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October 29th, 2012
Despite a high age average amongst active members, Ridgway Fire Chief John Wygant was happy to report recently that the volunteer fire company has picked up some new members.
This year will mark the fifth year Farmers National BankÂ has organized a Thanksgiving food drive that benefits families in Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse [CAPSEA] shelters.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the eastern seaboard, and the storm system working its way across Pennsylvania, local residents began stocking up on emergency provisions as a precaution in the event of flooding and power outages.
The weather cooperated Saturday afternoon for the annual Halloween parade put on by the Ridgway Lions Club. Led by the lion and the Ridgway Area High School Marching Band, paraders dressed up in their unique Halloween costumes and strolled down Center Street. The parade route went from the Courthouse Annex on Center Street, took a right turn onto South Mill Avenue, took another right turn onto Main Street, then proceeded onto Court Street for the end of the route. Attendees then enjoyed hot dogs and beverages as the lower portion of Court Street was shut down for a short time.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] reported that a sample collected from Daguscahonda's public water system shows that E. coli bacteria is present in levels above Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
ST. MARYS â€“ "It's all about taking our local health care from good to great," said new Elk Regional Health Center VP of Human Resources Curt Oberholtzer, addressing a gathering of ERHC employees in attendance at a recent training session, part of an internal effort to improve customer service and overall patient satisfaction.
Multiple emergency responders were called out Thursday evening for a one-vehicle accident off Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township.
The Ridgway Area School District held an Act 130 tax discussion in the middle/high school cafeteria Thursday night in an effort to further inform voters for the November general election.
After receiving a substantial donation Wednesday afternoon from Northwest Savings Bank, the YMCA is one step closer towards reaching their goal of $1.6 million.
North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] officials were joined Wednesday morning by Paula Fritz Eddy, the executive director of the Elk County Community Foundation [ECCF], for a lengthy discussion regarding rural community development philanthropy.