June 24th, 2012
Richard Taylor, 62, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 22, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 11, 1950, in Tyler, the son of Richard and Pearl Taylor. He was a member of the Ridgway American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Taylor Griffith; four children, Trisha VanAlstine, Holly VanAlstine, Ed Griffith, and Richard Griffith; 14 grandchildren; and by a sister, Margaret Salvage of North Carolina.
He was predeceased by a brother, Bob Taylor.
Elizabeth H. Verbeck, 89, of 8 Center St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, June 23, 2012, at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1923 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Roy B. and Jennie (May) Ely. She married Thomas J. Verbeck, Sr. on Sept. 28, 1946, he preceded her in death. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the C.C. of A. She was a 1941 graduate of the St. Leo High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ Work to improve a section of state Route 255 in St. Marys and Fox Township that began the first week of June is continuing on schedule, according to Marla Fannin, community relations coordinator for the Pennsylvania State Department of Transportation's District 2, based in Clearfield.
Fannin said although some complaints were received last week regarding congestion at the traffic light at Walmart SuperCenter in Fox Township, that issue has been resolved.
Changes to the Pennsylvania Keystone Exams have once again begun to concern the Ridgway Area School District.
The Keystone Exams are part of Pennsylvania's new system of high school graduation requirements and are designed to help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards by assessing their proficiency in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English, Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History and Civics and Government.
Superintendent Michael O'Brien voiced his frustration during last Tuesday's regular board meeting.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The finalization of the wastewater treatment plant in Johnsonburg is in the process of being closed with PennVest.
Johnsonburg Municipal Authority officials voted in favor of extending the authority's line of credit for one year with Northwest Savings Bank for $762,491.36 to cover the balance of PennVest's final payment request.
According to Linda Tillack, Northwest Savings Bank agreed to reduce the line credit from $2 million to the remaining PennVest balance.
Susie M. Imbrogno, 86, of 522 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, June 22, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a brief illness.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Rosario "Sam" and Rose Manno Mannella.
She married Michael A. Imbrogno on June 12, 1948 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1986.
Mrs. Imbrogno resided in Johnsonburg her entire life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1945.
Evelyn M. Newquist, age 89, formerly of 6 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, June 21, 2012, at Mesa Springs Nursing Home in Abilene, Texas. Â
She was born Jan. 10, 1923 in Ridgway daughter of the late William (Kelly) and Rose (Forster) Fleming. She married Herbert W. Newquist on Sept. 4, 1948, he preceded her in death on May 5, 2009. Â
She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She had been employed by Speer Carbon for several years.
Ridgway boys basketball center Sam Roselli had some highlights in the Elkers' run to the state semifinal this past basketball season including a strong fourth quarter in the state quarterfinal against VisionQuest which led to a victory.
From what he might learn this summer with basketball, he may have more to come.
Roselli will be part of the Rising Stars of Clarion team which will be participating in the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas from July 25-29, one of the premier high school summer tournaments in the country.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area School District hired three elementary teachers Thursday night during a special board of education meeting held at the high school library.
Daniele Carnessali was hired as an elementary teacher, masters step 4, at a salary of $44,200, effective the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
Cassie Kriegelwas hired as an elementary teacher, bachelors step 3, at a salary of $42,000, effective the start date of the 2012-2013 school year.
Summer usually signifies lots of picnics, parties and other outdoor events, with most featuring all kinds of delicious food and drinks. To ensure that partygoers will enjoy the feast safely, there are a few important steps people should take when shopping for, preparing, storing and serving their summer dishes.
Rick Kralj, food safety and quality extension educator with Penn State Extension's Brookville office, offered some key pieces of advice for food safety in the summertime:
1. Avoid "time-temperature abuse."