April 28th, 2011
Walter B. "Ben" Ishman, 79, of 12783 Route 948 in Highland, died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1932 in Sackett, he was the son of Walter M. and Elma C. Rae Ishman.Â On May 5, 1951 in DeYoung, he married Sara A. Nelson, who survives.
Mr. Ishman owned and operated Ishman's Garage for many years, and also was a school bus contractor for the Kane Area School District for many years.
Elk County Catholic pounded the softball and had a 13-run second inning en route to a 21-2, 3-inning win over Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
ECC had every starter get a hit, the top four hitters combined for nine hits overall.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader tennis team handed the Johnsonburg Rams a 7-2 loss Tuesday afternoon at the Johnsonburg courts.
â€śWe played strong today, especially in our singles, in both wins and losses, our guys like to compete. One thing thatâ€™s been a positive, especially in our singles, is that if we start out with a good momentum, we tend to keep it through the matchâ€™s entirety, which helps a lot with on-court confidence,â€ť said ECCHS coach Nick Caggiano.
At first singles, J. P. Allegretto of the Rams defeated Shane Mancuso 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).
Lawrence L. â€śBudâ€ť Parks, age 82, of Old Kane Rd, Wilcox, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Highland View Health Care after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Johnsonburg, son of Lawrence L. and Vivian (Klase) Parks, both deceased.
He married Angeline â€śAngieâ€ť (DeChano), she survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 43 years. he lived all his life in Johnsonburg and Wilcox.
The Ridgway Triathlon has released its full results from Saturday's event.
The Ridgway Run/Bike/Canoe Club was the overall winner of the triathlon with a time of 2:04:52. They were a 4-person team over the age of 40 as was the second-place finisher, Jeremy's, Andy's, Keith's and Mark's Team with a time of 2:05:53.
Frank Maletto, 53, of 2044 Mefferts Run Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday evening, April 21, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 11, 1957 in St. Marys, son of the late Orlando "Popeye" and Borgia McDivitt Maletto.
On Oct. 28, 2006, he married Laurie J. Taylor, who survives.
Melinda (Mindy) S. Bell, 36, of Pittsburgh, (formerly of Franklin), passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, April 20, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born in Franklin on June 5, 1974, Mindy was the daughter of John Andrew and Karla S. Shaffer Bell of Elk Street.
Visiting Kane overpowered Ridgway Thursday with a 12-2 win in the first game that lasted six innings followed by a close 6-5 contest called due to darkness after five innings of play.
The Elkers were doomed in the first game by a big fourth inning that saw Kane put eight runs on the board.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg softball swept a doubleheader with Sheffield Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The Ramettes won 13-12 in eight innings then followed up with a 19-0 win in three innings.
"They really were doing well at hitting," Johnsonburg coach Melissa Myers said. "Our girls were coming around. That's what I've been wanting to see them do. We had a couple errors in the first game, I think that's what kept the game close. You try to work all the girls in and give them a chance. We stuck with it and pulled through."
Sandy L. Leithner, 59, of State Road, Johnsonburg, died at home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Feb. 22, 1952 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Sidney Sprague and Donna (Nitsche) Sprague, who survives in Johnsonburg.
She married Michael â€śRedâ€ť Leithner on August 27, 1982. He survives in Johnsonburg.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1970.
She worked for many years at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill; the Elk County 911 Call Center; and as an administrative assistant with the Elk County Elections Office.