November 11th, 2013
Shirley A. Lowdermilk, 84, of 110 Taylor Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born July 10, 1929 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Donald (Bud) and Kathyrn N. (Leilous) Lowdermilk. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been employed by Quality Components for 30 years.
ST. MARYS â€“ Just over two years ago Staff Sgt. Michele Labant, 35, a native of St. Marys, was among five wounded and three killed during two IED attacks on the truck convoy which she was traveling in while deployed to Afghanistan.
George J. â€śJitâ€ť Haupricht Jr., 82, of Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg, died at home on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 13, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late George J. and Helen (Pavlock) Haupricht.
On July 4, 1953, he married Kathryn (Shannon) and she survives.
A 1950 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force 3510th maintenance squadron from 1951-1953 being stationed in Sampson AFB, Lowry AFB, Mitchell AFB and Randolph AFB, and receiving the National Defense Service Medal.
Robert E. Herrmann, 76, of 729 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Ridgway, the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Gerg Herrmann.
He was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Mr. Herrmann was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1956. He had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 38 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam era veteran. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Herrmann, and by a sister, Kathryn Herrmann.
The Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Membership Banquet Friday evening at Aiello's Cafe. This year, the chamber honored the Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA], which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this upcoming year.
NEW BETHLEHEM â€“ There weren't many defensive stands Friday night but a Redbank Valley stand has the Bulldogs moving on.
A Nick Shoemaker interception in the final minute preserved a 31-26 win over Ridgway Friday night at Redbank Valley High School.
Three students from Ridgway Area High School got up to read their essays in front of the student body as well as the many veterans who assembled for Ridgway's annual Veterans Day assembly on Thursday.
On Thursday morning, the Ridgway Area Middle/High School held its annual Veterans Day presentation for the middle and high school students. Twenty-eight veterans representing each branch of the military gathered to hear a presentation from Kim Zimmerman, who was active in the United States Army for 24 years and now serves as borough manager for Ridgway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Three Johnsonburg Area High School students read winning essays as part of the Veterans Day program held Thursday morning at the high school.
KERSEY â€“ In a fitting tribute honoring fallen firefighter Blaine E. "Skeeter" Wildnauer Jr., of Kersey, a solemn procession was held Wednesday morning which included dozens of fire departments from four counties.
Wildnauer, 58, died Saturday morning in the line of duty while responding to a traffic crash on the Old Kersey Road. A lifelong resident of the area, Wildnauer dedicated 40 years of service to the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.