Archive - Nov 9, 2011
Republican Janis E. Kemmer reportedly took the third seat Tuesday as she upset incumbent Democrat Ronald T. Beimel in a closely-contested election for one of three Elk County commissioner seats.
"I am in awe," Kemmer said in a telephone interview late Tuesday night. "I'm very honored, truly blessed, and I'm very humbled by the voters.
"I will do my very best to represent the voters."
With all 33 precincts reporting, Kemmer held an unofficial lead of 133 votes over Beimel with 30 write-in votes unverified as of press time. Kemmer garnered a reported 3,099 votes.
The Ridgway Area School District's Board of Directors approved a four-year administrative compensation plan during Tuesday night's meeting.
The new contract will increase the administration's salaries by six percent over four years, beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016.
Raises will increase by a half percent the first year. The second and third year will each increase by two percent and the final year of the contract will increase by one and a half percent.
This yearâ€™s November and December performances by the Elk County Concert Choir will be showcasing a unique take on traditional Christmas carols.
Along with the expertise of Principal Director Gloria Almquist-Shull, fellow choir members Lois Sadley, Co-Director, and Rita Ordiway, Accompanist, strategically selected the "Tapestry of Light: a Celtic Christmas Celebration "for their upcoming Christmas season showings.
Jason R. Warmbrodt, 37, of 202 1/2 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died Monday evening, Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1974 in Ridgway, son of Richard A. Warmbrodt and the late Darcy S. Robuck Warmbrodt Schneider.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life, graduating from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1992.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church. He was also employed by Eastern Sintered Alloys in St. Marys for the past 14 years.
Dennis M. Rakieski, 61, of 951 German Settlement Rd., Ridgway, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center, as the result of a logging accident.
He was born June 14, 1950, in Ridgway, the son of Alex and Ida Schmiedel Rakieski. On Aug. 21, 1971, he married Marcelyn Withrow, she survives. Mr. Rakieski was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Ridgway Sportsmens Club. He graduated from Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1968 and from Williamsport Area Community College in 1970. He was a self-employed logger.