September 16th, 2012
Those who want to bring home some of the beauty and inspiring sites from along the Elk Scenic Drive may now do so with a recently published photography book by area resident Marci Geise.
The book, which is appropriately titled "Elk Scenic Drive," contains 46 pages featuring 73 photographs that, according to Geise, highlight "many points of interest that are located along the Elk Scenic Drive."
Richard L. Frederick, 64, of Hector, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Â
He was born June 1, 1948, in Ridgway, son of the late John and Alma (Yonkie) Frederick.
On Sept. 29, 1995, in St. Marys, he married Cathy (Mosier) Frederick, his loving wife of almost 17 years.
Dick lived in the Ridgway and Kersey areas until he moved to Hector in 1999.Â He worked as a mechanic, truck driver and equipment operator for Doyle Vineyard Management in Hammondsport. He loved hunting, fishing and racing.Â
John F. Smith, 63, of 161 Ford Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1948 in St. Marys, son of the late William and Jane Krug Smith.
On Sept. 19, 1970 in Rasselas, he married Louise E. Olewinski, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1966. He was an employee of the former Pure Carbon and retired from Morgan AM&T in 2011 after 47 years of service.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team captured the 14th annual Bucktail Tournament championship by defeating the Bradford Area Lady Owls by a 5-1 score Saturday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Ridgway's T.J. Schlimm took medalist honors at the 18-hole Bradford Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Penn Hills Country Club.
Schlimm shot a 74, including a 35 on the front nine.
"It was a great tournament for us in preparationÂ of next Monday's District 9 Tournament," Ridgway coach Dave Zawatski said. "None of the kids had ever played the course, and theyÂ did a nice jobÂ under windy conditions.Â What a performance for T.J. Schlimm to fire a 74 and win medalist honors in such a talented field."Â
As part of the long-term East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project, lake personnel continue to work closely with staff from the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in overseeing the construction of a new cutoff wall inside the dam.
The $280 million project is in response to a safety issue related to potential internal erosion discovered in 2008, similar to a seepage issue encountered in 1957 which required the lowering of the lake for repairs. The multifaceted project has a completion date of 2017.
HARRISBURG â€“ Sylvester Kronenwetter of St. Marys was the lone Elk County resident selected for an elk license in Friday morningâ€™s drawing held at the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) headquarters in Harrisburg and broadcast live on the PGCâ€™s website. Kronenwetterâ€™s name was drawn for the 41st of 46 cow elk licenses awarded for this yearâ€™s hunt, which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 5-10 with an extended elk hunting period outside the elk management area for those with unfilled elk licenses from Nov. 12-17.
As the November general election approaches the Ridgway Area School District has updated their website to further assist voters who are still uncertain whether to vote in favor of increasing their earned income tax in order to eliminate the occupation tax.
At a special meeting held Aug. 7 the board voted to place the following Act 130 referendum on the November 6 election ballot:
COUDERSPORT â€“ Whoever says Johnsonburg's varsity football program is dead may be very wrong indeed.
The Rams (1-2) used a series of defensive stops in the fourth quarter Friday night to knock off Coudersport (1-2) in a 22-14 upset in a steady rainfall, the program's first victory since a 41-0 win at home on Oct. 8, 2010 against Ridgway, the last win of former head coach Tom Launer before his untimely death six months later.
Mavis B. Schott, 95, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born on Nov. 16, 1916 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Commodore and Mamie (Smithers) Byrd.
She was married to Alvin Schott. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1958.
During World War II, she worked at Sylvania in Emporium. She had also worked as a clerk at various stores in Johnsonburg.