January 14th, 2014
After DuBois Central Catholic downed Johnsonburg last Friday, the Cardinals (7-4) couldn't make it two big wins in a row as Ridgway won 49-41 over DCC Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"DCC coming off that big win against Johnsonburg, they had the setback against Curwensville but we knew they were playing well," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "We know how much they hustle, how much they work. We knew how well-coached they are. They shut down our offense by packing in the middle, and we have to hit some shots. In the early going, we had some trouble."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams (13-2) had four players in double-digits Tuesday as they scored a runaway 79-48 win against visiting Brockway (3-9).
The Rams were led by seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, scoring 27 and 21 points, respectively, followed by junior Zane Hodgdon with 11 points and sophomore Kevin Benson with 10 points.
The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, now in its 15th year, will run from Saturday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, March 1, and event organizers Liz and Rick Boni are anticipating its arrival.
The Ridgway Borough's recycling contract with Elk Waste Services, in its third round of being amended, is reportedly likely to be signed within the coming days. The original contract, which put forth several new provisions, including the request that Elk Waste provide numbers of homes recycling as well as dollar amounts for revenue made from the sale of borough recyclables, was rejected by Elk Waste.
Three blood drives, including one in St. Marys, were cancelled last Tuesday due to weather conditions, worsening the blood shortage already plaguing the Community Blood Bank.
Hoping to make up for the cancellations, there will be a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
KANE â€“ A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for a Kane insurance representative who is charged with allegedly assaulting a Kane businessman.
According to documents filed at Kane District Court, Michael R. Merry, 36, of 34 Pine Ave., Kane, is charged with assault for allegedly causing "bodily injury to the victim."
Lois J. Agens, 86, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Thursday, Jan. 9 at Pinecrest Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Corry, daughter of Harry L. and Hazel O. Bullers Agens. She lived for many years in Ridgway. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Idler's Club at the Hi-Rise. She retired from the Dietary Dept. at Elk County General Hospital.
She is survived by several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clark E. Agens.
Games and games of frustration were replaced by celebration Monday night as Ridgway girls basketball finished victorious, defeating Oswayo Valley 32-27 at Ridgway Area High School.
After unfavorable weather conditions forced the cancellation of the Prelude to Christmas Worship Gathering originally scheduled for December of 2013, a new event, Mid Winter Praise Gathering, will be held Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridgway Evangelical Covenant Church along Center Street.
The Malachi worship band comprised of Pastor Craig Duffield, Betty Schogren and Rene Smith will perform.
Ridgway Township's Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing Friday evening in order to report their decision concerning a request from TREK Development Group to construct a senior living village near Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road.