April 4th, 2012
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team never gave up on Wednesday afternoon during a tough game against the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a contest that was originally scheduled to be played in DuBois, but was then moved to Berwind Park in St. Marys. Down 12-10 headed into the bottom of the seventh, the Crusaders rallied to come back from a 13-12 victory, with the winning run driven in on a walk-off single by Joe McLaughlin.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg senior Michael Shuey earned the Third Annual Coach [Bill] Fulton Memorial Scholarship during a banquet Sunday evening to honor the school's basketball teams.
"There is a memorial scholarship in his name that is awarded to a senior after an essay is written by them," said Johnsonburg head boys varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey. "It's unfortunate that none of his daughters were able to attend but I do have a letter to read on the family's behalf."
The letter discussed coach Fulton's impact on Johnsonburg basketball and his love for the game.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, Elk County Recycling/ Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner said the county would be pursuing a recycling program (902) grant from the state.
"For the first time in about three years, there is going to be a recycling program equipment grant, but it's a lot more substantial than the last one we applied for," said Titchner, explaining that this round of grants requires a great deal more of information to be submitted to the state. "There's a lot more information they are requesting."
Ruth B. Weisenfluh, 86, of Marienville, died Tuesday morning, April 3, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Clarion.
Born Sept. 8, 1925 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late Clair O. and Elberta Penfield Raybuck.
She graduated in 1942 from Ridgway High School.
Mrs. Weisenfluh was a member of the Ridgway United Church of Christ.
Ruth was a homemaker and enjoyed taking car rides.
She worked as a nurse in the Ridgeway area.
She married Donald Weisenfluh on December 28, 1945 in Ridgway, and he preceded her in death on July 15, 2003.
WILCOX â€“ The Johnsonburg varsity wrestling team was honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at The Dam Inn in Wilcox.
Varsity head coach Mike Votano introduced the awardwinners. Michael Kennedy won the Aaron Muroski Award. The award goes to an individual that is willing to do anything necessary to help the team. He is dependable, attends practices, works hard and willing to help other wrestlers. He is team leader, supports his teammates and an outstanding representative of the team and the school.
Dr. Frederick L. â€śFredâ€ť Hoover D.C. Jr., 81, of DuBois, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at his home.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1930 in Clearfield, the son of Frederick Logan Hoover, Sr. and Mildred (Walker) Hoover.
Dr. Hoover graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Agriculture and the Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.
He was very dedicated to his profession and helped many people at his practice, throughout his more than 55 years of service.
Dr. Hoover was protestant by faith.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys tennis lost 7-2 to DuBois in action Tuesday at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg won its two matches in doubles. At No. 1 doubles, the team of John Paul Allegretto and Mason Martonik won 8-1 over Aaron Lines and Zack Hopkins. Nate Field and Tommy Imbrogno won 8-6 over Micah Shaffer and Jeff Meinert at No. 2 doubles.
"John Paul Allegretto and Mason Martonik stayed undefeated in doubles," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. "They actually played very well. Nate and Tommy are undefeated in doubles too, they played really well."
WILCOX - The Johnsonburg junior high wrestlers were honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at The Dam Inn in Wilcox.
Junior high head coach Tim Raubenstrauch introduced the four wrestlers on the team this season. Cheyenne Copello was one of the wrestlers and Raubenstrauch said she was a leader on the team.
An area mother pleaded guilty in court Monday to stealing the identity of her own child, a minor, in order to open accounts with credit card, satellite television, and a variety of other companies and service providers.
Racheal Susan Weisner, 38, of Reynoldsville, entered a plea of guilty to the offense of identity theft during return day proceedings Monday at the Elk County Courthouse.
Jane G. Sorg, 89, of 561 Rock St., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born March 9, 1923 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Herman and Genevieve Mayer Gregory. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941.
On Oct. 12, 1948 in the St. Maryâ€™s Church, she married Paul J. Sorg, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1990.