April 10th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The first year of a cooperative sports agreement between Johnsonburg and Ridgway for softball has thus far proven fruitful with a handful of wins to start the season.
Martha Jane Livingston, 94, of Palm Coast, Fla., died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Flagler Pines Nursing Home, Bunnell, Fla.
Mrs. Livingston, a resident of Palm Coast since 2008 coming from Leigh Acres, Fla., was born in Ridgway on Dec. 18, 1919, a daughter of the late Daniel Irving and Anna Zwald Law.
She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed caring for her husband and family. She loved to cook, bake, sew and read.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The numbers keep growing for Johnsonburg track and field and so does the success.
Johnsonburg heads into the 2014 season off a season which saw the teams improve.
Johnsonburg varsity head coach Rene Wenner said around 50 are out for the varsity squads with near 40 on the junior high teams. Wenner said she has been pleased with the consistently growing numbers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys tennis features a mix of new and returning players entering the 2014 season.
The Rams have just six players on the team as of the preseason. Nate Field, Tyler Martonik and Mason Walters are the returning players on the team while Brenden Dauber, Pranay Medapally and Zane Hodgdon are newcomers.
A "Teal Ribbon Campaign" is in full swing this month as CAPSEA, Inc. (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse) aims to increase sexual assault awareness.
"We're targeting the younger population," said CAPSEA executive director Billie Jo Weyant. "We as adult community members need to spread more awareness."
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, area residents are able to purchase a paper "Teal Ribbon" at various locations for a $1 donation to CAPSEA.
JAMES CITY â€“ Highland Township has received more support in its fight against a proposed injection well for the disposal of drilling waste fluids.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners and the Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors both are backing Highland in a battle that could wind up in a courtroom.
County Commissioners June Sorg, Janis Kemmer and Daniel Freeburg said in a letter they "confirm our opposition to the creation and usage of disposal injection wells within the borders of Elk County."
Deborah D. Moriarity, 49, of 372 Grant St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 29, 1964 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Brown Moriarity.
Deb was a graduate of SMAHS and had been employed at Eastern Sintered Alloys, where she worked for more than 15 years.Â She enjoyed drawing, going for walks, and her pets. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children.
During the regular meeting of the Ridgway Area School Board of Directors, finance manager Brent Rhoads, along with Donna Sidelinger, presented information to the board concerning the 2014-15 budget, which is still in the preliminary stages.
Rhoads presented a possible budget which included a one-mill tax increase for next year, giving the district the potential to raise $89,500 in revenue. The current preliminary budget will see $12,460,506 in revenue with expenditures clocking in at $12,676,308, running the district a $215,802 deficit.
Beth Sweeney Kuttler, 53, died March 20, 2014, surrounded by family on the first day of spring 2014 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Beth was born to the late Eugene and Georgia Sweeney in St. Marys, on Feb. 1, 1961.
Robert E. Austin Jr., 74, of Rockport, Texas, died Friday, March 28, 2014 after a lengthy illness.
Robert was born in Reynoldsville on March 10, 1940 to the late Robert E. and Elizabeth I. (Brochey) Austin, both from Pennsylvania.
Robert worked in construction, was a member of the National Guard, enjoyed sports (especially basketball), and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Robert called several states home, including Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, and Texas, where he spent his final years.