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November 12th

School board discusses Keystone exams

November 12, 2013

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.

Kersey man shares tale of successful elk harvest

November 12, 2013

QUEHANNA – Kersey resident Ronald Wildfire was the lone Elk County resident drawn for a license in this year's elk hunt, and Wildfire was especially lucky in that he was one of 26 individuals selected for a bull tag. He successfully harvested a 6x6 bull elk in Elk Hunt Zone 5 last Wednesday.

November 11th

Projects included in Jones Twp. budget

November 12, 2013

WILCOX – During their regular meeting Monday evening, Jones Township Supervisors approved the advertising of the 2014 budget, which is reportedly expected to be approved during the December meeting.

November 10th

Labant continues to recover

November 11, 2013

ST. MARYS – 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.

November 8th

Chamber of Commerce celebrates ECCOTA

November 9, 2013

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.

RHS awards Veterans Day essay contest winners

November 9, 2013

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.

November 7th

RHS holds Veterans Day program

November 8, 2013

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.

Students read Veterans Day speeches at program

November 8, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Three Johnsonburg Area High School students read winning essays as part of the Veterans Day program held Thursday morning at the high school.

November 6th

Fallen firefighter honored

November 7, 2013

KERSEY – 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.

Bomb scare probed at McKean County Courthouse

November 7, 2013

SMETHPORT – There were tense moments Wednesday morning after a call to the 911 center reported a bomb had been planted in the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.

Ridgway volleyball used strong serving to take a 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Brockway...
Ridgway boys golf won 187-233 over St. Marys this afternoon as the Elkers honored their seniors....
A three-match losing streak came to an end for Ridgway boys soccer as the Elkers defeated...