October 16th, 2011
Ridgwayâ€™s quartet of seniors won 4-0 over Curwensville Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The seniors are Ryan McClelland, Tad Pierce, Kyle Kinkead and Greg Paige.
â€śThe seniors, I couldnâ€™t be prouder of them,â€ť Ridgway coach John Ogden said. â€śRyan, he just came on this year and he picked it up right away. Itâ€™s been a blast and when you talk about leaders, those are the kind of leaders you want on your team. Itâ€™s nice to see them finish with a better season than theyâ€™ve been accustomed to. Itâ€™s a good group of kids.â€ť
Mistakes hurt Curwensville in the first half.
Elker mistakes and Alex Holland put Curwensville ahead for good in the second half.
Holland rushed for 391 yards on 48 carries as Curwensville scored 28 unanswered points for a 36-16 victory over Ridgway Friday night on a muddy Memorial Field.
Pauline M. Neubert, 97, a resident of The Caring Place in Franklin, passed away Oct. 13, 2011, at her residence.
She was born June 7, 1914, in Johnsonburg, the daughter of Vincent and Leonoria Walcak Zawatski. On Oct. 15, 1949, she married Hilary F. Neubert, he predeceased her on April 3, 1974. Mrs. Neubert had recently moved to Franklin from Ridgway, where she had been a resident for 60 years. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed bingo, baseball, puzzles and helping others.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The visiting Kane Wolves (4-3) rode the momentum of four touchdowns Friday night from junior running back Jonah Smith to drop winless Johnsonburg (0-7), 42-7.
After a tight 7-7 game in the first quarter which saw Smith score his first touchdown of the night, Kane mounted a furious offensive attack to score four times in just under six minutes in the second quarter.
Always sisters, now a part of each other.
Maria Savino, sister of Frances DiIulio (aka Chickie), donated her kidney to save her sisterâ€™s life in April 2011. Savino was an absolute perfect match for her sister.Â
In quoting Helen Keller, Savino says, â€śThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.â€ť
An expert forensic DNA scientist testified on Thursday, during day four of the homicide trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, who is charged in the April 5 or 6, 1999 death of Irene Challingsworth, a St. Marys beautician. The trial is being held at the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway.
Pennsylvania State Police Forensic DNA Scientist Alex Glessner, employed for the past 10 years at the PSP Greensburg lab, provided extensive information on DNA profiling pertinent in the case.
Former St. Marys City Police Sergeant John Lovett and Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Dave Ray recollected the details of the Irene Challingsworth homicide on Thursday during the trial of Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys. Donachy is charged in the April 5- 6, 1999 rape and murder of the 57-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A jury of Butler County residents listened to the officers' testimony during the fourth day of the 10-day trial being held at the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway.
WILCOX â€“ The Art on the Edge first ever Artisan Trail Open House will be held this weekend. The event kicks off Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at The Winery at Wilcox. The event runs through Sunday, Oct. 16.
Ridgway volleyball lost 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-23) to Bradford Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The changes to the bus route schedule at the Johnsonburg Area School District continue to frustrate parents, following a Transportation Committee meeting held on Oct. 4 board members voted against making any changes to the bus route despite a large number of concerned parents.
Concerned parent Rocco DeFranco attended Thursday night's school board meeting for an update on the matter.