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Archive - Dec 2013

December 30th

Couple plead 'no contest' in child-starving case

December 31, 2013

SMETHPORT – A Mt. Jewett couple have entered "no contest" pleas to charges linked with the alleged withholding of food from three adoptive children as a form of punishment.

Courtney Ann Kreckel

December 31, 2013

Courtney Ann Kreckel, 38, of Port Richey, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 21, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of Raymond Kreckel and Carol (Akers) Dinsmore.
She was a homemaker who was raised in Johnsonburg and has lived the past 20 years in Florida.

December 29th

Coaches vs. Cancer raises $700

December 30, 2013

ST. MARYS – The annual Coaches vs. Cancer campaign was held on Friday during the EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament at St. Marys Area High School and, though the event was only held one day this year, $700 was raised to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Rams win EQT Energy Classic

December 30, 2013

ST. MARYS – One tournament championship wasn't enough for the Johnsonburg Rams this weekend.
After claiming the Elk County Tournament championship Friday night, Johnsonburg won the EQT Energy Classic Saturday night with a 74-54 victory over Bridgeport out of West Virginia in the boys championship game at St. Marys Area High School.

December 27th

Johnsonburg wins county tournament over ECC

December 28, 2013

ST. MARYS – The accolades keep coming for Johnsonburg boys basketball.
The Rams claimed the Elk County Holiday Tournament for the second straight year with a 64-43 win over Elk County Catholic Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.
"It is very special," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "I know the seniors, they end the career here in the holiday tournament as a winner. It's always special."
Johnsonburg advances to play Bridgeport (WV) tonight at 8 p.m. for the EQT Energy Classic championship at St. Marys Area High School.

Rams win county crown, eye EQT title

December 28, 2013

ST. MARYS – Johnsonburg boys basketball claimed the 2013 Elk County Holiday Tournament with a 64-43 win over Elk County Catholic Friday night. The Rams are now scheduled to play Bridgeport for the EQT Energy Classic championship at 8 p.m. tonight at St. Marys Area High School.

Driver in Ludlow accident could be fined $594

December 28, 2013

LUDLOW – The driver of a car that flipped on its roof along Route 6 near Ludlow on Christmas Eve faces fines of $594.

King reminds athletes of the importance of teamwork

December 28, 2013

FOX TWP. – In the midst of all the excitement surrounding this year’s EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament, Root Sports anchor Rob King reminded the athletes participating in this year’s event that every member of a team contributes in some way to that team’s success.

Marie I. Swanson

December 28, 2013

Marie I. Swanson, 92, formerly of 136 Scotland St., Dagus Mines, died Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility.
She was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Coal Glen, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (McLaughlin) Luke.
She married Verner F. Swanson on May 8, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2002.
She had resided in Dagus Mines for many years. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Covenant Women.

Daniel E. "Squeaky" Miller Sr.

December 28, 2013

Daniel E. "Squeaky" Miller Sr., 64, a resident of Highland View Health Care in Brockway, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 following a brief illness.
He was born May 18, 1949 in Ridgway, a son of the late Lawrence and Sophie Flacinski Miller.
Mr. Miller lived most of his life in Elk County, with the Miller homestead being located in Wilcox. He worked for several years at Motion Control in Ridgway and at St. Marys Pressed Metals. He enjoyed hunting, working, remodeling houses and working on cars. He also had a great love for dogs and eagles.

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