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Fair evolves over time

August 12, 2011

KERSEY – As patrons stroll the Elk County Fairgrounds this week, they might be interested to know that several organizers have been around since the event's inception in the early 1970s.
Ernest Mattiuz, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau, has been around since the third county fair and fondly remembers the constant evolution with ease.
Unofficially, the fair started out in 1974 as a weekend event held at the Kersey Community Center. The following year, the event was held behind the building and it was turned into a weeklong event in 1976.

Parish honoring samaritans

August 12, 2011

St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church parish will honor samaritans Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church in St. Marys.
Among the honorees will be Helen Rohr, the secretary at St. Leo's; she will be receiving the bishop's commendation for service medal.
"She served here as the parish secretary for the past 35 years," said Brian Vossler, pastor at St. Leo's. "There will be a ceremony with a light reception at the St. Mary's Church this Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
"We wanted to honor her for her dedication and commitment to the parish here at St. Leo's."

Police say suspect implicated in other Big Run fires

August 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday, state police formally announced charges against a teenage member of the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company stemming from an Aug. 9 fire in Big Run, and said he has also been implicated in several other fires dating back to 2010.
Officials from PSP-Punxsutawney and the district attorney noted, however, that charges filed against Anthony M. Overbeck, 18, Big Run, are not an indictment of other firefighters.

School district scores high on PSAA's

August 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District exceeded the PSAA exam targeted test results for the 2010-2011 school year.
Each spring the school district is required by the state to give the exams to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

School district scores high on PSAA's

August 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District exceeded the PSAA exam targeted test results for the 2010-2011 school year.
Each spring the school district is required by the state to give the exams to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

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