Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
Local law enforcement agents, dignitaries and citizens gathered Tuesday night at the Ridgway Elks Lodge No. 872 B.P.O.E. for a 45-minute Flag Day ceremony featuring several speakers, including Paul "Ted" Bullers, Mamie Mader and the Honorable Richard Masson, President Judge of Elk County.
"The purpose of the service is to honor our country's flag and to celebrate the anniversary of its birth," Bullers said. "It is quite appropriate that this service should be held by the Order of Elks, an organization that is distinctly American and intensely patriotic."
The Ridgway Area School District did not receive enough votes at their regular board meeting Tuesday night to adopt the 2011-2012 general fund budget with total revenues and expenses of $12,023,105 as presented at the May board meeting.
Board members Lucy Bobby, Kathy Lampman and president Eugene Pierce voted in favor of the general fund budget and board member Bill Seely voted against it.
ST. MARYS â€“ Area residents will soon have an extra incentive to utilize the Community Recycling Center, located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The center is currently open three days a week and collects a variety of recyclable material, such as number 1 and 2 plastic bottles and cardboard.
Bekki Titchner, recycling/solid waste coordinator, explained that at the end of May she was approved for a Stackpole Family Foundation Grant to help fund some incentives at the center.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Gas Task Force is hosting the first in a series of educational seminars on Wednesday evening at St. Marys Area Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m.
Elk County Commissioner and Task Force Chairperson June Sorg, along with Jodi Foster, Elk County Planning Department's community and economic development coordinator, have worked together on planning the seminar.
While initial plans for the Spring Creek Bridge replacement project were to have already commenced this spring, township supervisors indicated Monday night that unforeseen errors and elevated prices have jeopardized plans.
"The state dropped the ball is what happened," said supervisor and chairman Richard Wittman. "There was a lot of stuff that the state had that fell through that should've been done. Because of that, the bids for the bridge have been postponed to probably January of 2012.