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COUDERSPORT â€“ Gunfire erupted during service at a Coudersport church Sunday, morning leaving one dead and the alleged shooter in police custody.
According to reports from the Coudersport-based Pennsylvania State Police, at around 11:22 a.m. on Sunday morning the alleged shooter, 52-year-old Coudersport resident Greg Eldred, walked into the First United Presbyterian Church at Main and Fourth streets in Coudersport before reportedly firing shots and killing 53-year-old Darlene J. Sitler of Coudersport.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County County Concert Choir delighted a packed house at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys on Saturday evening with its special Christmas program, "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas."
This was the second performance by the choir; the first was held on Nov. 27 at St. Leo Magnus Church in Ridgway. Refreshments and a social followed Saturday's performance.
Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI] is in need of sponsors to participate in the 4th annual Pat Work Memorial Christmas Project.
Last year, 221 children from Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties received gifts and clothing as part of the Christmas Project. This year DCI is hoping to fulfill the wishes of 180 children, but has 35 remaining children to be selected from the Angel Giving Tree.
The project was named after Patricia "Pat" Work, a therapist at Dickinson for many years prior to her passing in 2003.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America covers an area including Elk, Cameron, Jefferson and Clearfield counties, and the western portion of Centre County, and consists of 2,300 scouts and nearly 1,000 leaders, according to scout executive Greg Bennett.
The Bucktail Council is one of the organizations that receives funding from the St. Marys Area United Way. Bennett explained that this funding is indispensable to the organization, as it makes up between eight and nine percent of the Bucktail Chapter's $650,000 to $700,000 annual budget.
ST. MARYS - Area residents seeking some Christmas spirit and holiday cheer need look no further than the Queen of the World Church on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m., when area musicians will gather for this year's Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Concert Band Christmas Spectacular Concert. This year's concert band is under the direction of director Chris Gankosky.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk Regional Health Center has been busy fundraising to support their patients, especially those who use their Womenâ€™s Imaging Center. Elk Regional was recently a part of the â€śBras for Causeâ€ť at the Elk Mountain Winery, participated in the Bavarian Fall Fest and held a 5K run/walk and a four hour Zumba fitness party.
Patrons viewed an extensive collection of dolls during the Elk County Historical Society's Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House Friday night in the Center House Museum along Center Street in Ridgway. The Historical Society would like to acknowledge Lillian Finno and family, the Johnsonburg Public Library and the residents of Johnsonburg for their donation of dolls and accessories. The exhibit will reopen today from 1 to 4 p.m. Hot chocolate and Christmas treats will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The display will be available until the end of January by special appointment.
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the basement of Ridgway resident Jack Cleaver.
Hundreds of holiday pieces, over 125 illuminated buildings and structures, including Times Square equipped with the New Year's Eve ball, and two trains and a trolley compose Cleaver's Christmas Village.
Tour Cleaver's Christmas Village this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1507 Front St. in Ridgway.
CAMERON COUNTY â€“ Criminal charges have been filed against a St. Marys man after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase along Route 120 from Emporium to St. Marys at speeds reportedly topping 120 mph.
The dates have already been set for upcoming prescription medicine collection events in Elk County, according to a discussion at the county's Solid Waste Authority meeting on Tuesday.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said medicine collections for 2013 will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 and Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center. A pharmacist will be on hand for both collections.