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Norman Larry Bauer

December 15, 2014

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

December 15, 2014

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 defeat Bellefonte at home

December 14, 2014

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.

Ramettes fall to Coudersport, 48-35 at Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament

December 14, 2014

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.

December 12th

Philomena M. Manno

December 13, 2014

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

December 13, 2014

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.

Surra to head Fish and Game review team

December 13, 2014

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.

Jury: Weidow guilty in vehicular homicide

December 13, 2014

A jury found Brandon Michael Weidow guilty of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses for his involvement in the 2012 one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of Savannah Straub.

Lady Elkers unable to close gap in thriller

December 12, 2014

Despite two playmakers in foul trouble, the Ridgway Lady Elkers ran off a furious second-half rally Friday night only to fall just short in a 42-36 loss against the Curwensville Lady Tide.
The home team got a 13-point night from Emily Fullem and 12 points from Jessica Kifer, but the Lady Elkers were unable to "turn the Tide" against Curwensville after a 24-14 halftime deficit.

Coudersport edges Kane at Tip-Off Tournament

December 12, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – A runaway defeat turned into a victory for Coudersport girls basketball Friday night.
Coudersport rallied from a 16-4 first-quarter deficit to take a 44-43 win over Kane at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Emily Morey hit a short jumper with eight seconds left to put the Lady Falcons ahead. Kane had one final chance but could not get a fluent possession together and did not get a possible game-winning shot off in time.

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