February 2nd, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter. See tomorrow's paper for more.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams continued their winning ways Wednesday night with a 68-43 victory over visiting DuBois Central Catholic.
Johnsonburg was propelled to the win by sophomores Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, who led the way with 16 and 15 points, respectively. They were complemented by junior Frank Kocjancic's 12 points and a 10-point night from senior Michael Shuey. Junior Quinn Luhr also added nine points, including two 3-pointers.
Kane girls basketball picked up a 59-35 road victory over Ridgway Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Wolves (14-5) were led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Kaila Jamerson led Kane with 19 points while Audrey Perry finished with 17. Nerissa Rich finished with 14 points, eight in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Elkers (0-18) hung around with the Lady Wolves for the first three quarters as Kane held a 40-30 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Christine Schauer hit a field goal early in the quarter to cut the margin to eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite being born in the Philadelphia area, Gov. Tom Corbett insists he is a western Pennsylvania man by heart who has observed Groundhog Day since he was a child.
"When I was young, we had only three TV stations, and one of them we couldn't get â€” not in North Hills," said Corbett, the second sitting Pennsylvania governor to attend Groundhog Day. "We always hope for more winter and snow so we could play outside."
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, the authority reorganized for 2012. After the meeting began, the members immediately went into executive session to discuss personnel matters, with no official action taken.
Russ Braun was reappointed as chairman of the authority, Robin Dubler as vice-chair and John Moran as secretary. Jim DeVittorio will continue as the authority's solicitor.
Wilfred E. "Buck" Eckert Sr., 95, of 351 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, and formerly of the Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road in Johnsonburg,
died peacefully on Tuesday evening, January 31, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 10, 1917 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward and Rose Brechtel Eckert. On Oct. 6, 1962 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Greta Dorio Eckert, who survives.
The Ridgway Township Supervisors held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to adopt a stormwater ordinance mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"This was mandated by DEP for all of the counties to adopt a stormwater management plan," said chairman John Gardner.
Now, as required by the stormwater management ordinance, a Small Project Stormwater Management Application is required whenever less than 5,000 square feet of impervious surface is proposed.
CAPSEA, Inc. [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse] has conveniently-placed Wish List drop-off boxes at three Northwest Savings Bank locations as part of an annual drive to assist in supplying abuse victims staying in the Ridgway shelter with the basic necessities.
Wish List drop-off boxes are located at the Ridgway, St. Marys and Johnsonburg Northwest Savings Bank office locations.
Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber may not have come out on the winning side but the presence of Elker alumni, family and friends still made Tuesday night a special night for the retiring coach.
Brookville won the dual 32-30 over the Elkers at Ridgway Area High School as Gerber coached in front of the home fans for a final time.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority, a lengthy discussion was held concerning the possible hire of a worker(s) to aid in the running of the Elk County Community Recycling Center in the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The Elk County Commissioners were also present at the meeting to give their input on the matter.