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October 27th, 2011

Ridgway Halloween activities slated for this weekend

October 27, 2011

The Ridgway Lions Club is sponsoring the Halloween parade set for this Saturday, Oct. 29.
The parade is an annual event. Tracey Amacher, member of the Lions Club said the parade has been ongoing since before she can remember.
“I can’t remember exactly how long it’s been going on,” Amacher said. “But my children are grown and they remember it.”
Lineup for those entering in the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex. The parade will begin shortly after at 3 p.m. The Ridgway High School band will be providing a mixture of music as they will lead the parade.

Johnsonburg Halloween festivities scheduled

October 27, 2011

Johnsonburg has many Halloween festivities in the itinerary for the upcoming weekend. On Saturday, October 29, the annual Halloween parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Registration for those entering in the parade begins at 3:30 p.m. and runs till 4 p.m. Those in the parade are beginning lineup at 4:30 p.m. in the Cherry Square Mall parking lot. The parade will travel down Market Street and end at the Johnsonburg Community Center where judging of the costumes will take place.

October 26th

Officials recount fiscal year

October 26, 2011

KERSEY – North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] officials called to mind highlights of fiscal year 2010 Wednesday during their executive committee meeting and annual dinner at The Red Fern in Kersey.

Annual Chamber Banquet nears

October 26, 2011

The Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce invites all to join them for the 55th Annual Membership Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway.
The fundraising committee of the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce held a meeting Monday night to fine tune preparations for the big event.
The focus of this year's autumn-themed dinner is to recognize the 16 new members to the Chamber.
"This year we are focusing on recognizing our members and to give a little extra recognition to our new members who have joined since 2011," said administrative assistant Mary Kucenski.

October 25th

Recycling budget more secure one year after center's opening

October 26, 2011

According to Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner, close to 200 tons of material have likely come through the Community Recycling Center over the course of the past year. Not only is the county's recycling program thriving, but the program's budget is also no longer in the dire straits it was a year ago.
"We are no longer bleeding red, which is incredible," Titchner said.

Pitbull owner says he shot dog to protect family during attack

October 26, 2011

The owner of the pitbull found shot last week in the Lake City area said the dog was "family" to him and he shot it because it was attacking his fiancee and would not respond to his commands to stop.
Jeremiah Wickett, 35, of Lake City, said he had raised the dog, Ganja, a six-year-old half-pit bull, half-bull mastiff, from a puppy. He said he and his fiancee, Michelle Oertly, 34, also of Lake City, were standing on their front porch on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 18 engaged in a play "wrestling" match when the dog attacked Oertly, latching on to her left leg.

Gabler to hold town hall meetings addressing veteran and transportation issues

October 26, 2011

State Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) will be hosting a number of meetings intended to address concerns held by his constituency, specifically those pertaining to veterans' affairs and new transportation regulations for truck drivers.
Truck drivers' meeting

Monitoring project moving along

October 26, 2011

Watershed specialist Kim Bonfardine reported no abnormal findings for the Elk County Monitoring Project during Monday night's Elk County Conservation District meeting.
"I haven't found anything abnormal," Bonfardine said. "Each of the streams I have been looking at have different conductivity rates in them, but that's normal. I haven't discovered anything outrageous."
Dr. Bruce Dickson of AGES, Inc. [Applied Geology and Environmental Science] is assisting Bonfardine in the project.

October 24th

Conservation District approves budget

October 24, 2011

The Elk County Conservation District approved the proposed 2012 budget during Monday night's regular meeting.
District officials budgeted $190,897 for the 2012 fiscal year with a three-percent raise for employees.
An executive session was held prior to the meeting to discuss the budget.
"We went over some numbers and I think we came up with a fairly well-balanced budget," Braun said.
Braun said the decision for the three-percent wage increase was based off of what county officials were doing.

Johnsonburg forfeits Curwensville football game

October 24, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams (0-9) will forfeit their second game in a row Friday due to injuries and a low number of healthy players on the football team's roster.
"We're forfeiting against Curwensville (7-2)," Johnsonburg head varsity football coach Jesse Schreiber confirmed Monday afternoon. "We're not going to be able to play this week because we're still banged up and have some players who haven't been [medically] cleared yet."

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