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August 16th, 2011

Farm Bureau tour highlights logging industry

August 16, 2011

ST. MARYS – The logging industry in Elk County was the featured topic at this year's 15th annual Elk County Farm Bureau Legislative Tour, held Monday morning at Dave's Saw Shop on Linwood Avenue in St. Marys.
Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-5) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield) were among the attendees at the event, which included a group discussion on the logging industry, the challenges it faces and its affiliation with the agricultural industry. They were joined by Farm Bureau members and lumber industry representatives.

Fire department campaigns for volunteers

August 16, 2011

The Ridgway Fire Department kicked off campaign Boots To Fill in an effort to recruit younger members into the department.
Assistant fire chief Joe Gasbarre attended Monday night's Ridgway Borough Council meeting to update council on the status of their membership.
"It's an effort to recruit younger guys into the fire department and get them trained and start taking over for some of the older guys," Gasbarre said.
The campaign began during the week of the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival.

Michael A. Bigley

August 16, 2011

Michael A. Bigley, 61, of 1914 Settle Road, Newark Valley, N.Y., died Monday afternoon, August 15, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. following a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.
He was born December 14, 1949 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Frederick and Dorothy Wallace Bigley.
On February 5, 1972, in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, he married Lynn Steudler, who survives.
He graduated from Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh. He also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Florence C. Redmount

August 16, 2011

Florence C. Redmount, age 86, of 310 Jackson Ave., Ridgway, died Sunday evening, Aug. 14, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home followed an illness of the past three years.
She was born May 30, 1925, in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late Abraham and Rebecca (Schweitzer) Schweitzer. She married Melvin B. Redmount on June 1, 1952, he survives.
She had resided in Ridgway for the last 53 years and was a member of the B'nai Brith Synagogue in Bradford, was a past two-term Ridgway Area School Board member, a past member of the Footlighters, and a member of the Animal Protection Association.

August 15th

Local author uncovers Muslim stereotypes

August 15, 2011

After volunteering for a cultural exchange company teaching Turkish families conversational English, Ridgway resident Dale E. Fox wanted to set the record straight by writing a book about the misconceptions and stereotypes Americans have of Muslims.
"The real purpose of writing the book was to be able to share and communicate the different things I learned about the Muslim country," Fox said. "I had never met a Muslim person and had no idea what their culture and society would be like going in."

Kuess Davila wins national championship

August 15, 2011

Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) won the national championship in high power standard rifle as the 3-day competition closed Saturday at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
She finished with a score of 98 (33-33-32) to win by two over Enrique Kuess Jr. (Laredo, Texas). Luke Johnson (Marysville) was third with a 93.

August 14th

High power hunting rifle completes event

August 15, 2011

The high power hunting rifle portion of the NRA National Silhouette Championships concluded Saturday at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Mark Pharr (Round Rock, Texas) is the national champion with a 3-day total of 95 (34-34-27). Luke Johnson (Marysville) was second at 94 and William Zander (Houston, Texas) took third with a 92.

August 13th

Event offers behind-the-scenes look at drill site

August 13, 2011

Approximately 300 people, including the general public, business owners and industry representatives, had the opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at an active Marcellus Shale drilling rig as part of the EOG: B2B Network Day held Friday afternoon.
EOG Resources volunteered one of their well pad sites, located inside S.B. Elliott State Park in Clearfield County, during the event hosted by the DuBois Chamber Energy Committee and the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC).

August 12th

NRA completes high power team championships

August 13, 2011

The team competitions in high power were completed Friday at the Ridgway Rifle Club as part of the NRA National Silhouette Championships.
Team “Mexico 2” was the overall winner in standard rifle with a score of 173. Team members are Jorge Moreno (Saltillo, Mexico), Angelica Kuess Davila (Laredo, Texas) and Enrique Kuess Sr. (Laredo, Texas).
Team “PE ELL #1” was second overall with a 172. Team members are Dennis Martinen (Yakima, Wash.), Laura Goetsch (Whites Creek, Tenn.) and Eric Boos (Little Rock, Wash.)

Luke Johnson sweeps Friday matches at high power range

August 13, 2011

Marysville native Luke Johnson swept both matches Friday in the high power matches at the Ridgway Rifle Club.
Johnson won the standard rifle match with a score of 35. Laura Goetsch (Whites Creek, Tenn.) took second with a 34 and William Zander (Houston, Texas) was third with a 33.

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