November 17th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ The sound of students attempting to correctly pronounce Russian names and phrases could be heard by those passing by Grace Messineo's classroom at Elk County Catholic High School on a recent Wednesday morning.
ST. MARYS â€“ Following a Friday morning preliminary hearing Michael J. Stephanic Jr., 44, of St. Marys, will be held over for trial on charges he allegedly shot and killed June Talmadge, 48, during a Sept. 3 incident in the parking lot of Eastern Sintered Alloys.
The Ridgway Borough council is poised to make several decisions during their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the borough building located along Main Street.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Three Johnsonburg residents are reportedly in prison after allegedly holding up a residence along Harrison Avenue in Johnsonburg.
BROCKPORT â€“ The Horton Township supervisors held their regular meeting on Wednesday evening at the township building located along state Route 219.
Ridgway Area Middle School students will be performing "Wonderland" as their school production this year.
"Wonderland" is a musical adapted from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass by James DeVita with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.
The play will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the middle/high school auditorium.
The Ridgway soccer teams were honored with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway girls soccer finished with a 15-2-1 record this season and entered the District 9 playoffs as the No. 2 seed. Ridgway faced Brookville in the first round of the playoffs, a team Lady Elker head coach Greg Maddalena said he had never beaten before. Ridgway won 1-0 in overtime as Caitlin Viglione scored the game-winning goal.
ST. MARYS â€“ Recent published reports indicate the Elk County Catholic School System is among 14 school districts in the region which have purchased a controversial beef product through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
Raymond "Gabby" Burkhardt, 74, of Export, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Francis and Grace (Kelly) Burkhardt.
Gabby was the epitome of life itself. He knew how to live and how to love. He was always busy with one of his projects or helping someone else. He loved to share his magic and delighted in the wonderment of it all. He made us all believe. His numerous stories and jokes could always light up a room. He would look forward to winter and the first snowfall so he could go snowmobiling.
During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Dr. Michael O'Brien, superintendent of schools, discussed possible changes to standardized testing in Pennsylvania, particularly concerning the Keystone exams.