Archive - Dec 16, 2011
BENEZETTE â€“Â With Christmas less than two weeks away, holiday cheer is evident throughout the community, and at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. The center has had its Christmas tree on display since late November and is once again looking for ornaments to decorate it.
According to Carla Wehler, Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager, the tree is bigger than last year's and was selected by staff members Brandi Hanes, Jean Germer, and Scott Rhodes.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Borough employees in Johnsonburg can now retire at the age of 58 after council members unanimously approved the plan during their regular meeting.
According to council member Ronald King, the additional cost per year of $2,300 is to be absorbed out of the employee's retirement plan.
The retirement plan is to become effective Jan. 1, 2015.
In other business, council voted in favor of putting secured properties throughout the community up for sale to adjacent landowners first.
Lawrence J. "Skinny" Wolfe, 90, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of 407 Blaine Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 11, 1921 in Johnsonburg, son of the late John and Susan Ruben Wolfe.
He married Christine Amacher on July 4, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. She survives.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 54-9 to Port Allegany Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Gators led throughout in the victory. Port Allegany led 11-0 in the first 4:30 of the game before Kiki Woodford had a 2-point field goal to break the Ridgway drought. Jenni Thomas had a 2-pointer with 1:15 left in the first quarter as Port Allegany took a 20-4 lead into the second quarter.
Thomas contributed with another jumper just over a minute into the second quarter and Taylor Roseto made a free throw. The Lady Gators led 32-6 at the half.