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Archive - Nov 2013

November 14th

Horton Township supervisors announce tax increase

November 15, 2013

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township supervisors held their regular meeting on Wednesday evening at the township building located along state Route 219.

November 13th

Middle School students to perform "Wonderland"

November 14, 2013

Ridgway Area Middle School students will be performing "Wonderland" as their school production this year.
"Wonderland" is a musical adapted from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass by James DeVita with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.
The play will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the middle/high school auditorium.

November 12th

Ridgway soccer honored with banquet

November 13, 2013

The Ridgway soccer teams were honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway girls soccer finished with a 15-2-1 record this season and entered the District 9 playoffs as the No. 2 seed. Ridgway faced Brookville in the first round of the playoffs, a team Lady Elker head coach Greg Maddalena said he had never beaten before. Ridgway won 1-0 in overtime as Caitlin Viglione scored the game-winning goal.

Meat product with ammonia hydroxide causes concern

November 13, 2013

ST. MARYS – Recent published reports indicate the Elk County Catholic School System is among 14 school districts in the region which have purchased a controversial beef product through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt

November 13, 2013

Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Francis and Grace (Kelly) Burkhardt.
Gabby was the epitome of life itself. He knew how to live and how to love. He was always busy with one of his projects or helping someone else. He loved to share his magic and delighted in the wonderment of it all. He made us all believe. His numerous stories and jokes could always light up a room. He would look forward to winter and the first snowfall so he could go snowmobiling.

School board discusses Keystone exams

November 12, 2013

During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Dr. Michael O'Brien, superintendent of schools, discussed possible changes to standardized testing in Pennsylvania, particularly concerning the Keystone exams.

Kersey man shares tale of successful elk harvest

November 12, 2013

QUEHANNA – Kersey resident Ronald Wildfire was the lone Elk County resident drawn for a license in this year's elk hunt, and Wildfire was especially lucky in that he was one of 26 individuals selected for a bull tag. He successfully harvested a 6x6 bull elk in Elk Hunt Zone 5 last Wednesday.

November 11th

Projects included in Jones Twp. budget

November 12, 2013

WILCOX – During their regular meeting Monday evening, Jones Township Supervisors approved the advertising of the 2014 budget, which is reportedly expected to be approved during the December meeting.

Joseph M. Sorge

November 12, 2013

Joseph M. Sorge, 89, formerly of 268 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Albina (Lupilo) Sorge. He married Kathleen M. Gerg on July 5, 1947 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2009.

Shirley A. Lowdermilk

November 12, 2013

Shirley A. Lowdermilk, 84, of 110 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born July 10, 1929 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Donald (Bud) and Kathyrn N. (Leilous) Lowdermilk. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been employed by Quality Components for 30 years.

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