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Archive - 2012

March 2nd

ECC to receive Charity and Social Service Honors medal

March 3, 2012

The students at Elk County Catholic High School always seem to be involved with something, whether collecting canned food for the Christian Food Bank or traveling to the Dominican Republic for a week-long mission trip.

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski

March 3, 2012

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski, 93, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Vincent and Leokadja Walczak Zawatski.
He married Gertrude Ann Votano on Aug. 2, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.

March 1st

Lady Elker basketball teams honored with banquet

March 2, 2012

The varsity Ridgway girls basketball team was honored with a banquet Thursday night at The Royal Inn.
Ridgway’s lone senior, Nicole Breier, was named as the team’s MVP, scholar-athlete and Offensive Player of the Year.

Ridgway retailers extend business hours as part of initiative

March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2 will feature March Madness in downtown Ridgway as part of the First Friday initiative established by the Main Street program. First Friday encourages retail shops in downtown to remain open longer on Friday evenings.
“We are encouraging those who do not have extended hours to do so at least one time a month,” Main Street Manager, Michelle Bogacki said. “We hope to get a little bit of a night life in Ridgway.”

Start now for great spring yards and gardens

March 2, 2012

While there is more snow to come and nary a bloom peeping out of the ground, it isn’t stopping area residents from gazing dreamily out of their windows with big plans for their gardens and spring landscaping.
Natalie Aiello, the Elk-Cameron County 4-H/Youth Extension Educator for the Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Extension's Master Gardener Coordinator for Elk County, said there are a number of things people can do now to prepare for the planting season.

Kuntz conducting annual Kentucky prom gown collection

March 2, 2012

ST. MARYS – Those looking to rid their closest of prom and formal gowns, wedding dresses and accessories may consider donating them to local schoolteacher Laura Kuntz, who distributes the gowns to underprivileged girls and women in poverty-stricken Beatyville, Ky.
Now in her fourth year of collecting gowns, Kuntz plans to made the trip to Kentucky this month, earlier than in past years.

Plans under way for annual spring tire collections

March 2, 2012

ST. MARYS – Spring is almost here, which means area residents will once again begin the tedious task of spring cleaning. For those looking to dispose of old passenger vehicle tires, the Elk County Solid Waste Authority recently set the dates for their annual tire collections.
"We've already had calls about when we're going to do tire collections. Everybody wants to know," said Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator.

State police report attempted suicide

March 2, 2012

JONES TWP. – The Ridgway-based Pa. State Police report investigating an incident of attempted suicide that occurred on March 1 at 2:15 p.m. on Glen Hazel Road in Jones Township, Elk County. According to police, the incident occurred as a 49-year-old known female of Johnsonburg, took pills and deliberately drove off of the road and struck a tree. The woman was transported to the Elk Regional Health Center for treatment. Police were assisted at the scene by the Wilcox Fire Department.

February 29th

Johnsonburg Rams down Elk County Catholic Crusaders 42-36 to reach 9-A championship game

March 1, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway is one win from a district championship.
The Elkers' most familiar foe awaits them on Saturday.
Ridgway advanced to the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship game against Johnsonburg with a 57-40 victory over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
The championship game is scheduled for around 8 p.m. Saturday night at Tippin Gym. Ridgway holds a 3-1 series advantage over the Rams this season.

Ridgway advances to district title game with 57-40 win over Lions

March 1, 2012

CLARION – Ridgway is one win from a district championship.
The Elkers' most familiar foe awaits them on Saturday.
Ridgway advanced to the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship game against Johnsonburg with a 57-40 victory over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
The championship game is scheduled for around 8 p.m. Saturday night at Tippin Gym. Ridgway holds a 3-1 series advantage over the Rams this season.

Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 3-0 last night in a...