September 24th, 2013
Ridgway girls golf hosted an AML match Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Ridgway finished with a team score of 293. Katie Thompson led the Lady Elkers with a 67. Sarah Szczotka had a 74 and Sam Carobine finished with a 75. Shania Reitz carded a 77 for Ridgway.
The Elk County Solid Waste Authority has recently been notified of the closing of their current electronics recycling contractor, Eco International. The company plans to close its doors by the end of the year.
ST. MARYS â€“ On Tuesday morning Fr. Philip M. Oriole, executor of the estate of Monsignor John B. Hagerty, was on hand at Elk County Catholic High School to present a check in the amount of $120,000 to be used for tuition assistance and scholarships. While the check represents the bulk of the amount ECC will be receiving from the estate of Hagerty, a former headmaster at the school, Oriole noted that he will be returning later in the year once the estate is completely wrapped up to present an additional check.
Last year, one stroke separated the Elkers from the District 9 boys golf team championship.
This year, it was a lot more than one stroke separating Ridgway boys golf from the rest of the pack. The Elkers took home the team title with a total score of 317 Monday afternoon on the opening day of the District 9 boys golf championships held at The Pennhills Club in Bradford.
Jake Klawuhn finished at 77, T.J. Schlimm had a 78 and Josh Roselli carded an 80 for the Elkers.
Mitchell Gilmore finished with an 82 for Ridgway.
Ridgway girls soccer won 6-0 against St. Marys in action Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
It was the third straight win for the Lady Elkers. Ridgway won 1-0 at Port Allegany and 6-0 at Smethport last week.
Monday evening's Elk County Conservation District Meeting also marked the District's 51-year anniversary. The District, one of 66 throughout Pennsylvania, began its first year in September of 1962.
DuBois Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Healthcare, recently received its largest donation as Denny and Rose Heindl of Ridgway pledged a gift of $300,000 over three years for The Lung Center at DRMC West.
ST. MARYS â€“ Prizes were awarded to the top finishers in St. Marys Dairy Queen's cutest pet contest on Sunday afternoon and a check for $1,196.53 was presented to the Elk County Humane Society.
PINE TWP. â€“Â Four Ridgway residents were severely injured in a two-vehicle crash in Clearfield County on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Clearfield-based state police, the crash occurred at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday on state Route 153 in Pine Township, Clearfield County as a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by Robert Wiseman, 44, of Hyde, was traveling southbound and a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis operated by Rebecca Towne, 48, of Ridgway, was traveling northbound.
John R. Dowie, 66, of 133 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 23, 1947 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert G. and Leah M. Spuller Dowie. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1965. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, retiring in 2003 after 34 years of service.