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August 11th, 2011

High power hunting rifle begins 3-day event at Rifle Club

August 12, 2011

The high power hunting rifle competition began Thursday at the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships held all this week at the club.
Mark Pharr (Round Rock, Texas) was Thursday's match winner in hunting rifle with a score of 34. William Zander (Houston, Texas) was second at 31 and Luke Johnson (Marysville) was third in the open category with a 30.

Elk County Fair continues

August 11, 2011

Members of April School of Dance performed to a sizable crowd Wednesday night at the George A. Swanson Memorial Stage at the Elk County Fairgrounds. The Fair continues today with the Compact Car & Truck Demolition Derby at the Al Dietz Memorial Track at 7 p.m. That event will be complemented by the talent show at the George A. Swanson Memorial Stage at 7 p.m. Other fun events in the evening include the watermelon eating contest at the Starr Pavilion, the Hershey contest in Exhibit Hall No. 1 at 7 p.m., the best Jell-O dessert contest at 8 p.m. in Exhibit Hall No.

Supervisors put trailer up for bid

August 11, 2011

BROCKPORT – The Horton Township Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of putting a trailer up for bid during Wednesday night's regular meeting.
"When we bought that paver it came with a trailer," said supervisor Dennis Thompson. "We actually don't need it, so we are going to try and put it up for bid."
The trailer will be put out for bid with a minimum bid of $2,000.
"We are going to put it up for bid because we don't need a second trailer," said chairman Jeff Johnson.

August 10th

Jo Ann K. Marche

August 10, 2011

Jo Ann K. Marche, 74, of 392 Brandy Camp Circle Ridgway died on Aug. 5, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
She was born on March 18, 1937 in Dagus Mines, daughter of the late Adam and Sophie Zuchowski Shutika.
She married James A. Marche Sr., who died on July 6, 2008.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp and enjoyed crocheting, collecting angels and atching Mother Angelica on EWTN.
She had been employed at Stackpole Carbon as a laborer in the oven room for 18 years. After her retirement, she worked at Long John Silvers in DuBois and Sylvania in St. Marys.

Peggy J. (Bugdon) Hankinson

August 10, 2011

Peggy J. (Bugdon) Hankinson, 78, DuBois, died in her sleep on Aug. 2, 2011.
She was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Portland Mills, the daughter of Ignacious and Mary Gere Bugdon. She lived and worked in the Ridgway area for many years. On Oct. 6, 1980, she married Woody Hankinson and moved to the Wilcox area. After her husband’s death, she lived in several locations, finally residing in DuBois.

Elk County Fair kicks off

August 10, 2011

The 2011 Elk County Fair kicked off Tuesday evening with the Opening Ceremonies which were attended by State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), Elk County Commissioners, various township supervisors and fair board personnel and volunteers. Next was the crowning of the Elk County Fair queen, junior queen and princess. This year there were 10 princess candidates, 15 junior queen candidates and five queen candidates.

August 9th

School district approves MOU for blended schools

August 10, 2011

The Ridgway Area School District approved a memorandum of understanding [MOU] for the Ridgway Virtual Academy during their regular school board meeting last night.
Superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien took the time to explain the importance of blended schools in the district.

Winstead-Severin sweeps NRA smallbore national championships

August 10, 2011

The NRA National Silhouette Championships completed action in the smallbore standard rifle event with a familiar face garnering the national championship.
Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) won the smallbore standard rifle national championship with a 3-day score of 113 (39-38-36). She also won the smallbore events in Ridgway last year.
Enrique Kuess Jr. (Laredo, Texas) was second overall in the aggregate with a total of 109 and Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) was third at 105.

Area competitors fare well at NRA championships

August 10, 2011

The NRA National Silhouette Championships concluded the smallbore section of the week in hunting rifle Tuesday at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) won the national championship in smallbore hunting rifle with a 3-day score of 108 (37-36-35). Enrique Kuess Jr. (Laredo, Texas) was second overall with a 106 and Kenneth M. Haupricht (Johnsonburg) finished third overall with a score of 102.

Aging bridge still a focal point

August 9, 2011

With the new Spring Creek Bridge now 10 years in the making, supervisors in Spring Creek Township are growing impatient as rising costs and state budget issues plague potential construction.
"That bridge is going to fall where it's going to fall unfortunately," said chairman Richard Wittman during a board meeting Monday night. Fellow supervisor Paul 'Ted' Bullers also was less than sympathetic and suggested that officials "put six-inch pipe across it and put 'condemned' on it."

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