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Archive - Feb 2014

February 18th

Ridgway Area School District extends O'Brien's contract

February 18, 2014

The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors on Tuesday night approved the renewal of superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien's contract for an additional five years. The contract is set to expire in June of 2019.

Courthouse still on track for single point of entry

February 18, 2014

The Elk County Courthouse is still on track to have a single point of entry starting March 1.
The commissioners reported on Tuesday that the only entrance available for use, which also is handicap-accessible, will be the door behind the building and in front of the Elk County Prison.

Pearle A. Meredith

February 18, 2014

Pearle A. Meredith, 94, of 1274 Montmorenci Rd., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Selma Nelson Holm. On June 22, 1945, she married Glenn R. Meredith who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1995.

February 17th

Gloria M. Bushey

February 17, 2014

Gloria M. Bushey, 83, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Kane Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Floyd F. and Jennie E. (Shaffer) Hunt.
She married Lewis Donald Bushey on June 3, 1953, and he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1953 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church Women's Group. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. for six years and by Brody's for three years.

Karl R. Bjorkquist

February 17, 2014

Karl R. Bjorkquist, 60, of 302 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 7, 1953 in Ridgway, son of the late Robert W. and Helen R. (Knouse) Bjorkquist. On Oct. 3, 1981, he married Theresa M. Caggeso who survives.

Borough approves TREK subdivision line

February 17, 2014

During their regular meeting held Monday evening, the Ridgway Borough Council approved the subdivision line for TREK Development's upcoming project along Montmorenci Road. The subdivision, located near Ridgmont, is set to be a 20-unit senior living village similar to the Laurelbrooke Landing facility located in Brookville.
Council approved the motion to subdivide the current property by a 6-to-1 vote.

February 16th

Rams take second consecutive AML championship from ECC

February 17, 2014

ST. MARYS – Senior point guard Cole Peterson did just about everything possible to bring another AML championship to Johnsonburg.
Peterson had a 3-point play, a 4-point play and a game-high 28 points to lead the Rams to a 59-41 victory over Elk County Catholic Saturday night in the boys AML Championship game held at St. Marys Area High School.
Complementing Peterson's 28 points was Cameron Grumley scoring 13 points for Johnsonburg.

Kersey home damaged on fire

February 17, 2014

KERSEY – An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.
According to Scott Surra, Fox Township fire chief, smoke was visible from the structure upon arrival and the homeowners said there was visible fire in the attic of the home.

February 14th

Rams advance to AML title game

February 15, 2014

For Ridgway, turnovers turned into an AML semifinal defeat Friday night.
Johnsonburg took advantage of Ridgway miscues en route to a 44-33 win over Ridgway at Ridgway Area High School.
A pair of runs in the first and third quarters helped spur the Rams to the lead and the victory.

Johnsonburg schools see an early start for 2014-2015

February 15, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School Board of Directors discussed the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year which will see the school year starting earlier than usual on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Superintendent Dennis Crotzer explained his reasoning behind the early start.
"An early start allows us more instructional days before the PSSA and Keystone exams," Crotzer said. "The test dates will not be moved back due to bad weather; the dates will only be extended but we must have instructional days to prepare for these tests."

Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with...
JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg senior Brianna Cardoni was shut out in regulation but scored three timely...
A win for Elk County Catholic boys basketball over a state-ranked rival gave ECC the No. 1 seed in...