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February 21st, 2014

Johnsonburg Rams advance to semifinals over Coudersport, 79-47

February 22, 2014

KANE – Early on, a Johnsonburg win seemed like it would be a slam dunk.
After Cameron Grumley's third dunk of the night, it was for Johnsonburg.
Grumley finished with a game-high 27 points and had three one-handed jams as Johnsonburg won 79-47 over Coudersport Friday night at Kane High School in the District 9 Class A boys basketball quarterfinal.

February 20th

Clergymen react to papacy progress

February 21, 2014

Early on in his papacy, Pope Francis drew criticism with remarks that the Catholic Church had become obsessed with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that the Church had been guilty of putting dogma before love.
Recently, the Pope issued a survey to Catholics worldwide to get a “sense of the faithful” concerning the Church’s teachings on family-related issues. The overall results in America remain to be seen, but bishops in Switzerland and Germany have said that the results suggest that most Catholics find the Church’s teachings surrounding sex to be outdated and unrealistic.

February 19th

Ridgway advances to quarterfinals with first-round win

February 20, 2014

Ridgway used a strong second half to pull away for a 58-32 victory over Clarion Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School in the first round of the District 9 Class A boys basketball playoffs.
The 11th-seeded Bobcats (11-12) hung around in the first half and trailed just 20-15 at halftime. Ridgway would take control in the third quarter scoring as many points (20) in the third quarter as the Elkers did in the first half combined.

Supervisors approve TREK subdivision

February 19, 2014

The Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors approved the plans for TREK Development's subdivision plan, which has been in the works for several months now.
The subdivision will be a 20-unit senior housing village located behind Ridgmont Personal Care Home, located along Montmorenci Road. The plan was originally approved by the township's zoning hearing board in December and has passed through several stages including approval from the Elk County Planning Department and Ridgway Township Planning Committee before reaching the hands of the township supervisors.

February 18th

Ridgway Area School District extends O'Brien's contract

February 19, 2014

The Ridgway Area School Board of Directors on Tuesday night approved the renewal of superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien's contract for an additional five years. The contract is set to expire in June of 2019.

Courthouse still on track for single point of entry

February 19, 2014

The Elk County Courthouse is still on track to have a single point of entry starting March 1.
The commissioners reported on Tuesday that the only entrance available for use, which also is handicap-accessible, will be the door behind the building and in front of the Elk County Prison.

Pearle A. Meredith

February 19, 2014

Pearle A. Meredith, 94, of 1274 Montmorenci Rd., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Charles and Selma Nelson Holm. On June 22, 1945, she married Glenn R. Meredith who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1995.

February 17th

Gloria M. Bushey

February 18, 2014

Gloria M. Bushey, 83, of 198 Shady Dr., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, at the Kane Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Floyd F. and Jennie E. (Shaffer) Hunt.
She married Lewis Donald Bushey on June 3, 1953, and he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1953 and was a former Johnsonburg resident. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Church Women's Group. She had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. for six years and by Brody's for three years.

Karl R. Bjorkquist

February 18, 2014

Karl R. Bjorkquist, 60, of 302 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born April 7, 1953 in Ridgway, son of the late Robert W. and Helen R. (Knouse) Bjorkquist. On Oct. 3, 1981, he married Theresa M. Caggeso who survives.

Borough approves TREK subdivision line

February 18, 2014

During their regular meeting held Monday evening, the Ridgway Borough Council approved the subdivision line for TREK Development's upcoming project along Montmorenci Road. The subdivision, located near Ridgmont, is set to be a 20-unit senior living village similar to the Laurelbrooke Landing facility located in Brookville.
Council approved the motion to subdivide the current property by a 6-to-1 vote.

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