July 30th, 2013
With football season coming quickly, Ridgway football hosted coaches from Carnegie Mellon University for the second straight year for a 2-day camp to learn the intricacies of the Wing-T offense.
After 30 years as borough manager for Ridgway, it appears one of the more constant figures at the local borough office will soon be a thing of the past.
Marty Schuller, who has devoted more than half his life to Ridgway, will retire in September.
KERSEY â€“ "Build it."
That is what Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) had to say regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline during a visit to Elk County earlier this week.
The project, which according to the website keystone-xl.com, "is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Neb."
Anna L. Anderson, 98, of 116 Dagus Mines Road, Kersey, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway after a brief illness.
She was born February 12, 1915 in Kersey, daughter of the late Claus and Clara Anderson.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1933.
She also attended Grace Martin Secretarial School in Pittsburgh. She was a retired employee of Keystone Powdered Metal Company.
With the Hunters United for Sunday Hunting [HUSH] filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania court earlier this month, it appears the debate over Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania remains a hot topic.
KERSEY â€“ Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.
Ruth Marie Anstrom, 89, of Ridgway, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, after a prolonged illness. She passed peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Rustic Manor Personal Care Home in Indiana, Pa.
Ruth was born July 8, 1924 in Toby, daughter of the late Ester Christine (Hedlund) and John Alfred Freeburg.
Ruth graduated as valedictorian of her class at Kersey High School in 1942. She married Carl Richard Anstrom on June 5, 1948.
Ruth was employed as a secretary at the Elliot Company, Pontzer and Pontzer law firm and finished her career as secretary of First Lutheran Church, retiring at age 71.
RUSSELL CITY â€“ No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.
The Ridgway Heritage Council continues to play a role in the beautification of downtown Ridgway with the continuation of the flower program.
At about 6 p.m. Friday, the Ridgway Fire Department was called to a borough storage building fire on State Street at the second access point to the Clarion-Little Toby Rails to Trails. The main building involved reportedly contained plastic road cones and other equipment while a second contained the calcium material used in winter deicing. A smaller shed in back of these was also destroyed.