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August 23rd, 2011

Students receive certification as First Responders

August 23, 2011

The Ridgway Ambulance hosted a First Responders program to better prepare high school students for a career in the medical field.
The program sprung from a grant written through the North Central Workforce Investment Board [NCWIB] by the Penn State Cooperative Extension 4-H program, Appalachian Arts Studio, Elk County Council on the Arts [ECCOTA] and the Ridgway Area School District.

Conservation District deploys data loggers

August 23, 2011

Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine has begun deploying data loggers into watersheds to gather baseline data for the Elk County Monitoring Project.
"At this time, five data loggers are deployed, with the sixth going in stream [today]," Bonfardine said during Monday night's Elk County Conservation District meeting.

Summer Camp ends on high note

August 23, 2011

The Ridgway YMCA recently held another successful Summer Camp by having a cookout last week at Bendigo State Park.
"We received a donation from the RHS [Ridgway High School] Alumni Association a couple months ago," said Mary Lynne Bellotti, executive director of the Ridgway YMCA, "and I knew exactly what I was going to do with the donation, give it back to the kids."
Each camper received a YMCA backpack with back to school supplies. The kids were excited to receive the backpacks and we were happy that the YMCA was able to give the backpacks and supplies to them.  

August 22nd

Infant massage classes offer relief and bonding

August 22, 2011

As one of its many programs, Parents as Teachers (PAT) - a part of Dickinson's Center Inc.'s Children's Prevention Services - offers a unique opportunity with its infant massage classes aimed at strengthening the bond between parents and their infant.
Certified Infant Massage Instructor and PAT educator Deanna Meyer teaches the classes, which demonstrate how massage benefits children by easing their discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight and helping asthmatic infants improve their breathing function.

Fire breaks out at Pennsy Restaurant

August 22, 2011

The Ridgway-based Pa. State Police report a fire marshal investigation that took placed on Aug. 21 at 2:10 p.m. at the Pennsy Restaurant owned by Michele A. Ritter of Kersey at 157 N. Broad St., Ridgway. According to reports, the Pa. State Police fire marshal and the Ridgway Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that damaged a two-story wood frame restaurant. The fire was contained to the attic and roof areas of the building. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire and the building was unoccupied. There were no injuries.

August 20th

Fugitive caught late Thursday night

August 20, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Jamie Lee Desantis, a 29-year-old fugitive who avoided a three-hour manhunt Thursday in Ridgway, was later caught at approximately 11 p.m. on Water Street Extension in Johnsonburg.
Desantis was reportedly seen in Johnsonburg at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday and was later apprehended after a second search of the area after press time.

Bodien family struggles after fire

August 20, 2011

Things went from bad to worse when a fire ripped through the home of Jim and Nancy Bodien at 45 Fremont Ave., Ridgway, last Saturday night.
The kitchen, dining room and bathroom took the brunt of the fire leaving the smoke and water to destroy the rest of the home.
Five miles away at Nancy's mother's residence, she received a call from her sister at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday night to tell her that her house was on fire.
Fortunately, no one was in the home at the time of the blaze.

Johnsonburg girl is fire queen

August 20, 2011

Rhianon Fowler (center) of Johnsonburg was crowned Friday evening as the 2011 queen for the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association (CDVFA). The Queen Contest took place at the Kane Middle School auditorium as part of the CDVFA's three-day convention in Kane. At left, are Cassidy Noel of Irvona (Clearfield County), second runner-up; and Katlyn Diehl of Bedford, first runner-up. At right, are Sadey Crooks of Saxton (Huntington County), the 2010 Central District queen; and Ashleigh Woodward of Three Springs (Huntington County), winner of the Wayne D.

Rhodes' poem chosen to appear in literary magazine

August 20, 2011

KERSEY – As a creative writing major, Jenna Rhodes of Kersey is off to a successful start, with one of her poems selected from among more than 5,000 submissions for publication in the 2011 edition of The Apprentice Writer literary magazine.
Now in its 29th year, The Apprentice Writer was created by Gary Fincke, professor of English and creative writing and director of the Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. The magazine publishes some 70 poems, stories, personal essays, photographs and works of art by high school students from a 20-state area.

August 19th

Bucktail Council to hold annual memorial service

August 19, 2011

PENFIELD – Camp Mountain Run will be the site of the Bucktail Council Boy Scouts of America annual memorial service at the chapel.
The service will be Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., taking place in its usual spot as the second Saturday in September each year. This is the 18th year for the service with the first service taking place on Aug. 20, 1994.

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