Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
ST. MARYS â€“ Following the recent announcement of the closing of St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys current and former area residents have voiced their reaction to the news, a majority of which are of sadness and disappointment paired with fond memories of The Benedictine Sisters of Elk County and their contributions to the community.
During their regular school board meeting Tuesday evening, Ridgway Area High School principal Heather McMahon-Vargas offered updates on the latest academic committee findings. The committee has been working on issuing surveys to middle and high school faculty in order to take a closer look at their thoughts concerning opportunities for student development.
ST. MARYS â€“ After three years of prayerful study the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County agreed to move forward with plans to close St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, this decision was made on Monday.
As the work of closing moves forward not all the questions have been answered and much work remains.
The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, now in its 15th year, will run from Saturday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, March 1, and event organizers Liz and Rick Boni are anticipating its arrival.
The Ridgway Borough's recycling contract with Elk Waste Services, in its third round of being amended, is reportedly likely to be signed within the coming days. The original contract, which put forth several new provisions, including the request that Elk Waste provide numbers of homes recycling as well as dollar amounts for revenue made from the sale of borough recyclables, was rejected by Elk Waste.
Three blood drives, including one in St. Marys, were cancelled last Tuesday due to weather conditions, worsening the blood shortage already plaguing the Community Blood Bank.
Hoping to make up for the cancellations, there will be a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
KANE â€“ A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a Kane insurance representative who is charged with allegedly assaulting a Kane businessman.
According to documents filed at Kane District Court, Michael R. Merry, 36, of 34 Pine Ave., Kane, is charged with assault for allegedly causing "bodily injury to the victim."
After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of the Prelude to Christmas Worship Gathering originally scheduled for December of 2013, a new event, Mid Winter Praise Gathering, will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgway Evangelical Covenant Church along Center Street.
The Malachi worship band comprised of Pastor Craig Duffield, Betty Schogren and Rene Smith will perform.
Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing Friday evening in order to report their decision concerning a request from TREK Development Group to construct a senior living village near Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ During their regular school board meeting Thursday night, the Johnsonburg Area School Board approved the extension of superintendent Dennis Crotzer's contract for another five years. The details of Crotzer's contract are set to be negotiated prior to the end of the current contract. The board voted unanimously to extend Crotzer's stay as superintendent.