June 26th, 2012
Although the gypsy moth population did not turn out to be as much of a problem as predicted, another caterpillar has already begun to wreak havoc in Elk County.
During Monday night's Elk County Conservation District Board of Director's meeting, Toby Herzing of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reported receiving numerous calls from farmers worried about a little green and brown worm that was ravaging their hay fields.
The Ridgway baseball major league division all-stars hosted DuBois in its first District 10 Little League tournament game as DuBois won 20-2 in four innings over Ridgway at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
DuBois left little doubt in the outcome after a 14-run first inning. Center fielder Kolby Ho and second baseman Mitchell Ferra walked to start the game. First baseman Daron Walker singled to load the bases and shortstop Peter Foradora walked to plate Ho for the game's first run.
ST. MARYS - A year-long investigation led by Troop C of the Pennsylvania State Police in conjunction with the United States Postal Service involving the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics in Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties resulted in the June 20 arrests of seven Elk County residents and one individual with local ties.
The Elk County Conservation District will enter into an agreement with the Sinnemahoning Cooperative Weed Management Area to focus an invasive and noxious weed management project primarily within the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
According to District Manager Steve Putt, the Bucktail Watershed Association obtained a grant through the federal government for the weed management project.
Putt noted that he has been working with the Bureau of Forestry, Pa. Game Commission and Sinnemahoning State Park for the past year.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg minor league baseball all-stars advanced in the District 10 Little League Tournament with a 43-4, 4-inning victory over Reyn-Sykes Monday night at Knothole Recreational Park.
Johnsonburg was able score runs at a fast clip, with 10 runs in the first, 16 in the second, 10 in the third and seven in the fourth.
Mary Grace Kriegish, 82, of 409 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 2, 1929 in Weedville, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Alice DeLullo.
She married Richard E. Kriegish on Jan. 3, 1948 in St. Joseph Church in Force. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1991.
Mrs. Kriegish resided in Johnsonburg since 1947. She graduated from Jay Township High School and from the Ora Jean Beauty School of Erie.
Richard H. Wagner, 57, of Ridgway died Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Ridgway.
He was born May 18, 1955 in Kittanning, a son of the late Frank J. and Iona (Bowser) Wagner. He was a 1973 graduate of Freeport High School. In 1977, he moved to Ridgway where he enjoyed living near the woods of Elk County. He was an avid hunter. He was a member of the Eldora Rod and Gun Club.
A fire early Saturday morning claimed the life of an 89-year-old Ridgway woman and destroyed a Center Street home.
A preliminary investigation has not yet determined the cause of the fire; however, officials are saying it is not suspected to be arson.
Just in time for Fatherâ€™s Day, the ninth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival was held last weekend in Avon, Ohio, known as the â€śDuct Tape Capital of the World.â€ť At the event, duct-tape lovers could find just about any kind of duct-tape creation, including clothing, parade floats, and sculptures. This yearâ€™s theme, â€śDuck Tape on Safari,â€ť celebrated the Duck Tape brand by hosting a scavenger hunt, an arts and crafts tent to create safari gear, a parade and a free animal show by a local animal expert.
Mary E. â€śBettyâ€ť McAlee, 92, of The Lutheran Home, Kane, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the home after a short illness.
She was born March 17, 1920 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Jonah and Annie (Williams) Davies.
On July 15, 1941, she married Peter â€śWootsâ€ť McAlee. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1999.