February 4th, 2013
A Ridgway man already sentenced to state prison for a rash of camp burglaries that occurred throughout the most remote corners of Elk, McKean and Cameron counties in 2010 and 2011 was sentenced to an additional 16 to 40 years in state prison in Elk County Court on Monday on charges of theft and firearms possession.
Joanne T. Wendel, 69, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of Newton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 13, 1943 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Rosa Turcotte Meyer.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1961 and a graduate of the Clearfield School of Nursing. She worked for many years in healthcare and also worked in landscaping.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed gardening, crafts and rock ‚Äėn roll music. She also loved her cats.
Rose Mary ‚ÄúRosie‚ÄĚ Brunner, 90, a resident of St. John‚Äôs Specialty Care Center in Mars for the past five months and formerly of 301 Erie Ave. and Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Farrell Duffy. On Oct. 5, 1953 in the St. Leo‚Äôs Church in Ridgway, she married James F. Brunner, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.
JOHNSONBURG ‚Äď The Johnsonburg Rams (17-1) had little trouble Monday as they toppled DuBois Central Catholic (10-11) 75-48 in an Allegheny Mountain League [AML] crossover game.
The Rams were led by juniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson as each scored 17 points in the victory. Seniors Quinn Luhr and Kyle Sheldon followed with 12 and 11 points, respectively, and senior Mitchell Holmberg chipped in eight in the 27-point win.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 48-20 to Brockway in action Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The hour was 7:28 a.m., and right on time, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his humble abode to the thrill of what the members of his Inner Circle predicted to be a record crowd that had been patiently awaiting his prognostication for hours in the single-digit, below-zero-wind-chill temperatures they'd been battling all night.
JOHNSONBURG ‚Äď The Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held a workshop Thursday night to review the current and upcoming budget.
Pauline E. Smith, 69, formerly of 521 West Main St., Ridgway, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the DuBois Village.
She was born March 16, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Virginia Bush.
She was married to the late H.O. Kenneth Smith, the former postmaster in St. Marys.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and had been the Ridgway Township Tax Collector for 18 years, retiring in 2001.
Sidney D. Himes, 46, of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at a friend's home in Kane.
Born April 23, 1966 in St. Marys to the late Bernard W. and Julia C. (Rider) Himes, Sidney was a farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and was an avid artist.
Sidney is survived by three brothers, Harvey Himes of Ridgway, Clarence Himes of Johnsonburg, and David Himes of Johnsonburg; a sister, Alberta Short of Genesee, N.Y.; an aunt, Mary Ellen and her husband Glenn Hess of Bradford; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚Äď Live from Gobbler's Knob... Punxsy Phil does not see his shadow and reports an early spring!