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December 5th

Make-A-Wish fundraiser held Friday

December 6, 2014

ST. MARYS – The flow of people into the Farmers National Bank in downtown St. Marys was fairly steady at times throughout the day on Friday. Instead of making deposits or withdrawals though, many were there to give out money to a worthy cause. The bank hosted the annual Make-A-Wish Day, which was also broadcast on area radio station The River 98.9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical Society features toy exhibit

December 6, 2014

The Elk County Historical Society’s Annual Toy Exhibit is a two-day event with the adult visitation day Friday night, coinciding with the Ridgway Holiday Cheer Tour.
Adults were treated to hors d'oeuvres from crackers, cheese and pepperoni to pastries and meatballs. Drinks included water, soft drinks, plain and spiked eggnog.

Frances D. Eckert

December 6, 2014

Frances D. Eckert, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Bucktail Trail, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Elk Haven, on her mother’s birthday.
She was born March 8, 1916 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo’s High School, Class of 1934. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1981 after 28 years of service.
On Aug. 17, 1935 in Portageville, N.Y., she married Herbert G. Eckert, who preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1976.

Ridgway boys basketball wins season opener

December 6, 2014

It wasn't perfect, but it was more than enough for Ridgway to win Friday's season opener.
The defending District 9 Class A champions opened the 2014-2015 season with a 56-19 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"It's a good way to open the season," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "The Smethport kids are starting up a new program, it seems like. They played hard, their coach was very positive with them. They played hard, they played clean. They were lacking the shooting and the ball-handling to handle the press."

Ridgway boys basketball wins season opener

December 6, 2014

It wasn't perfect, but it was more than enough for Ridgway to win Friday's season opener.
The defending District 9 Class A champions opened the 2014-2015 season with a 56-19 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"It's a good way to open the season," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "The Smethport kids are starting up a new program, it seems like. They played hard, their coach was very positive with them. They played hard, they played clean. They were lacking the shooting and the ball-handling to handle the press."

Lady Crusaders open season with win over Ridgway

December 6, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team opened their season at home on Friday by hosting the Ridgway Lady Elkers. Elk Catholic came away with a 54-22 victory.
The Lady Crusaders opened an 11-2 first period lead and outscored the Lady Elkers 15-11 in the second quarter to open a 26-13 halftime advantage.
ECC outscored Ridgway 28-9 in the second half to record the victory.

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December 5, 2014

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December 4th

Musical talent on display for holidays

December 5, 2014

Talented musicians and singers are taking center stage this holiday season throughout Elk County.
In Ridgway Thursday night, members of the fifth grade, middle school, and high school bands performed for a large crowd at the Ira S. Nippes Auditorium in the Ridgway Area High-Middle School. The fifth-grade band presented a variety of holiday tunes before the middle school took the stage, presenting such favorites as "Let it Snow!" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Event tonight, Saturday at historical society

December 5, 2014

The Elk County Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Toy Exhibit/Open House event tonight from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. at the Center House Museum, 109 Center St., in Ridgway.
The free event features an "Old Time Christmas” exhibit covering roughly a century of toys and decorations. The Friday event will feature hors d’oeuvres and eggnog while the Saturday event is geared more towards our area’s youth with hot chocolate, candies, and cookies.

JASD receives $12,000 grant

December 5, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Area School District has received a $12,000 grant from the Elk County Community Foundation that will be used to replace a laptop cart within the district.
"I appreciate the ongoing support of the foundation for our school district," Crotzer said. "Over the years they have been very generous."
Crotzer added that the school district has been able to do a lot with previous grants from the Elk County Community Foundation, especially in the area of technology.

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