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Clean Up Day In Emporium Saturday, April 26th



Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting clean up day this Saturday April 26 starting at 8am.  Anyone willing to take a few hours to clean up the town can call the chamber to register.  Helps is needed cleaning the windows of vacant store fronts, and the planting areas including the entrance signs, caboose area and mini-park.  Litter needs picked up along Front Street and along the West Creek Rails to Trails.


The volunteer fire department will be washing Fourth Street and the sidewalks from Maple to ,Chestnut Streets on Tuesday evening starting at 6pm.


Above, Cameron County Fire Department get a head start on cleaning streets in Emporium on Tuesday.


Fire Danger Remains High

A message from state forestry officials:

With the continued warm and windy spring, the fire danger continues to remain high. There were several fires again this weekend. There were several fires last weekend too with the largest occurring on Sunday April 13, 2014. The fire cause is under investigation. The fire was located near Low Grade Road, State Route 555 in Gibson Township, Cameron County and consumed 88 acres, threatening structures and causing two minor injuries to firefighters. Local retailers supplied water and food to firefighters as the fire grew in size. We would like to specifically thank Olivett’s Market for reopening their store and donating water and ice for the growing number of firefighters.

Casali's Featuring All You Can Eat Crab Legs Dinner



Starting Wednesday 4-23-14 Casali's is proud to announce that we are offering an all you can eat crab legs dinner. Come in to get all you can eat salad and breadsticks along with Sioux Vede steamed snow crab clusters served atop angel hair tossed with our freshly made seafood sauce. $26


Rotary Student Of The Month From ECCHS



St. Marys Rotary Club recognized Anna VanEerden, as Student of the Month, from Elk County Catholic High School. Anna is pictured with her mother, Janet, along with club President Dave Greene and Rotarian Dave Herzing. Congratulations Anna!


Mobile Siren Testing Planned For April 23rd In Cameron County


On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. the Cameron County Office of Emergency Services will be conducting mobile siren testing in the following areas:


  • From the George B. Stevenson Dam South on First Fork Road (State Route 872) to Sinnemahoning.

  • From Sinnemahoning West on Route 120 to Driftwood. 

  • West on Low Grade Road (State Route 555) to the Gibson Township Building. 


The purpose of this testing is to determine the placement of sirens for the George B. Stevenson Dam Emergency Warning Project.  Each siren test will follow the Federal emergency guideline of a three minute continuous siren tone. 


The test siren is a mobile unit in the back of an Alert Notification.com pickup truck. If you are driving in the area(s) of testing please use caution and be alert for the mobile unit. 


To assist us in determining the siren coverage area we are asking if you hear the siren tests please call 814-486-9321 to report your name, location, time, and how well you were able to hear the siren.


In the event of inclement weather testing will be rescheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014.


Longtime Local Doctor Has Passed Away


Dr. Dennis S. Parlavecchio, MD, 58, of East Arch Street in St. Marys, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk. Born May 26, 1955 in DuBois, he was the son of Dominic J. and Marie L. (Laman) Parlavecchio. His mother survives. He was a family practice medical doctor in the DuBois and St. Marys area for many years.

He is survived by a sister, Michelle Kownacki of Chula Vista, Calif.; a brother, James Parlavecchio of DuBois; and a sister, Lisa Salada of DuBois. He was preceded in death by his father. Per Dr. Parlavecchio’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial is in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Memorials made in Dr. Parlavecchio’s name may be sent to DuBois Area Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, Pa. 15801 and/or Elk County Catholic Schools, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, Pa. 15857. Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com. The Goble Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


Cleanup Of Landfill Proposed


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] has recently proposed cleanup of a Ridgway Borough-owned landfill site, located on Jakes Hollow Road off of state Route 948 in Ridgway Township.
The former municipal landfill, a 15-acre piece of land used as a mixed waste landfill between the early 1960s and 1975, was found to contain lead-containing waste after an environmental investigation conducted by the DEP in 2004. During the investigation, the department discovered several 55-gallon drums containing trichloroethylene [TCE] throughout trenches in the landfill which were reburied and marked so as to be found at a later date. TCE is a common industrial solvent which was characterized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] as a known carcinogen in 2005. Its designation as a known human carcinogen was reaffirmed by the EPA in 2011.


