Archive - Sep 2011
Under new management, the Ridgway Elks Lodge No. 872 at 201 South Mill Ave. has undergone significant changes in an effort to become more community active.
"We are trying to move forward in a new direction and bring it back to the way it was like from 2001 to 2006," said J.R. Geitner, who recently retook the position as general manager.
Between the Ridgway YMCA, Ridgway Public Library, and other organizations within the community, the Elks Lodge donates about $10,000-$12,000 per year.
Ridgway girls soccer used a late goal to propel the Lady Elkers to a 3-2 victory over Elk County Catholic Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śECC played an awesome game,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śTheyâ€™re a different team from the last time we played them. They had a great game plan for us. I wonâ€™t take anything away from ECC, theyâ€™re a great program, with a great coaching staff. They were ready for us. Our girls always step up to that challenge. They always raise their level of play, they know what they can do and then weâ€™re on the winning side.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes were lackadaisical in the first set Thursday night but regrouped in time for a three-set win (25-22, 25-22, 25-21) over visiting Punxsutawney.
Johnsonburg was down by as much as eight points in the first set at 16-8 before making a turnaround to take control of the opening stanza. A kill from Chelsea Benson cut the lead to 18-15 and a Katie Galsick kill tied it at 18-all. The teams traded points to a 22-21 Punxsy lead before the Ramettes showed up.
Ridgway volleyball remained undefeated with a smooth 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The two teams were tied at 6-all before an 11-1 run gave Ridgway the separation needed to handily take the first. Ridgway had scored six straight to start the run as Erica Thorwart served two aces and Nicole Breier had three kills. Jenna Hoffman had a kill at 15-7 and Katie Oknefski had one at 17-7. Ridgway took the first set 25-12.
Catherine A. "Kitty" Bergant, 76, of 6515 Ridgway Rd., Johnsonburg, and formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011 at the residence of her daughter, Toni Ritchey, in Forbes Road.
She was born March 21, 1935 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Patsy and Theresa Steinbach Cherry
On March 2, 1962, in Johnsonburg, she married Donald J. Bergant, who preceded her in death on March 6, 2004.
Founded in 1855, the George Dickinson home still remains.
The home began construction in 1854 and later was completed in 1855. Dickinson built it because his original home flooded.
Patrons can now schedule all of their beauty and health needs in one place at the Hello Beautiful complete day spa and full service styling studio located at 233 Main St. in Ridgway.
Owners Michelle and Dan Howard celebrated the studio's opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct. 15.
The complete day spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, detoxifying and firming body wraps, a relaxation jacuzzi room, massages, Reiki and a fitness room.
Stemming from Governor Tom Corbett's budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011-2012, significant changes to the state's community and economic development delivery system have trickled down to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].
ST. MARYS â€“ The new West Creek Wetlands Learning Center, created by the Elk County Conservation District (ECCD), is now open to the public following a ribbon- cutting ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the site.
Elk County Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine welcomed attendees and provided a tour of the new center, which has been 10 years in the making.
Edward M. McAlee, age 60, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center of Danville, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Ridgway, son of Harold â€śBudâ€ť and Lavina (Roberts) McAlee, deceased.
He worked as a Bell Tone hearing aide salesman, millwright at Johnsonburg paper mill, and manager of the Johnsonburg Elks Club where he also had served as Exalted Ruler. He also owned and operated the Kopper Kettle restaurant of Johnsonburg from October 1999 to May 2011.