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October 5th, 2014

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 5, 2014

Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service for the late Katherine Rose Luhr who died Sept. 30, 2014 at the McGuire Home in New Brighton, will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.

October 3rd

ECC crowns Homecoming Queen

October 3, 2014

Samantha Zimmerman was named the 2014 Elk County Catholic High School Homecoming Queen during a ceremony held at halftime of the Crusaders game versus the Ridgway Elkers at Dutch Country Stadium on Friday evening. She was crowned by last year's Homecoming Queen, Emma Daghir. Zimmerman was escorted by Austin Minard. The first runner-up was Kirstie Wehler, who was escorted by John Kaul. The second runner-up was Nicole Florio, who was escorted by Ian Herzing. This year's crown bearer was Adam Beimel, and the flower girl was Penelope MacDonald.

October 2nd

Community hopeful for Clancy's return

October 3, 2014

Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region.

Man who threatened DA waived for court

October 3, 2014

The Brookville man who left a profanity-laden phone message for District Attorney Shawn T. McMahon was waived for court on Sept. 17 by Judge George A. "Tony" King.
Christopher Raymond Thomas, 41, was waived for court on felony charges of criminal use of a communication facility and threatening unlawful harm to influence judicial or administrative process, as well as misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats and harassment and one summary charge of harassment.

Municipal Authority names new treasurer

October 3, 2014

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority named Bob Bogacki as its new treasurer during Thursday's meeting, marking the second meeting in a row that a new treasurer has been named for the authority.
Ed LaValle, the authority's chairman, was nominated and approved as the treasurer during a Sept. 5 meeting after Bill Briggs resigned from the position in June after citing "illegal practices" as the reason for his resignation.
LaValle said there are no illegal practices within the authority, which he confirmed with the authority's solicitor.

'Sacred Assembly' event to be held tonight

October 3, 2014

ST. MARYS – Area residents have organized "A Sacred Assembly," an evening of prayer and worship tonight at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street in St. Marys.
"In light of everything that's going on in the world, we thought people needed to return to God and pray," said Mary Latona. "I recently got together with a couple people and in light of the recent service on drugs and addiction, and everything else that has happened in the world, we thought the community should really come together."

October 1st

SMA's Sarah Casey wins D9-AA singles championship

October 2, 2014

BROCKWAY — St. Marys Area's Sarah Casey captured the District 9-AA singles championship on Wednesday as she defeated Punxsutawney's Amber Ward.
It took approximately 3 1/2 hours spread over two days for Casey to win her championship.
The match started Tuesday at Benzinger Park. With the score tied 4-4 and at deuce, the thunder and lightning along with rain brought the day's activities to an end. The match was picked up Wednesday afternoon at Brockway.
Casey won the first set 7-6 (9-7). Ward came back to win the second set 7-6 (7-2). The third set went to Casey by a 6-2 score.

Katherine Rose Luhr

October 2, 2014

Katherine Rose Luhr, 63, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
She was born April 3, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alvin and Caroline Knouse Luhr.
The first part of her life was spent at home in St. Marys. In 2001, she moved to McGuire Memorial Home in New Brighton where she resided until her death.
Kathy enjoyed working in the greenhouse, swimming, football, social activities, and especially, her baseball hat collection.
Although she was a special needs person, she reminded us of the preciousness of life with her boundless energy.

Search suspended for missing Ridgway Marine

October 2, 2014

Breaking news late Wednesday night confirmed that the search for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was suspended.
He was declared missing Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
The search has since been suspended after five days, according to published reports.
Reports indicate the search included boats, aircraft, and a land search, and covered 1,714 square miles.

Scare at the Fair to haunt visitors

October 2, 2014

KERSEY – The Scare at the Fair haunted house and hayride event is sure to put a fright in those planning to attend on Friday and Saturday evening from 8-10 p.m. at the Elk County Fairgrounds in Kersey.
The Elk County Fair Queen and her court are hosting the event with proceeds benefitting the fair. The court will decide closer to next year's fair specifically what the funds will be used for.
A small admission price is being collected, however all children will receive a complimentary hot dog and hot chocolate. Baked goods are also being sold.

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