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Archive - Sep 20, 2011

Borough approves purchase of fire truck

September 20, 2011

The Ridgway Borough Council voted unanimously in favor of permitting the Ridgway Fire Department to pursue purchasing a new rescue/pumper truck during Monday night's regular meeting.
The cost for the truck is estimated at $475,000.
A meeting of the Fire, Police, Property, and Equipment Committee was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the municipal building to discuss the proposal.
The fire department will pay $175,000 and is eligible for a two-percent loan of $150,000 with a payment of $964 for 15 years that the borough will pay.

Rev. Richard E. Kneller

September 20, 2011

Rev. Richard E. Kneller, age 85, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Mary’s at Asbury Ridge.
He was born June 5, 1926 in Scranton, son of the late Edward S. and Mildred Grieser Kneller, and brother of the late Mildred Elizabeth “Sue” Kneller; he was predeceased in June 2010 by his beloved wife of 60 years, Miriam Anne Steiner Kneller. Richard had resided in Erie since 1961 and prior to that had lived in Ridgway, Lancaster, Scranton, and Nazareth.

Betty Marie O'Donnell Nortum

September 20, 2011

Betty Marie O'Donnell Nortum, 91, died Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 15, 1919 in Erie, she was the daughter of Dr. John J. and Marie White O'Donnell. She was married to Robert Nortum, who preceded her in death.

Kos shoots career-best score

September 20, 2011

Ridgway girls golf lost 241-245 in action Monday afternoon.
Ridgway coach Gary Gerber II said he was impressed with the play of freshman Sierra Kos. Kos shot a career-best score of 62.
“The girls played well [Monday] especially Sierra with a career low of 62,” Gerber II said. “She continues to lower her scores each match. She has lowered her score over 15 strokes in such a short time. She works hard and improves daily.”
Selana Scarnati had the low score for Ridgway with a 56 and Brittanei Neubert finished with a 59.

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