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Archive - 2014

October 1st

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 2, 2014

Katherine Rose Luhr, 63, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 3, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
The first part of her life was spent at home in St. Marys. In 2001, she moved to McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton where she resided until her death.
Kathy enjoyed working in the greenhouse, swimming, football, social activities, and especially, her baseball hat collection.
Although she was a special needs person, she reminded us of the preciousness of life with her boundless energy.

Search suspended for missing Ridgway Marine

October 2, 2014

Breaking news late Wednesday night confirmed that the search for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was suspended.
He was declared missing Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
The search has since been suspended after five days, according to published reports.
Reports indicate the search included boats, aircraft, and a land search, and covered 1,714 square miles.

Scare at the Fair to haunt visitors

October 2, 2014

KERSEY – The Scare at the Fair haunted house and hayride event is sure to put a fright in those planning to attend on Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The Elk County Fair Queen and her court are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the fair. The court will decide closer to next year's fair specifically what the funds will be used for.
A small admission price is being collected, however all children will receive a complimentary hot dog and hot chocolate. Baked goods are also being sold.

September 30th

Charges filed in poaching of record-class bull elk

October 1, 2014

KARTHAUS TWP. – One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced.
The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack that initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. At that score, and if the bull had been legally harvested, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever.

Lady Elkers sweep Brockway for second straight win

October 1, 2014

Ridgway volleyball used strong serving to take a 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Brockway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
This is the second straight win for the Lady Elkers as Ridgway comes off a 3-2 win at Curwensville last Thursday.

Solid Waste Authority meets at landfill

October 1, 2014

KERSEY – The Elk County Solid Waste Authority held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, in a slightly different location, at the Greentree Landfill.
Members of the authority received a tour of the landfill's facilities before proceeding with their regularly-scheduled meeting's agenda.
The Greentree Landfill, which is located in Kersey, has been owned by Advanced Disposal since the company purchased the property from Violia Environmental Services in November 2012.

Ridgway boys golf wins on Senior Night

October 1, 2014

Ridgway boys golf won 187-233 over St. Marys this afternoon as the Elkers honored their seniors.
Seniors TJ Schlimm, Josh Roselli, Mike Sorge, Nate Burgeson and Austin Amacher were honored after the match by the program.

Veterans outreach event focusing on health care

October 1, 2014

ST. MARYS – A Veterans Outreach event slated for Oct. 7 will offer area veterans an opportunity to register for various health care services and enroll with service organizations.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center along Center Street in St. Marys.
Service vans will be arriving from Indiantown Gap and veterans' affairs centers in DuBois and Altoona which will be offering free flu vaccines, free enrollment and eligibility registration, free MyHealtheVet registration, Virtual Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER), social work services and more.

Ridgway boys soccer breaks losing streak

October 1, 2014

A three-match losing streak came to an end for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers defeated Coudersport 4-1 Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
“I don’t know what kind of slump they were in but if they played that way against St. Marys and Port Allegany, it wouldn’t have been an issue,” Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. “I don’t know why. I gave them a day off this weekend. I said, ‘Guys, get your head together.’ We had a hard practice Monday and they responded.”

Mistakes compound Ramettes in 3-0 loss

October 1, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – Repeated mistakes confounded the Johnsonburg Ramettes as the visiting Curwensville Lady Tide rallied to win close sets in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 26-24) victory Tuesday night in the Paper City.
After retaining the edge the entire set for a 25-14 win in game one, the Lady Tide rallied back to win the second and third games by two points each; the visitors closed out the last game with a 13-3 run to take the match.

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