Archive - 2014
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority named Bob Bogacki as its new treasurer during Thursday's meeting, marking the second meeting in a row that a new treasurer has been named for the authority.
Ed LaValle, the authority's chairman, was nominated and approved as the treasurer during a Sept. 5 meeting after Bill Briggs resigned from the position in June after citing "illegal practices" as the reason for his resignation.
LaValle said there are no illegal practices within the authority, which he confirmed with the authority's solicitor.
ST. MARYS â€“ Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."
BROCKWAY â€” St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she defeated Punxsutawney's Amber Ward.
It took approximately 3 1/2 hours spread over two days for Casey to win her championship.
The match started Tuesday at Benzinger Park. With the score tied 4-4 and at deuce, the thunder and lightning along with rain brought the day's activities to an end. The match was picked up Wednesday afternoon at Brockway.
Casey won the first set 7-6 (9-7). Ward came back to win the second set 7-6 (7-2). The third set went to Casey by a 6-2 score.
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.
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.
KERSEY â€“ 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.
KARTHAUS TWP. â€“ 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 Pennsylvaniaâ€™s third-largest bull elk ever.
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.
KERSEY â€“ 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 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.