Project Lifesaver

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The Elk County Sheriff's Office, Elk County 911, and Life and Independence For Today (LIFT) have partnered together to bring Project Lifesaver to Elk County.

What do people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and down syndrome all have in common?....... The tendency to wander.  

Project Lifesaver is an award winning program consisting of police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The individual with tendencies to wander wears a small transmitter on their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal. It looks similar to a watch, but sends out one of three transmissions: radio frequency, global positioning system (GPS) or assisted global positioning system. When the individual is missing, a call is made to Project Lifesaver to explain the situation. They, in turn, will contact local responders with coordinates of the individual based on the tracking signal being sent. The responder now knows exactly where to look, saving crucial time.

More information including how you can help is located on the Sheriff's Webpage.

Vietnam Veterans Lapel Pin Ceremony

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017
On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm, a public ceremony will be held by Commemorative Partners at the Fox Township Community Building - 300 Main Street, Kersey PA 15846 (next to the Fox Township Elementary School).  

(Due to overwhelming response, this ceremony has been moved from the Dagus Mines Legion to the Fox Township Community Building)

This ceremony will recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

Additional information is available on the Veterans' Affairs Webpage.

Spring 2017 Act 13 Mini Grant Recipients Announced

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
Congratulations to the following organizations who were awarded grants from the Elk County Act 13 (Marcellus Gas) Mini-Grant Program:

Fire Chief's Association (remote mics for 3 vehicles in 4 departments) -  $10,000
Ridgway Fire Department (master stream nozzle)  -  $4,100
Farm Bureau (educational trailer visit to area schools)  -  $6,500
YMCA (tables & chairs for summer children's program)  -  $1,900
Benezette Township (PennDot highway study)  -  $10,000
Fox Township (sprinkler system for new building)  -  $10,000
Wapiti Roost Chapter (food plots)  -  $2,000
Toby Creek Watershed (grow-out tank for 5000 more fish)  -  $3,000
St. Marys Police Department (electronic speed alert sign)  -  $2,500

More information on this program can be found on the Oil, Gas & Marcellus Shale page of this website.

Elk County Commissioners To Award 2 Scholarships

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017
The County of Elk is allocated funding annually from the PA Act 13 (Impact Fee) from Marcellus Shale gas extraction. Due to the receipt of this allowance, the Commissioners of Elk County are happy to announce that we will award two (2) $5,000 grant scholarships annually to scholars from Elk County who will be attending college to earn a degree in the natural gas shale (or related) industry.

More information and the scholarship application can be found here.

The deadline to apply is MAY 30, 2017.

Courthouse Prohibited Items

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017
If you plan to visit the Elk County Courthouse, please take a moment and review this memo of what items cannot be brought into the Courthouse.

ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853