September 23rd, 2013
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.
Angela DeAngelo was crowned as the 2013 Ridgway Area High School Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime of the varsity football game between Ridgway and Elk County Catholic. DeAngelo was escorted by Dustin Cowan.
Cecelia F. Spowal, age 74, of 5298 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2013 at her residence following a short illness.
She was born on May 30, 1939 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Addeo Marrone.
She Joseph F. Spowal Sr. on Nov. 21, 1970 in Johnsonburg. He died May 22, 2012.
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1957 and then graduated from Ora Jean Beauty School in Erie.
Dorothy Carolyne Duke Gray Dollinger, 87, of 891 Shelvey Summit Rd., Ridgway, and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2013, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 2, 1926 in Goshen, daughter of the late Daniel Duke and Ada Shovestul. She was a graduate of Clearfield High School, Class of 1944, and had been a resident of the area since 1944. She was a retired employee of Exotic Metals (Metaldyne).
David Carlyle Kirkland, age 81, of 12219 Shanley Hill, Hallton, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 18, 1932, at the Shanley Homestead, Shanley Hill, Hallton, Pennsylvania, one of three children to Virginia Shanley and Claude Kirkland.
David married his beloved Frances J. Henry on Nov. 23, 1957, and they had been married for 56 years.
Ridgway's first home game at Memorial Field in Ridgway turned out to be a successful one for the Elkers as Ridgway won 28-8 over Elk County Catholic Friday in the AML South Division opener for both teams.
Ridgway ran for 331 yards in the win with Cole Myers and Sam Delhunty both going over 100 yards rushing.