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October 2nd, 2013

Nancy Lee Gess

October 2, 2013

Nancy Lee Gess, age 64, of 807 North Broad St., Ridgway, died early Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jasper M. and Erma E. (Tobias) Vantassel. She married Veryl B. Gess on Sept. 17, 1966; he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Protestant by faith. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed ceramics, camping and boating. She had been employed by the YMCA for several years and had also sold Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Helen F. "Honey" (Azzato) Allegretto

October 2, 2013

Helen F. "Honey" (Azzato) Allegretto, 81, of Redwood Street, Weedville, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Weedville, daughter of the late John and Louise (Crocco) Azzato.
On July 4, 1953 she married Richard James Allegretto and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2010.
She lived most of her life in Weedville and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1950. She was a past employee of Stackpole Carbon and a homemaker.

Ridgway girls soccer continues winning streak, downing Lady Gators

October 2, 2013

After giving up the team's first goal in six matches, the Lady Elkers made sure to take control of Wednesday’s match from Port Allegany.
Ridgway scored four consecutive goals in the second half to blow open a 1-goal lead into a 6-1 Lady Elker win over the Lady Gators Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.

October 1st

Will J. Duffield

October 2, 2013

Will J. Duffield, age 37, of 307 Center St., Ridgway, died Monday morning in Jefferson County from injuries he received in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 2, 1976 in Naperville, Ill., son of Rev. Craig W. and Jean E. (McEvers) Duffield. He resided in Ridgway for the last 13 years and was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He graduated from Malta High School in Malta, Ill., and had attended Valparaiso University in Indiana and Covenant Bible College.

Clock tower issues being addressed

October 2, 2013

The Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday confirmed issues with the courthouse clock tower and approved additional repairs for exterior work on the building.

September 30th

Lindberg Furniture purchases historic airplane

September 30, 2013

JOHNSONBURG – Lindberg Furniture recently purchased a 1976 Beechcraft plane which now sits atop the roof of their Johnsonburg store. The aircraft was used as a training plane for pilots in Virginia between the years of 1978 and 1989.

Maximilian X. "Boobie" Stanisch

September 30, 2013

Maximilian X. "Boobie" Stanisch, 87, of 623 Virginia Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926 in St. Marys, a son of the late Maximilian Sr. and Anna Geci Stanisch.
On May 22, 1954 in St. Marys Church, he married Marcella "Sally" Bankovich Stanisch, who survives.

Kirk A. Bauer

September 30, 2013

Kirk A. Bauer, 42, of 29 N. St. Marys St., died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 28, 1971 in St. Marys, son of Mark A. Bauer of St. Marys and Ann Werner Ecklund of St. Marys. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1990. He was employed by GKN in Fairview.
He was a member of the American Legion, the St. Marys Eagles and the PFL.

Ridgway girls soccer dominates Lady Bobcats, 7-0

September 30, 2013

Another win, another shutout for Ridgway girls soccer.
Ridgway girls soccer won 7-0 over Clarion Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School for the Lady Elkers’ fifth straight win.

September 29th

Phyllis J. Smith

September 29, 2013

Phyllis J. Smith, 85, of Elk Towers and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died on Friday, Sept.. 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 22, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Philip and Clara Kraus McKay.
On Nov. 7, 1953 in Harrisburg, she married the late Isaac L. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.

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