October 24th, 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.
An employee was arrested for theft after allegations surfaced.
An ordination ceremony will be held this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for Jennifer Fair at the Faith United Methodist Church of Christ at 400 Ash St. in Ridgway.
Matilda I. (Sprague) Wriggle of Severna Park, Md., died peacefully on Oct. 21, 2012 with her family by her side.
Born in Johnsonburg, Matilda worked at NSA for 17 years. Her interests included quilting, square dancing, collecting fine place settings, attending craft fairs, and cooking for and entertaining her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Ridgway girls soccer won their playoff opener by a 6-1 score over Clarion Tuesday.
Students and teachers at Johnsonburg Elementary School participated in the County Wide Pink Day on Friday, Oct.Â 19.Â Teachers also donated money through a jeans dayÂ to be given to Hahne Cancer Center of DuBois.
On Aug. 19, 2012, members of the Stride for Stride 4-H Club competed at this year's District VIII 4-H Horse Show held in Potter County. Four members qualified to compete at the State 4-H Championships held at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg at the end of October. From left to right, Michaela Blauser is showing her horse "Indigo" in Keyhole Horses, Sr., Ellie Flynn is showing her horse "I Gotta Lope" in Open Trail, Jr., William Thompson is showing his horse "PS Red White n Clue" in Western Grooming and Showmanship, Jr.
Chilly wet weather greeted the early risers waited to start the local Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 Eleventh Annual Youth Mentored Pheasant Hunt held on Saturday.
Joseph A. Sette, 86, of Lock Haven, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Lock Haven Hospital.
He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Renovo, the son of the late Frank and Concettina Curato Sette.
He had been a Lock Haven resident since the end of WWII. Mr. Sette was Catholic by faith. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He had been employed at Lock Haven University.
Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.