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October 24th, 2011

Johnsonburg forfeits Curwensville football game

October 24, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams (0-9) will forfeit their second game in a row Friday due to injuries and a low number of healthy players on the football team's roster.
"We're forfeiting against Curwensville (7-2)," Johnsonburg head varsity football coach Jesse Schreiber confirmed Monday afternoon. "We're not going to be able to play this week because we're still banged up and have some players who haven't been [medically] cleared yet."

Jean L. Nichols

October 24, 2011

Jean L. Nichols, age 62, of 6272 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died early Monday morning, Oct. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Frank Robert and Helen L. (Milsom) Dahlquist.
She married Ronald J. Nichols on Nov. 22, 1998, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a 1967 graduate of the Ridgway Area High School.
She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the V.F.W., the American Legion Post No. 208, the Elks, and the Eagles, all in Ridgway. She had been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 21 years.

October 23rd

Shamrocks lose in title game

October 23, 2011

DuBOIS – The Johnsonburg Shamrocks finished as the runner-up in the CPYFL junior varsity division this season after the DuBois Panthers won the title game 13-0 over the Shamrocks Saturday afternoon at Mansell Stadium in DuBois.
“I’m proud of all the kids,” Johnsonburg coach Bill Dilley said. “They’ve all worked hard. Since the end of July, we’ve been working hard. We’re proud of them.”

Student attends wildlife leadership academy

October 23, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Area High School senior Michael Kennedy was selected as one of 20 students across the state to attend a wildlife leadership academy this past summer.
The intensive one-week Wildlife Leadership Academy located in Ligonier is part of the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education. Selected students are chosen to attend one of three field schools to learn about the ruffed grouse, whitetail deer or brook trout.

October 21st

Elkers down Kane

October 21, 2011

KANE – Ridgway and Kane were submerged in a muddy defensive stalemate in the first half.
The Elkers used a timely long run and a long drive to emerge with the win.
Ridgway used 14 second-half points which were the only points of the game as the Elkers won 14-0 over Kane Friday night at Paul R. Miller Stadium.
"I'm proud of the kids," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "Our offensive and defensive lines came to play."

Groundbreaking ceremony held for future Dickinson facility

October 21, 2011

Dickinson Center, Inc. [DCI], formerly Dickinson Mental Health Center, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for their new facility along Servidea Drive atop Boot Jack Hill.
The new facility will consolidate 10 distinct site- and community-based programs into a 28,200-square-foot facility and will house approximately 100 full- and part-time employees.

October 20th

Ramettes down St. Marys

October 20, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Ramettes volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 3-0 setback Thursday on Senior Night for St. Marys Area.
The Lady Dutch seniors along with their parents were recognized in pre-match ceremonies.
The Ramettes won the first set by a 25-19 margin. They took the second set 25-22 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.
“I can’t be disappointed with the loss,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt.
“Overall we did well. The six seniors all did well tonight,” said Vogt.

Donachy found guilty of murder in Challingsworth case

October 20, 2011

Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys, has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.

Animal cruelty case under investigation

October 20, 2011

LAKE CITY – The Elk County Humane Society reports investigating an act of animal cruelty that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Lake City, Spring Creek Township, Elk County, when a male brindle-colored pit bull dog was discovered shot in the shoulder at close range with a shotgun.
The dog was found on private property in the Lake City area with a large wound in his right shoulder.

Municipal authority increases water sales to drilling operator

October 20, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – As of Tuesday afternoon, the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority began selling 300,000 gallons of water per day to the Hunt Marcellus Operating Company.
The municipal authority began selling 157,000 gallons of water per day to Hunt on Aug. 22 for $8 per 1,000 gallons.
The sale of 300,000 gallons per day was permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] on Oct. 3.
According to chairman Eric Poague, a 15-million gallon pond situated on top of the hill at the grange location will provide Hunt with a steady supply of water.

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