Archive - 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Turnovers and poor shooting may have cost the Rams the game Monday night as the Brookville boys basketball team escaped a sloppy fourth quarter by both teams for a 39-37 victory over Johnsonburg.
The Rams led by as many as six points in the third quarter but were unable to completely close the door on the visiting Raiders.
A 9-0 Brookville run after halftime spurred the Lady Raiders to a 44-26 win over the Ridgway Lady Elkers Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The biggest fear we have is that we won't be remembered."
Leslie Neal spoke those words during Sunday's candle lighting ceremony that she helped organize in an attempt to make sure that the area's deceased children will not be forgotten.
Last year, Neal, who lost her 16-year-old son in 2011, started a local candle lighting ceremony in Ridgway along with Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer to remember the area's children who died at a young age, much like her son.
"It's a way of honoring him and remembering him," Neal said while talking about the importance the event had for her personally.
Norman Larry Bauer, 70, of Johnsonburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness. On Dec. 22, Larry would have been a nine-year lung transplant survivor.
He was born Feb. 3, 1944 in Johnsonburg to the late Norman F. and Madeline Grace (Nuss) Bauer.
He married Sue Stallard Bauer on July 17, 1980, and she survives.
Bernard T. "Bernie" Gapinski, 86, of 407 High St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born May 27, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Butts Gapinski.
On Sept. 16, 1961 in Holy Cross Church, Brandy Camp, he married Elizabeth "Betty" Zambanini, and she survives.
A 1946 Johnsonburg High School graduate, he was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, and Knights of Columbus Council 2007.
Ridgway gymnastics won 104.15-102.625 over Bellefonte in a home meet held Saturday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway freshman Hailey Hoffman was the vault, beam and floor exercise event winner Saturday and took the all-around event with a score of 32.375.
A slow start equaled a loss for the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night.
Johnsonburg fell behind 17-4 after the first eight minutes and were unable to make up the deficit in a 48-35 defeat to the Coudersport Lady Falcons Saturday evening at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament held at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Philomena M. Manno, 87, formerly of 218 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday evening, Dec. 11, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1927, daughter of the late Francesco and Maria M. (DiGennaro) Rutigliano.
She married Nardino J. Manno on April 24, 1948, he preceded her in death Jan. 18, 2011.
Larry L. Harlan, 72, of 101 Frey Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 4, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late Aileen Harlan.
On May 22, 1971, in St. Marys, he married Mary Ann Frey, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of SGL, retiring in 2001 after 32 years of service.
Mr. Harlan enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
It was recently announced that Governor-Elect Tom Wolf selected a variety of individuals from across the state to head transition review teams that will be tasked with examining various agencies, policies, and issues in an effort to aid him in starting off his first term as governor as effectively as possible. Among those individuals was Kersey resident Dan Surra, who will head the Fish and Game review team.