Archive - 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority held their regular meeting Tuesday night to discuss the progress of the waste water treatment plant.
According to Uni-Tec engineer Dan Guss, the plant is complete, is in operation and is producing high quality effluent biosolids.
The plant has been in full operation since May 31.
Guss said all that is left are just a few contractor punch list items.
Theresa Virginia Nebesnak, 82, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1929 in Lackawanna, N.Y., to the late Samuel Pace and Virginia Flynn. She married Emil S. Nebesnak, who predeceased her on Aug. 30, 2004.
Daniel F. Kemmerer Sr., age 80, of Rockmart, Ga., died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in a Rome Medical Center.
He was born in Ridgway on Dec. 13, 1930, a son of the late Raymond J. Kemmerer and Mary DeGroat Kemmerer. He had been a resident of Rockmart since 1997, moving there from New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
He was a member of the Aragon United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Kemmerer retired from the IBM Corporation as a service representative with 36 years of service.
SHIPPENVILLE â€“ Five players who were first team All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com All-District selections a year ago headline the 2011-2012 All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com Preseason All-District boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ basketball teams.
Boys' Pre-Season All-District 9 Team
The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors held a reorganizational meeting in the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School Library prior to their regular meeting Monday night.
Board member Lisa Connelly was elected as board president.
Board member William Seely nominated Gloria Almquist-Shull and Lucy Bobby for president, all of which respectfully declined the nomination.
"Thank you, but I wish to decline," Almquist-Shull said. "I am away in the winter and I don't feel I could do the job justice, but thank you for the nomination."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg native Laura Lechien has chosen to dedicate her time in order to better the community.
Lechien teaches an Aero/tone fitness class at the Johnsonburg Community Center where all proceeds are donated to the community center.
â€śI donâ€™t get anything out of it. Members have to pay a membership fee to the building,â€ť Lechien said. â€śI am blessed with a good job, so I decided I would do this to give back to the community.â€ť
Thomas G. Schreiber, 69, of 1127 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at the Christ the King Manor in DuBois as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Nov. 14, 2011.
He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Ambrose and Bertha Brem Schreiber. On July 18, 1970, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, he married Connie M. Lorenzini and she survives.
Andrew Luke, age 70, formerly of Brockport, more currently a resident at Jefferson Court in Brookville. died Dec. 3, 2011 at Brookville Hospital.
He was born July 31, 1941 in Crenshaw to Henry and Matilda Zamboni Luke.
Andy attended St. Tobias in Brockway. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as playing board games and cards.
He is survived by one sister, Carol A. Connacher of Brockport, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Frank, Larry and James Luke.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg football honored the varsity and junior high football teams during a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Jesse Schreiber expressed his apprecation to the administration for giving him the chance to coach the players and the gridiron boosters for their help. He also acknowledged the junior high coaches for their work in restarting that program.
Karen Marzella is a Residential Planner who is set to open her design studio, Casual Elegance, Interiors by Karen located at The Shop on Main in Ridgway.
Marzella is a trained and certified Residential Planner from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
â€śAfter being approached by members of the Co-op at The Shop on Main, I came to realize the benefits a showroom would offer to me, my clients and the community,â€ť Marzella said. â€śThe downtown people were so encouraging of me and my dream. And I couldnâ€™t have done this without the support of my friends and family.â€ť