Archive - Feb 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The hour was 7:28 a.m., and right on time, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his humble abode to the thrill of what the members of his Inner Circle predicted to be a record crowd that had been patiently awaiting his prognostication for hours in the single-digit, below-zero-wind-chill temperatures they'd been battling all night.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held a workshop Thursday night to review the current and upcoming budget.
Pauline E. Smith, 69, formerly of 521 West Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the DuBois Village.
She was born March 16, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Virginia Bush.
She was married to the late H.O. Kenneth Smith, the former postmaster in St. Marys.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and had been the Ridgway Township Tax Collector for 18 years, retiring in 2001.
Sidney D. Himes, 46, of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at a friend's home in Kane.
Born April 23, 1966 in St. Marys to the late Bernard W. and Julia C. (Rider) Himes, Sidney was a farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and was an avid artist.
Sidney is survived by three brothers, Harvey Himes of Ridgway, Clarence Himes of Johnsonburg, and David Himes of Johnsonburg; a sister, Alberta Short of Genesee, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Ellen and her husband Glenn Hess of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Live from Gobbler's Knob... Punxsy Phil does not see his shadow and reports an early spring!
The three-day trial of Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway ended in Elk County Court Friday with the jury returning 'not guilty' verdicts on 18 felony counts of arson and related offenses filed against him in the wake of a 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Despite the frigid conditions, Groundhog Day festivities are in full swing in Punxsutawney. Here, special guest chainsaw carver Jeff Pinney is pictured whittling away at another likeness of Punxsutawney Phil at a demonstration Friday in Barclay Square.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Third Annual Polar Sweet Express event designed as a one-stop shopping experience for all of your Valentine's Day needs is approaching and has moved to a new location to accommodate its growing popularity.
Elk County's new local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collector is working to clarify some confusion among Elk County residents about recent tax documents they may have received.
William Leonard, District Manager for Berkheimer Tax Administrator, Inc., said residents have been contacting the company about EIT returns sent by Berkheimer for the collection of the local EIT.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 52-27 to Sheffield Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Sheffield was paced by sophomore Jen Isenberg who finished with a game-high 27 points. Isenberg started strong with 13 points in the opening eight minutes. After a Hannah Vile bucket opened the game for Sheffield, Isenberg would score seven straight points off a 3-point play and two short field goals to give the Lady Wolverines a 9-0 lead.