Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
The Borough of Ridgway held a special council meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the option of contracting CSG Consulting, LLC out of Clarion to market the borough's water supply to drilling operators.
CSG Consulting officials propose to market and sell the borough's water on a commission basis at 12.5 percent of gross sales for a period of no less than five years.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner announced during Tuesday afternoon's Solid Waste Authority meeting that she was successful in obtaining a grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation to aid in the purchase of a new baler for the Community Recycling Center, which is located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys.
The county's recycling program stands to lose a significant amount of state funding during the upcoming grant cycle, according to Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner.
"They are going to be cutting the amount of 904 funding that we can expect to get by about 40 percent and we're looking at losing at least $5,000," Titchner informed members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority on Tuesday afternoon.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ As a former Johnsonburg Elementary School student, Kayla Nelson, the new Title I math teacher is inspired to be a part of the Johnsonburg School District as a teacher.
â€śI am so excited andÂ honoredÂ to be part of such a fantastic school district,â€ť Nelson said. â€śAs a former Johnsonburg graduate, it is truly a privilege for me to return to the school district to follow in the footsteps of my elementary school teachers.â€ť
The Penfield Fire Department reported being called out to Boone Mountain Road in Fox Township Sunday evening by residents concerned with what they thought was a gas well explosion.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Elementary Schoolâ€™s newest kindergarten teacher is Dan Carnovale. Carnovale is a Johnsonburg Area High School graduate.
Because of growing up in Johnsonburg and attending JAHS, Carnovale said he is glad to be back in the school district he also attended.
â€śI am very grateful for this opportunity to be back in the school district that I graduated from,â€ť he said. â€śI know what this school district gave to me and I feel proud to be able to give back to the district, the students, and the community.â€ť
In late June, Elk County Catholic High School senior Sara Kucenski, of Ridgway, was one of seven western Pennsylvania youth who took part in a week-long mission trip to Honduras to dedicate a water filtration system in El Jaral, Honduras, which the students had spent the previous school year raising money to construct through an organization they formed called Pure Thirst. Pure Thirst worked in conjunction with The Rice Foundation, which was formed by Dr. Jeffrey Rice, and raised over $25,000 to construct the system.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Elementary Schoolâ€™s newest first grade teacher is Chelsea Mulcahy.
Mulcahy is a 2005 graduate of St. Marys Area High School and upon completion of high school, Mulcahy attended Saint Bonaventure University in New York for her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Mulcahy then continued for her Masters in Childhood Literacy, also at Saint Bonaventure University.
In addition to being a teacher, Mulcahy is actively involved at the St. Marys Community Pool and an Assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at St. Marys Area High School.
With some budget cuts being anticipated, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking the region's various CareerLink sites.
"As we're working through the process with our partners, to date we've confirmed that Potter, McKean and Elk [counties] will all be able to remain comprehensive centers," said Susie Snelick, Workforce Investment Board Director. "That is the result of partners stepping up and looking at cost-savings, looking at budgets and being able to continue to contribute and maintain comprehensive sites.
Over the past several years, numerous proposals have been offered in the State Legislature to eliminate or significantly change the current law regarding expansion of Sunday hunting allowances. But any expansion of Sunday hunting, which now allows just fox and coyote hunting, has been soundly denounced by the members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Ernest Mattiuz, vice president of the Elk County Farm Bureau.