Archive - Jan 2014
Unintended consequences from recent legislation on the state and national level have made it more difficult for volunteer fire departments to survive, according Dave Parsons, a member of the Ridgway Fire Department.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams picked up the victory Monday night over St. Marys but the Dutch made it anything but easy for Johnsonburg.
The Rams outscored St. Marys 22-10 in the fourth quarter to blow open what had been a close game for three quarters to pick up a 69-52 win Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch had little trouble dispatching the Ridgway Elkers Saturday evening in a 57-17 win.
"Overall I thought our guys were really fired up for this match," said Dutch head coach Dominic Surra. "It's always a rivalry and it really doesn't matter how the records are, both teams just show up for this match. I thought our guys really wrestled hard, we were aggressive, went for quick takedowns, and I thought even in the matches that we lost, Ridgway had to earn those matches.
"It was a good night for us, a good team effort."
A special meet-and-greet was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Sunday evening to welcome newly appointed Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) President Sam MacDonald.
MacDonald takes over the role from interim president Mary Agnes Marshall, and is the school system's second president, filling the position vacated by Fr. Michael Ferrick.
Conrad Leo Reuscher, 73, of 3008 Squab Hollow Rd., Kersey, formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, accepted his Lord and Saviorâ€™s invitation to come home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
He was born on February 27, 1940 in St. Marys to the late Benedict and Edna (Lanzel) Reuscher. On August 25, 1962, he married the love of his life, Donna Anderson Reuscher, who survives.
Paul E. Neureiter, 55, of 191 Skyline Dr., Kersey died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 7, 1958 in Ridgway, son of the late Norbert E. and Doris J. Ohlin Neureiter.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School class of 1976.
He was a former employee of GKN in Kersey. He was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church in Dagus Mines and served as president of the Fox Twp. Fire Dept.
A garage fire early Wednesday morning is reportedly the result of a malfunctioning wood burner, according to Ridgway fire chief Scott Pontious.
John Wygant, former chief of the Ridgway Fire Department, has stepped down after 14 years at the helm.
Scott Pontious, previously serving as deputy chief of the Ridgway Fire Department for the last two years has moved up to chief of the department.
Last yearâ€™s PIAA runner-up Johnsonburg showed Friday nightâ€™s crowd in the Wolves Den that the 2014 version is a darn good team. The Rams ran out to a big lead early and rolled to a 69-30 win.