Ridgway Borough Concerned About Drug Problems


Citizens in Ridgway expressed concerns about drugs at the regular meeting of Ridgway Borough Council this week. Questions were presented on behalf of a Facebook group who have been expressing online concerns. Citizens expressed concerns along with asking how they can become involved in helping with drug issues. It was suggested that questions could be presented to Ridgway Borough Police, who could then better address the concerns.


Spring Cantata At Shiloh Church Sunday, April 27th



Behold the Empty Tomb will be a transforming service for the entire community and all of the churches….  This Coming Sunday Night (6:00 p.m.), at Shiloh Presbyterian Church you are invited to Listen and reflect, as piano, organ bells and choir voices take you thru a musical experience of Christ’s passion and powerful resurrection.  His resurrection changes lives.  Come and listen to the wonderful music and two life changing testimonies.   Refreshments will be served after the event. 6:00 p.m. “Behold the Empty Tomb” at Shiloh . 


National Day Of Prayer Will Be Held May 1st



Hey, my dollar bill still says,  “In God we Trust”   that is the way it has been and that is the way it needs  to continue.  God & Country—they do go together, though they are vastly different. Listen folks, our country needs prayer.  We need prayer.  We all need God.   And the good news is that God is always listening and he’s active. 


The NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER gathering is coming fast.  Each year  on the first Sunday in May  communities throughout our nation, communities like our gather together for the sole purpose of praying for our families, leaders and government, for our schools and churches, for our business and also those who protect us and service us; for our military and police and rescue teams.   This Year’s theme is ONE VOICE UNITED.   The Scripture text is from Romans 15:6 which says.  “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the god and father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 


Come and join us at the Diamond here in St. Marys as we pray together for this great land and its people.   May 1st @ 6:oo p.m. right here in beautiful down town St. Marys  


Ridgway Fire Department Featured On "Discover The Great Outdoors"


Jeff Buchheit chats with Dave Parsons, from the Ridgway Fire Department, on Discover The Great Outdoors. Dave has information on the upcoming Gun Bash, along with discussions on the Firemen's Celebration this summer, and the need for more volunteers. Listen to the show at 6:30 p.m., or here on our website


C.A.P.S.E.A. And City Shade Tree Commission On Town Hall Tuesday


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Billy Jo Weyant from C.A.P.S.E.A. will discuss the problem in our region and the services her organization provides. Plus, Gail Sturtz from the City Shade Tree Commission will talk about this weeks Arbor Day activities in our schools and in the city. Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., or listen on our website.


Emergency Personnel Respond To Structure Fire


 Approximate Area Of Fire. (Chestnut Street, Driftwood)


Emergency Personnel were called out at approximately 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd to a reported structure fire at 35 Chestnut Street in Driftwood, near 2nd Street and 3rd Street. Fire companies from both Cameron and Elk Counties respond.


Seismic Testing Being Performed In St. Marys


At St. Marys City Council Meeting on Monday, Rob Boulware, manager of f stakeholder relations with Seneca Resources Inc., reported that the company is currently having seismic testing performed on 154 square mile area  of the city, form North Fork Lodge at the Eastern Boundary to the western boundary at Halton, in an effort to identify locations best suited fr drilling.


Tentative plans for drilling in the city consist of wells to be locations just north of the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club on Glen Hazel Road as well as north of the state game lands. The scope of the drilling will depend on seismic testing findings and the productivity of initial wells. Test wells are already in operation.


During the testing, residents will will realize the potential for high volumes of truck traffic, degradation of municipal roads and proximity to explosive depth charges.


