February 24th, 2013
The 14th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous wrapped up Saturday with a large auction which started at noon and featured 200 pieces, each sculpture donated by a different carver. Visitors crowded around the Udarbe Business Towers where carvings were arranged along the street for all to view.
CLARION â€“ Three area wrestlers advanced to the Northwest Regional Championships after the second day of the District 9 Individual Championships at Clarion University Saturday.
Alex Zimmerman finished second at 132 pounds for Johnsonburg to advance. Brett Himes (126) and Zac McKnight (145) each finished third in their respective weight classes.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Residents in Johnsonburg will not likely see a rate increase on their fire insurance.
Donald G. Olson, 91, of 315 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Feb. 24, 2013, at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born March 19, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Fritz and Molly (Nelson) Olson.
He married Martha E. Miller on Sept. 14, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Fr. Henry officiating.
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life and was a 1938 graduate of the Ridgway High School. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks Club, and a past member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII.
Adeline M. Knight, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 139 Locust Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Kersey, daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1937. She was a former employee of the Market Basket for 27 years.
On Sept. 1, 1939, in the St. Boniface Church in Kersey, she married Othmar P. Knight, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1978.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal, Johnsonburg Borough Police Department and Johnsonburg Fire Department report investigating the origin and cause of a fire that occurred at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 503 Penn St. in the Borough of Johnsonburg.
The majority of deaths investigated by the county coroner's office in 2012 were attributed to natural causes, according to Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio.Â
The Community Nurses, Inc., an affiliate of Elk Regional Health Systems, is hoping to inspire discussion and consideration of the issues surrounding end-of-life care options with the screening of a documentary film on the topic at 7 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 24 at St. Leo's Social Hall in Ridgway. Another screening will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
On Friday, carving will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all locations. Sponsor booths will continue to offer merchandise at the Udarbe Business Towers [Masonic Temple]. In addition, there will be horse-drawn carriage rides offered starting at the Ridgway Welcome Center from 1-3 p.m. (weather permitting, donation). At 8 p.m., there will be a pyrotechnic display in the field behind the Lazy River Canoe along the Clarion River.
The Johnsonburg Ramettes gave up an early lead, but then used a strong second half to defeat the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders 39-32 in a District 9 Class A quarterfinal playoff game on Thursday evening at Elk County Catholic High School. The win guaranteed the Ramettes a spot in the PIAA Class A state playoffs and eliminated the Lady Crusaders.