October 22nd, 2012
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.
Russell's Notary Services, located at 321 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon for its office.
Students from Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway celebrated the countywide Pink Day on Friday.
Ronald B. "Ron" Clover, age 70, of 3388 Kearney Rd., Brockway, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Summerville to the late Phillip Clover and Harriet Brubaker McCoy.
On Sept. 1, 1978, he married Joni Mascaro, she survives.
Ron was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, and also was a member of the Sons of Italy Club in Brockway and the V.F.W. Club in Ridgway.
With deck replacement work complete, PennDOT plans to fully open two Elk County bridges on Friday, Oct. 19. Making the repairs will keep the bridges in service for years to come. Both bridges are located on Route 949 near Portland Mills. The bridges are about 500 feet apart, with one spanning Toby Creek and one spanning the railroad. Traffic has been controlled at the bridges by temporary signals. Once both lanes are opened on the bridges, PennDOT will turn the signals off and remove them.
Ellie Woodford, left and Katie Oknefski were honored before Ridgway's volleyball match against Kane.
This year's 4th Annual Turkey Trot will feature an inaugural marathon and half-marathon in addition to the traditional 5K walk and 5K run on Sunday, Nov. 4.