City Reimbursing Officers For Excess Pension Contributions


At Monday's meeting of St/ Marys City Council it was announced that the city is reimbursing St. Marys City Police officers for excess pension contributions made over the past 18 years. After the merger of St. Marys Borough and Benzinger Township in 1995, the police departments adopted a single pension plan. As a result, some officers paid more in pension contributions than they were required to pay. The City's home rule law and charter prohibited any reduction of municipal employee pension. According to council, over an 18 year period, officers overpaid roughly $35,000 in pension benefits, roughly $45,000 with benefits. Council approved repayment at 6 percent annual, compounding interest.



Ordinance Restricts Door To Door Solicitation


St. Marys City Council approved an ordinance that restricts the hours of operation for door to door salesmen in the city form 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Woman Charged With Drug Possession


St. Marys City Police have filed charges against Ann Marie Dalton, 19, of Ridgway, for possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges are the result of an incident that occurred on April 6th on Kaul Avenue in St. Marys. As a result of the incident Dalton has been charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.


State Police To Conduct DUI Checkpoint


State Police announced this week that they will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint during the month of May somewhere within the Pennsylvania State police patrol zones in Elk County.



BAGUBA Wrestling Results


Several BAGUBA Wrestlers recently qualified for the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) West Region Tournament held at Shippensburg University. The top four place winners in each division would move on to the Eastern National Championships on May 3rd and 4th in Salisbury, MD. Finishing fifth, and just missing a chance to move on, was Paul Etchepare in the Elite division at 140 lbs. Both Zac Becker and Nathan Palumbo had impressive outings and will move on to compete at the next level. Becker finished 2 and 2 on the day, finishing 4th in the Intermediate division at 150 lbs. Palumbo was also 2 and 2 for the tournament, finishing 4th in the Junior division at 166 lbs. 


Administrative Professional Day In Cameron County April 23rd


Administrative Professional Day in Cameron County will feature a cooking class!  Cristy Solveson,author of the “Call Me Crazy” blog and supporter of the movement to reduce or eliminate genetically modified organisms in food, will explain the effect of GMO and aid those in attendance in making their own tortillas that can then be stuffed with other fresh items. Solveson says eating GMO free does not have to be without pleasure.  Desert will be chocolate brownies and home made ice cream!


Many of the products used in the meal will be purchased locally including from Mountain View Natural, located in downtown Emporium.  Lorah Lehman and her family opened their store earlier this year.


The event is open to any employer who wishes to send their administrative professionals.  It will be held Wednesday April 23 from 11am-1pm.  The fee is the same as last year $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Door prizes will be offered and each participant will take home a recipe book with unique spices to create GMO free menus.


Reservations are required and will be accepted until April 16 by calling the chamber at 814-486-4314.


BAGUBA Wrestling Meeting


The Cameron County BAGUBA Wrestling Club will meet on Sunday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the VFW. The meeting is mandatory for all board members and coaches.


Emergency Personnel Respond


- Outside fire on Spring Road in Jay Township on Sunday at 4:52 p.m.


- Structure fire at an apartment at 238 Chestnut Street on Sunday at 3:33 p.m.


- Outside Fire On Mt. Zion Road in Fox Township, Sunday at 2:39 p.m.


- Large Brush Fire on Long Level Road in Jones Township, Sunday at 12:35 p.m.


Vehicle Damaged North Side Of Diamond


According to City Police, someone damaged a 2007 Honda Odyssey van while it was parked on the North side of the Diamond on April 18th. The actors struck the drivers side rear door of the vehicle with an unknown object, several times. Anyone with information on this incident should contact City Police.


Personal Information Stolen From Vehicle At Twin Lakes


According to State Police, several items were stolen from a 2000 Buick Regal, owned by Tammy Coast, 33, of Bradford, while it was parked at Twin Lakes in Jones Township. Among the items stolen, were  PA registration plate JLN2510, insurance card, registration card, and the victims drivers license. Anyone with information on this incident should contact State Police.


