Joan L. Hoyt Gilmore, 75, of 80 Oak St., Wilcox died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness
She was born on Sept. 13, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of Paul "Buck" and Edna Martinez Williams Stewart.
She married Joseph R. Gilmore on Feb. 14, 1970 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. He died July 9, 2007.
In lieu of enforcing the parking meters along Main Street, parking along the street will now be marked with signs for two-hour parking only.
Roger Francis â€śPickleâ€ť Mann, 73, of Second Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Ridgway, son of Marlin Francis Mann, deceased, and Vada (Kolonski) Mann, who survives.
On Feb. 22, 1960, he married Catherine Noreen (Glover), who survives.
He worked with many local companies, including Keystone Carbon, Johnsonburg Builders Supply, Johnsonburg Paper Mill, Paper City Transfer, Kwik Fill, and at one time was co-owner of The Cabaret, currently known as the Kopper Kettle.
Helen R. Goetz, 93, of 548 E. Kaul Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illnes.
She was born Dec. 8, 1920 in North Fork, daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia Novosel Skok.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools and Sacred Heart School. She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
On Aug. 17, 1946, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Richard J. Goetz, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1993.
The third quarter proved decisive for Clarion-Limestone in a 58-26 victory over Ridgway Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Things looked promising for Ridgway at halftime as the two teams were tied at 14-all. The Lady Lions then turned the game in their favor quickly, scoring eight quick points in the first two minutes. Megan Kelley and Abby Mellottz opened with quick field goals for Clarion-Limestone. After another Lady Lion hoops, Alissa Burns would score on a layup for a 22-14 lead.
ST. MARYS â€“ Childhood memories inspired an extensive hobby for Chuck Fox and Tom Schloder. â€śTomâ€™s Trains,â€ť an extensive model train display spans a large room at Schloderâ€™s home on East Eschbach Road.
ST. MARYS â€“ Recently representatives from the Elk County Humane Society addressed the growing problem of feline overpopulation and their proposed efforts to lessen the burden on the shelter and area residents.
Elk County Humane Society President Joe Boylan explained the goal of the society is to provide an adequate place to temporarily house animals until most can be adopted and to educate the community on the benefits associated with spaying and neutering to reduce the magnitude of the situation going forward.
Virginia M. Hartland, 96, of Ridgmont Assisted Living, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born June 3, 1917 in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Harry and Flora Rogers Kirk.
She married Merlin Hartland, who predeceased her on May 2, 2000.
Mrs. Hartland resided in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was in the choir for 54 years. She was a sales clerk at Cliffe's for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing the organ.
Joann M. Eckert, 81, of 161 Teaberry Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at the Life Care Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Shawmut, daughter of the late John and Alice Keller Carr. On October 30, 1954, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Arthur A. Eckert, and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1994.
Mrs. Eckert was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School. She was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co., retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church.
Flying Dove Ranch, a non-profit organization located along Old Red Mill Dam Road in Ridgway, has recently added some new buildings on the property in order to provide more accommodations for guests as well as youth participating in programs hosted at the ranch.