February 23rd, 2015
Tim Klock has been attending the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous for 12 years. This year he started out teaching his son Elijah how to carve a wooden rose.
Klock pays attention to detail including the veins in the sepals (leaf-like structures directly under the flower) and the leaf if he puts one on that rose as well as an occasional thorn or two.
Ruth Mae Willow, 87, of Fox Manor in Kersey, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born Oct. 5, 1927 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Carl and Esther Stromdahl Saline.
On Oct. 18, 1945, she married LeRoy H. Willow, he preceded her in death June 5, 2005.
She had been a Kersey resident for nine years.
She was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church, and she was a member of the Ida Rebecca White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She retired from Elk County General Hospital in 1986.
College Basketball Weekend Roundup
Saturday February 21st, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
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CLARION â€“ It was a Hall of Fame evening for one of the most successful wrestling coaches not only in District 9, but in all of Pennsylvania.
Former Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber was inducted into the District 9 Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday night as a part of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships held at Tippin Gym on the campus of Clarion University.
Jenny Richards, VSO/assistant in Elk County's Veterans Affairs office, is retiring this Friday.
She has been on the job for five years for the county, and previously worked in the assessment office for four years.
"The best thing about this job is seeing how grateful the veterans are for every little thing we do," she said. "It's really impressive."
Norma Jean Fields, 84, of Route 219, Brockport, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Oct. 9, 1930 in Tonawanda, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Perry E. and Mary L. Provin Britton.
She was married to Horace A. â€śGabbyâ€ť Fields and he preceded her in death March 4, 2004.
Retired, she had been employed at St. Marys Powdered Metal Products for 25 years, and was a homemaker.
Norma was a member at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway. She enjoyed watching TV, especially soap operas and "The Big Bang Theory" as well as working crossword puzzles.
CLARION â€“ It was a successful weekend for area wrestlers as a total of six area grapplers will be going to the PIAA Northwest Regional Championship at the conclusion of the District 9 Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Clarion University.
For Ridgway, Bryce Barclay (106), Drew Baumgratz (120), Logen McClain (126), Ryan Geyer (195) and Troy Quail (220) qualified. Johnsonburg's Jake Zimmerman qualified at 132 pounds.
In what Elk County Veterans Affairs Director Leslie Neal calls a "step in the right direction," the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has now included non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a presumptive illness for blue water veterans serving during the Vietnam War.
The VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a veteranâ€™s qualifying military service, called "presumptive diseases."