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December 16th

Exchange students nestle into Johnsonburg Area School District

December 17, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Exchange students Laura Sakalauskaite from Lithuania and Bagdad Abdurauf from Tajikistan are quickly adjusting to the Johnsonburg Area High School as their new home.  
Sakalauskaite is being hosted by the Cardoni family of Johnsonburg and Abdurauf is being hosted by the Field family of Johnsonburg. Lisa Gustafson, French teacher at the Johnsonburg Area High School, was approached by the Cardoni and Field family to host an exchange student.

James H. Dietz

December 17, 2012

James H. Dietz, 90, of 106 Linwood Ave., St. Marys, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Dubois Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1922 in Ridgway, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz.
On June 14, 1947 in St. Mark's Church in Emporium, he married the late Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dietz, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2012.

Shirley E. Amacher

December 17, 2012

Shirley E. Amacher, 87, of 224 Park Ave., Ridgway, died on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Brockway, a daughter of the late Clemens and Marie Weilacher Richards.
On May 30, 1952 in Brockway, she married the late Clayton Amacher, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Amacher was a lifelong resident of the area and an active member of Ridgway Church of the Nazarene, where she also served as a custodian for many years.  She enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her family.

Wreaths Across America honors veterans

December 17, 2012

ST. MARYS – The weather was sunny and fairly mild around noon on Saturday morning as a few dozen people gathered at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery to take part in the annual Wreaths Across America National Remembrance Ceremony and assist with placing wreaths on veterans' graves there and at the Protestant Cemetery.

December 14th

Commissioners reach settlement with sheriff's office

December 15, 2012

A controversial lawsuit pitting the Elk County Board of Commissioners against the county sheriff's office was resolved with little fanfare Friday as following three hours of testimony both sides reached a settlement behind closed doors.
The civil suit was filed by Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg on Dec. 6 in an effort to compel the commissioners to cover the sheriff's nearly $9,000 budget deficit and retroactively pay his employees through the year's end up until the 2013 budget takes effect.

Ramettes have no trouble with Sheffield, cruise to 3-1

December 15, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes overcame early foul trouble and cold shooting to improve to 3-1 on the season with a 55-38 victory Friday night against visiting Sheffield.
The Ramettes were paced by senior point guard Rhianon Fowler, whose 14 points led the team; Fowler was complemented by junior Chelsea Benson, who also crept into double digits with 11 points.

Lady Elkers fall to Lady Tide

December 15, 2012

Ridgway girls basketball lost 70-28 to Curwensville Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway took an early lead as Jenni Thomas scored on a baseline jumper for a 2-0 Lady Elker lead. Dani Shirey also converted a jumper with 7:13 left in the first quarter to double the Ridgway lead to 4-0 lead.

December 13th

Constable Ziegler could be answer to budget crisis

December 14, 2012

A new dimension has been added to the ongoing battle between the county's board of commissioners and the sheriff's department.
With the sheriff's department reportedly over budget by $9,000 by the year's end, the board of commissioners reportedly will not cover the overage and Elk County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg filed a civil complaint on behalf of his department against the board.

Borough waits to abate property

December 14, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – After declaring a residence at the west end of Johnsonburg a public nuisance, the Johnsonburg Borough Council took further action during Monday's meeting to abate the property.
On Aug. 22, a fire at 208 Church St. destroyed a single-stall garage, four residential structures and a vehicle. The residence, owned by Albert Lee Abplanalp, sustained the most damage, as the fire originated in a detached single-stall garage at the property and spread to the main residence situated several feet away.

Betty Jean Geer

December 13, 2012

Betty Jean Geer, 86, of Swedetown Road, Portland Mills, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1926, the daughter of Perry E. and Edith Ecklund Geer. Betty was a lifelong member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, where she loved teaching the youth in Sunday school and vacation bible school. Betty served as the tax collector for Spring Creek Township for 14 years. Betty served as a 4-H leader for more than 50 years.

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