Ridgway Woman Charged With Retail Theft


According to State Police, Mandie Leithner, 18, of Ridgway was observed by Walmart security selecting and then concealing merchandise. Leithner then attempted to leave the store but was detained by Walmart Security. Total value of stolen items was $33.86. Leithner was charged with Retail Theft.


Kersey Man Faces Charges After Speeding In Fox Township


State police report that Brian Thompson, 39, of Kersey, was driving a blue F-350 truck on Route 948, near Oak Street, in Kersey, when he was stopped for speeding. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Charges are pending.



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Learn More About Penn Highlands Elk "My eHealth Portal"



Penn Highlands Healthcare has unveiled its new My eHealth portals on its website, which is available to Penn Highlands patients who use Penn Highlands Elk hospital and physicians.

My eHealth portals are doorways on the Internet to provide patients easy, secure access to their health information and online communication with the doctors’ offices that comprise the Penn Highlands Healthcare system. “These web portals will empower patients and their families to take a more active role in their care,” according to Tom Johnson, chief information officer at Penn Highlands Healthcare. 

Listen to our interview with Mary Ann Schwabenbauer (Left), and Michelle Sedor, from Penn Highlands Elk.

Work Schedule For Route 255 Week Of April 21st


Activity the week of April 21 will include:


·         The contractor will begin work on Monday morning at 7 a.m. and continue through Friday morning. Work will be performed 24-hours per day.


·         During nighttime hours, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between Vine Street and State Street (Route 120) for the installation of storm drainage pipe.


·         During daytime hours, State Street (Route 120) will be restricted to one lane between South St Marys Street (Route 255) and Rock Street for paving and line painting. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Expect traffic delays and congestion.


  • During daytime hours, Route 255 will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound between Vine Street and State Street for the installation of sanitary sewer lines.


  • Vine Street will remain closed between South Saint Marys Street (Route 255) and Chestnut Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour route. This portion of Vine Street will remain closed until further notice. The closure is required for the installation of a sanitary sewer line.


  • West Arch Street will continue to be closed between South Saint Marys Street (Route 255) and Rock Street. Motorists are to follow the signed detour. This portion of West Arch Street will remain closed until further notice.


  • During daytime hours, the contractor will be installing sidewalk along State Street (Route 120).


  • During daytime hours, the contractor will be paving previously disturbed areas on East Mill Street, Race Street, East Arch Street, and Vine Street. Expect traffic delays and congestion.


LIFT Ramp Drive A Huge Success



L.I.F.T., Lie and Independence For Today, announced that $6,000.00 was raised through their recent Ramp Drive, which began in December. The funds raised enabled LIFT to purchase 6 - 6' ramps and 6 - 10' ramps. LIFT will begin accessing the needs of those who have been waiting and placing ramps at their homes.


The Ramp Drive will continue through December 2014, with donations being accepted at any time throughout that period. All donations are welcome. Any group, business, industry, or individual who donates $50 or more will be recognized on a plaque attached to a ramp. For more information, call 781-3050.


Rotary Student Of The Month



The St. Marys Rotary Club honored Tonya Copello as the Student Of The Month, from St. Marys Area High School. Tonya is pictured with her mother along with club President, Dave Greene, and Rotarian Sue Lepovetsky.


Project Gifts For Elk County Planning Motorcycle Run In September



Project Gifts for Elk County held their regular meeting recently and announced that the Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg is planning a motorcycle Run to be held on Saturday, September 6th. Also the Bavarian Fall Fest will hold a Motorcycle Toy Run at their event on September 20th. Both of these events will benefit Project Gifts For Elk County. For more information, CLICK HERE


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Special Showing Of "Wizard Of Oz" To Benefit ECCOTA


Elk County Council on the Arts presents a special showing of the MGM Classic Film: Wizard of  Oz

