December 8th, 2013
Sunday evening, area residents gathered at the gazebo along Main Street for a candle lighting ceremony in memory of children who have passed away. The ceremony began with a prayer from pastor Don Hunter, followed by the lighting of a large center candle in remembrance of those honored during the ceremony.
HAMLIN TWP. â€“Â A St. Marys man accidentally injured himself on Saturday when a weapon he believed to be unloaded accidentally discharged and struck him in the hip.
Louise M. Faulkner, 95, of 675 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died Friday evening, Dec. 6, 2013 at the Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility.
She was born July 13, 1918 in New York City, daughter of the late Pancrazio and Henrietta (Mott) Papale.
She had resided in New York City all of her life and in Ridgway for the last six years. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in New York City. Louise was a graduate of Hunters College. She has been employed by Bellview Hospital in New York City for 45 years as a nurse.
Randall N. "Randy" Bauer, 41, recently of Greenville, S.C., and formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 following a short illness.
He was born Jan. 7, 1972 in St. Marys, a son of Dennis N. and Joyce Nekuza Bauer, of St. Marys.
Ridgway Borough Council on Friday afternoon voted to advertise their 2014 budget proposal which features no tax hike.
A complete copy of the entire proposed 2014 budget is available for public inspection at the borough office under normal business hours.
The Elk County Historical Society, located along Center Street, hosted participants in the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce's annual Cheer Tour on Friday evening.
Clair G. Dippold, 80, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Schissle Street, died early Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 7, 1933 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Josephine Kraft Dippold. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company.
Mr. Dippold was a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church. He was a very religious person to his faith.
It may be a new season and a new starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball but it was a familiar result for the Elkers.
Ridgway boys basketball opened the season with a 69-26 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School on the first night of the 2013-2014 winter sports season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes started the season on the right foot Friday, overcoming a slow start to upend visiting Cameron County 48-42.
The first game of the season also marked the first varsity win for first-year head coach Crystal Galsick. Johnsonburg was led by the tough combination of Chelsea Benson, who scored 26 points, and Kassa Kocjancic, who added 14 in the winning effort.
According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.