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October 26th, 2012

Floyd D. Beale

October 27, 2012

Floyd D. Beale, 89, died at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport. 
Floyd was born on Feb. 19, 1923 on the Harbison Farm in Buffalo Township, Butler County. He was the son of the late Ralph Edward Beale and Ethel Jane (Walters) Beale. He was the widower of Phyllis June (Brothers) Beale, who died in 1992. Floyd and Phyllis married on Nov. 19, 1947 in the Freeport Gospel Tabernacle in Freeport.

October 25th

Car flips over on Montmorenci Road

October 26, 2012

Multiple emergency responders were called out Thursday evening for a one-vehicle accident off Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township.

RASD preps public for election

October 26, 2012

The Ridgway Area School District held an Act 130 tax discussion in the middle/high school cafeteria Thursday night in an effort to further inform voters for the November general election.

James Douglas “Doug” Hoffman

October 26, 2012

James Douglas “Doug” Hoffman, age 69, of Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Hoffman was born in Ridgway, son of the late Elizabeth Wolfe Hoffman and James A. Hoffman. He was the owner and operator of Hoffman Excavating Inc. since June 1970. He was a very passionate and honest man who truly cared about his customers. Mr. Hoffman enjoyed camping, boating, and fishing. He was a guest aboard a friend’s boat that was the winner of the 2002 U.S. King Mackerel Tournament in Southport, N.C. He was also an avid hunter and marksman.

Ramettes honor seniors before ECC match

October 25, 2012

Johnsonburg volleyball honored six seniors before a 3-0 loss to Elk County Catholic Thursday night.

October 24th

Bank donates to YMCA

October 24, 2012

After receiving a substantial donation Wednesday afternoon from Northwest Savings Bank, the YMCA is one step closer towards reaching their goal of $1.6 million.

Commission explores philanthropy

October 24, 2012

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] officials were joined Wednesday morning by Paula Fritz Eddy, the executive director of the Elk County Community Foundation [ECCF], for a lengthy discussion regarding rural community development philanthropy.

Crusaders ousted from playoffs

October 24, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders lost 6-0 to Brockway in the District 9 soccer quarterfinal Wednesday night.

Marilyn L. Silvers

October 24, 2012

Marilyn L. Silvers, 79, formerly of 130 N. 3rd St. and Eden Heights, passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cuba Memorial Hospital in New York.
Mrs. Silvers was born April 23, 1933 in Ridgway, and was a daughter of the late Floyd and Beatrice Olson Laughner. On Dec. 1, 1961 she married Frank J. Silvers, who predeceased her on Jan. 4, 2002.

Rebecca J. Rhodes

October 24, 2012

Rebecca J. Rhodes, 57, of 406 North Broad St., Ridgway, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Life Care in Natrona Heights.
She was born Oct. 13, 1955, in Ridgway, the daughter of Max and Dorothy Amacher Dillon. On June 14, 1975 she married Lynn Rhodes, who survives.
Mrs. Rhodes was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of the Faith Church. She enjoyed camping, knitting, playing Farmville on the computer, Facebook and being with her grandchildren. Prior to her 2003 kidney transplant, she had been employed at Elk Haven Nursing Home, Community Nurses and was also a babysitter.

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