February 23rd, 2015
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CLARION â It was a Hall of Fame evening for one of the most successful wrestling coaches not only in District 9, but in all of Pennsylvania.
Former Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber was inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday night as a part of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships held at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
Jenny Richards, VSO/assistant in Elk County's Veterans Affairs office, is retiring this Friday.
She has been on the job for five years for the county, and previously worked in the assessment office for four years.
"The best thing about this job is seeing how grateful the veterans are for every little thing we do," she said. "It's really impressive."
Norma Jean Fields, 84, of Route 219, Brockport, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Oct. 9, 1930 in Tonawanda, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Perry E. and Mary L. Provin Britton.
She was married to Horace A. âGabbyâ Fields and he preceded her in death March 4, 2004.
Retired, she had been employed at St. Marys Powdered Metal Products for 25 years, and was a homemaker.
Norma was a member at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway. She enjoyed watching TV, especially soap operas and "The Big Bang Theory" as well as working crossword puzzles.
CLARION â It was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as a total of six area grapplers will be going to the PIAA Northwest Regional Championship at the conclusion of the District 9 Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Clarion University.
For Ridgway, Bryce Barclay (106), Drew Baumgratz (120), Logen McClain (126), Ryan Geyer (195) and Troy Quail (220) qualified. Johnsonburg's Jake Zimmerman qualified at 132 pounds.
In what Elk County Veterans Affairs Director Leslie Neal calls a "step in the right direction," the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has now included non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a presumptive illness for blue water veterans serving during the Vietnam War.
The VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a veteranâs qualifying military service, called "presumptive diseases."
BROOKVILLE â There was no mincing words on who Ridgway boys basketball coach Anthony Allegretto thought was the better team Friday night.
Ridgway lost 52-45 to Venango Catholic in the District 9 boys basketball Class A quarterfinals held Friday night at Brookville High School.
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The Elk County Solid Waste Authority continues to make progress towards opening a new recycling center in St. Marys as the organization has received a $200,000 commitment from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation.
The authority has set a goal of $2 million for the project, and currently, the authority has raised $300,000, which consists of a $200,000 commitment from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and a $100,000 commitment from the Elk County Solid Waste Authority.
M. Elaine Geyer, 84, of 513 Olson St., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1930 in Kane, daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Weidert) Anderson. She married Rich Polinski in June of 1950 and he preceded her in death in June of 1968. She then married Cliff Geyer in May of 1978 and he preceded her in death in March of 2002.
She had resided in Ridgway for the last 37 years and was a former Wilcox resident.
She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Elaine was a graduate of the Wilcox High School.