July 28th, 2014
The Elk County Conservation District held its regular monthly meeting on Monday to discuss the creation and continuation of several projects, a search for a new employee and the new state budget.
Sara Jane Beimel, 70, of 686 Shelvey Summit Rd., Kersey, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at her residence after an illness of the past year.
She was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Kathryn Thomas.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1961. She worked for many years as a beautician at her shop and also served as secretary of Jireh Lanes in Kersey, which her family owns.
On Sept. 1, 1962, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Harold C. Beimel, who survives.
Ardis M. Lunder, 83, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Penn Highland Elk.
She was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of George W. and Melva E. Kelly Oknefski.
She married Leo W. Lunder, he predeceased her on March 30, 1981.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a graduate of Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1948. Ardis enjoyed dancing, baking, sewing and gardening.
Dog passes out from excitement to see owner
Tasting in the Wilds, the largest annual fundraiser for the Ridgway Heritage Council, was held Saturday. Patrons were able to to sample beverages from eight different wineries located throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds and seven different breweries and beer retailers. Tastings were held from 12:30-6:30 p.m., with music provided throughout the day.
ST. MARYS â€“ A one-vehicle rollover crash closed down a portion of Brusselles Street in St. Marys on Friday evening at approximately 9:50 p.m. The crash occurred in the vicinity of 1250 Brusselles St. During the crash the vehicle struck a utility pole, sheering off part of it and knocking down several power lines.
ST. MARYS â€“ On Friday a St. Marys man got a little more than he bargained for while treasure hunting and accidentally stumbled upon undetonated explosives.
WILCOX â€“ Precision Compacted Components, Inc. is adding a 26,700 square foot addition to their facilities in Wilcox, according to the company's Facilities and Maintenance Manager, Cole Wiesner.
KERSEY â€“ The Fox Township Community Park continued their Rock n' Roll Fridays last night with a performance from Frankly Swingin', a group performing hits by favorites such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. On Friday, Aug. 1, the Dixie Doodlers jazz band will close out the series with a performance from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
KERSEY â€“ A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.