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June 19th, 2015

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

VIDEO: 'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart
The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

June 18th

Scene at Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway

June 18, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Pennsy Bridge collapses

June 18, 2015

The Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway has collapsed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. It appears the foundation has failed. Early reports indicate that there is at least one person with injuries.

June 17th

Sweeping drug busts through area

June 18, 2015

Authorities in Elk County arrested several individuals on alleged bath salts charges while drug busts netted a large number of "mid-level" dealers in the Jefferson County area.

June 16th

2-1 vote OKs township's oil and gas ordinance

June 17, 2015

Following a scheduled public hearing Tuesday, the Ridgway Township Supervisors approved the adoption of an oil and gas ordinance with a 2-1 vote.
The decision ends a nearly six-month process that the supervisors began in January to add regulations for the oil and gas industry within the township's zoning ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1981.

Shipe earns county scholarship award

June 17, 2015

As part of the county’s Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee distribution, the Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday announced the winners of two $5,000 scholarships for students attending college or trade school for oil and gas industry studies.
“As commissioners we get to perform some pleasant tasks and with the Act 13 funds from Marcellus Shale, it’s been our honor to give two $5,000 scholarships each year to students who are going to study in the gas and oil field,” said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

Work on Decker's Chapel around the corner

June 17, 2015

Elk County Commissioner Dan Freeburg provided a brief update on the status of the Decker’s Chapel project in St. Marys during a board meeting Tuesday morning in Ridgway.
Due to issues with poor drainage, the structure’s foundation has begun to crumble, forcing necessary renovations.
A strong outpouring of support has allowed officials to dive into fundraising efforts. The result will be a massive landscaping facelift in addition to renovations to the chapel building and its foundation.

Over 100 students earn scholarships through ECCF

June 17, 2015

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 129 scholarships to graduating area high school seniors totaling $173,300 for the school year.
"The young adults that are receiving these scholarships are the future of this community," said Paula Fritz Eddy, ECCF executive director. "Donors who have established these scholarships are contributing to our future leaders."

June 15th

Council approves contract for Elk Creek repairs

June 15, 2015

During Monday's borough council meeting, members of Ridgway Borough Council unanimously approved a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for repairs that are needed for Elk Creek.
Following the May 21, 2014 flood that impacted Ridgway, Elk Creek was damaged; the needed repairs will cost approximately $1.2 million, which won't be paid by the borough.

June 14th

BPOE recognizes Flag Day with ceremony

June 15, 2015

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) No. 872 recognized Flag Day Sunday evening with a ceremony at 5 p.m. inside their lodge in Ridgway.
The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in 1911 adopted mandatory observance of Flag Day. President Harry Truman in 1949 made a proclamation that June 14 would be a day of national observance for the symbol of our country.
Several members of the Ridgway Elks chapter participated in Sunday's ceremony as members of the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops displayed several flags from throughout the nation's history.

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