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August 6th, 2013

Elk application deadline approaching

August 7, 2013

Elk were gone from Pennsylvania for about 50 years at the time the Game Commission began efforts to reintroduce them to the state in 1913.
One-hundred years later, the state’s elk herd is the largest in the Northeast and restoring elk to Pennsylvania is considered one of the great accomplishments in wildlife conservation history.
And for those hoping in this anniversary year to participate in Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt, there’s still time to enter your name in the drawing for licenses.

Commissioners approve board additions

August 7, 2013

The Elk County commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of three new voting members to the Family Resources Network during their morning board meeting.

Karen Louise Plyler

August 7, 2013

Karen Louise Plyler died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Thursday, July 25, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Agnes Eileen Biank of Nappanee, Ind.
She had lived in Elkhart, Ind. since the spring of 1983. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1969.
She loved nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed listening to music and loved to cook. She truly enjoyed the friendships she had made over the years through Faith Mission Home and Oaklawn. She will be forever loved and missed by many.

Edwin K. Galbreath Jr.

August 6, 2013

Edwin K. Galbreath Jr., age 74, of New Castle, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 6, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Edwin was born March 21, 1939 in Wellsville, N.Y., son of Edwin K. Galbreath Sr. and Sybil L. Pytcher Galbreath.
He is survived to his wife, Pat Carnahan Galbreath, whom he married on May 21, 1960.

Winstead-Severin wins smallbore hunting rifle championship

August 6, 2013

Cathy Winstead-Severin (Joplin, Mo.) won the national championship in smallbore hunting rifle as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships being held this week at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Winstead-Severin finished with a 3-day total of 114 (39-39-36).
Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) was second overall with a total of 107 and Laura Goetsch (Whites Creek, Tenn.) placed third with a 107.

Kuess Jr. wins national championship in smallbore standard rifle

August 6, 2013

Enrique Kuess Jr. (Laredo, Texas) won the national championship in smallbore standard rifle as the 3-day competition concluded Tuesday at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Kuess Jr. won the 3-day competition by tying the open national record, finishing with an aggregate total of 116 (39-39-38).

August 5th

Elk County Fair begins today

August 6, 2013

KERSEY – The Elk County Fair begins today. The fair opens at 4 p.m. and carnival rides will be ready to go. The Monkey Man will be on the grounds from 4-10 p.m. and the Dazzling Mills Family will be onstage behind the Starr Pavilion at 5 p.m.
Cheesecake and trail mix registration will take place from 5-6 p.m. in Exhibit Hall No. 1. The straw pile will be in the Starr Pavilion at 5:30 p.m.

Night of music set to benefit CAPSEA

August 6, 2013

Area bands will come together Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. for a concert at the Ridgway Eagles to benefit CAPSEA [Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, Inc.].

Team titles decided at Silhouette Championships

August 6, 2013

The smallbore team competitions concluded Monday at the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships.
The overall champion in smallbore rifle was Team Belgrade Air Shooting Sports. The team consisted of Laura Goetsch, Cathy Winstead-Severin and Susan Peery Rice. The three finished with a combined total of 211, five more than second place.
The overall runner-up in standard rifle was Team Mexico with team members Angelica Kuess Davila, Enrique Kuess Sr. and Enrique Kuess Jr. Team Mexico finished with an overall score of 206.

August 4th

Pa. routs N.Y. 53-12 in Big 30 game

August 4, 2013

BRADFORD – Some of the top recently graduated football players from Pennsylvania and New York faced off on Saturday evening at Parkway Field in Bradford in the 40th annual Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic All Star Football Game, and the Pa. squad defeated New York 53-12.
Warren Area Senior High School's Austin Jerman and Port Allegany High School's Matt Bodamer combined to account for around 430 yards passing in the game with Johnsonburg Area High School's Mitchell Holmberg catching seven passes for 92 yards and Ridgway Area High School's Zac McKnight catching three passes for 74 yards.

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