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September 3rd, 2011

Accident on Boot Jack

September 3, 2011

There was a multi-vehicle accident Friday at approximately 4:50 p.m. across from The Royal Inn on Boot Jack Road. The crash left one vehicle on its side.

Falcon rushing attack pummels Rams, 48-13

September 3, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Visiting Coudersport set the tone early with a punishing rushing attack Friday that the Rams had no answer for as the Falcons cruised to a 48-13 win on junior running back Caden Whitman's four rushing touchdowns.
"We were manhandled-- our defensive line, both sides of the ball-- we were just manhandled," said Johnsonburg head varsity football coach Jesse Schreiber. "Coudersport had a very aggressive offensive line and they manhandled our defense. We were in a 5-2 and then went to a 4-4 defensive scheme in the second quarter, and that helped us a little bit defensively.

September 2nd

St. Marys girls tennis edges Johnsonburg

September 2, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – St. Marys girls tennis won 5-4 in girls tennis action Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, Taylor Scida of Johnsonburg defeated Mary Rosman, 6-4, 6-4.
“Taylor Scida won her first match. She has to get more confidence in herself,” Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. “She’s good. She has to realize she’s good.”
St. Marys’ Amy Orr secured a victory at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Riley Fannin.

Crusader golfers edge St. Marys Dutchmen in close match

September 2, 2011

ST. MARYS – In a case of cross-town rivalry at its best, the Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team edged the squad from St. Marys Area High School 224-225 in a close match played at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course on Thursday afternoon.
"It was as good of a match as we could have asked for," said St. Marys Area head coach Dan Vollmer. "Unfortunately for the Dutch, one of the players added incorrectly and had to take a higher score than they shot."
Eight players from each school participated in the match; however, only the top five scores from each team counted for their total.

Residents and business owners oppose area code split

September 2, 2011

ST. MARYS – Thursday night, representatives from the telecommunications industry, as well as local businesses and government officials, met at Gunners Restaurant in St. Marys to discuss the implications of a proposed area code change for the region slated to take effect in the first quarter of 2015.

Township looks into selling water to drillers

September 2, 2011

As many municipalities within the county are profiting from the Marcellus Shale drilling, the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority voted Thursday in favor of initiating possible negotiations with the Borough of Ridgway concerning the potential delivery of bulk water sales at various locations throughout the township.
Authority members plan to meet with Ridgway Borough officials in the near future to discuss the matter.
Works superintendent Carl Gosnell noted that the township is not equipped to supply the drilling operators.

September 1st

Fire department plans to purchase truck

September 1, 2011

John Wygant, fire chief at the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department, attended Tuesday's Ridgway Borough Council meeting seeking borough officials' blessings for the purchase of a new fire truck.
Department officials are in the process of purchasing a pumper/rescue truck, combining an engine and a rescue truck into one.
"We haven't bought a new pumper in 13 years," Wygant said. "The average life span is 20 years and then you have to start putting money into them. We have a piece of equipment now that we are continually putting money into and we want to eliminate that.

New teacher’s brother influenced her decision to become a teacher

September 1, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Rene Timm, another new kindergarten teacher at Johnsonburg Elementary School, chose a teaching career because of her brother.
“I decided to become a teacher because of my brother,” Timm said. “He was a child who struggled in school because he had a serious medical condition. Even though he eventually overcame his health issues, he was passed from one grade to another because teachers felt bad for him.”
She recalls sitting and doing her homework wondering why her brother never really had anything to do. Eventually, she noticed a change for the worse as time went by.

Area bird club taking flight

September 1, 2011

"Yellow-bellied sapsucker" may sound like an insult, but members of the newly formed Allegheny Highlands Bird Club know it's actually one of the many bird species living in the region. Club members are hoping to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about this bird and others with residents in Elk and surrounding counties.
"The area is really, really rich in birds and lots of different species of birds," said John Fedak, the club's president.

Edith F. Mrofchinski

September 1, 2011

Edith F. Mrofchinski, 90, of 403 Valley View Ave., and formerly of 102 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born June 4, 1921 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Jefferson P. and Emma (Dallenbach) Oertly.
She married Andy (Ezoc) Mrofchinski on Feb. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1997.

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