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December 5th

Andrew Luke

December 5, 2011

Andrew Luke, age 70, formerly of Brockport, more currently a resident at Jefferson Court in Brookville. died Dec. 3, 2011 at Brookville Hospital.
He was born July 31, 1941 in Crenshaw to Henry and Matilda Zamboni Luke.
Andy attended St. Tobias in Brockway. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as playing board games and cards.
He is survived by one sister, Carol A. Connacher of Brockport, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Frank, Larry and James Luke.

December 4th

Johnsonburg honors football teams with banquet

December 4, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg football honored the varsity and junior high football teams during a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Jesse Schreiber expressed his apprecation to the administration for giving him the chance to coach the players and the gridiron boosters for their help. He also acknowledged the junior high coaches for their work in restarting that program.

Design studio opening in Ridgway

December 4, 2011

Karen Marzella is a Residential Planner who is set to open her design studio, Casual Elegance, Interiors by Karen located at The Shop on Main in Ridgway.
Marzella is a trained and certified Residential Planner from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
“After being approached by members of the Co-op at The Shop on Main, I came to realize the benefits a showroom would offer to me, my clients and the community,” Marzella said. “The downtown people were so encouraging of me and my dream. And I couldn’t have done this without the support of my friends and family.”

December 2nd

Elkers celebrate season with banquet

December 3, 2011

The Ridgway football team celebrated its season with a banquet Friday night at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
The team finished with a 6-4 record this season.
“This season started as a season of ‘What ifs’ and ended in a season of prominence,” Ridgway varsity football head coach Mark Heindl said. “We started at Edinboro where we implemented a new offense, the Wing-T. By the end of the weekend, you saw the results as the season went on. From the second half on, you saw what these kids did. We never looked back.

Paladino holds seat as school board president

December 2, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors held their annual reorganizational meeting Thursday night before the regular meeting.
Board president Robert Paladino was unanimously approved to serve another one-year term as board president. Paladino has served on the school board for over 20 years.
Richard Warmbrodt will remain in his current seat as vice president and serve another one-year term.
Newly-elected board member Todd Fannin sat in for his first board meeting Thursday night.

A look inside the Crossroads program

December 2, 2011

ST. MARYS – For the past 11 years, area students requiring specialized care due to a mental health diagnosis have been utilizing the Crossroads Partial Hospitalization day treatment program, which offers a combination of group, individual and/or family therapy, academic support and medication management.
Now situated inside their new facility located on the campus of Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, the program serves students from seven area school districts ranging in age from 11-18 years old.

Lorene M. Rudolph

December 2, 2011

Lorene M. Rudolph, 93, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys and formerly of 104 Julia St., died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 following a three-year illness.
Rudolph was born on Sept. 8, 1918, in Collbran, Ala., daughter of the late Daniel T. and Allie A. Tucker Pritchett.
On Sept. 8, 1945, she married Edward W. Rudolph, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2006.
As a child, Lorene attended Tucker Chapel School in Ft. Payne, Ala. She had been a resident of Johnsonburg since 1945 and was employed by GTE Sylvania of St. Marys for 10 years.

December 1st

Ridgway schools enforces anti-bullying initiative

December 1, 2011

Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway has established a school-wide discipline program to prevent bullying.
The PROUD initiative stands for polite, respectful, on time, under control, and follow directions. These rules are displayed in the cafeteria and in individual classrooms throughout the year. Students are encouraged to review the PROUD rules often by faculty and staff, and the initiative is imbedded early on.

Crossroads Open House provides glimpse inside program

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS - The Crossroads Partial Hospitalization Program hosted an open house on Thursday afternoon where community members were invited to tour the program's new facility, which opened in July inside Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.

ECC students ECHOing message of community service

December 1, 2011

ST. MARYS – Students at Elk County Catholic High School (ECCHS) recently created ECHO - an acronym for "Elk Catholic Helping Others" - as an umbrella title for all of the service projects that school members participate in throughout the year.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at ECCHS, explained that the creation of ECHO was deemed necessary because it served as a way to explain that Elk Catholic does a great deal more service outreach than that which falls into the category of campus ministry.

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