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Archive - 2014

September 14th

Lady Crusaders top Lady Elkers 1-0 in Bucktail consolation game

September 15, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Ridgway Lady Elkers met for a rematch on Saturday morning in the consolation game of the Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament at the SMAHS soccer field. As was the case in their game earlier this season, ECC emerged with the 1-0 victory.
"I'm happy with the win," said ECC head coach Kelli Brannock. "I think we definitely controlled the first half more than the score showed."

Art exhibition held for RAHS teacher

September 15, 2014

Ridgway Area High School teacher Richard Skellen currently has a exhibition being displayed in the Elk County Council on the Arts gallery along Main Street in Ridgway.
The exhibition, titled "Recollections, Remarks, and Reveries: Collective Works of Artist Richard Skellen," had its opening reception at the ECCOTA gallery from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, and the exhibition will continue to be displayed in the ECCOTA gallery until Sept. 26.

Phyllis Jean Gausman

September 15, 2014

Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. 
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her father’s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.

September 12th

Ridgway football runs past Terrors, opens season at 3-0

September 13, 2014

DUKE CENTER – Friday night's win wasn't quite as easy as the first two.
After being tied 7-7 at halftime, a key fourth-quarter interception and three second-half touchdowns propelled Ridgway to a 28-7 victory over AML North foe Otto-Eldred Friday night at Otto-Eldred High School.

Former Ridgway man writes novel

September 13, 2014

A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.

September 11th

Kane woman accepts plea deal in 6-fatality crash

September 12, 2014

SMETHPORT – A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years. 

Firearms seminar addresses several issues

September 12, 2014

KERSEY – A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.

"New school" tattoo studio comes to Ridgway

September 12, 2014

Inferno Studios, a "new school" tattoo shop that is located along Main Street in Ridgway, is set to officially open its doors Saturday, Sept. 13.
On Thursday, the employees of Inferno Studios joined members of the Elk County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the new Ridgway business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

JASD school board adds coaches, substitutes

September 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District's School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday to discuss the addition of multiple athletic coaches and substitutes, as well as to discuss upcoming events by the high school and elementary schools.
The two-hour meeting was held in the Johnsonburg Area High School Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The meeting opened with a lengthy public comment period in which several members of the public voiced opinions on several topics, mainly Common Core and the school's lunch system.

Kirstie Wehler records 1,000th kill as ECC tops Brockway

September 12, 2014

ST. MARYS – Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. ECC rallied to win the first set 25-23, and then had smoother sailing in the next two sets, winning 25-8 and 25-13, respectively.
ECC head coach Diane Gies cited improvement with her team's serves as an example of the progress the squad has been making.

Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady...
Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport...
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25...