July 26th, 2013
Nellie Mae Stump, age 84, of Myrtle Street, Johnsonburg, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her daughter's home in Leeper after a short, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 22, 1929 in Big Run, daughter of the late Irvin and Ruth (Wachob) Henry.
She was married to Robert Stump, who survives. The couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Aug. 16.Â Â Â Â Â Â
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Law enforcement authorities completed an investigation Thursday but were unable to explain the cause of the July 12 fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg, saying only that there are "no suspicious circumstances."
Increased activity throughout the region could possibly lead to increased tourism and job creation thanks to funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission [ARC].
JAMES CITY â€“ No one was injured Thursday in a spectacular fire at a oil and gas well in the Allegheny National Forest near James City.
In continuing to offer various programs to Ridgway and the surrounding communities, officials at the Ridgway YMCA have been stressing the importance of preschool prior to kindergarten.
Aiming to promote broadband service in the 32-county region north of Interstate 80, a primarily rural area, the Northern Tier Middle Mile Broadband Project may vastly improve communication efforts across the state.
Officials on Wednesday acknowledged receipt of an organizational budget draft at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission although no official adoption was approved.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams, 2013 PIAA Class A baseball champions.
Johnsonburg head coach Jeff Peterson said it might still take a while for that realization to sink in with the players.
"It still feels like a dream to all of us," coach Peterson said. "It is a big deal because a small team in Elk County just won the first state championship in school history. This is one thing no one can take away from these kids, ever. It's theirs, they earned it."
Event organizers are looking forward to the region's 8th annual Tasting in the Wilds event scheduled for this Saturday, July 27 from 12-7 p.m. at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival grounds.
Joan Margaret (May) Stark, 81 of Monroe, Ga., formerly of Ridgway, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at her residence following a stroke.
She was born on June 3, 1932 in Ridgway and is the daughter of the late Marvin and Margaret Stark.
She had resided in Florida most of her life before moving to Georgia in 2006. Mrs. May was a graduate of Ridgway High School in 1950. After her graduation she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the administration career field for four years and received an honorable discharge.