October 14th, 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg residents from the Terra Cotta and Clarion Heights area attended Monday afternoon's borough council meeting to voice their concerns over lengthy train stops at the Grant St. train tracks.
The momentum is there for Ridgway girls soccer heading into the postseason.
Ridgway extended their winning streak to 10 after a 5-1 victory over Brockway Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"Across the board, solid play. Every one of them," Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. "They know I wasn't real happy with the last performance against Smethport. They just stepped their game up as a team. That's all I want. We're such a balanced team, we have the athletes to do it. We just got to do it."
Ridgway boys golf captured the AML championship Saturday over Brookville.
The Elkers won 316-345 over the Raiders to capture the AML crown for the second year in a row.
Area residents and youth on Saturday gathered at the carnival grounds for the Ridgway Fire Department's Open House event.
In a fiercely contested AML South game, the extra points turned out to be crucial.
Curwensville earned three points from conversions while Ridgway converted none as the Golden Tide won 27-24 over the Elkers Friday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Paige Martonik was crowned as the 2013 Johnsonburg Area High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime of the varsity game between Ridgway and Curwensville. Martonik was escorted by Caleb Anderson. Paige Secco was the runner-up, she was escorted by A.J. Benson. Crownbearers for the evening were Zoe Grunthaner and Eli Schreiber.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“ A police criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause were filed Friday charging Kathleen S. Douglas, age 37, with multiple felony counts and related charges stemming from an Aug. 31 two-vehicle crash that killed six people on state Route 219 in Hamlin Township.
BENEZETTE â€“ During his visit to Elk County on Thursday, Governor Tom Corbett emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships within the state's tourism industry, specifically relating to state parks, visitors centers and more.
Betty Jean Yale, 69, of 220 Fairview R, Kersey, and formerly of 123 Hollow Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 16, 1944 in Baxter, daughter of the late Harold C. and Betty K. Wonderling Terwilliger Sr. She was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools, and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1962.
On Nov. 19, 1967, in Brockport, she married Richard W. Yale, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2009.
Ruth N. West, 88, of Newtown Square, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.
She was born in Ridgway on July 20, 1925 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nyquist.
Ruth graduated from St. Leo's in 1942 and received her nursing degree from Philadelphia General Hospital, then worked in several different nursing specialties before she retired as a school nurse in 1992.
She married the late Joseph V. West and is the beloved mother of five children: Catherine West, Gary West, James West, Jeffery West, and the late Joseph West.
Ruth had five siblings: Shirley, Barbara, Carol, and the late Morris and Edna Mae.