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June 26th

Area fire department holds inaugural event

June 27, 2011

KERSEY – The first annual Smoke on the Mountain Annual Benefit cookoff was held over Friday and Saturday at the Fox Township Fire Department in Kersey.
Joe Kugler, Lieutenant 32, of the Fox Township Fire Department, said the idea is to enjoy some good food and good company. Kugler was one of the main contacts for the event along with Ron Deahl, the chairman of the barbecue committee.

Tia Meredith enjoys taking the reins

June 27, 2011

KERSEY – To the untrained observer at a horse show, it may not seem like it takes much to maneuver horse and rider gracefully around the ring-- but competitive rider Tia Meredith of Kersey knows differently.
"Preparing for a show is a lot of work. Not only you, but the horse, has to practice and know what to do," Meredith said.
Meredith, who has been riding for 35 years and showing competitively for 27 years, became interested in competition while attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

June 24th

Bank holds grand reopening ceremony

June 24, 2011

The Ridgway branch of PNC Bank received a strong turnout for its grand reopening event held Friday afternoon at 301 Main St.
The Family Festival provided a variety entertainment for adults and children including a live radio remote by WDDH-FM, 97.5.
Children took their chances to win a $150, $100 and $50 gift cards on the PNC prize wheel and Plinko. A U.S. Savings Bond was awarded to the winning child in the coloring contest.

Ridgway Rotary holds 1st annual Quilting Bee

June 24, 2011

The Ridgway Rotary is introducing its first annual Quilting Bee fundraiser and local wilderness-themed quilt to be completed by residents.
Local residents are invited to join in on the fun and help construct a block of the quilt, which will be drawn for at the Rotary's annual Quilt Show on Oct. 15 at the Udarbe Complex.
"One of our fundraising projects for this year is to begin the annual Quilting Bee," said Rotarian Linda Assalone Holtz. "All of the profits from raffling the quilt will go right back to the town.
"The concept is to design a quilt and let the residents help make it."

New book features CCC in national forest

June 24, 2011

KANE – A new book on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has been published by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.
The 124-page book is filled with photos and accounts of the 16 CCC camps in the only national forest in Pennsylvania.

June 23rd

Corridor safety analysis completed

June 23, 2011

Officials in the transportation department at North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] announced the completion of a corridor safety analysis Wednesday with some surprising findings.

Basement fire at Hotel Johnsonburg

June 23, 2011

Photo by Joseph Bell
There was a small basement fire Thursday night at approximately 7 p.m. at Hotel Johnsonburg. Multiple fire units responded to the small fire in the unoccupied building. There were no initial reports regarding the fire, but there were no injuries.

June 22nd

Commission prepares for budget

June 23, 2011

With a state budget possibly being in place by July 1, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) are preparing for new times.

Borough weighs options for selling water

June 22, 2011

In the wake of the Marcellus Shale drilling, the Borough of Ridgway is considering several routes in selling water to drilling operators.

Scholarship program continues to grow

June 22, 2011

ST. MARYS – As part of its ongoing scholarship program, the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 83 scholarships to local students this year totaling $77,225.
Of those scholarships, 20 were awarded to seniors from St. Marys Area High School, 19 from Ridgway Area High School, 17 from Elk County Catholic High School, 12 from Johnsonburg Area High School, six from DuBois Area High School, four from Brockway Area High School and two from Kane Area High School.

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