August 8th, 2013
Kenneth M. Haupricht of Johnsonburg is off to a good start as he won the opening match with a 30 in the high power hunting rifle competition of the NRA National Silhouette Championships Thursday at the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Susan Peery Rice (Churchton, Md.) was second overall with a 30 after dropping a 5-shot shoot-off to Haupricht; Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) was third with a 29.
As the NRA National Silhouette Championships move to the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club, on day one the match winner was a familiar one.
Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) was the match winner Thursday in the first of three days of competition in the high power standard rifle championships.
Winstead-Severin shot a 34 on the high power range, besting the field by two targets hit.
Wally Howard (Hazel Hurst) was the overall runner-up with a mark of 32 and Greg Engel (Flossmoor, Ill.) was third overall with a score of 31.
Students from April School of Dance performed several dance routines Wednesday night at the Elk County Fair.
A cleanup for a roughly nine-mile stretch of the Clarion River spanning from the Main Street bridge in Ridgway to the Portland Mills boat launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to Nick Irwin, an employee at Country Squirrel Outfitters, who came up with the idea for the event.
Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 26, 1934, in Castle Garden, the son of the late Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall Sr.
Formerly of Emporium, he was a self-employed TV repairman.
The NRA National Silhouette Championships welcomed a group of Australian shooters for the smallbore standard rifle and smallbore hunting rifle championships held Sunday through Tuesday at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
The 39th annual Elk County Fair opened Tuesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Kersey. The traditional Opening Ceremony began at 6 p.m. with brief welcoming statements by local and county government officials and a baked good auction. New royalty was also crowned. The 2013 Elk County Fair Queen is Alexa Marciniak, 16, a junior at Johnsonburg High School. She is the daughter of Dave and Jane Marciniak. The Junior Queen is Audrey South, 14, a freshman at St. Marys Area High School. She is the daughter of Brad South and Jim and Leigh Aaron. The runner-up was Alexis Swanson of Kersey.
Elk were gone from Pennsylvania for about 50 years at the time the Game Commission began efforts to reintroduce them to the state in 1913.
One-hundred years later, the stateâ€™s elk herd is the largest in the Northeast and restoring elk to Pennsylvania is considered one of the great accomplishments in wildlife conservation history.
And for those hoping in this anniversary year to participate in Pennsylvaniaâ€™s annual elk hunt, thereâ€™s still time to enter your name in the drawing for licenses.
The Elk County commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of three new voting members to the Family Resources Network during their morning board meeting.
Karen Louise Plyler died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Thursday, July 25, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Eileen Biank of Nappanee, Ind.
She had lived in Elkhart, Ind. since the spring of 1983. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1969.
She loved nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed listening to music and loved to cook. She truly enjoyed the friendships she had made over the years through Faith Mission Home and Oaklawn. She will be forever loved and missed by many.