October 10th, 2013
BENEZETTE â€“ In an effort to promote tourism, Governor Tom Corbett visited the Elk Country Visitor Center on Thursday afternoon to highlight the Pennsylvania Wilds as a top destination for travelers as well as to mark the 100 years since elk were reintroduced into the region.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â During Thursday's evening's school board meeting, elementary school principal Jennifer Hobbs and high school principal Brock Benson shared information regarding the Department of Education's new School Performance Profiles.
Andrew W. Biel Sr., age 87, of 424 Water Street Ext., Apt. 309, Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
He was born March 3, 1926 in Rasselas, son of John and Anna Barbara Biel Biel.
He married Imogene McAninch on Nov. 13, 1950, she died Sept. 3, 1985.
He resided in Johnsonburg for the past seven years, formerly of Wilcox. He attended Wilcox schools and was a member of St. Ann's and Holy Cross Churches.
The Ridgway Elkers defended their Elk County Golf Tournament title on Thursday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course, finishing in first place in the 16th annual tournament with a team score of 389 in the 18-hole event.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders came in second with a score of 406, followed by Johnsonburg with 450 and St. Marys Area with 455. Each team was able to play with as many as eight golfers, with the five lowest scores counting toward the team total.
Bradford volleyball moved to 13-0 on the season with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18) win over Ridgway Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"Bradford's a good team," Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. "They have a lot of hitting ability that really we don't see along our way. I thought our girls did well keeping with them. I can't complain."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes ended their season on a positive note with an 8-1 victory on the tennis courts Thursday against visiting Bradford.
At No. 1 singles, Johnsonburg's Riley Fannin defeated Hannah Burgoon 8-5; at No. 2 singles, Ashley Stolz got Bradford on the board with an 8-2 win over Cheyenne Johnson; at No. 3 singles, Paige Martonik won 8-0 over Mary Schroll; at No. 4 singles, Olivia Perez-McGill won 8-1 over Katelyn Wells; at No. 5 singles, Andrea Allegretto won 8-3 over Mandi Droney.
William G. â€śBillâ€ť Fusco, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
He was born May 13, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Joe and Edith (Paladino) Fusco.
On April 17, 1947, he married Phyllis J. (Hewitt) Fusco, who survives.
He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
He was employed as a salesman for the Phillip Morris Company for more than 30 years.
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served in the Pacific during World War II, serving with the 1st Division.
Michael Lawrence Lynn (Big Papa) Markert, 55, of 411 Zuccolotto Ln., Brockway, died Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his family and friends.
Born May 11, 1958 in Lorain, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank William and Carol Aileen (Grose) Markert of Emporium.
He graduated from Cameron County High School in 1976.
On Nov. 18, 1978, he married the love of his life and best friend Teresa J. (TJ) Wittman, who survives.
He retired from Bassetti Landscaping of Brockway and previously had worked for Walmart Distribution of Woodland.
HORTON TWP. â€“ The Horton Township supervisors discussed future plans to erect a steel-sided building near the current Horton Township Municipal Building.
The township recently received a quote for a 40 foot by 70 foot building including all hardware for around $28,000.
Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School principal Anne Herzing and Ridgway Area Middle and High School Principal Heather McMahon-Vargas shared information concerning upcoming standardized testing for the Ridgway Area School District as well as past performance data within the area schools.