Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
The Ridgway Rotary is introducing its first annual Quilting Bee fundraiser and local wilderness-themed quilt to be completed by residents.
Local residents are invited to join in on the fun and help construct a block of the quilt, which will be drawn for at the Rotary's annual Quilt Show on Oct. 15 at the Udarbe Complex.
"One of our fundraising projects for this year is to begin the annual Quilting Bee," said Rotarian Linda Assalone Holtz. "All of the profits from raffling the quilt will go right back to the town.
"The concept is to design a quilt and let the residents help make it."
KANE â€“ A new book on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has been published by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The 124-page book is filled with photos and accounts of the 16 CCC camps in the only national forest in Pennsylvania.
Officials in the transportation department at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] announced the completion of a corridor safety analysis Wednesday with some surprising findings.
Photo by Joseph Bell
There was a small basement fire Thursday night at approximately 7 p.m. at Hotel Johnsonburg. Multiple fire units responded to the small fire in the unoccupied building. There were no initial reports regarding the fire, but there were no injuries.
With a state budget possibly being in place by July 1, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) are preparing for new times.
In the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling, the Borough of Ridgway is considering several routes in selling water to drilling operators.
ST. MARYS â€“ As part of its ongoing scholarship program, the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 83 scholarships to local students this year totaling $77,225.
Of those scholarships, 20 were awarded to seniors from St. Marys Area High School, 19 from Ridgway Area High School, 17 from Elk County Catholic High School, 12 from Johnsonburg Area High School, six from DuBois Area High School, four from Brockway Area High School and two from Kane Area High School.
The Elk County Commissioners and members of the area's Tea Party group discussed a forensics program Tuesday morning during a board meeting.
"This forensics program goes back a long time, at least 18 months, when the grant was initially applied for through our Mental Health/Mental Retardation [MH/MR] program," said county Commissioner Ronald T. Beimel.
Initially, the MH/MR program, led by Cynthia Zembryki, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to reduce recidivism in area prisons.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) announced on Tuesday afternoon that it had purchased a new 15-foot Brush Hog mower with $20,000 donated to the organization by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA). The mower will be used to maintain between 275 and 300 acres of State Game Lands in the Benezette area.
KECA President Rawley Cogan explained that the group, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, raised the funds through its banquet program.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority met last night to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
According to Pat Ward of Uni-Tec, the project is "right on the doorstep of final completion" and is estimated to near completion in 30 days.
"McCrossin has really picked up the speed and they are working diligently to finally bring this thing to closure," Ward said. "I was told they have been doing a good job cleaning the inside of the facilities and buildings.