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Archive - Jun 2011

June 24th

New book features CCC in national forest

June 25, 2011

KANE – A new book on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has been published by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The 124-page book is filled with photos and accounts of the 16 CCC camps in the only national forest in Pennsylvania.

Elsie L. Rogers

June 25, 2011

Elsie L. Rogers, age 82, of 420 Lookout Ave., Ridgway, died Friday morning at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Franklin, daughter of the late Carl M. and Elizabeth (Bennett) Henderson. She married Vernon E. Rogers on Jan. 10, 1952, he survives. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, was a past volunteer at Elk County General Hospital Thrift Shop, loved to play cards, go camping with her family, fish and play the slot machines.
She was a graduate of the Franklin High School.

June 23rd

District 9 all-star teams released

June 24, 2011

The District 9 baseball and softball leagues crowned the following schools as divisional champs for the 2011 season, as well as selected the following players as all-stars.
There are three divisions: Baseball and Softball Large School, Baseball and Softball Small School North, Baseball and Softball Small School South.

Corridor safety analysis completed

June 24, 2011

Officials in the transportation department at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] announced the completion of a corridor safety analysis Wednesday with some surprising findings.

Basement fire at Hotel Johnsonburg

June 24, 2011

Photo by Joseph Bell
There was a small basement fire Thursday night at approximately 7 p.m. at Hotel Johnsonburg. Multiple fire units responded to the small fire in the unoccupied building. There were no initial reports regarding the fire, but there were no injuries.

David S. Lowdermilk

June 24, 2011

David S. Lowdermilk, age 75, of 111 Filmore Ave., Ridgway died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his residence.

June 22nd

Wilcox Legion team hands St. Marys 7-0 setback

June 23, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Legion baseball team was handed its first loss of the season in the form of a 7-0 setback by the Wilcox Legion Wednesday night at Berwind Park.
The St. Marys squad had three hits in the game on a double by Nick Burdick, and singles by Jordan Weinzierl and Jake Cortina.
Wilcox had nine hits in the game, led by Joe Holmberg with a triple and a single. Cole Peterson had a double and two singles, Jesse Reynolds had two singles, Frank Kocjancic had a double and Josh Mitchell had a single.

Commission prepares for budget

June 23, 2011

With a state budget possibly being in place by July 1, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) are preparing for new times.

Borough weighs options for selling water

June 23, 2011

In the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling, the Borough of Ridgway is considering several routes in selling water to drilling operators.

Scholarship program continues to grow

June 23, 2011

ST. MARYS – As part of its ongoing scholarship program, the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 83 scholarships to local students this year totaling $77,225.
Of those scholarships, 20 were awarded to seniors from St. Marys Area High School, 19 from Ridgway Area High School, 17 from Elk County Catholic High School, 12 from Johnsonburg Area High School, six from DuBois Area High School, four from Brockway Area High School and two from Kane Area High School.

The Ridgway Lady Elkers soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat the St. Marys Area...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders came away with a tough 3-2 victory over the Brookville Lady...
KERSEY – In their past two games the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team relied on their...