September 14th, 2014
Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s.Â
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her fatherâ€™s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.
DUKE CENTER â€“ Friday night's win wasn't quite as easy as the first two.
After being tied 7-7 at halftime, a key fourth-quarter interception and three second-half touchdowns propelled Ridgway to a 28-7 victory over AML North foe Otto-Eldred Friday night at Otto-Eldred High School.
A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â
KERSEY â€“ A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.
Inferno Studios, a "new school" tattoo shop that is located along Main Street in Ridgway, is set to officially open its doors Saturday, Sept. 13.
On Thursday, the employees of Inferno Studios joined members of the Elk County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the new Ridgway business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District's School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday to discuss the addition of multiple athletic coaches and substitutes, as well as to discuss upcoming events by the high school and elementary schools.
The two-hour meeting was held in the Johnsonburg Area High School Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The meeting opened with a lengthy public comment period in which several members of the public voiced opinions on several topics, mainly Common Core and the school's lunch system.
ST. MARYS â€“ Lady Crusader senior Kirstie Wehler recorded the 1,000th kill of her high school volleyball career on Thursday evening as the ECC squad defeated the Brockway Lady Rovers in three sets in a match played at the ECCHS gymnasium. ECC rallied to win the first set 25-23, and then had smoother sailing in the next two sets, winning 25-8 and 25-13, respectively.
ECC head coach Diane Gies cited improvement with her team's serves as an example of the progress the squad has been making.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 7-2 score in a match played at Johnsonburg Thursday.
â€śItâ€™s always an enjoyable experience when we play a match against Johnsonburg. All of their players are incredibly nice, they have a great coaching staff, and they always play really good tennis,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
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