September 17th, 2011
New York Times bestseller Immaculee Ilibagiza gave a powerful presentation in the Ridgway Area High School auditorium Thursday night recounting her personal experience of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Deacon Larry Caggeso opened the program introducing Immaculee.
Despite dropping the first set, Ridgway regrouped Thursday night to top St. Marys 3-1 (12-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-14) to move to 5-0 in regular season play.
â€śWe started off slow [Thursday] and St. Marys has some really nice hard hitters,â€ť said Ridgway head girls varsity volleyball coach Janet Redmond. â€śThey had some really good serves that really caught us off guard, we just couldnâ€™t return them.
â€śWe had some problems with that and we just didnâ€™t move.â€ť
Laurel Mill Golf Course in Ridgway hosted a 6-team golf match Thursday and Ridgway took home a 3-1 showing,
â€śOur girls continued their great play with a 3-1 record on the day,â€ť said Ridgway head girls golf coach Gary Gerber II.
Ridgway seniors Brittanei Neubert and Selena Scarnati continue to be near the top of the leaderboard after spending the last week trading medalist honors.
Neubert paced the Lady Elkers with 49 but medalist honors went to Savannah Brosky of Brockway, who made it to the clubhouse with 46. Scarnati carded a 54 for the day.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball lost 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-17) against Bradford in action at Johnsonburg Area High School Thursday night.
After winning the first set by a 25-10 score, Bradford scored the first two points of the second set before the Ramettes answered with two of their own, highlighted by a Chelsea Benson kill. The teams then alternated the next four points before Johnsonburg scored three of the next four to take a 7-5 lead.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg boys soccer lost 3-0 to Kane Thursday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
The Rams and Wolves played a fairly even first half with Kane holding just a 1-0 lead entering halftime.
In the second half, Kane scored with 15:30 and 6:14 remaining to ice the game away on a crisp night.
Nicole Kuleck, the new fourth-grade learning support and emotional support teacher at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School, is back in the district she grew up in.
â€śBeing a native of Ridgway, I graduated from the Ridgway Area School District,â€ť Kuleck said. â€śI love being a part of the Ridgway school district family.Â Working here has been something that I have dreamed about for a long time and I am so happy that it is now a dream come true.â€ť
MT. JEWETT â€“ A tornado in July 2003 toppled the midsection of the Kinzua Viaduct and virtually knocked out the area's major tourist attraction.
Mother Nature won this battle, but the ingenuity of man has overcome that setback with the construction of the Kinzua Sky Walk-- a pedestrian walkway built atop the very towers that once supported the historic Kinzua Bridge near Mt. Jewett.
John A. Yando, age 85, of Route 219, Brockport, died Sept. 14, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 4, 1926 in Ridgway, son of Peter and Mary Stowick Yando.
He married Helen Fischer, she preceded her in death on May 2, 1988.
John was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was a member of Holy Cross Church at Brandy Camp. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was retired but had been employed by several local coal companies including Doane and Tamburlin Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator.
Nellie A. Grieco, 100, of Packer Street, Williamsport, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Williamsport Home.
The first child of the late Carmen and Ralphela Capello Caruso, she was born Aug. 24, 1911 in Lock Haven.
She was the wife of Charles P. Grieco St. who preceded her on May 27, 1994. They were married in St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven on Oct. 26, 1935, and celebrated 58 years of marriage.
She attended Lock Haven schools and was employed as a bookkeeper before retiring to raise her family.
HARRISBURG â€“ After being shut out for the past two years, an Elk County resident was finally selected in this year's elk license drawing, which was held by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the main headquarters in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon. The drawing was originally scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 9, but was delayed due to flooding in the Harrisburg area.
As has been the case since the event was moved back to Harrisburg, the drawing was broadcast via live video feed on the Game Commission's website.