February 12th, 2012
For about an hour and a half on Saturday afternoon, the sounds of upbeat tunes could be heard at Pinecrest as around 70 residents gathered for the annual Valentine's Day Ball.
The event is held each year by St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School students in the Confirmation classes at Queen of the World Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and St. Mary's Parish. This year 20 students participated in the event, according to Kathy Reuscher, confirmation facilitator.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Following Gov. Tom Corbett's announcement of the budget on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Johnsonburg Area School District Superintendent Dennis Crotzer expects the district to not receive new revenues for the upcoming year.
"Mrs. [Patricia] Calkins and myself are studying the changes on how the funding from the State will come to the school district," Crotzer said.
"I believe we will not be receiving any new revenues, but again we must study the changes more thoroughly.
Patricia L. Cook, 89, of 223 Irving Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Ridgway, the daughter of Everett and Phyllis Shugars Carberry. She married Lawrence K. Cook; he predeceased her on Aug. 29, 1994.
Mrs. Cook resided in Ridgway most of her life, where she was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed her tea time with friends and being with her family. She had been employed at Sylvania in St. Marys.
Ned J. Kopp, 80, of 313 Welsh St., Kane, formerly of St. Marys, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 14, 1931 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late William C. and Caroline E. Weber Kopp.Â On June 6, 1964 in Emporium, he married Marilyn M. Haviland, who died July 4, 2011.
Ned was a mechanic for Airco Speer in St. Marys for many years.Â He served in the U.S. Army after WWII and during the Korean War, andÂ was part of the St. Marys Serviceman's Detail.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 47-38 District 9 League setback Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Dutch 12-7 in the first eight minutes of play and 12-7 in the second quarter to open a 24-14 halftime lead. They led by 11 at the end of three quarters, 33-22. The fourth quarter saw the Lady Dutch outscore ECC 16-14, making the final score 47-38.
The Ridgway boys basketball seniors have seen the team go from seasons with a losing record to the best record in District 9.
The eight seniors for the Elkers were honored Friday night and closed out the regular-season home slate with a 58-46 win over Coudersport.
The seniors are Eric Matheson, Jordan Lundin, Aaron Sorge, Kyle Kinkead, Alex Oknefski, Tyler Stark, Keith Zawatski and Damon Carlson.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Brockway scored seven unanswered points in the final 65 seconds Friday night, including a fallaway jump shot from Juliana Vokes with four ticks on the clock for a 42-41 upset win over host Johnsonburg.
Down by a point entering the fourth quarter, Johnsonburg junior Brittany Watts shifted the lead to the Ramettes' favor with a layup at the 6:10 mark for a 35-34 lead.
With the Lady Rovers unable to break through on the other end, junior Rhianon Fowler hit a timely layup with 4:35 to play off an assist from Watts, who threw the ball back in as it was on its way out of bounds.
ST. MARYS â€“ You may not always see them in action, but the members of Elkland Search and Rescue provide vital emergency services in Elk and neighboring counties and across the state.
"We actually are the only Pennsylvania-certified search and rescue team in northwestern Pennsylvania," said Matt Young, current president and deputy chief of Elkland Search and Rescue. "We essentially have from where we are all the way over to Ohio and from Interstate 80 all the way up to New York, is pretty much our coverage area."
BROOKVILLE â€” Convicted murderer Steven P. Rebert, who was found guilty of two counts of criminal homicide following his jury trial in January, has filed post-trial motions for acquittal or a new trial.
On Jan. 24, the jury found Rebert, formerly of Emporium, guilty of double homicide in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn and Wayne Shugar, both 61, whose bodies were found April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ About 25 concerned Johnsonburg Area School District teachers attended Thursday night's board of education meeting asking the district to conclude a bargaining process that first began in January of 2010.
Teachers Lisa Gustafson and Jesse Schreiber, both proud members of the Johsonburg Area Education Association [JAEA], made statements prior to the regular meeting.