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January 25th, 2013

Playgrounds that never close

January 26, 2013

When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks. There are things like snowshoe-lacing workshops, a family ice-fishing clinic, the basics of ice hockey, and snowshoe basics. One park is having a program on The Great Backyard Bird Count, which is in February.

Grumley, Rams use fast start to topple Crusaders, 60-37

January 26, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Rams (15-1) got another big night from junior Cameron Grumley en route to a 60-37 win Friday over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The junior had 21 points on the night while fellow junior Cole Peterson put in 14 points.

Ridgway boys basketball dominates DCC

January 26, 2013

A complete effort equaled a complete victory for the Elkers Friday night.
Ridgway took control in the first quarter and would build the lead throughout in a 71-30 victory over AML South foe DuBois Central Catholic Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.

January 24th

Georgiana Louise Simchick

January 25, 2013

Georgiana Louise Simchick, 65, of 1625 Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 29, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of George and the late Mary Chupa Cherry.
She married Richard Simchick on January 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and he survives.

Man charged with impersonating state trooper

January 24, 2013

JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man has been charged with impersonating a state police officer in attempting to place a phone call to an Elk County Prison inmate.

Committee appoints new chairman

January 24, 2013

James Thomas, a Cameron County commissioner, officially took the reins Wednesday as chairman of the board of directors at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].

Planning consortium unveils 5-year plan

January 24, 2013

Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] recently unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy, a five-year plan fueled by a federal mandate.

Growing CAPSEA fundraiser moves to new location

January 24, 2013

ST. MARYS – The Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience benefitting CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), is moving to a new location this year at The Edgewood located along the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.

Tax office to provide 'pleasurable experience'

January 24, 2013

With the start of the tax season under way, new owner Melissa Holjencin and her crew at H&R Block located in downtown Ridgway are ready to file your taxes despite an extension by the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] to begin processing returns on Jan. 30.

January 23rd

Crusaders lose in overtime to Bradford

January 24, 2013

The Bradford Owls outscored the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 6-3 margin in overtime Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the District 9 League with a 5-0 record. Bradford won the game 42-39.
The Crusaders led by a 36-34 score with 2:14 left in regulation. Bradford's Tyler Wilber tied the game at 36 with 1:19 left. The Crusaders then held the ball for the last shot but were unable to convert forcing the four minute overtime period.

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