Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted to adopt their proposed 2014 budget which includes a one-mill increase, the first hike since 2009.
With overcrowding of county prisons becoming a prevalent issue in the region, Greg Gebauer, warden of the Elk County Prison on Tuesday announced housing agreements with county prisons in Centre and Clinton counties.
Less than a month after fielding questions regarding liquid fuels funds distribution, county commissioners on Tuesday morning voted in unanimous fashion to keep the current formula as each municipality receives an equal $8,000 share.
During their regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Ridgway Township Supervisors adopted their 2014 budget which was approved for advertisement following the November meeting.
ST. MARYS â€“ St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium will be filled with sounds of holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon as the Christmas Spectacular Concert by the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band and Choir gets underway at 3 p.m. The roughly hour and a half long concert will feature a variety of holiday music and is free to the public. However, donations will be collected at the door and all proceeds this year will benefit the Crystal Fire Department.
In lieu of enforcing the parking meters along Main Street, parking along the street will now be marked with signs for two-hour parking only.
ST. MARYS â€“ Childhood memories inspired an extensive hobby for Chuck Fox and Tom Schloder. â€śTomâ€™s Trains,â€ť an extensive model train display spans a large room at Schloderâ€™s home on East Eschbach Road.
ST. MARYS â€“ Recently representatives from the Elk County Humane Society addressed the growing problem of feline overpopulation and their proposed efforts to lessen the burden on the shelter and area residents.
Elk County Humane Society President Joe Boylan explained the goal of the society is to provide an adequate place to temporarily house animals until most can be adopted and to educate the community on the benefits associated with spaying and neutering to reduce the magnitude of the situation going forward.
Flying Dove Ranch, a non-profit organization located along Old Red Mill Dam Road in Ridgway, has recently added some new buildings on the property in order to provide more accommodations for guests as well as youth participating in programs hosted at the ranch.
Faircroft Bed and Breakfast, operated by Bill and Annie Seely of Ridgway, will be closing its doors come the end of the year. The Seelys reopened the establishment in June of 2005 after it had been sold by its previous owners, John and Lois Shoemaker, who operated Faircroft from 1987 to 2001.