Sat. Apr. 26, 2014. Doors open at 3:30 and the show starts at 4pm at the Apollo Theater, St. Marys

Just $5/person. Advance tickets are available at the ECCOTA Gallery or Apollo Theatre until April 25th. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Join us at the St. Marys Public Library from 2:45 to 3:45pm for special craft activities before the show! ECCOTA would like to thank the Apollo Theater for sponsoring this special event & St. Marys Public Library for partnering to provide special activities.  Dress as your favorite character from the Land of Oz and you'll be entered for a chance to win a door prize!. Be sure to mark this on your calendar and enjoy the show!  Proceeds from the sale of movie tickets will benefit ECCOTA programming.


Nancy Baker, From Elk County Children And Youth Services On Town Hall Tuesday


Join us for Town Hall Tuesday with special guest Nancy Baker. Nancy is the Director of Elk County Children and Youth Services. With April designated at Child Abuse Prevention month, Nancy will discuss the services provided by Elk County Children and Youth, along with issues facing our region today. Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m., or CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Kristen Giger, From National Wild Turkey Federation, On Discover The Great Outdoors


Jeff Buchheit welcomes Biologist Kristen Giger, from the National Wild Turkey Federation, on this weeks edition of Discover The Great Outdoors. Listen Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. on The River 98.9. Or, CLICK HERE


Classic Car Cruise In June 28th



The annual Classic Car Cruise In for the Elk will be held on June 28th, contact the Elk Country Visitors Center at 787-5167.


Annual Big Foot Hunt T-Shirts Available



Big Foot Hunt t-shirts are in and ready for sale!!! They are available in two colors; black and Green both having tan print. We have sizes from Youth S-L and Adults S-2XL. See a Team Member for shirts or you can pick one up at the Cameron County Chamber & Artisan Center!!





Eastern Sintered Alloys Has The Need For Experienced Mold Setups To Work The Night Shifts.   Candidates Should Have At Least Two Years Of Experience In Setting Single Action Tools.  Experience With Multi-Action Tools Is Desired But Not Required.


Eastern Sintered Is A Leading Independent Powdered Metal Manufacturer.  We Offer Competitive Earnings And Comprehensive Benefits With An Excellent Working Environment.   Eastern Offers Exceptionally Stable Employment.  There Has Never Been A General Layoff In The History Of The Company.  We Also Make Efforts To Balance The Family Life Of Our Employees With The Work Requirements.


Resumes Should Be Mailed To:



                                                                                Human Resource Manager

                                                                                Eastern Sintered Alloys, Inc.

                                                                                P.O. Box 708

                                                                                St. Marys, Pa.   15857


Soup Sale To Benefit Sara Shankle


A Soup and Bake sale will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 11 a.m. to sold out at the Ridgway High School Cafeteria. There will also be a 50/50 and Chinese Auction. Proceeds benefit Sara Shankle, a 6th grader at the Ridgway Middle/High School who is battling cancer.

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Listen To Crusader Games Here - Crusaders vs Johnsonburg, Monday, April 7th at 4 p.m.




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St. Marys, Pa. 15857


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This Sunday On "Senior Living"

This Sunday at 11:30 a.m., we'll talk to Mary Ann Schwabenbauer, from Penn Highlands Elk, about the new My eHealth Portal service, on SENOR LIVING

Plus, Mark Hoffman, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Penn Highlands Elk, will discuss the variety of services offered at our hospital.





Elkland Search & Rescue Fishing Derby


The annual Elkland Search and Rescue Fishing Derby will be held on May3rd and 4th. The derby will be held along the East Branch of the Clarion River. Cost to register is $20.00. the Big Trout Contest is an additional $5.


Cavaliers Chicken Barbecue


The next St. Marys Cavaliers Chicken Barbecue will be held on Sunday, May 4th at the St. Marys Church Annex Parking lot on Church Street. The Chicken Barbecue will be held form 10:30 a.m. until sold out. There will be a Drive Through service available.


