September 21st, 2012
Brittany Watts was crowned the 2012 Johnsonburg Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime during the varsity football game against Curwensville. From left to right, Johnathan Ferragine and Emily Michael (runner-up), Ethan Rowles, Brittany Watts, Aidan DeMay, and Hallie Williams.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's biggest push in 15 years to institute healthier lunches in schools across the country, the Johnsonburg Area School District is already ahead of the game.
Students across the state are now exposed to federally mandated menus that require more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes.
JASD Board Secretary Lisa J. Mahoney discussed the new food guidelines during the latest school board meeting.
ST. MARYS â€“ A barrage of rushing yards from a trio of Elk County Catholic players led to a 28-6 victory for the Crusaders over Ridgway Friday night.
"I thought both the offensive and defensive lines played really well. The whole team performed well," Elk County Catholic coach Travis Skrzypek said.
Brock McCullough led the Crusaders with 165 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Teammate Hank Cappiello had 81 rushing yards on 16 carries and Joe McLaughlin finished with 41 yards on nine carries. As a team, Elk County Catholic ran for 323 yards.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Curwensville benefited from downhill running all night long in a 41-0 rout against Johnsonburg Friday night.
Curwensville (4-0) continued their winning ways with over 400 yards of total offense, including 302 yards on the ground, to topple Johnsonburg (1-3).
Curwensville senior starting quarterback Hunter McCracken had his biggest game of the season, passing for 125 yards and a touchdown. But the night belonged to the Golden Tide running attack as five players combined for 302 yards on the ground and five rushing scores.
ST. MARYS - The Elk County Humane Society has filed suit against its former treasurer, Richard A. Danz, 47, of 376 Walnut St., St. Marys, alleging he siphoned funds from the nonprofit corporation's financial accounts into his own personal bank account, as well as those of his financial and tax business located at 210 Brusselles St. in St. Marys.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Senior Environmental Scientist Travis Long of Gwin Dobson & Foreman [GD&F] attended his first Johnsonburg Municipal Authority meeting Tuesday night to update the board on the status of the engineering services as outlined in a consent order and agreement proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"I look forward to working with all of you on this project," Long said. "I just wanted to go down through the major consent order items - they are first and foremost."
Long notified the board that he and his team have already conducted preliminary site visits.
Virginia A. Galdini, 50, of 213 Old Kane Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 13, 1961 in Kane, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley Polinski Disque. She married Reynold "Reno" Galdini on Sept. 11, 1982 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg; he survives.
Elk County Catholic volleyball won 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 25-21) over Ridgway Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said the Lady Elkers played well and played with determination.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves gave the home team fits Thursday night in the serve-receive statistics category in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-12) win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Kane had little trouble in the first two games against the Ramettes before a hiccup in the third game sidetracked the visitors. The Lady Wolves regrouped quickly, however, to clinch the decisive fourth game for the win.
Ridgway had most of the possession, most of the chances and all of the goals against Smethport Wednesday.
The Lady Elkers kept the ball in Smethportâ€™s end for much of the second half as Ridgway won 4-0 over the Lady Hubbers at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgway was faced with a Smethport defense which played to defend its goal and poured more personnel into the defensive third.