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Archive - Oct 2012

October 22nd

Katrina E. Bjorkquist

October 22, 2012

Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

October 21st

Notary service opens for business

October 22, 2012

Russell's Notary Services, located at 321 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon for its office.

October 19th

Think Pink

October 20, 2012

Students from Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway celebrated the countywide Pink Day on Friday.

Ronald B. "Ron" Clover

October 20, 2012

Ronald B. "Ron" Clover, age 70, of 3388 Kearney Rd., Brockway, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Summerville to the late Phillip Clover and Harriet Brubaker McCoy.
On Sept. 1, 1978, he married Joni Mascaro, she survives.
Ron was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, and also was a member of the Sons of Italy Club in Brockway and the V.F.W. Club in Ridgway.

October 18th

Two Elk County bridges on Route 949 set to open fully on Friday

October 19, 2012

With deck replacement work complete, PennDOT plans to fully open two Elk County bridges on Friday, Oct. 19. Making the repairs will keep the bridges in service for years to come. Both bridges are located on Route 949 near Portland Mills. The bridges are about 500 feet apart, with one spanning Toby Creek and one spanning the railroad. Traffic has been controlled at the bridges by temporary signals. Once both lanes are opened on the bridges, PennDOT will turn the signals off and remove them.

Lady Elkers honor seniors before match with Kane

October 19, 2012

Ellie Woodford, left and Katie Oknefski were honored before Ridgway's volleyball match against Kane.

October 17th

Turkey Trot will feature marathon

October 18, 2012

This year's 4th Annual Turkey Trot will feature an inaugural marathon and half-marathon in addition to the traditional 5K walk and 5K run on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Johnsonburg man in court for alleged marijuana growing operation

October 18, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – A Johnsonburg man is in court after authorities reportedly uncover over 30 live marijuana plants.

Marcella K. Steger Wonderly

October 18, 2012

Marcella K. Steger Wonderly, 94, formerly of 423 Hickory St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Ridgway, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Forester Steger. She married Neil E. Wonderly on July 10, 1941, at St. Leo’s Rectory. He proceeded her in death on June 29, 1969.

Varsity Rockets ready for Cereal Bowl

October 17, 2012

The Ridgway varsity Rockets are set to play Treasure Lake for the Cereal Bowl.

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