Saving The American Dream


Learn how to buy a home, a car, or save for college. The program will be featured at the Community Education Council on June 4th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the CEC at 781-3437


Community Nurses Bereavement Support Group


The Community Nurses will hold their next Bereavement support Group meeting on Thursday, May 1st at 6 p.m. at the Community Nurses office located on the campus of Penn Highlands-Elk. The meetings offer positive ways to work through your grief with the support of professional counselors.


Cleaning Up Emporium


Saturday April 26 volunteers will clean up downtown Emporium.  Projects include the mini-park, town entrances, vacant store front windows, and picking up litter along West Creek Rails to Trails. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the projects.  “Volunteers and those with project ideas are encouraged to call the office,” says executive director Tina Johns Solak, “the number of projects tackled will depend on the number of volunteers.”  


Landlord Association Meeting


The North Central PA Landlord Association will be holding its next meeting April 24th @ 6:00pm in St. Marys at Casali’s Rest.; featuring Elk County Planning Department @ 7:00pm. The landlord group is dedicated to the education of landlords in the region.  We are also accepting new membership at this time. Please call Amy Auman @ 814-389-4440 with questions on this meeting or the organization.


50's & 60's Dance At Youth Center



George E. Wagner Lodge #639 is presenting a 50's and 60's dance at the St. Marys Youth Center on Saturday, April 26th from 9 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $10.00 per person. BYOB. For tickets call Bob Lilja at 885-8287


Cameron County Family Night Out May 9th



The annual Cameron County Family Night Out will be held on Friday, May 9th. Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE.





River 98.9 Weekly Programs. Listen Below




Ray Beimel Remembers


Discover The Great Outdoors


Senior Living


Town Hall Tuesday


More River 98.9 News


Obituary - Dr. Dennis S. Parlavecchio


Obituary - Melvin Hoffman


Obituary - Kurt Nyquist


Obituary - Betty Walters


Obituary - Gladys Edinger


Obituary - Joan Verbka



Hometown Happenings...


Mystery Dinner At Royal Inn, May 3rd


ECCHS Basketball Camps Scheduled For June


Taste Of The Arts June 21st In Ridgway


Elk County Historical Society Dinner, April 25th


Listen To River 98.9 Programs Here...


Jeff Buchheit Talks With State Rep. Matt Gabler. Click

Bert Sorg And Marty Kim From St. Marys Ambulance Association Discuss Current Subscription Drive..Click

Ray Beimel On History Of Protestant Churches in St. Marys Click

Jeff Buchheit Visits Community Nurses Adult Day Care Center Click


Straub Tennis Tournament In May


The 41st Annual Straub Brewery Tennis Tournament will be held May 24 - 26, 2014. Going with the recommendation of the USTA, all entries for the tournament will be submitted on-line. Phone entries will not be accepted. All entries are due by Saturday, May 17, 2014 and the draws will be posted on-line no later than Thursday, May 22.

The format of the tournament will be: Men's and Women's singles will begin on Saturday. Men's Open and Women's Open Doubles will be pro sets to 8 and be played on Hard Courts beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Open Mixed Doubles will also be pro sets to 8 and be played on Hard Courts beginning Sunday at 6:00 p.m. All other Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be the best of 3 sets with the third set being a 10 point match tie breaker.

There will be a cookout on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Straub's Brewery parking lot. Straub Brewery tours will be available on Friday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 24th by appointment only.

The headquarters for this years tournament will once again be at the St. Marys Area High School.


ECCHS Alumni Mass May 2nd


The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly Alumni Mass on Friday, may 2nd at 9:15 a.m. in the ECC Chapel. Due to scheduling conflicts, mass has been scheduled for early May. All alumni members are invited to attend and celebrate with the students and faculty and staff. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the cafeteria.


