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Archive - Oct 2011

October 23rd

Student attends wildlife leadership academy

October 23, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Area High School senior Michael Kennedy was selected as one of 20 students across the state to attend a wildlife leadership academy this past summer.
The intensive one-week Wildlife Leadership Academy located in Ligonier is part of the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education. Selected students are chosen to attend one of three field schools to learn about the ruffed grouse, whitetail deer or brook trout.

October 21st

Elkers down Kane

October 22, 2011

KANE – Ridgway and Kane were submerged in a muddy defensive stalemate in the first half.
The Elkers used a timely long run and a long drive to emerge with the win.
Ridgway used 14 second-half points which were the only points of the game as the Elkers won 14-0 over Kane Friday night at Paul R. Miller Stadium.
"I'm proud of the kids," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "Our offensive and defensive lines came to play."

Groundbreaking ceremony held for future Dickinson facility

October 21, 2011

Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI], formerly Dickinson Mental Health Center, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for their new facility along Servidea Drive atop Boot Jack Hill.
The new facility will consolidate 10 distinct site- and community-based programs into a 28,200-square-foot facility and will house approximately 100 full- and part-time employees.

October 20th

Ramettes down St. Marys

October 21, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Ramettes volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 3-0 setback Thursday on Senior Night for St. Marys Area.
The Lady Dutch seniors along with their parents were recognized in pre-match ceremonies.
The Ramettes won the first set by a 25-19 margin. They took the second set 25-22 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.
“I can’t be disappointed with the loss,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt.
“Overall we did well. The six seniors all did well tonight,” said Vogt.

Donachy found guilty of murder in Challingsworth case

October 20, 2011

Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.

Animal cruelty case under investigation

October 20, 2011

LAKE CITY – The Elk County Humane Society reports investigating an act of animal cruelty that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Lake City, Spring Creek Township, Elk County, when a male brindle-colored pit bull dog was discovered shot in the shoulder at close range with a shotgun.
The dog was found on private property in the Lake City area with a large wound in his right shoulder.

Municipal authority increases water sales to drilling operator

October 20, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – As of Tuesday afternoon, the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority began selling 300,000 gallons of water per day to the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
The municipal authority began selling 157,000 gallons of water per day to Hunt on Aug. 22 for $8 per 1,000 gallons.
The sale of 300,000 gallons per day was permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] on Oct. 3.
According to chairman Eric Poague, a 15-million gallon pond situated on top of the hill at the grange location will provide Hunt with a steady supply of water.

Donachy found guilty of murder

October 20, 2011

Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys has been found guilty of second degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A 12-member Butler County jury concluded their deliberations Thursday morning at approximately 10:20 a.m. when Elk County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Richard Masson announced the a verdict had been reached inside the Elk County Courthouse.

October 19th

Brianna Bush takes medalist honors 

October 19, 2011

GREENSBURG – Seton Hill Griffin junior Brianna Bush took home medalist honors from the Sally Carroll Open which was hosted by Seton Hill University at Hannastown GC. The Griffin team finished second behind the winner Northwood (MI). The two day event concluded with the final round on Monday afternoon.

Rams hold Senior Night

October 19, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg boys soccer team honored its trio of seniors before Johnsonburg’s game against Port Allegany Wednesday night.
Luke Shreffler, Trey Rose and Tommy Imbrogno were honored.
The Gators would go on to win the game by a 7-2 margin.
Kyle Sheldon had a good chance in the box for the Rams with 24 minutes left in the first half, Johnsonburg also had a free kick near the Port Allegany penalty area early in the first half.

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