March 25th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ April School of Dance presented the Dynamic Dance Competition Company (DDCC) Showcase on Sunday afternoon at ECCHS. The company, overseen by artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of Kane, performed a total of 15 pieces, including six solos. DDCC consists of 18 dancers ranging in age from 9-18 years old who are divided into three different companies. The group recently concluded their competition season.
Anthony â€śTonyâ€ť Joseph Marcolivio, 95, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2012 at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living in Kernersville, N.C.
Born in Ridgway on Feb. 9, 1917, he was one of seven children and the eldest son of the late Giuseppe and Michalina Marcolivio. Following graduation from Ridgway High School, he entered the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route carrier in Ridgway. On Jan. 21, 1942, he married his wife, Monica Joyce Largey. The two were married for 69 years until her death in 2011.
ST. MARYS â€“ From silver tap-dancing aliens to dancers perched atop a six-foot wall, such unique routines have consistently ranked among the judges' favorites during this year's competition season of the Dynamic Dance Competition Company, an 18-member troop from April School of Dance in St. Marys.
The group, overseen by artistic director Jennifer Blankenship of Kane, recently concluded their season, during which they brought home a myriad of top-place trophies.
With gas prices nearing or topping $4 per gallon across the country, the financial strain placed on individuals and small businesses alike is worsening. With the rising price of gasoline slowing the economic recovery of industries, the commercial transport industry has been among the hardest hit. Commercial transport companies are treading on uncertain ground as fuel prices threaten their bottom lines and squeeze their profit margins.
Colonel Charles â€śChuckâ€ť William Stover, Jr., 77, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Hospice House in Williamsburg, Va. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Peggy); his children, Brian, Chuck, and Margaret; his six brothers and sisters, Garold, Eudora, Karen, Bob, Cheryl, and John; and his grandchildren, Nathan, Rachel, Braxton, and Morgan.
Randall S. "Randy" Sicheri, age 58, of Route 219, Brockport, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 16, 1953, in DuBous, son of Henry and Donna Archibald Sicheri.
He was a member at Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, a member of the Brockway / Horton Township Lions Club; a lifetime member of the DuBois Area Jaycees; and was a member at the Horton Township Sportsmen's Club.
St. Marys softball pitcher Rachel Ginther had a perfect start to her season.
Ginther threw a perfect game against the Lady Elkers in an 18-0, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ginther struck out 11 of the 15 batters she faced and had a stretch of five strikeouts in a row from the second until the fourth innings.
"With Rachel throwing a perfect game, you can't ask for much more," St. Marys coach Manny Gerarge said. "It's a good way to start the season."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg Municipal Authority officials discussed enrolling in a demand response program with Senior Program Representative Mark Diodate of Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.out of Buffalo, N.Y. during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
Demand response programs offer incentives to users who volunteer to participate by temporarily reducing their electricity usage when demand could overrun supply.
WILCOX â€“ Wilcox resident Bailey Pretak has received word that she is now in the top 100 young women finalists in the Maurices Main Street Model Search, a clothing store chain that prefers to use regular women as their models.
The winner of the contest will be featured in store advertising and receive $7,500 to donate to a charity of her choice.
Pretak, 25, previously submitted photos and an essay, and needed to earn votes from the public in order to advance to this round.
Edward P. Eukon, 72, of 938 North Broad St., Ridgway, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
He was born April 4, 1939 in Ridgway, the son of the late John and Kathryn Eukon.
He married Barbara M. McAlee, who predeceased him on Sept. 25, 2009.
Mr. Eukon resided in Ridgway all of his life. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He was the meat manager at the Market Basket and he also worked at Carbide Graphite as a security guard. He enjoyed painting crafts for his grandchildren.