Archive - 2013
One major accomplishment has Ridgway quarterback/safety Ben MacDonald in rare company.
Ridgway head coach Mark Heindl said MacDonald was named to the Big 30 team as a junior, one of only five Ridgway football players in the programâ€™s history to be named to the team before their senior season.
With reduced funding sources in recent years, Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. [CAPSEA] has long relied on generous donations from the general public in order to sustain the organization and the services provided.
Joseph L. "Jagg" VonArx, 55, of 1590 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane.
He was born Nov. 26, 1958 in Kane, son of the late Keith VonArx and Patricia Machowiak VonArx Feronti.
He resided in Wilcox most of his life, and was formerly of St. Marys and Thermopolis, Wyo. He was a member of Wilcox Sportsmen's Club, Wilcox Legion, and had been employed by Redmond's Redi-Mix for 10 years, ECI Construction for many years, and had also worked for drilling companies in Wyoming for many years.
Gertrude R. Stahli, 94, of 868 Wilcox Rd., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Dec. 4, 1918 in Sheffield, daughter of the late John and Rose Moore Huber.
She married Kenneth L. Stahli on Dec. 3, 1934; he died Feb. 9, 2002.
She resided in Johnsonburg most of her life and was formerly from Wilcox where she attended Wilcox High School. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg.
Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board heard from Trek Development Group concerning the possible development of a 20-unit senior housing development behind Ridgmont Personal Care Home along Montmorenci Road.
Patricia A. Manley, 72, formerly of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1940 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Dr. P.H. and Mary (Glen) Manley. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Patricia A. Manley will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Thayer Memorial Cemetery.
The recently-passed transportation bill will increase the state's dirt and gravel road fund seven fold, raising its allocation from $5 million to $35 million.
J.R. Geitner, a Ridgway Borough Council member, attended the Elk County Solid Waste Authority's regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon in order to announce the council's decision to continue the borough's curbside recycling program.
Grady J. Cherry of 257 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in DuBois, the son of Stephen and Heather Tressler Cherry.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg.
Grady James fought for nine days for his family to get to know him. He was brave and determined and never gave up until the last moment. He is God's angel and proved that miracles really do happen even if they only last nine days.
Greer Hayden of HHSDR, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm based in Sharon, attended the recent Ridgway School Board workshop meeting in order to provide status updates on the progress of the pending roof project for Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.