June 8th, 2012
The Elk County Historical Society will once again be hosting their Annual Strawberry Festival this Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 109 Center St. in Ridgway.
According to Society Director Mary Kalinowski, last year's festival was such a success the Historical Society sold out of strawberries before the close of the event.
This year an additional 20 quarts of strawberries from Valley Farm Markets of Weedville has been ordered to ensure all patrons enjoy a jumbo-size strawberry shortcake.
ST. MARYS â€“ A number of area students headed off to college or other postsecondary education will have some help thanks to scholarships awarded through the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF).
Students from Elk County and the surrounding area were awarded 87 scholarships totaling over $100,600 through the foundation, which helps individuals and groups achieve their philanthropic goals by assisting with the creation of endowments and other funding, and then awarding that funding locally to individuals, nonprofit organizations and others.
Marcy M. Hodgdon, 39 of 213 Faries Street, Wilcox died on Thursday,
June 7, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on May 19, 1973 in Ridgway, daughter of Kenneth and Joyce Oertly Finn of Wilcox.
She married William J. Hodgdon on July 20, 2006. He survives.
Mrs. Hodgdon resided in Wilcox area all her life.
She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1991. She was Lutheran by faith and was a caring and thoughtful person who's children were the love of her life. She also loved animals, Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Helen E. Manno, 83, of Muhlenberg Township passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 in her residence.
Helen was married to the late Joseph T. Manno who passed away Aug. 3, 2001. Helen was born June 7, 1929 in Owl's Nest, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Martha A. (Smith) Woodford. Helen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shillington.
Surviving are four children, John T. Manno of Union City, S. Diane Bestor of Butler, Madalene H. Manno of Provo, Utah and Thomas A. Manno of Muhlenberg Township.
She was predeceased by a son, David B. Manno, who passed away January 2000.
INDIANA â€“Â The Neshannock Lancers may have had more fans in the stands and around the field at Thursday afternoon's quarterfinal contest at the White Township Recreation Complex in Indiana, but the Elk County Catholic Crusader squad made enough noise both on and off the field to keep the momentum in their favor as they pulled off a 4-3 victory to advance to the PIAA Class A baseball championship semifinals.
Jack Herzing went the distance on the mound for the Crusaders, giving up three hits, walking two, and striking out seven.
Following a complaint from a Ridgway Township resident, the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority will be updating their website [www.rtmawater.com] detailing the full terms and conditions associated with a resident's water bill.
Township resident Rob Rakieski attended Thursday night's municipal authority seeking answers as to why he was charged a $15 fee on top of a 5-percent late fee charge.
ST. MARYS â€“ Current and former students of April School of Dance are showcasing a wide array of performances during the school's 20th annual review, "Deja Vu." This year also marks the 30th year of teaching for April Cush, dance school owner.
The 2.5-hour show, with a 10-minute intermission, will take place tonight and Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. inside the St. Marys Area High School auditorium. Advance tickets, priced lower than those sold at the show, are available at The Village Peddler on Erie Avenue in St. Marys and Cliffe's in Ridgway.
Tammy Jo Feldman, age 44, of Newphane, N.Y., died June 1, 2012.
She was born Oct. 13, 1967 in Jamestown, N.Y., daughter of Ralph and Patricia Feldman.
Tammy was loved very much and will be dearly missed by all she left behind.
Nathan E. "Ed" Bean, 76, of Harborcreek Township, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
He was born in Erie, Oct. 1, 1935, a son of the late Carl and Eileen Hall Bean.
Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a master plumber and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 47. He was a Cleveland Indians and Penn State football fan, a member of Carl Neff Post 571 and a Civil War and World War II buff. He also coached Bay City Football and Harborcreek Little League and was active with Boy Scout Troop 151. He enjoyed John Deere tractors.
The 2nd Annual Georgia L. Piccirillo "Go Strong for Georgia" Memorial Bike/Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 9 at the trailhead of the Rails to Trails in Ridgway.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the trail. Participants will bike, run or walk their own distance as this is a free, non-timed event.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the trailhead, located at the corner of Water Street and Center Street in Ridgway; the event will start at 10:30 a.m.