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All About Elk, Saturday, At Elk Country Visitors
The program "All About Elk" will be presented at
1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5th at Elk Country
Visitors Center. Learn about the elk of
Pennsylvania. KECA staff will help you discover some
of the seasonal behaviors of the bulls, cows, and
calves. Hear some interesting facts about the
history of elk in the Keystone State
Sunday, September 6th, it's "Welcome To The Rut".
The rut has begun , the bulls are bugling, the cows
are eating and the calves are losing their spots.
Join center staff as we discuss the habits of elk
during the rutting season. If the elk are bugling
and active we will take a walk to the viewing blinds
to observe their behavior.
Alumni Mass September 18th At ECCHS
The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni
Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on
Friday, September 18 at 9:05 a.m.*
*Please note the day and time change from last year.
All graduates of Central High School and Elk County
Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend
and celebrate with the students, faculty and staff.
The mass intention this month will be for the
classes of 1930 and 1975. Breakfast will be served
immediately following in the cafeteria.
United Way Campaign Underway
The St. Marys Area United Way campaign is now
underway. Our goal this year is $170,000 to assist
our 14 partner agencies. Since the United Way is
always giving back we are sponsoring a RANDOM ACTS
OF KINDNESS week from September 6-12th. Read to a
child, Thank a teacher, Volunteer, Rake a neighbors
yard- the opportunities are endless. Let us know
what you do by posting your act of kindness on
Facebook or call 781-6000 or email us a picture at
email@example.com. Pictured is Tom Heindel
taking care of another area.You are never too young
to volunteer!! This is a project that the St. Marys
Heritage Preservation Group has taken on. Let's see
what you can do next week.
Harassment Incident Investigated In
State Police in Emporium
investigated a reported harassment
incident at 228 West 4th Street in
Emporium. According to police the
incident occurred as a 32 year old
male suspect beat a 45 year old
female while at her residence. The
First Friday Bread Sale September
3rd and 4th
Sacred Heart Social Committee will
host the First Friday Bread Sale on
Thursday, September 3rd and Friday,
September 4th. To order, call
834-7861, or 834-3698. Pick up will
be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and
Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart
Annual Family Picnic And Bonfire
Thursday At ECC
the annual Family Picnic and bonfire
will take place Thursday, September 3rd at Elk
County Catholic School. Mass wil be at 4:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., a procession
to the Football Field. Introduction of fall athletic
teams and band at 7:15 p.m. The bonfire at 8 p.m.
Meet The Dutch Night
A "Meet The Dutch" night
will be held on Thursday, September 3rd. Members of
the fall sports team and band will be introduced.
The event gets underway at 7 p.m, with a bonfire to
ECCHS In Need Of Host Families
Elk County Catholic High
School is seeking a host family for an international
student fo the 2016 spring semester. If you are
willing to host a student form January until June,
please contact Kim Schlimm, Director of
International Students, at 814-834-7800, ext. 231,
City Police Investigate Hit And Run
Police reported investigating a hit
and run accident that occurred in
either the parking lot at Penn
Highlands Elk or the parking lot at
Rite Aid Pharmacy between 2:30 p.m.
and 4:45 p.m. on September 2nd. The
victim's vehicle is a 2013 grey or
silver colored GMC Yukon. Anyone
with information on this incident
should contact City Police.
Theft Reported At Edgewood Hall
City Police reported a theft that occurred on August
29th between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the Edgewood
Hall. Police report that someone had taken a brown,
leather Vera Bradley wristlet, valued t $110.00. the
wristlet contained $120 in cash, a PA driver's
license, and insurance cards. Anyone with
information on this theft should contact City
National Drug Take Back Day
State Police in Emporium will
participate in the Drug Enforcement
Administration's National Take Back
Day, Saturday, September 12th form
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone wishing to dispose of
unwanted/unused prescription over
the counter medication may do so at
the PSP Emporium station. No
needles, syringes or sharps will be
"Restless Heart" Coming To St. Marys
For the last several years, St. Marys Auto Body has
sponsored a concert, featuring nationally recognized
talent. The company announce this week that the band
Restless Heart will perform on Saturday, March 12th,
2016. More details coming soon
D9 Sports Ranks District 9 Teams
five straight District 9 Class AAA
titles, Clearfield has been one of
the premier programs in District 9,
and the Bison's open their season
atop the D9 Sports rankings
PennDOT Driver License, Photo
Centers Closed For Labor Day
The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation today announced that
all driver license and photo
centers, including its full-service
center in Harrisburg, will be
closed Saturday, September 5,
through Monday, September 7 for the
Labor Day holiday.
Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and
vehicle products and services online through
PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,
and vehicle online services are available
24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include
driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration
renewals; driver-history services; changes of
address; driver license and vehicle registration
restoration letters; ability to pay driver license
or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license
and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam
scheduling. There are no additional fees for using
complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license
center closings in 2015 is available on the website
under “News, Stats and Facts.”
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000
roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com.
511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day,
provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts,
traffic speed information and access to more than
770 traffic cameras.
PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and
like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.
Mailboxes Damaged Along West Creek
City Police reported investigating an incident on
West Creek Road, where several mailboxes were
damaged near Little Bear Run Road and Herzing Road.
The mailboxes were damaged by someone on September
1st. Anyone with information regarding this incident
should contact City Police.
Growler, While They Last, At Casali's Italian
While supplies last..... Come into
Casali's today and receive a FREE GROWLER with the
purchase of a fill up.... Growlers are a great way
to take any of the Craft beer we are always rotating
on tap. With 12 to choose from you can always have
something different in your fridge. These containers
are refillable, allowed to be transported in
vehicles, and keep craft beer fresh for over three
days. Each Growler holds 4 pints of your favorite
draft beer! This deal saves you more than $8. Come
in and fill up your free growler today! (Must be 21
years of age or older) (Please drink responsibly)
Commissioners Hear Of Impact Of
local agencies expressed their concerns over the
state budget stalemate at this weeks meeting of the
Elk County Commissioners. Local service providers
face the reality that state payments are halted,
thus effecting people served and employees.
Commissioner, Dan Freeburg, stated that with funding
not available, the county will have to pitch in
Adult Volleyball And Men's Dodgeball
At Boys And Girls Club
Once again the St
Marys Boys and Girls Club will be holding adult
volleyball leagues and we also will continue our
Men's dodgeball league which turned out to be a
success over the spring! Co-Ed Spike, Co-Ed No Spike
and Women's Spike divisions roster sheets are
available on our website at www.smboysandgirlsclub.com. Go
to "Sign Up" and at the bottom of the page
Volleyball is highlighted. Print of the roster sheet
and drop it off to the Club between 9-18-15 through
9-16-15. The cost is $180 per team and we will only be accepting a maximum of
8 teams per division. Co-Ed games will be played on
Monday's and Wednesdays while Women's Spike is on
Thursday evenings. Men's Dodgeball roster sheets
will be available on the website tomorrow. Cost for
the Men's dodgeball will be $125 per team and there
will be a maximum of 8 teams for the league as well.
Men's dodgeball will be held on Tuesday nights.
Rotary District Governor Visits
Pictured is District Governor David
Ford (3rd from left) at the Rotary
meeting held in
Club Presidents Pam Allegretto
Dilulio (Johnsonburg) Susan
(St. Marys), Roger
Peterson (Ridgway), along with assistant district
Thomas of Clearfield, and Toni Zawisa (Clearfield
President). The members enjoyed a great meal, and
fellowship. The St. Marys
Rotary Club wishes
to Thank the Johnsonburg Club for hosting this years
Win Tickets To "Blast From The Past"
St. Marks Festival In
annual St. Marks Catholic Church
festival begins September 4th with a
spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5
for children 5 to 10. Under 5 Free.
Bingo will be held form 7 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, September 5th, the
festival will begin at 11 a.m. There
will be food booths, beer tent, wine
and cheese tasting. Two Guys
Drinking Beer will perform at 7 p.m.
Boys And Girls Club To Officially
Begin New Program Year On September
St. Marys Boys And Girls Club will
be opening up for the new program
year on Tuesday September 8th, 2015!
The Club hours are 3:15-8:15 Monday
through Friday. Cost for membership
continues to be only $15 for the
program year (September 2015 through
July 2016). Membership applications
will be available at the Club and
they will also be available online
at www.smboysandgirlsclub.com. The
will once again be offering our
Homework Club, Cooking/Baking,
Walking Club, Arts/Crafts, Lego
Club, Game Rooms, Gym Activities
etc........ Also, Director John
Benjamin will once again personally
walk members down to the Club from
South Saint Marys Elementary School
on a daily basis. We are continuing
to get the Club prepared for next
week and we hope all the children in
the community are getting as excited
as we are!
Piedmont Club's 3rd Annual "Project
Gifts For Elk County" Bike Run
The 3rd annual "Project Gifts For Elk County" Bike
Run, sponsored by the Piedmont Club of Johnsonburg,
will be held on Saturday, September 12th. A pancake
Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Sausage and
fresh cut fries will be sold beginning at 11 a.m.
Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m.
Registration is $10 or a new toy for Project Gifts
For Elk County. "Witch Hazel and Ozone Rangers will
provide entertainment. Tattoo vendor, Bob Price and
several other vendors will be on hand. There will
also be a Chinese Auction.
For more information, call 965-4810. The Autumn
Harvest Festival and Car Show will also take place
on Market Street.
Emporium Man Charged With Possession
State Police in Emporium report answering a call in
Emporium Borough regarding a man walking in the
roadway. Police said the individual, Xavier Dennis
Kiser, 19, was approached and it was discovered that
he was in possession of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. Kiser was arrested and charges were
Emporium Woman Cited For Harassment
State Police reported that Diane Simar, of Emporium,
was cited for one count of summary harassment after
she spit on Brandon Catalone, also of Emporium. The
incident took place on Sunday, August 30th at 43
Deer Blamed For Accident On Route
Police reported that a 2005 Buick, operated by
Autumn Sidelinger, 31, of Byrnedale, was traveling
west on Route 120. Sidelinger alleged that several
deer entered the roadway and swerved to the right
edge of the road to avoid the deer. Her vehicle
traveled off the right side of the road, struck a
small metal post and returned to the road. Minor
damage was reported to the vehicle. Sidelinger
suffered minor injuries.
Toy Run To Benefit Project Gifts For
The annual Toy Run will be held during the Bavarian
Fall Fest in September. The Toy Run is Saturday,
Registration will begin at 2 p.m, the ride starts at
4 p.m. from St. Marys Walmart. Registration is a toy
donation for Project Gifts For Elk County. The Toy
Run begins at Walmart, to kersey, Ridgway,
Johnsonburg and to St. Marys at the Bavarian Fall
The Moore Brothers will be performing from 6:30 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Project Gifts For Elk County
Also, the KIDZ ZONE has
been moved to the South St. Mary Street Elementary
School Gym from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Penn Highlands Elk Announces New
Orthopedic Surgeon To Its Medical
Penn Highlands Elk is pleased to welcome Robert
Metts, M.D., to its medical staff. Board certified
in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Metts will begin seeing
patients on September 1 in the Medical Office
Building on the Penn Highlands Elk campus.
“I am excited to work with the staff at Penn
Highlands Elk,” said Dr. Metts. “I know the
community has needed additional orthopedic coverage,
and I am so happy to be joining the clinicians in
Dr. Metts graduated from the University of
Connecticut School of Medicine in 1989. He
performed an internship in general surgery at the
Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA and went on
to do a residency in orthopedic surgery there.
He worked for nearly a decade as a physician with
the U.S. Navy, having served on the U.S.S. Saipan
and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the Naval Hospital
of Newport, RI. In 1998, Dr. Metts began working in
Meadville, PA, where he developed the Crawford
County Sports Medicine program. He worked at two
hospitals in New Hampshire and one in North
Carolina, and then he was deployed three times: to
Cuba, Haiti and Iraq.
Most recently Dr. Metts has worked with Susquehanna
Health as an orthopedic surgeon in Wellsboro, PA.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic
Elk County Human Society Benefit
"Wine and Whiskers", sponsored by the Winery at
Wilcox, will be held on Saturday, September 26th
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance,
$25 at the event. Your ticket includes wine tasting,
special edition Humane society Wine Glass, Hors
D'oeuvres, door prizes and live entertainment.
on leash welcome. All proceeds benefit the Elk
County Humane Society. Call 834-3247.
63rd Bennetts Valley Labor Day
The 63rd annual Bennetts Valley Labor Day
Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 6th
and Monday, September 7th. There will be kids rides,
bingo, food vendors, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament,
along with the crowning of Miss Bennetts Valley.
The annual parade will be held on Monday, September
Customer Appreciation Day September
Ladies and Gentlemen it is
OFFICIAL!!! Straub Brewery Customer Appreciation Day
is set for September 18th from 11am - 1pm with
contests, prizes, beer sampling and the works. But
guess what? that's not all . . . Bavarian Fall Fest
will be happening all weekend long in downtown St.
Marys. So come visit us at the brewery and ring in
the fall with our recently released
Oktoberfest!!!!!!!!! Then venture downtown to all
the local merchant shops and vendors!
