November 4th, 2011
Margaret F. Johnson, 82, of 64 Clarion St., Wilcox, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1929 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Richard L. and Mildred H. (Bauer) Francen. She married Carl Mitchell Johnson on Aug. 18, 1948, he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2004.
COUDERSPORT â€“ After a nervous start, Ridgway volleyball had an exhilarating finish to earn a trip to the District Final Four.
Ridgway won 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23) over Coudersport in the District 9 Class A volleyball quarterfinals Thursday night at Coudersport High School to become one of the last four teams remaining in the district.
The Lady Elkers now will play Saturday in the Final Four at St. Marys Area High School in pool play. Port Allegany, Clarion and A-C Valley are the other three teams to join the Lady Elkers.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ Johnsonburg made things interesting with a close first set but were never able to fully regroup in a 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-20) loss Thursday night at No. 1 seed Port Allegany.
â€śWe didnâ€™t really pass well but I thought we were really one hit away from winning that first game but then the second game, our composure went away a little bit,â€ť said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey. â€śYou canâ€™t win this game if you canâ€™t pass the ball.
â€śI donâ€™t think Port Allegany did anything differently to us, I just think we made a few mistakes.â€ť
CLARION â€“ The Clarion Area Lady Bobcat volleyball team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A volleyball tournament Thursday night in a match played at the Clarion Area High School.
Clarion won the first set 25-21, took the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-19.
â€śWe played well at times in the first and third sets,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. â€śWeâ€™re an inexperienced team playing well at this time of the year against a ranked opponent.
In an effort to expand their outdoor offerings to women, TomBob Outdoors LLC of Ridgway has recently introduced scented earrings constructed from their patented metal fishing lures.
The TomBob Fishing Lure Earring Collection features a controlled-release Scent Fusion Metal, the trademarked creation from Continuous Metal Technology (CMT) of Ridgway, the parent company of TomBob. Available scents include pina colada, mandarin cranberry, baker's vanilla and cotton blossom.
The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority approved the township's fiscal year audit during Thursday night's regular meeting.
Treasurer Jeff Schutz reported a clean audit.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys Recreation Board honored Denny Posteraro, recently retired recreation director, for 46 years of service to the city's recreation program during their meeting on Wednesday evening at St. Marys City Hall.
Devin Brock, rec board member, presented Posteraro with a citation from the city, as well as a plaque from the recreation board. Rec board members also had cake and ice cream in honor of Posteraro, and had a number of scrapbooks on display that he made over the years to showcase the coverage of park activities.
In an effort to educate the public about end-of-life options, Community Nurses, Inc. is sponsoring "Preparing for a Graceful Journey," a free event open to the public that will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the small conference room at The Red Fern in St. Marys.
ST. MARYS â€“ The SGL Warriors Elk County Relay For Life team will be presenting their sixth LOL Stand Up Comedy Show and dinner at the Edgewood Hall in St. Marys on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
Co-captain of the SGL Warriors and event planner Bill Babik said tickets for the event sold out earlier in the week.
"This is the first year we are sold out this far ahead of the event," Babik said. "It's going really good and we will continue to host the event."
Babik and co-captain Brian Reid plan to host another comedy event in early March of 2012.
Officials have secured $150,000 through the Colcom Foundation's grant program, "Marcellus Environmental Fund," for the Headwaters Quality Drinking Water Project.
The initiative reportedly will provide low- to moderate-income families in Jefferson, Elk, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Centre, Clearfield, and McKean counties with funding to secure chain-of-custody water sample analysis of their private water supplies prior to Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activities.