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June 19th, 2014

Thomas S. Bianco

June 20, 2014

Thomas S. Bianco, 85, of Marlton, N.J., died Monday, June 9, 2014.
Born in 1929 in Johnsonburg, he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna Bianco. In 1958, he married Fran nee Ragone, who survives.
A former Johnsonburg resident, he was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1947, and was a well-accomplished player for the then Johnsonburg Shamrock football team.
Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War with Patrol Bomber Squadron VP 34 and aboard the USS Coral Sea.

June 18th

Gertrude H. "Gertie" McGuire

June 18, 2014

Gertrude H. "Gertie" McGuire, 91, of 145 Elk Ave., Kane, died early Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1922 in Kane, she was the daughter of Giles and Marie Anderson Conklin. On Aug. 31, 1943 in Kane, she married James P. McGuire, who died in 1976.
Gertie was a waitress at the former Arcade Restaurant in the 1960s, and later worked at Stackpole for many years, both in Kane.

Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – This year the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 122 scholarships to graduating area high school seniors totaling $153,540.
"The dollars given to these students will impact generations to come as these young adults begin to shape our communities. Donors who have established these scholarships are contributing to our future leaders," said Paula Fritz Eddy, ECCF executive director. "The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to those who have seen the need and believe in the youth of today."

Visitor Center to double tourism at Kinzua Bridge State Park

June 18, 2014

MT. JEWETT – Ground will be broken this summer for an elaborate Visitor Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, can't wait.
"I'm really excited this project is moving forward," Devlin said Wednesday. "It's the next step for development at the park."

Highland Twp. ‘injection’ well foes plan forum

June 18, 2014

JAMES CITY – Residents and organizations opposed to a proposed “injection” well in Highland Township plan to gather Saturday for a forum at the township fire hall in James City.
The event will feature a picnic, workshops and remarks by representatives of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) and other organizations.
The forum is open to the public.

The Highlands hopes to benefit community

June 18, 2014

ST. MARYS – The former St. Marys Country Club, located along South Michael Street, has reopened with a new name and a more community-oriented purpose. Now called The Highlands, the facility, which is owned by Mike Heiberger and Joe Schroeder, is no longer a private club and instead is open to the public.

Commission keeping close eye on budget

June 18, 2014

Officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission are keeping a sharp eye on budget discussions in Harrisburg as the commonwealth's fiscal year draws to a close at the end of the month.
Preliminary reports from the state Capitol indicate the commonwealth is staring at a budget deficit in excess of $1 billion while across the country, state revenue is up 3.8 percent over last year, according to the National Association of State Budget Officials.

Recycling center dealing with increase in waste

June 18, 2014

The amount of recyclables coming into the community recycling center in St. Marys is increasing quickly according to members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
"It's been ungodly busy over there," said recycling and solid waste coordinator Bekki Titchner. "It just doesn't quit anymore."

June 17th

Full compliance rating for prison

June 18, 2014

The Elk County Prison again received full compliance recognition following a mid-May inspection by the state Department of Corrections.
Warden Greg Gebauer, also a member of St. Marys City Council, reported the good news Tuesday morning during a county board of commissioners meeting.

$1.7 million in flood damages to Elk County

June 18, 2014

According to Mike McAllister, director of Elk County's Office of Emergency Services, the total loss of all municipalities in Elk County from the May flood disaster totals approximately $1.7 million.
However, in order to qualify for a public assistance grant, damages must be $17 million. Loans from the Small Business Administration [SBA] will reportedly be the only assistance available. They are available for residents and business owners.

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