Archive - Sep 27, 2011
ST. MARYS - "Large or small, we want 'em all."
That's the theme of this year's 7th Annual Big Buck Contest, which promises to be better than ever with a new scoring system for bucks and a contest for readers of The Daily Press, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican every week.
Darlene Coder, publisher of the three newspapers, explained several changes to this year's contest that she said would benefit both hunters and readers.
BRADFORD â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams Golf Team placedÂ second in theÂ District 9 Championships at Pine Acres Country Club.
The team of Calvin Christoff, Cameron Grumley, Luke Shreffler, and J.P. Allegretto carded a teamÂ total of 336 to claim runner-up honors; defeating the Bradford Owls byÂ two strokes, but falling short of team champion Punxsutawney, who shot a 332. Only nine of theÂ 24Â schools competing in theÂ District Championships qualified for the team portion of the competition, including Ridgway and Elk County Catholic.Â
Ridgway girls soccer used a second-half goal for the difference in a 3-2 win over St. Marys Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
â€śI knew coming in this was going to be a hard game,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śItâ€™s the third time weâ€™ve seen them. I told the girls itâ€™s going to be an 80-minute game. They (St. Marys) made some adjustments, theyâ€™re not a bad team at all, theyâ€™re a very good team. They played well. We just have to step up to that challenge and raise our level, play as a team and weâ€™ll come out winners.â€ť
The Elk County Conservation District held their regular meeting Monday night to discuss the progress of the Elk County Monitoring Project.
Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine announced that data loggers have been deployed and have recorded two weeks worth of baseline data in the Big Mill Creek and Bear Creek watersheds.
Bonfardine plans to have all 12 data loggers in Elk County streams by October.
Project interns have built six housing units for the data loggers.
KANE â€“ Bolstered by its business link with the Hamot Medical Center in Erie and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Kane Community Hospital (KCH) now has a healthy â€śbottom line.â€ť
This is the â€śgood newsâ€ť message delivered Monday by KCH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gary Rhodes in his annual report to the community.
According to figures released by Rhodes, KCH ended its fiscal year June 30 with a net income of $1,353,181. This is a â€śturn-aroundâ€ť of $1.56 million from the previous fiscal year that showed a loss of $209,000.