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August 30th, 2012

Benefit concert for F.I.R.S.T. foundation scheduled for Saturday

August 31, 2012

WILCOX – Bailey Pretak and friends will present “Release the Butterfly”, a concert to benefit the Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Area High School Auditorium. 
The concert is free of charge, but a free-will offering will be taken and all proceeds go to the F.I.R.S.T. foundation to fund research and publicity.  This weekend’s concert will feature inspirational music by dancers and singers who will tell a story of those who have Ichthyosis.

David L. “Keppy” Kephart

August 31, 2012

David L. “Keppy” Kephart, 68, of 139 Lynch Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born October 7, 1943 in Clearfield, son of the late Robert D. and Mary Vena Landsberry Kephart.
On September 23, 1995 in St. Marys, he married Patricia A. Breindel, who survives.

Polaski returns for Johnsonburg cross country

August 30, 2012

Kathryn Polaski will return to the Johnsonburg cross country team this season as its lone member at season’s start.
Johnsonburg coach Eric Lowry is happy to be able to see Polaski run with Johnsonburg cross country.
“Just to be able to see her finish her career out will be good enough,” Lowry said. “She’s doing fine, I’m just hoping to give her a chance to qualify and go to states these next two years, that’s really the big thing.”
Lowry said Polaski has a chance to be a state qualifier this season if she can have a strong season.

Ridgway football full of new faces for new season

August 30, 2012

After a 6-4 season in 2011, Ridgway football comes into the new season hopeful after losing 15 seniors to graduation last year.
To offset the loss of 15 seniors, Ridgway has 16 sophomores coming up to the team this year.
“It’s a great group of kids and we lost a lot last year with our 15 seniors that we graduated,” Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. “We definitely have a great group of sophomores coming up through the system. The future looks bright for the football program.”

Johnsonburg football team hoping for turnaround in 2012

August 30, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – After a winless 2011 season, second-year head coach Jesse Schreiber and the Johnsonburg Rams are looking to turn the page in what they hope will be a successful year on the football field.
The Rams came close last season; they nearly defeated Cameron County on the road but succumbed in overtime. At the end of the season, they found themselves in a tight game against Keystone but a second half letdown expunged the team to a winless season. Some forfeit losses also plagued the team.
But a year later and a year wiser, Schreiber said he looks to build on lessons learned.

August 29th

Son testifies against father in Milliard preliminary hearing

August 29, 2012

The preliminary hearing for Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, charged in connection with two area arsons as well as the attempted murder of a Ridgway man, resulted in those charges being upheld by District Judge George A. "Tony" King in Elk County Court on Wednesday.

Joseph Martin Fannin

August 29, 2012

Joseph Martin Fannin, 69, of Ulster Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at his residence.
He was born October 26, 1942, in Ridgway, the son of the late Thomas J. and Della A. Johnson Fannin.
On February 13, 1965, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Marguerite (Peggy) Feldbauer, who survives.

Breaking News - Kane, PA evacuation Butane Spill Evacuation

August 29, 2012

An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.

August 28th

Defendants in drug bust waive hearings

August 28, 2012

Seven Elk County residents and one individual with local ties, all charged with offenses relating to the operation of a Jefferson County-based drug trafficking ring, waived their preliminary hearings in District Judge Mark Jacob's courtroom on Tuesday.

Stream monitoring project rolls along

August 28, 2012

Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine of the Elk County Conservation District updated officials on the status of the Elk County Monitoring Project during Monday night's regular meeting.
"Much time was spent this summer getting systems up and running and projecting data to the internet," Bonfardine said.
The monitoring project is designed to keep track of stream conditions in the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling activity by measuring the temperature, flow and conductivity in each stream.
According to Bonfardine, seven of the 11 satellite telemetry systems are online and running.

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