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December 5th

Connelly takes the reins as school board president

December 6, 2011

The Ridgway Area School District Board of Directors held a reorganizational meeting in the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School Library prior to their regular meeting Monday night.
Board member Lisa Connelly was elected as board president.
Board member William Seely nominated Gloria Almquist-Shull and Lucy Bobby for president, all of which respectfully declined the nomination.
"Thank you, but I wish to decline," Almquist-Shull said. "I am away in the winter and I don't feel I could do the job justice, but thank you for the nomination."

Fitness Instructor dedicating herself to better the community

December 6, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg native Laura Lechien has chosen to dedicate her time in order to better the community.
Lechien teaches an Aero/tone fitness class at the Johnsonburg Community Center where all proceeds are donated to the community center.
“I don’t get anything out of it. Members have to pay a membership fee to the building,” Lechien said. “I am blessed with a good job, so I decided I would do this to give back to the community.”

Thomas G. Schreiber

December 6, 2011

Thomas G. Schreiber, 69, of 1127 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at the Christ the King Manor in DuBois as a result of an automobile accident that occurred on Nov. 14, 2011.
He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in St. Marys, son of the late Ambrose and Bertha Brem Schreiber. On July 18, 1970, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, he married Connie M. Lorenzini and she survives.

Andrew Luke

December 6, 2011

Andrew Luke, age 70, formerly of Brockport, more currently a resident at Jefferson Court in Brookville. died Dec. 3, 2011 at Brookville Hospital.
He was born July 31, 1941 in Crenshaw to Henry and Matilda Zamboni Luke.
Andy attended St. Tobias in Brockway. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as playing board games and cards.
He is survived by one sister, Carol A. Connacher of Brockport, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Frank, Larry and James Luke.

December 4th

Johnsonburg honors football teams with banquet

December 5, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg football honored the varsity and junior high football teams during a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Jesse Schreiber expressed his apprecation to the administration for giving him the chance to coach the players and the gridiron boosters for their help. He also acknowledged the junior high coaches for their work in restarting that program.

Design studio opening in Ridgway

December 5, 2011

Karen Marzella is a Residential Planner who is set to open her design studio, Casual Elegance, Interiors by Karen located at The Shop on Main in Ridgway.
Marzella is a trained and certified Residential Planner from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
“After being approached by members of the Co-op at The Shop on Main, I came to realize the benefits a showroom would offer to me, my clients and the community,” Marzella said. “The downtown people were so encouraging of me and my dream. And I couldn’t have done this without the support of my friends and family.”

December 2nd

Elkers celebrate season with banquet

December 3, 2011

The Ridgway football team celebrated its season with a banquet Friday night at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
The team finished with a 6-4 record this season.
“This season started as a season of ‘What ifs’ and ended in a season of prominence,” Ridgway varsity football head coach Mark Heindl said. “We started at Edinboro where we implemented a new offense, the Wing-T. By the end of the weekend, you saw the results as the season went on. From the second half on, you saw what these kids did. We never looked back.

Paladino holds seat as school board president

December 3, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held their annual reorganizational meeting Thursday night before the regular meeting.
Board president Robert Paladino was unanimously approved to serve another one-year term as board president. Paladino has served on the school board for over 20 years.
Richard Warmbrodt will remain in his current seat as vice president and serve another one-year term.
Newly-elected board member Todd Fannin sat in for his first board meeting Thursday night.

A look inside the Crossroads program

December 3, 2011

ST. MARYS – For the past 11 years, area students requiring specialized care due to a mental health diagnosis have been utilizing the Crossroads Partial Hospitalization day treatment program, which offers a combination of group, individual and/or family therapy, academic support and medication management.
Now situated inside their new facility located on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, the program serves students from seven area school districts ranging in age from 11-18 years old.

Lorene M. Rudolph

December 2, 2011

Lorene M. Rudolph, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of 104 Julia St., died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 following a three-year illness.
Rudolph was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Collbran, Ala., daughter of the late Daniel T. and Allie A. Tucker Pritchett.
On Sept. 8, 1945, she married Edward W. Rudolph, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2006.
As a child, Lorene attended Tucker Chapel School in Ft. Payne, Ala. She had been a resident of Johnsonburg since 1945 and was employed by GTE Sylvania of St. Marys for 10 years.

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