September 15th, 2014
KERSEY â€“ Transporting a firearm across state lines is a tricky situation to navigate although any violations could have serious consequences and fines according to information presented at a recent concealed carry permit seminar.
Firearm reciprocity agreements were just one of the many topics covered at the event hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football team played host to the Smethport Hubbers for a chilly Saturday evening game at Dutch Country Stadium this week. The Crusaders led all the way, dominating the Hubbers for a 53-6 victory.
"Offensively, it took us a half, but we started clicking in the second half," said ECC head coach Tony Gerg. "Smethport is a very well-coached team. It was just our night tonight."
Ridgway boys golf finished third at the Bradford Area High School Invitational held Saturday afternoon at Bradford.
Ridgway finished with a team score of 250. Each team took three players and played 18 holes. Josh Roselli was the day's overall medalist as he shot a 74 over 18 holes. TJ Schlimm carded an 82 and Nick Simon finished with a 94.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders and Ridgway Lady Elkers met for a rematch on Saturday morning in the consolation game of the Bucktail Girls' Soccer Tournament at the SMAHS soccer field. As was the case in their game earlier this season, ECC emerged with the 1-0 victory.
"I'm happy with the win," said ECC head coach Kelli Brannock. "I think we definitely controlled the first half more than the score showed."
Ridgway Area High School teacher Richard Skellen currently has a exhibition being displayed in the Elk County Council on the Arts gallery along Main Street in Ridgway.
The exhibition, titled "Recollections, Remarks, and Reveries: Collective Works of Artist Richard Skellen," had its opening reception at the ECCOTA gallery from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, and the exhibition will continue to be displayed in the ECCOTA gallery until Sept. 26.
Phyllis Jean Gausman, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at her home at Benzinger Road following a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s.Â
Phyllis Jean was born May 13, 1933 at home in Klondyke, a daughter of the late Vern and Ruth (Senior) VanOrder.
Due to her fatherâ€™s several re-assignments as a game protector, Phyllis attended four different grade schools, including the experience of a one-room schoolhouse, before arriving at the stability of the Wilcox High School where she graduated in 1951 as the valedictorian of her class.
DUKE CENTER â€“ Friday night's win wasn't quite as easy as the first two.
After being tied 7-7 at halftime, a key fourth-quarter interception and three second-half touchdowns propelled Ridgway to a 28-7 victory over AML North foe Otto-Eldred Friday night at Otto-Eldred High School.
A former Ridgway resident who now resides in Texas has published a new historical fiction novel that is based in Elk County.
Joe Bliskey released his new novel on Aug. 6, 2014, which is titled "Muted Echoes" and is available at Cliffe's & the Prescription Center and the Johnsonburg Library.
Bliskey's new book is set in Elk County during the 1940s because the conflict of the story would only work in the setting that was present in Elk County during the World War II era.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane woman charged in a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident last year has accepted a plea agreement that suggests a minimum sentence of 11 1/2 years in prison.
Kathy Douglas, 37, entered the plea Thursday before Senior Judge William F. Morgan at the McKean County Courthouse.
The judge set sentencing for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Morgan said he as the "sentencing judge" is not bound by the proposed terms in the agreement, which sets the maximum sentence of 22 1/2 years.Â
KERSEY â€“ A sizable crowd of inquiring residents gathered Thursday evening for a concealed carry permit seminar hosted by state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) at the Red Fern Banquet Hall.
Facts about Pennsylvania's concealed carry laws, Castle Doctrine and right to bear arms were the focus of the seminar, although numerous other subjects were discussed as part of the question and answer event format such as reciprocity agreements with other states, keeping an updated firearm inventory, and transporting and transferring ownership of firearms.