Archive - Jan 2013
Alberta J. Manfroni, 84, of 446 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1928 in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, the daughter of Patrick J. and Dorothy Wonderling McGranor.
On Aug. 9, 1947 in St. Tobias Church in Brockway she married Peter Manfroni. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2004.
She was a member at St. Boniface in Kersey.
She was a 1946 graduate of Reynoldsville High School. She had lived for many years in Falls Creek before moving to Kersey in 1968. She enjoyed cooking, baking and organizing family gatherings.
Josephine Amacher White, 86, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by her family at home following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henriette Motte Papale.
She married Malcolm Earl Amacher on Sept. 29, 1946 at Holy Cross Rectory in New York City.
JOHNSONBURG - Law enforcement personnel have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of the CNB Bank in Johnsonburg last Tuesday.
Editor's Note: This article is an update to the one which appeared in the Thursday, Jan. 17 edition. Information was received from police that an attempted abduction at St. Marys Area High School earlier in the evening had not occurred, but the report came after the paper had already gone to print.
ST. MARYS â€“ City of St. Marys Police Chief Todd Caltagarone said that reports of an attempted abduction of a juvenile female by masked men outside St. Marys Area High School Wednesday evening were "proven to be unfounded."
KERSEY â€“ The Rural Higher Education Summit held Thursday at the Red Fern, thought to be the first in the region, brought together regional education providers, educators representing area school districts and state officials to discuss what is happening in rural education and the future needs of rural students.
The St. Marys City Police Department responded to an attempted abduction at the St. Marys Area High School on Jan. 16 at approximately 8 p.m. Upon completion of their investigation into the incident it was found no attempted abduction had taken place.
Editor's note: This information was provided to The Ridgway Record well after press time.
Ridgway gymnastics hosted Bellefonte in a meet held Wednesday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Bellefonte topped Ridgway in the team score. Bellefonte scored 109.975 team points while Ridgway had 97.95 team points.
"You know when they're getting better when they're not happy with their score because they want more," Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. "That's always a positive for a coach."
ST. MARYS â€“ According to scanner dialogue between police and Elk County Control, the attempted abduction of a female took place between approximately 7:55 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at St. Marys Area High School.
According to police, the female described her would-be abductors as two males wearing black ski masks and driving an older dark blue, navy or black passenger car with a back bumper that is falling off.
The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is encouraging residents to show their hearts are in the arts by attending the organization's gala taking place Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway.
The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will once again be held in downtown Ridgway from Feb. 16-23.