August 11th, 2013
Enrique Kuess Jr. is leaving Ridgway with a pair of national championships.
The Laredo, Texas native won the national championship in high power standard rifle with a 3-day total of 100 (30-34-36) as the NRA National Silhouette Championships concluded Saturday at the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Kuess Jr. also won the smallbore standard rifle national championship held earlier in the week at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Carl W. Cook, 80, of 1102 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, August 9, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born July 7, 1933 in Hazel Hurst, son of the late Carl R. and Lillian Dippo Cook.
He married Beverly Marlene Johnson on November 20, 1954 in the Wilcox Presbyterian Church, and she survives.
Formerly of James City, he resided in Wilcox since 1958.
He was a graduate of the Kane High School and a member of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church and Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
SPRING CREEK TWP. â€“ A journey well over 10 years in the making finally came to an end Friday afternoon as the residents of Spring Creek Township ushered in a new beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new William Tell Bridge.
The new structure is named for former township supervisor William Tell.
KERSEY â€“Â Cool and rainy weather Thursday evening did not dissuade a number of youngsters from showing off their abilities in the annual talent show at the Elk County Fair.
Janet Rose Shelander, age 74, of Duffy Apartments, Johnsonburg, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 after a brief illness.
She was born June 17, 1939 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Kinny) Shelander.
She attended Johnsonburg schools and worked at Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, Elcam, and the Deli of Johnsonburg Market Basket/Jubilee.
Kenneth M. Haupricht of Johnsonburg is off to a good start as he won the opening match with a 30 in the high power hunting rifle competition of the NRA National Silhouette Championships Thursday at the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Susan Peery Rice (Churchton, Md.) was second overall with a 30 after dropping a 5-shot shoot-off to Haupricht; Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) was third with a 29.
As the NRA National Silhouette Championships move to the high power range of the Ridgway Rifle Club, on day one the match winner was a familiar one.
Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) was the match winner Thursday in the first of three days of competition in the high power standard rifle championships.
Winstead-Severin shot a 34 on the high power range, besting the field by two targets hit.
Wally Howard (Hazel Hurst) was the overall runner-up with a mark of 32 and Greg Engel (Flossmoor, Ill.) was third overall with a score of 31.
Students from April School of Dance performed several dance routines Wednesday night at the Elk County Fair.
A cleanup for a roughly nine-mile stretch of the Clarion River spanning from the Main Street bridge in Ridgway to the Portland Mills boat launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, according to Nick Irwin, an employee at Country Squirrel Outfitters, who came up with the idea for the event.
Allen E. "Brownie" Pearsall, 79, of Oknefski Road, Ridgway, died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
He was born February 26, 1934, in Castle Garden, the son of the late Arthur H. and Louise Wolfe Pearsall Sr.
Formerly of Emporium, he was a self-employed TV repairman.