November 20th, 2013
Gloria Katherine Donovan, 87, of St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway and Smethport, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.Â
She was born Sept. 22, 1926 in Shamokin, a daughter of Elvin W. and B. Katherine Wilson Long.Â On June 20, 1947, in Williamsport, she married James Edward Donovan who died Aug. 17, 1998.
Mrs. Donovan was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Lock Haven State Teacherâ€™s College. She was employed as the food services director at the Ridgway High School for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
The Elk County Community Foundation awarded $18,000 in grants to several area non-profit organizations Tuesday evening at the Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway.
Monies came from the foundation's Borough of Ridgway Charitable Fund, just one of 106 different funds controlled by the Community Foundation. The Charitable Fund was a gift received from the estate of Sara Jane Stackpole.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning announced that their proposed budget will be unveiled during a special meeting next week.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 in Conference Room No. 2 at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.
Ridgway Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved the advertisement of their 2014 budget during their regular meeting.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg cross country held a banquet for the team Saturday night at the Kopper Kettle.
Pam Anderson expressed appreciation to the Johnsonburg Area School District and school board as well as superintendent Dennis Crotzer, high school principal Brock Benson and athletic director Emily Mitchell.
The Ridgway volleyball team was honored with a banquet last Thursday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway varsity head coach Janet Redmond introduced all of the players. Jenna Hoffman won the Defensive MVP award, the Jacqueline Renaud award and the overall MVP award. Hoffman had 121 serving points with 96 digs and four kills. Redmond told the story of Hoffman getting a back row kill from the libero position for the winning point against Sheffield in the final match of the season.
Borough residents gathered at Monday evening's borough council meeting to express their thoughts on the possible elimination of the borough's curbside recycling program along with other concerns.
Mary M. (Mil) Smith, 92, formerly of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, died Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Reider) Smith.
She had resided in Ridgdway for most of her life and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and was very active within the church. She enjoyed taking care of her family.
She had been employed by Sylvania for over 30 years.
Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Members of the Johnsonburg volleyball program, and parents and relatives gathered recently to celebrate the 2013 season and pay tribute to the program's two departing seniors, Chelsea Benson and Emily Dubler.
Ridgway junior high football held a banquet for the team last Monday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Junior high football head coach Brian Hinton welcome everyone and acknowledged everyone in attendance for a great season.
"I want to [acknowledge] you for a successful season," Hinton said. "Just a phenomenal start and a phenomenal finish to the season. It was an honor to coach these 46 fine young gentlemen. Weâ€™re sad to see the season come to the end."