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August 1st

Motorcyclists enjoy 'Ride for the Elk'

August 1, 2013

BENEZETTE – The Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) held its first annual Motorcycle Ride for the Elk on Saturday, July 27 and, despite the rainy weather, 58 motorcyclists turned out for the roughly 75-mile ride.

July 31st

Trails group moving on after fire

July 31, 2013

Despite losing a series of expensive equipment in addition to a storage shed during a recent fire, members of the Tri-County Rails to Trails group said they intend on rebuilding in order to serve the trail's many users.

Pipe bomb suspect to stand trial

July 31, 2013

ST. MARYS – A St. Marys man will stand trial for reportedly attempting to detonate multiple pipe bombs in Elk County.

July 30th

Schuller retiring in September

July 30, 2013

After 30 years as borough manager for Ridgway, it appears one of the more constant figures at the local borough office will soon be a thing of the past.
Marty Schuller, who has devoted more than half his life to Ridgway, will retire in September.

Thompson addresses Keystone XL Pipeline

July 30, 2013

KERSEY – "Build it."
That is what Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) had to say regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline during a visit to Elk County earlier this week.
The project, which according to the website keystone-xl.com, "is a proposed 1,179-mile, 36-inch diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Neb."

July 29th

Sunday hunting in Pa. in the spotlight

July 29, 2013

With the Hunters United for Sunday Hunting [HUSH] filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania court earlier this month, it appears the debate over Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania remains a hot topic.

Thompson touts Student Success Act

July 29, 2013

KERSEY – Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) was in Elk County for a brief luncheon at the Red Fern on Monday afternoon with community representatives and elected officials. During that time he spoke briefly on some of the pressing matters he is involved with in Washington, D.C., among them H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, which would reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is also commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

July 28th

None injured in truck wreck in Highland Township

July 28, 2013

RUSSELL CITY – No one was injured early Saturday morning when a tractor-trailer truck left Route 948 near Russell City and rolled on its side.

Flower program continues to play role in beautification of downtown

July 28, 2013

The Ridgway Heritage Council continues to play a role in the beautification of downtown Ridgway with the continuation of the flower program.

July 26th

Fire at storage buildings in Ridgway

July 26, 2013

At about 6 p.m. Friday, the Ridgway Fire Department was called to a borough storage building fire on State Street at the second access point to the Clarion-Little Toby Rails to Trails. The main building involved reportedly contained plastic road cones and other equipment while a second contained the calcium material used in winter deicing. A smaller shed in back of these was also destroyed.

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...