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Archive - 2013

December 2nd

Candle lighting for children gone too soon

December 3, 2013

Members of the community will come together on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in a worldwide candle lighting ceremony held in remembrance of children gone too soon.

Council approves hotel project

December 3, 2013

ST. MARYS – In a 6-1 vote members of St. Marys City Council approved a cooperation agreement among the city, North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Creekside Investments, LLC for a new downtown hotel project.

Mary Ann (Parana) Kreckel

December 3, 2013

Mary Ann (Parana) Kreckel, 94, of 1044 Windfall Rd., died at the family homestead on Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Gluck Parana.
On Sept. 4, 1944 in Holy Rosary Church, she married Lavern Kreckel Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1965.

MacDonald reflects on making Big 30 team

December 3, 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 program’s history to be named to the team before their senior season.

December 1st

CAPSEA accepts large donation

December 2, 2013

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

December 2, 2013

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

December 2, 2013

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.

November 29th

Zoning Board to decide on senior living community

November 30, 2013

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

November 30, 2013

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.

November 28th

Conservation District to see increased funds

November 28, 2013

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.

Ridgway cross country hosts Bradford Monday afternoon and also honored the team's only senior,...
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