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September 25th, 2013
It's been 18 years since the last federal government shutdown but officials at North Central are watching intently, hoping the issue is resolved.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a short-term continuing resolution to fund federal programs at the current spending level through Dec. 15. Of the resolution's three elements, it continues funding at an annual level of $986.3 billion; second, it includes language to block implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act; third, it continues debt payments if the debt ceiling is not raised.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has recently been notified of the closing of their current electronics recycling contractor, Eco International. The company plans to close its doors by the end of the year.
ST. MARYS â€“ On Tuesday morning Fr. Philip M. Oriole, executor of the estate of Monsignor John B. Hagerty, was on hand at Elk County Catholic High School to present a check in the amount of $120,000 to be used for tuition assistance and scholarships. While the check represents the bulk of the amount ECC will be receiving from the estate of Hagerty, a former headmaster at the school, Oriole noted that he will be returning later in the year once the estate is completely wrapped up to present an additional check.
Monday evening's Elk County Conservation District Meeting also marked the District's 51-year anniversary. The District, one of 66 throughout Pennsylvania, began its first year in September of 1962.
DuBois Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Healthcare, recently received its largest donation as Denny and Rose Heindl of Ridgway pledged a gift of $300,000 over three years for The Lung Center at DRMC West.
ST. MARYS â€“ Prizes were awarded to the top finishers in St. Marys Dairy Queen's cutest pet contest on Sunday afternoon and a check for $1,196.53 was presented to the Elk County Humane Society.
PINE TWP. â€“Â Four Ridgway residents were severely injured in a two-vehicle crash in Clearfield County on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Clearfield-based state police, the crash occurred at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday on state Route 153 in Pine Township, Clearfield County as a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by Robert Wiseman, 44, of Hyde, was traveling southbound and a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis operated by Rebecca Towne, 48, of Ridgway, was traveling northbound.
Angela DeAngelo was crowned as the 2013 Ridgway Area High School Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime of the varsity football game between Ridgway and Elk County Catholic. DeAngelo was escorted by Dustin Cowan.
Members of the 2013 Homecoming Court at Ridgway Area High School are, from left to right, Jenna Hoffman, Mandie Leithner, Maria Buhler, Angela DeAngelo, Caitlin Johnson, and Elise Pura.
In recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, members of the Pennsylvania State Police were on hand at the PennDOT building in Ridgway to conduct free safety seat checks for the public on Thursday afternoon. Checks like this are offered three to four times a year at locations throughout Elk and neighboring counties.