Archive - Nov 2013
Despite the recent passage by Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders of a major transportation spending proposal for the state, in the immediate aftermath local planning officials are still feeling the squeeze.
The students of Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School will be performing "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." this Friday and Saturday evening at the Ridgway Area High School Auditorium. The show is set to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.
At the recent Ridgway Borough Council meeting, several citizens came in order to voice their concerns about drug use in the area. Those in attendance reported seeing increased drug activity and expressed their concern, particularly for children in their respective neighborhoods.
Pauline M. â€śPollyâ€ť Fox, 67, of 802 Washington St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Paul and Margie Wicks Herzing.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a former employee of Quality Components.
On July 12, 1969, in St. Leoâ€™s Church, she married Dennis T. â€śDennyâ€ť Fox, who preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 2009.
Mrs. Fox was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and her dog, Marley.
Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.Â
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long.Â On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacherâ€™s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
The Elk County Community Foundation awarded $18,000 in grants to several area non-profit organizations Tuesday evening at the Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway.
Monies came from the foundation's Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund, just one of 106 different funds controlled by the Community Foundation. The Charitable Fund was a gift received from the estate of Sara Jane Stackpole.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning announced that their proposed budget will be unveiled during a special meeting next week.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 in Conference Room No. 2 at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
Ridgway Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved the advertisement of their 2014 budget during their regular meeting.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg cross country held a banquet for the team Saturday night at the Kopper Kettle.
Pam Anderson expressed appreciation to the Johnsonburg Area School District and school board as well as superintendent Dennis Crotzer, high school principal Brock Benson and athletic director Emily Mitchell.
The Ridgway volleyball team was honored with a banquet last Thursday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway varsity head coach Janet Redmond introduced all of the players. Jenna Hoffman won the Defensive MVP award, the Jacqueline Renaud award and the overall MVP award. Hoffman had 121 serving points with 96 digs and four kills. Redmond told the story of Hoffman getting a back row kill from the libero position for the winning point against Sheffield in the final match of the season.