Rotary Club Embarks On Fundraising Campaign



The St. Marys Rotary Club will be celebrating 65 years as a charted club. Instead of retiring, they've intended to expand their presence in ST Marys by recruiting new members and fundraising so they can give back to their beloved community. Their goal is to raise the necessary funds to place a clock on General Edward Meyer Boulevard that will help represent the captivating City Of St Marys, and compliment its Victorian Theme. READ MORE


Croquet Tournament At Fox Township Park



A Croquet Tournament will be held at Fox Township park, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, Kersey #6252, begging Sunday, May 4th, through the championship game on August 10th. There is a division form Me, May 4th, Women, May 18th, Senior Division on June 1st, Teen Division on June 15th, Couples Division on July 13th, Youth Division on July 27th and the championship on August 10th. Play will be held on Sundays from 5 to 8 p.m. Contact the park at 885-6122, or Cory Straub at 885--8465. Listen to our interview with Cory Straub about the event. CLICK HERE


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


Pennsylvania State police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26th, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous. Take-Back Day is a national intuitive, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, aimed at encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that are prone to abuse and theft. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, unwanted prescription medication can be dropped off at select State Police barracks. For list of drop-off sites, CLICK HERE, then click Public Services link.


Boys And Girls Basketball Camp Schedule For June


The 33rd annual Elk County Catholic High School Boys Fundamental skills basketball clinic will be held at Elk County Catholic High School from Monday, June 2nd to Friday June 6th. The camp is open to boys entering grades 1 to 9 as of next August.


The girls camp will be held Monday, June 2nd, to Thursday, June 5th. The girls camp is also open to girls entering grades 1 to 9.


The camp is open to boys and girls in both the Parochial and Public Grade Schools. Cost of the game is $20.00 for single camper families; $30.00 for two camper families; and $35.00 for three or more camper families.


For more information, including schedule, CLICK HERE


Watch St. Marys City Council Meeting



St. Marys City Council learns of a special community project, sponsored by the St. Marys Rotary Club. Plus, a local resident expresses concern about residents being approached by natural gas industry representatives interested in exploring the area and who continue to make their presence known.. Watch the entire council meeting on River 98.9 TV. CLICK


Kiwanis Club Sponsoring Sausage Sandwich Sale



The Kiwanis Club of Elk County is sponsoring a Sausage Sandwich Sale on Friday, April 25th from 11 a.m. until sold out at Northwest Savings Bank Drive-Thru. The cost is $4.00 each. You can pre-order by Thursday, April 17th. Free local delivery with 10 sandwich minimum purchase. To pre-order, call Angie, 834-2897; Pam at 781-1194; or Ashley at 781-3804. Proceeds benefit "Banking For A Cure", Relay For Life team and "Living Laughing Loving Lauren, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team


Emporium garden Club Kicks Off Spring



Emporium Garden Club will kick off the 2014 season with a dinner Monday April 28.  The theme has members buzzing!   The World of Bees will be presented by Dave Smith.  Smith will discuss the benefits of bees on the environment, the economy and health.


The dinner will be catered by Pizza Palace Plus.  The price for the dinner/program is $15.00 for garden club members and $20.00 for guests.  Reservations are required by April 16.  Call Pat English at 814-594-0842


Elk County Women's Social


The Elk County women's social is planned for Wednesday, April 23rd at the Highlands in ST. Marys. A cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets available at the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, call 781-3804.


