March 4th, 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With his 100th win and runner-up finish at the recent district competition in the books, Johnsonburg senior grappler Max Zimmerman is looking for further improvement as he heads into the regional competition today at Sharon.
Despite eclipsing the 100-win plateau in February, Zimmerman came into the sport relatively late.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The season of accomplishments keeps rolling for Johnsonburg senior Jesse Wolfe.
First was his 100th win, then his first district title. Now a first trip to Hershey could be within his grasp by Saturdayâ€™s end.
Jesse Wolfe joined the 100-win club in the final bout of a 5-0 performance at the Coudersport Duals on Jan. 8. He then followed up with his first district title last Saturday at 125 pounds, a 3-0 decision over Mike Bauer of Clarion. It was Wolfeâ€™s second win over Bauer this season.
SueEllen M. Paladino, 49, of 825 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
She was born on Sept. 28, 1961 in Stroudsburg, daughter of Harry and the late Mary Ellen Gilliland Lloyd.
She married Robert J. Paladino on June 25, 1983 in St. Luke's Church, Stroudsburg, who survives.
Cheyney D. â€śDukeâ€ť Mitchell, 43, of 507 Willard St., Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital in Altoona.
He was born on June 15, 1967 in Ridgway, the son of the late Samuel and Patricia Russell Mitchell.
Duke was a lifelong Ridgway resident. He was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. and he had been employed at Sylvania. He enjoyed video games and electrical gadgets.
Harold L. "Whitey" Leonberg, 77, of 185 Larch Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Zelienople, a son of the late Harold and Stella May Brandstetter Leonberg.
On Feb. 8, 1962 in St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, he married Dorothy Buerk Leonberg, who survives.
Delbert Gale (Slim) Summerville died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at the Meritus Medical Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1922 in New Kensington, he spent most of his early years in Ridgway. He was the son of the late William Royd Summerville and Matilda McElroy Summerville.
Paul Samuel Thomas, age 85, a resident at Parkside Elder Care in Brockway, died Feb. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born March 15, 1925, in Ridgway, son of Samuel P. and Twila Stewart Thomas
A protestant by faith, Paul enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with cars. He was a licensed electrician and inspector; a certified carpenter; a supervisor for Boni Candy Company servicing out of Brockport. His family was the owners of the Dodge and Plymouth Garages in DuBois and Ridgway. He also performed towing services for the surrounding areas.
CLARION â€“ Ridgway finished with three district champions and Jesse Wolfe claimed his first for the Johnsonburg Rams at the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Clarion University.
Ridgway wrestling will send six to the Northwest Regional Championship and Johnsonburg will send two. The Elkers finished second in the team score with 145 points. Johnsonburg was 11th with 47 points. Brookville was the team winner with 197.5 team points.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the District 9-A Tournament with a thrilling 55-52 victory over the Coudersport Falcons on Saturday night at the Aaron J. Straub Gym at Elk Catholic.
The Crusaders tied the game at 47-all on a Tyler Herzing trey with 17 seconds left in regulation. The Elk County defense then prevented the Falcons from getting a good shot off, thus forcing the game into overtime. In the overtime period the Crusaders outscored the Falcons 8-5 (six by Pearsall and two by Simons) to lock up the win and advance on in the playoffs.
Betty F. Nelson, 85, formerly of Wilcox, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Raymond F. and Margaret Eleden Fleming.Â On July 14, 1958, in Arlington, Va., she married James F. Nelson who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson, a homemaker, had worked at Stackpole.Â She also had been employed as a cook at the former Cherryâ€™s Restaurant in Johnsonburg.
She was a past member of the Wilcox American Legion Auxiliary and had served as a Sunday School teacher at the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.