Spring 2018 Act 13 Scholarships Awarded

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 03 July 2018
At the July 3, 2018 Elk County Commissioners meeting, the recipients of the 2018 Act 13 Scholarships were announced.  This year's recipients are Renee Catalano, a senior Chemical Engineering major at the Pennsylvania State University; and Colby Hefright, a freshman Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering major at Slippery Rock University.  Pictured here are the Elk County Commissioners, the scholarship recipients, and their parents.  Congratulations Renee and Colby !!

Operation Elk County Seeking Your Assistance

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 24 May 2018
Operation Elk County is seeking to speak directly with individuals and families who have lost a loved one to either incidents involving alcohol, in particular family members who lost a love one due to an alcohol related motor vehicle crash, or with individuals and families who have lost a loved one to controlled substance use, in particular family members who have lost a loved one due to a drug overdose.   The purpose of Operation Elk County reaching out to individuals and families who are survivors is to receive their valuable input and perspective in developing programs that effectively communicate the foreseeable and unforeseeable consequences of individuals engaging in the consumption of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle as well as using controlled substances.    Operation Elk County intends to develop two focus groups; one for alcohol related incident survivors and another for controlled substance use survivors to listen, understand and develop effective strategies to prevent individuals from engaging in such behaviors as well as preventing future loss of lives.

Additional information can be found in this PRESS RELEASE which is located on the OPERATION ELK COUNTY webpage.

Elk County Prison receives OUTSTANDING inspection results

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 11 June 2018
A recent inspection of the Elk County Prison resulted in a report of full compliance in accordance with statewide correctional facility standards.  Many thanks to the prison administration, prison staff, and our Elk County maintenance staff for their outstanding efforts.

Elk County's 175th Anniversary Celebration

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
On a cold April 18th, 2018; Elk County celebrated its 175th Anniversary as a County.  Commissioners Matt Quesenberry, Jan Kemmer, and Dan Freeburg spoke about the significance of this anniversary; the formation of the County which was carved out from neighboring Counties; and the history of the beautiful trees that surround our Courthouse campus.  The Tambine Future Farmers of America (FFA) from the Johnsonburg High School then planted a new Sugar Maple tree in the Courthouse lawn to commemorate the anniversary.  Everyone was invited into the Annex Building to celebrate with cake an coffee.  Here are a few photos including the program that was distributed during the ceremony.

Elk County's 175th Anniversary

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Today, April 11, the first of two trees on the Elk County Courthouse property was taken down.  During the past year an arborist was engaged to evaluate the health of all of the trees surrounding the Elk County Courthouse; Prison; and Annex buildings.  Several trees were identified as needing to be replaced.  The County Commissioners decided to replace 2 trees this year and 2 in the future; staggering the replacement so that trees are not all of the same age.  On April 18th, two new trees will be dedicated in honor of Elk County's 175th anniversary - one tree in front of the Courthouse and another in front of the Annex.


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