Archive - Jun 2011
The Ridgway Area School District held a special board meeting Monday night to adopt the 2011-2012 General Fund Budget with total revenues and expenditures of $12,023,105 as presented at the May board meeting.
The budget was not approved at the regular school board meeting held June 14 when board members Lucy Bobby, Kathy Lampman and president Eugene Pierce voted in favor of the general fund budget and board member Bill Seely voted against it.
On Monday night, the motion was carried to adopt the budget on a 5-1 vote.
ST. MARYS â€“ Elk County Conservation District Manager Steve Putt announced during the group's meeting Monday evening that organization is teaming up with the Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) to conduct an invasive and noxious weed survey on a limited number of area properties between now and the end of August. According to Putt, only 17 property surveys will be conducted.
"We have the ability to do up to 17 of these surveys and at this point we're open to do 17," Putt said.
WILCOX â€“ The Wilcox American Legion team continued its strong play this season with a 9-0 victory over Smethport Monday at Jones Township Community Park.
The win moves Wilcox to 10-1 on the season.
Cole Peterson pitched a complete-game shutout for Wilcox with no walks and 10 strikeouts.
The Ridgway Major League softball all-stars are one win from the District 10 North Division title after an 11-5 win over Bradford Saturday at the Ridgway Little League fields.
Ridgway will host a game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the team which comes out of the loser's bracket.
Bradford opened the game with a pair of runs as Ashley Stoltz scored on a wild pitch and Bryn Manion scored on a Ridgway error.
The Ridgway Minor League All-Stars opened play with a 6-5 victory over the Bradford Americans Sunday afternoon at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Ridgway had built a 5-1 lead entering the fifth inning before a 4-run Bradford rally tied the game in the fifth. The game remained tied until the home half of the sixth and final inning. After a flyout, Daunte Allegretto singled and moved to second on a groundout. He would move to third on a passed ball and then scored the winning run on a wild pitch to give Ridgway the 1-run win.
KERSEY â€“ The first annual Smoke on the Mountain Annual Benefit cookoff was held over Friday and Saturday at the Fox Township Fire Department in Kersey.
Joe Kugler, Lieutenant 32, of the Fox Township Fire Department, said the idea is to enjoy some good food and good company. Kugler was one of the main contacts for the event along with Ron Deahl, the chairman of the barbecue committee.
KERSEY â€“ To the untrained observer at a horse show, it may not seem like it takes much to maneuver horse and rider gracefully around the ring-- but competitive rider Tia Meredith of Kersey knows differently.
"Preparing for a show is a lot of work. Not only you, but the horse, has to practice and know what to do," Meredith said.
Meredith, who has been riding for 35 years and showing competitively for 27 years, became interested in competition while attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
WILCOX â€“ Fox Township and Wilcox could have played deep into the night Saturday but instead settled for an 11-11 tie after the game was halted due to darkness after seven innings of play.
The game featured six lead changes before Wilcox knotted the game at 11-11 in the bottom of the seventh inning. On top of the back-and-forth contest, the clouds parted for rain throughout the game and drenched the field prior to the start.
The Ridgway branch of PNC Bank received a strong turnout for its grand reopening event held Friday afternoon at 301 Main St.
The Family Festival provided a variety entertainment for adults and children including a live radio remote by WDDH-FM, 97.5.
Children took their chances to win a $150, $100 and $50 gift cards on the PNC prize wheel and Plinko. A U.S. Savings Bond was awarded to the winning child in the coloring contest.
The Ridgway Rotary is introducing its first annual Quilting Bee fundraiser and local wilderness-themed quilt to be completed by residents.
Local residents are invited to join in on the fun and help construct a block of the quilt, which will be drawn for at the Rotary's annual Quilt Show on Oct. 15 at the Udarbe Complex.
"One of our fundraising projects for this year is to begin the annual Quilting Bee," said Rotarian Linda Assalone Holtz. "All of the profits from raffling the quilt will go right back to the town.
"The concept is to design a quilt and let the residents help make it."