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Archive - Dec 2011

December 14th

Christmas play kicks off tonight

December 15, 2011

Curtains will open at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday for the St. Leo Catholic School students' performance of “Touch of An Angel” in the brand new Social Hall.
Third-grade teacher and director Joey Kepple said the students are getting very excited for the big night and have been working hard.
“They pulled it together better [Wednesday] than I expected them to,” Kepple said. “They are right on target every year. I always fret and think this is going to be the year that this is going to flop, but I think not now.”

Horton Township adopts budget; No tax increase

December 15, 2011

BROCKPORT – Residents in Horton Township will not see an increase in taxes after the board of supervisors adopted the 2012 budget during their regular meeting Wednesday night.
Supervisors unanimously approved a budget of $286,435 that will keep taxes the same.
A budget meeting was held Nov. 23.
In other business, officials are looking to address FEMA's [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Plan B floodplain ordinance.
Supervisor Dennis Thompson said he attended a meeting in Fox Township to meet with other municipalities to discuss the ordinance.

Charges filed regarding Gardner Hill Church incident

December 15, 2011

WEEDVILLE – On the morning of Oct. 26, it was discovered that the Gardner Hill Community Church had been vandalized overnight. During that incident, a table and stereo were taken and a dead deer was left inside the church. The incident was subsequently investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Game Commission and charges were filed against five individuals through District Judge Wilhelm's office on Dec. 12.

Gabler, Kearney discuss 'turf battles' of voucher debate

December 15, 2011

An email and text message alert sent out by the St. Marys Area School District (SMASD) through its automated emergency text/email notification system informing recipients of the "attempt to pass voucher charter school expansion legislation next week" and instructing them to contact their legislators and "tell them to vote no on vouchers" has come under fire for what some perceive as misuse of a public address system intended for emergency purposes only.

Pauline E. Bowers

December 15, 2011

Pauline E. Bowers, 54, of 8 Gillouly Ave., passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.
She was born March 30, 1957 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Ralph and Janet Johnson Amacher. On Aug. 7, 1976, she married Richard “Bill” Bowers, he survives. Mrs. Bowers was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ, and the Women of the Moose. She had been employed at the Ridgway Eagles and the Ridgway Moose. She enjoyed crocheting and she was an assistant soccer coach at Ridgway Area High School.

December 13th

Matheson tops 1,000 points in Ridgway win over Smethport

December 14, 2011

Eric Matheson eclipsed 1,000 career points and the game ended in a victory.
A perfect night for Ridgway boys basketball.
Ridgway used a suffocating full-court press and a long third-quarter run as Ridgway won 74-53 over Smethport Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
From the attention given to the Elker senior point guard after the game, there was little doubt whose night this was.

Rams use fast start to down ECC

December 14, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Behind the white-hot trio of Cameron Grumley, Quinn Luhr and Cole Peterson, the Johnsonburg Rams never trailed Tuesday night in a 52-35 runaway victory over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The Rams used a quick 10-2 start to open the game and kept at least a double-digit lead since the 5:55 mark of the second quarter en route to an unblemished 2-0 start.

CAPSEA involved at FSG Elementary

December 14, 2011

Tracy Ross, Community Outreach Training Coordinator for the Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse is involved at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School with the fifth grade classes teaching tolerance and conflict resolution in the Diversity/Tolerance Program.
The program focuses on teaching the children to respond confidently and with success.

December 12th

No change in Johnsonburg taxes

December 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Residents in the Borough of Johnsonburg will not see an increase in taxes after council members voted in favor of fixing the tax rates to remain the same from last year.
The real estate tax will remain at 21.36 mills and the occupation tax will remain at 237.5 mills.
The 2012 budget was adopted at $1,801,811 during Monday afternoon's regular borough council meeting.
Other taxes include a one-half of one percent earned income tax, a local services tax of $47; a $5 per capita tax and a one-half of one percent realty transfer tax.

Jones Township avoids tax hike

December 12, 2011

WILCOX – The Jones Township Supervisors adopted the 2012 budget during the regular meeting Monday night.
Supervisor Laurie Storrar reported a general fund budget of about $650,000 without a tax increase for the upcoming year.
The real estate tax will remain at 6.6 mills and the occupation tax will remain at 14 mills.
Supervisors discussed a joint meeting that was held with Al Vanderpoel of E&M Engineers and Thomas Wagner of Meyer & Wagner, on Dec. 8 concerning the seven Elk County Municipalities that need to address the Federal Emergency Management Agency's [FEMA] Plan B Ordinance.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...