Cameron County Commissioners Hear
Update On County's Judicial Sales
The Cameron County Commissioners on Thursday heard a
brief update on the county’s upset and judicial
The upset sale is scheduled for Sept. 18. The
original sale list included approximately 300
properties, but that number has dropped to less than
100 now. Any properties not sold at the upset sale
will be placed into the judicial sale next
County solicitor Tommy Tompkins spoke on the two
sales, stating the deeds for properties sold in the
judicial sale were filed and recorded as of Aug. 18,
so new owners are now taking possession of the
Fifteen of the 20 properties included in the sale
sold at auction. The other properties have been
placed into the county repository. Tompkins reported
that a bid has been placed on one of them already.
Wallet Recovered On Laurel Mill Road
Police reported recovering a wallet at the picnic
area located on Laurel Mill Road. The owner may
claim the wallet by contacting State Police at
Abbott Furnace Donates To CAPSEA
Abbott Furnace raised $1650 at this year’s annual
Wing Fling by raffling off a custom made chicken
barbecue and a custom made fire ring, as a result of
the community’s generous donations a $550 check was
presented to each of the following charities;
Project Gifts for Elk County, C.A.P.S.E.A. , Ridgway
Area School District Coat Fund. We hope to compete
again next year and help raise funds for these and
other local charities. We would also like to
challenge other local manufactures to do the same.
Pictured Left To Right:
Ed Gaffney, Jason Chileski, Tracy Ross, Billie Jo
Weyant, Dustin Yetzer, Dr. Steve Feldbauer, Carter
National Main Street Accreditation
along with Bradford Main Street programs, are now
certified with National Main Street Accreditation by
the Pennsylvania Downtown Center with a presentation
ceremony Wednesday afternoon in Erie.
programs in Bradford and Ridgway received the
accreditation because the met all 10 standards of
community support for the Commercial district
revitalization, with strong support form both the
public and private sectors, and a mission relevant
to community conditions and comprehensive work plan.
Cash Stolen From Vehicle In Horton
State Police reported that someone removed a known
amount of cash from a car owned by Barbara Spinda,
54, of Kersey, while it was parked on Route 219 in
Horton Township. Anyone with information regarding
this theft is asked to contact State Police.
Accident At Intersection Of Boot Jack
Road And Shelvey Summit Road
to State Police, a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, operated
by Thomas Kucenski, 52, of Ridgway, was traveling
south on Route 219 and was stopped in the left turn
lane attempting to turn on to Shelvey Summit Road.
Charles Huggler Jr., 65, of Ridgway, was traveling
north on Route 219. Kucenski failed to observe the
Huggler vehicle and pulled directly into the path of
the Huggler Vehicle. The two vehicles collided.
After impact, Kucenski spun counterclockwise
approximately 30 degrees and came to rest in the
north lane. Huggler continued north on Route 219 for
about 50 feet and struck a road sign in front of the
Kucenski Vehicle. Huggler was then able to bring his
vehicle to a controlled stop. There were no injuries
Cameron County Woman Accused Of
Passing Bad Check
Police in Emporium report that
Patricia Anne Harrier drew a check
and gave it to a known 56 year old
from Plano, Texas. The victim was
unable to cash the check as there
were insuffiecient funds in
Harrier's account. Harrier failed to
make good on the check and wa
subsequently charged under section
4016 of the crimes code relating to
bad checks. The investigation
Grant Awarded To Headwaters Trust
Harrison and Muriel
Dauer Stackpole Family Fund has
awarded a grant of $6,000.00 to the
Headwaters Charitable Trust.
The grant will be
used to help support a team of 4
AmerCorps VISTA Volunteers, who will
be relocating to Elk County from all
over the country to develop and
implement the Living Greener
Program. The Stackpole Family Fund
is administered by the Elk County
Community Foundation, an affiliate
of the Community Foundation of North
Applications for the
Harrison and Muriel Dauer Stackpole
Family Fund are accepted and
reviewed quarterly. Please contact
the Elk County Community Foundation
at 834-2125 for more information.
Open House To Mark Kinzua Dam 50
Years Of Service
To commemorate the Kinzua Dam’s first 50 years of
service, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Sept. 12, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has
The open house will be held in the Kinzua Dam and
Big Bend Visitor Center in Warren County.
Kinzua Dam was constructed in the 1960’s and serves
as a key component of the Allegheny River flood
During the open house, activities will include an
audio-visual presentation detailing the history and
benefits of the dam. The Army Corps of Engineers
hopes to highlight significant events and expand the
public’s historical knowledge about the planning,
construction, and continuing operation of the dam
and Allegheny Reservoir.