March 13th, 2013
Congratulations to Ridgway Band members Marianne Aboussou and Ben Thompson.
They were selected to and participated in theÂ Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region 2 Honor Band whichÂ was held at Meadville Area High School with Cochranton High Schoolâ€™s Band Director Carl Miller and Meadvilleâ€™s Band Director Jill Manning co-hosting the festival.Â The students rehearsed with the Guest Director, Dr. Adam F. Brennan, during the day Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8 and gave a performance for the public onÂ Saturday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m.
The Ridgway Area School District continues to prepare for the upcoming budget for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Ridgway Area School District school board approved the proposed cooperative sports agreements with Johnsonburg discussed last week during their regular school board meeting Wednesday night at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The vote passed 7-0 in favor of the proposed co-op agreements.
WINGATE â€“ A Kyle Sheldon 3-point play helped the Rams get by Smethport in the district semifinals.
The front end of a Sheldon 3-point play Tuesday night has the Rams set for a rematch.
Johnsonburg would take the lead on Sheldon's hoop and hang on for a 54-49 win over District 5 champion Shade Tuesday night in the second round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball playoffs held at Bald Eagle Area High School.
"We were lucky to come out of here with a win. Like I said, it could have went either way," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said.
CLARION â€“Â Lincoln Park Charter spoiled the Ridgway Elkers' state playoff run for the second year in a row Tuesday with a 51-34 victory to advance to the Class A quarterfinals.
Ridgway last season advanced to the semifinal round before losing 65-46 March 20, 2012 to the Leopards.
"Our team played hard but after giving it everything they had and losing, they're hurting right now," Ridgway boys varsity basketball coach Anthony Allegretto said following the loss. "The first half went really well for us and our defense was doing very well. They played their hearts out and left it on the floor."
The Elk County Salary Board on Friday approved a 3 percent salary increase to all non-union employees.
Area residents are the recipients of a recent mass mailing for the 2013 Ridgway YMCA Healthy Communities Campaign.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Borough of Johnsonburg may soon have its own website.
During Monday afternoon's regular council meeting Johnsonburg resident Stephanie Carnessali proposed the idea to create a website showcasing events, announcements and other general information for the public.
Margaret J. Reynolds, 66, of 120 Fraley St., passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born July 14, 1946, in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Melva Roades Seth Sr.
Mrs. Reynolds had worked as an aide at the Lutheran Home at Kane. Prior to that, she had been employed by Sylvania and the former Kane Diner.
She was a member of the Kane VFW Lodge #1132, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie # 307, and had belonged to the former Moose Club in Kane.
CW2 Charlie Morgan, 48, of the New Hampshire National Guard passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends at the time of her passing. She lived in New Durham, N.H. with her wife Karen and daughter Casey Elena. Charlie was a veteran who deployed to Kuwait in 2010 and received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work as the Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor. She was a board member of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Outserve who fought tirelessly for marriage equality and human rights.