Craft Beer Tasting Event May 3rd



Come to a unique craft beer  tasting event! This is a one of a  kind event for the area that will bring together local home  brewers, and a wide selection of craft beers for a great evening of food, entertainment and beer.  Sixty to seventy beers will be offered by 8-10 distributors and 6 – 8 home brewers will be participating at the St. Marys Area United Way beer fest. Each home brewer will be bringing two different  beers; some of the recipes being prepared include a Blueberry Wheat, a Mango IPA, Winter and Summer Ales. “Some of the best beer I have ever tasted, anywhere, has been homebrewed right here in St. Marys,” stated Ken Bish.  A unique twist to this event will be that two different home brewers beers will be  selected  as favorites and Straub Brewery will make a small batch of each to be offered at Casali’s and Gunner’s  at a later event. Some of the distributors that will be attending the event are Crescent Beer, Glenwood Beer, St. Marys Beverage, Ottos from State College and Straub Brewery. Besides the home brewers beer some of the other beers that willbe served will be Dogfish Head, Bells, Saranac, Blue Point, Bar Harbor, Anderson Valley and Oskar Blues. This event is being planned to benefit the St. Marys Area United Way annual campaign, with the assistance of Ken Bish, of St. Marys Beverage, Andy Schlimm, home brewer, Don Bobenreith, Straub Brewery, Mike Heiberger of The Highlands, Margie Schlimm, Rachel Scheiber and Kris Kronenwetter, of the United Way.
The Craft Beer Tasting will
be held on May 3 from 6-9 at The
Highlands (former St. Marys Country Club). Tickets will be $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Marys Chamber of Commerce office, the United Way Office, Anderson & Kime Realty and Pam Schlimm’s Beauty Salon, with only 300 tickets being sold. For further information contact the United Way office at 781-6000.


Relay For Life Set For June




The Relay For Life Event is one of the biggest events of summer, and for a very worthwhile cause. Susan Babik, from the American Cancer Society talks about this years event.


Hike Cameron County Returns


Cameron County will celebrate National Trail Days June 7th by offering a free hike on Brooks Run.  The 6 mile hike will begin at Ridge Road and continue to the cabin at Sinnemahoning State Park. 


The hike is part of a series of events planned to bring people outdoors!   The day begins with a color run sponsored by the Keystone Rural Health Center, continues at Sinnemahoning State Park with demonstrations by Cameron County Chamber of Commerce member Country Squirrel Outfitters and concludes with a hike led by Nelson Haas.


In 2010 the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce began a hiking series that continues each year on the first Saturday of June.  Anyone wishing to hike should contact the chamber office for more information.


LIFT Expo Planned For July


Rep. Matt Gabler along with representatives for LIFT, Life and Independence for Today, will sponsor a Disability and Aging Resource Expo on July 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Firehall on Clarion Road in Johnsonburg. A wide variety of service providers from across the state will be on hand for the event. Various types of health screenings will also be performed during eh expo. Admission is free and lunch will be served. For more information call 781-6301.


New Website For St. Marys Recreation Department



The St. Marys Recreation Department has a new website. You'll be able to get up to date information about all the local parks, along with details on park activities. CLICK HERE


Oak Ridge Boys/Lee Greenwood At Clearfield County Fair


The 2014 Clearfield County Fair will be held July 27th through August 3rd at the fairgrounds. This years entertainment is led by a performance by The Oak Ridge Boys and Lee Greenwood, on Tuesday, July 29th at 8 p.m. For a complete schedule, CLICK HERE


Town Hall Tuesday



Town Hall Tuesday - Local guests from all around the region, each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on The River 98.9 CLICK HERE


Discover The Great Outdoors



Jeff Buchheit talks with a special guest every Tuesday CLICK HERE


Ray Beimel Remembers





"Ask The Expert" With Elk County Real Estate




Leah Whiteman, from Elk County Real Estate, talks about the many advantages of listing your home with Elk County Real Estate. (Click Here)




Johnsonburg Has New Website


Attorney Rick Brown



Why Is It Important To Have Power Of Attorney? Attorney Rick Brown Explains




Shiloh Presbyterian Church Service To Be Broadcast Live On The River 98.9



Sunday morning worship services, from Shiloh Presbyterian Church. The services will be broadcast on both The River 98.9, and, you can also listen here on our website. LISTEN HERE





City Of St. Marys



Emporium Borough



Career Link



Pennsylvania Wilds



Pennsylvania Great Outdoors


Pennsylvania Great Outdoors



Elk County Humane Society




Community Education Council




Cameron County SPCA