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Archive - Feb 2014

February 23rd

Harry J. "Buck" Sample

February 24, 2014

Harry J. "Buck" Sample, 86, of 61 Kane St., Wilcox, died Friday evening, Feb. 21, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a short illness.
He was born June 30, 1927 in Instanter, son of John "Jack" Samuel and Dorothy Kemp Sample.
He married Dolores Rusalem on July 28, 1951 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She died Jan. 8, 2008.
He attended Wilcox schools and resided in Wilcox all his life.
He was a member of Holy Cross Church, Rasselas, Wilcox American Legion Post 467, and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.

Gaylon D. Gardner

February 24, 2014

Gaylon D. Gardner, 52, of 5179 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born July 29, 1961 in Ridgway, son of David H. and Sandra L. (Thompson) Gardner.
He married Heike Baumgarten on Feb. 20, 1986, she survives.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. Gaylon loved to ice fish and hunt, be outdoors and enjoyed making arrowheads. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years and was a peacetime veteran; he also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard for 14 years.

Elkers qualify three wrestlers for regionals after D-9 championships

February 24, 2014

CLARION – Ridgway wrestling will send three wrestlers to the Northwest Regional Championships after the conclusion of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday night at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
Drew Baumgratz (120), Dalton Sheasley (170) and Sam Delhunty (182) qualified for the Elkers.

February 21st

Programs highlights sisters service to the community

February 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – A part of Sunday's Community Celebration honoring the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County is a detailed program featuring a listing of each of the 281 sisters who served at St. Joseph Monastery throughout its 162-year history.
Those attending the service will receive a small 15-page program complete with vespers service details, program information and listings of each sister who served in St. Marys, their date of birth and death if applicable, locations of where they transferred and additional monastery information.

New child care facility making headway

February 22, 2014

Samantha Beaver Family Child Care, a child care facility run by Samantha Beaver, 27, of Ridgway, recently opened its doors in November of 2013. She operates the facility in conjunction with Darlene Beaver, who has over 35 years in childcare experience and is currently in the process of attaining an associates degree in child development.

Elkers dominate Red Raiders, advance to semifinals

February 22, 2014

ST. MARYS – The Elkers (18-6) exacted a measure of revenge and then some with a dominating 47-21 victory Friday night against the Cameron County Red Raiders (20-3) in the District 9 Class A quarterfinal held at St. Marys Area High School.

Johnsonburg Rams advance to semifinals over Coudersport, 79-47

February 22, 2014

KANE – Early on, a Johnsonburg win seemed like it would be a slam dunk.
After Cameron Grumley's third dunk of the night, it was for Johnsonburg.
Grumley finished with a game-high 27 points and had three one-handed jams as Johnsonburg won 79-47 over Coudersport Friday night at Kane High School in the District 9 Class A boys basketball quarterfinal.

February 20th

Clergymen react to papacy progress

February 21, 2014

Early on in his papacy, Pope Francis drew criticism with remarks that the Catholic Church had become obsessed with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that the Church had been guilty of putting dogma before love.
Recently, the Pope issued a survey to Catholics worldwide to get a “sense of the faithful” concerning the Church’s teachings on family-related issues. The overall results in America remain to be seen, but bishops in Switzerland and Germany have said that the results suggest that most Catholics find the Church’s teachings surrounding sex to be outdated and unrealistic.

February 19th

Ridgway advances to quarterfinals with first-round win

February 20, 2014

Ridgway used a strong second half to pull away for a 58-32 victory over Clarion Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School in the first round of the District 9 Class A boys basketball playoffs.
The 11th-seeded Bobcats (11-12) hung around in the first half and trailed just 20-15 at halftime. Ridgway would take control in the third quarter scoring as many points (20) in the third quarter as the Elkers did in the first half combined.

Supervisors approve TREK subdivision

February 19, 2014

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors approved the plans for TREK Development's subdivision plan, which has been in the works for several months now.
The subdivision will be a 20-unit senior housing village located behind Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road. The plan was originally approved by the township's zoning hearing board in December and has passed through several stages including approval from the Elk County Planning Department and Ridgway Township Planning Committee before reaching the hands of the township supervisors.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...