October 29th, 2013
Irvin "Woody" Franklin Hill, 66, of Hallton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 as result of an automobile accident in Marienville.
He was born in Greenville on Jan. 23, 1947, to the late Elmer and Ida D. (Kitch) Hill.
He was a 1965 graduate of Greenville High School and retired from General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army, from which he received an honorable discharge.
He loved everything about the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Woody loved his animals and spending time with his good friends.
Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.
John R. Milford, 82, of Erie, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
He was born in Kane on May 7, 1931, the son of the late Mark E. and Theresa Gregory Milford.
John graduated from Kane High School and served in the Army from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He worked a few years at General Electric until he became employed as an Equipment Mechanic Forman for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, Calif.
James L. Quigley, 83, of Erie, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Manassas, Va.
He had a retirement camp in Crown. Born March 6, 1930 in Ridgway, he was the son of the late Thomas L. and Mary Rebecca Pistner Quigley.
He married the former Rosemary T. McCooey on June 23, 1956 at St. Mary Church in Crown and she survives.
James J. Marconi, 85, formerly of Hemlock Avenue in Kane, died early Monday morning, Oct. 28, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend aÂ Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
The Elk County Conservation District is still continuing its efforts to complete the West Creek Wetlands project.
An impressive run by members of the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader cross country team gave the squad the edge over North Clarion on Saturday in Ridgway as ECC used a 1-point advantage to claim the girls' District 9 Class A team title.
A statue and cross are now firmly in place on the side of St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church as part of the restoration project undertaken a few years ago.
Ridgway football still has a shot at the District 9 playoffs.
Ridgway kept their playoff hopes alive with an 8-0 win over Smethport Friday night to move to 4-5 on the season on Senior Night.
"We have another shot next week and again, we control our own destiny," Heindl said. "This week, the kids came to practice hard, focused. We fixed a lot of things. It wasn't pretty in the first half offensively but the second half, to take nine minutes off the clock on that first drive and seal the deal, what a great job by our team."
"It Takes A Village."
That's the message being spread by Bob Esch, a member of the Pa. Early Learning Investment Commission [ELIC], an entity geared toward the construction of a public-private partnership of business leaders across Pennsylvania who advocate for quality early childhood investment.