April 29th, 2013
JONES TWP. â€“ On April 28, at approximately 8:30 pm, state camp lease 13-C-53 on Straight Creek Road, Jones Township, Elk County burned to the ground.
ST. MARYS â€“ Headed into the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Hershey in the category of network design, Elk County Catholic High School sophomores Joe Tamburlin and Matt Feldbauer found themselves up against some tough competition. Many of their main competitors were seniors, and some had even previously taken network design courses, which are not offered at ECC. Despite the disadvantages they faced, the Crusader duo was able to use their "good business attitude" during their presentation to earn a fourth-place finish in the competition.
Glitter T, a unique floral boutique and tuxedo shop located inside The Shop on Main at 213 Main St. in downtown Ridway offers more than just the ordinary flower shop.
Johnsonburg baseball swept a doubleheader, downing Kane 11-1 in six innings and Curwensville 14-1 in five innings during action Saturday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
Matt Lipsey was the overall winner of the 5-mile run Saturday during the 31st annual Ridgway Triathlon. Lipsey finished the trek in 29 minutes and 25 seconds.
ST. MARYS â€“ A large number of county residents stopped by Elk Regional Medical Center on Saturday, not for treatment, but to drop off unwanted medications at the Unwanted Household Medicines Collection held in the Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon.
ST. MARYS â€“ Police, with guns drawn, surrounded a home in downtown St. Marys Friday in what became a brief, yet tense standoff with an armed suspect holed up inside.
ST. MARYS â€“ April 21-27 may have been National Volunteer Week this year, but volunteering is something that individuals can do any time of year and the efforts of those willing to donate their time is generally greatly appreciated by organizations in need.
Philip D. Popielski Sr., 73, of 134 Valley Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his home surrounded by his wife and friends.
He was born May 26, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Charlotte Donlan Popielski.
On March 28, 1989 in Florida, he married Amy C. Bowley, who survives and was the rock of his life.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1957.
David W. Erich, 46, of 511 N. St. Marys Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following complications of an injury from a car accident many years ago.
He was born February 13, 1967 in St. Marys, a son of Arnold "Butch" and Doris Rigard Erich of St. Marys.