning earlier than most.
This summer, Rakieski will participate in the Mercyhurst University's Foundations program, recognized as the nationâ€™s top college-readiness program for students on the autism spectrum.
Rakieski was one of 24 students selected out of many applicants from all across the U.S.
In continuing with their natural gas development process, Seneca Resources Corporation plans to begin 3-D seismic testing across a 97-square mile area spanning Elk, Jefferson and Forest counties.
This is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.
The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships.
St. Marys author John Schlimm recounts the poignant conversations he shared over a five-year period with Sister Augustine in his new memoir "Five Years in Heaven - The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Lifeâ€™s Greatest Questions."
The heartfelt story tells of second chances as a 31-year-old man lost and alone at a crucial crossroads in his life finds heaven on earth within the confines of St. Joseph Monastery where he meets an 87-year-old wise and humble artist at the convent's ceramic shop.
Despite the unseasonably snowy weather, fifth grade students from St. Marys Catholic Elementary School gathered at Benzinger Park for the city's annual Tree City USA ceremony.
David and Tom Grotzinger of West Creek Nursery showed how to plant a tree as students pitched in the process by taking turns shoveling mulch around the tree then compacting it around the tree's base.
This year's tree of choice was a purple prince flowering crab tree and planted in the grassy area behind the parking lot.
DDCC of April School of Dance ended their regional competition tour at Encore DCS in Johnstown from March 27-29. The company, directed and choreographed by Jennifer and Chelle Blankenship of Kane with dancers from all over Elk County had a successful weekend competing in the competitive level of competition.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-1 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Elk Catholic is now 5-0 on the season while the Lady Dutch slipped to 4-2.