The Daily Press http://smdailypress.com http://smdailypress.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Daily Press | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-24T23:21:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13804Local author chronicles unlikely friendship2015-04-24T23:21:01-04:002015-04-24T23:21:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe 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."The hundreds of conversations we had were really about the universal questions all of us struggle with at some point or another in our lives. Whether you're 20, 50 or 90 years old these are questions about belonging and purpose and direction and how to cope with hardships. She had the most amazing answers, which is one of the most important things I share in the book," Schlimm said. The book will be coming out on May 5, but is available for pre-order online at Amazon.com. Locally, it will be available at Walmart. Schlimm’s publisher is also working with the local Benedictine Gift Shop to carry the book as well.St. Marys, PANo author availableLocal author chronicles unlikely friendshipDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13804Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:21:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13803City awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years 2015-04-24T23:18:35-04:002015-04-24T23:18:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressDavid 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.St. Marys, PANo author availableCity awarded Tree City USA title for 10 years Daily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13803Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:18:35-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13802Dance company completes regional competition tour2015-04-24T23:11:07-04:002015-04-24T23:11:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressJunior soloist Haylee Zimmerman of Wilcox danced two solos in the Super Solo competition. Her tap solo, “Problem,” earned a platinum adjudication award and second place in the tap category. Zimmerman’s second solo, “Don’t You Worry Child,” earned a diamond adjudication award and first place in the contemporary category. Zimmerman won second place overall highest scoring junior Super Soloist. St. Marys, PANo author availableDance company completes regional competition tourDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13802Change0Usable2015-04-24T23:11:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13799VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history2015-04-24T18:23:43-04:002015-04-24T18:23:43-04:00Copyright 2015 Daily Press Patrick Jones has the 5 worst number one overall draft picks in NFL history. Who were they? Check out the video! <script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>St. Marys, PANo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft historyDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13799Change0Usable2015-04-24T18:23:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13796Elk County has 4 PA Wilds award winners2015-04-23T23:48:45-04:002015-04-23T23:48:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThey are among a small group of business owners, citizens and organizations from across the 12.5 county Pennsylvania Wilds region who were acknowledged for their contributions in sustainable tourism development.St. Marys, PAAmy CherryElk County has 4 PA Wilds award winnersDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13796Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:48:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13795VA medical asset stipulation changed2015-04-23T23:45:18-04:002015-04-23T23:45:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently collects income and net worth (asset) information from veterans who apply for enrollment in VA health care to determine eligibility and/or copay responsibility.St. Marys, PAJoseph Bell, Daily Press EditorVA medical asset stipulation changedDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13795Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:45:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13794ECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot test2015-04-23T23:40:43-04:002015-04-23T23:40:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressAccording to Laura Anderson, Science Department Chairperson and the instructor for all three courses, the school found out they were selected in early December and received the material required for the lab at the end of February."I was really excited that we were selected," Anderson said. "I think that says that we have a unique offering of classes. I was just saying to the students that I think we were selected because we have AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Very few schools offer that combination. That we could tie all those topics together, I think, is probably one of the reasons we were selected."St. Marys, PABecky PolaskiECCHS students chosen to take part in lab pilot testDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13794Change0Usable2015-04-23T23:40:43-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13787Dowd charged in January 'Suzy's' arson2015-04-22T22:54:45-04:002015-04-22T22:54:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressA joint investigation by the St. Marys Police, the State Police Fire Marshal and the Crystal Fire Department concluded with the arrest of Colin M. Dowd, 36.Dowd is charged with three counts of arson and related offenses, including first, second and third degree felonies. Dowd is also charged with two felony counts of burglary, two felony counts of criminal trespass, one felony count of criminal mischief, and multiple misdemeanor offenses involving theft from motor vehicles and receiving stolen property. At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, members of the Crystal Fire Department responded to the fire at 590 S. St. Marys St. The fire was extinguished after several hours of effort from multiple departments. Two firefighters suffered injuries that night and one required surgery.St. Marys, PAJim MeyerDowd charged in January 'Suzy's' arsonDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13787Change0Usable2015-04-22T22:54:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13786SMAHS seniors to represent DECA Club at international event2015-04-22T22:52:10-04:002015-04-22T22:52:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily PressYoung received third-place honors in the DECA Quick Serve Restaurant Management portion of the state competition held at the Hershey Lodge from Feb. 24-26. On Friday, Young will depart for the DECA International Career Development Conference taking place in Orlando, Fla. until April 28.St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySMAHS seniors to represent DECA Club at international eventDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13786Change0Usable2015-04-22T22:52:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:13785SMAHS to host indoor championships Saturday2015-04-22T22:50:32-04:002015-04-22T22:50:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Daily Press"It will be a day of great performances that one doesn't see often here," said Chris Gankosky, SMAHS band director.All of the groups are from throughout west central Pennsylvania including those representing schools from Forest Hills, Windber, Mount Union, Glendale, Tyrone, Juniata Valley, Homer-Center, Johnstown, Bedford, Huntingdon, and Westmont-Hilltop, as well as speciality performance schools Wolf's Twirlers, Wolf's Performing Arts, Kidnetix Twirlers, Darkhorse Percussion, Fusion XL, and Synergetic Percussion Ensemble.The SMAHS groups will perform at the following times: dance team at 2:54 p.m., drumline at 4:30 p.m. and color guard at 6:06 p.m. The Elk County Catholic High School indoor drumline is scheduled to perform at 3:54 p.m. with the color-guard competing at 5:34 p.m.St. Marys, PAAmy CherrySMAHS to host indoor championships SaturdayDaily Pressurn:publicid:dailypress.com:13785Change0Usable2015-04-22T22:50:32-04:00