June 25th, 2012
ST. MARYS - A year-long investigation led by Troop C of the Pennsylvania State Police in conjunction with the United States Postal Service involving the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics in Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties resulted in the June 20 arrests of seven Elk County residents and one individual with local ties.
The Elk County Conservation District will enter into an agreement with the Sinnemahoning Cooperative Weed Management Area to focus an invasive and noxious weed management project primarily within the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
According to District Manager Steve Putt, the Bucktail Watershed Association obtained a grant through the federal government for the weed management project.
Putt noted that he has been working with the Bureau of Forestry, Pa. Game Commission and Sinnemahoning State Park for the past year.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg minor league baseball all-stars advanced in the District 10 Little League Tournament with a 43-4, 4-inning victory over Reyn-Sykes Monday night at Knothole Recreational Park.
Johnsonburg was able score runs at a fast clip, with 10 runs in the first, 16 in the second, 10 in the third and seven in the fourth.
Mary Grace Kriegish, 82, of 409 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 2, 1929 in Weedville, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Alice DeLullo.
She married Richard E. Kriegish on Jan. 3, 1948 in St. Joseph Church in Force. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1991.
Mrs. Kriegish resided in Johnsonburg since 1947. She graduated from Jay Township High School and from the Ora Jean Beauty School of Erie.
Richard H. Wagner, 57, of Ridgway died Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Ridgway.
He was born May 18, 1955 in Kittanning, a son of the late Frank J. and Iona (Bowser) Wagner. He was a 1973 graduate of Freeport High School. In 1977, he moved to Ridgway where he enjoyed living near the woods of Elk County. He was an avid hunter. He was a member of the Eldora Rod and Gun Club.
A fire early Saturday morning claimed the life of an 89-year-old Ridgway woman and destroyed a Center Street home.
A preliminary investigation has not yet determined the cause of the fire; however, officials are saying it is not suspected to be arson.
Just in time for Fatherâ€™s Day, the ninth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival was held last weekend in Avon, Ohio, known as the â€śDuct Tape Capital of the World.â€ť At the event, duct-tape lovers could find just about any kind of duct-tape creation, including clothing, parade floats, and sculptures. This yearâ€™s theme, â€śDuck Tape on Safari,â€ť celebrated the Duck Tape brand by hosting a scavenger hunt, an arts and crafts tent to create safari gear, a parade and a free animal show by a local animal expert.
Mary E. â€śBettyâ€ť McAlee, 92, of The Lutheran Home, Kane, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the home after a short illness.
She was born March 17, 1920 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Jonah and Annie (Williams) Davies.
On July 15, 1941, she married Peter â€śWootsâ€ť McAlee. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1999.
Stephan Hoyt Stump, 41, of Rose St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday, June, 21, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian of Pittsburgh following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1971 in Ridgway, the son of Clifford Stump and Barbara (Redmond) Kronenwetter.
Stephan was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1989, and attended Penn State main campus for several years. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg, spending some time in DuBois, the Poconos and State College.
Richard Taylor, 62, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 22, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 11, 1950, in Tyler, the son of Richard and Pearl Taylor. He was a member of the Ridgway American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Taylor Griffith; four children, Trisha VanAlstine, Holly VanAlstine, Ed Griffith, and Richard Griffith; 14 grandchildren; and by a sister, Margaret Salvage of North Carolina.
He was predeceased by a brother, Bob Taylor.