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June 6th, 2011

Clarion Lady Cats eliminate Elk County Catholic softball from playoffs

June 7, 2011

BROCKWAY – The curtain came down on the 2011 softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon when they were defeated by the Clarion Area High Lady Cats by a 9-7 score in the District 9-A semifinals at the Brockway field.
The Lady Crusaders trailed 9-2 going into the top half of the seventh inning and made a gallant effort to pull the game out, cutting it to 9-7 with two runners on bases before the final out of the game was recorded to give the Lady Cats a hard-earned 9-7 victory.

Johnsonburg track and field teams recognized with banquet

June 7, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg varsity and junior high track and field teams were honored with a banquet Tuesday night at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Varsity head coach Rene Timm introduced the coaching staffs for both varsity and junior high. Timm was assisted by Brent Barraclough, Curt Breakey and Holly Morelli. The head coach for the junior high team was Dan Carnovale and Mike Haight was the assistant junior high coach. Robin Dubler was the booster president. Pat Polaski is vice president and the board was joined by Pam Anderson, Cindy Miller and Donna Shuey.

Paul C. “Ladd” Stahli

June 6, 2011

Paul C. “Ladd” Stahli, 88, of Oak Street, Johnsonburg, died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at UPMC Hamot of Erie after a brief illness.
He was born December 24, 1922 in Ridgway, son of the late Paul J. and Helena A. (Kilhoffer) Stahli.
On October 11, 1947, he married Florence “Sisser” (Yonker) Stahli, who preceded him in death on March 26, 2001.  

Stephen Dee (Reno) Burfield

June 6, 2011

Stephen Dee (Reno) Burfield, born Sept. 18, 1942 in DuBois, died Monday, May 16, 2011. He was the son of the late Darrell I. and Lillian R. (Swanson) Burfield-Gehman.  Step- son of Ardell Gehman.
Steve was a 1960 graduate of Ridgway High School, Ridgway, PA. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a crew member on the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides). Also, U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland, and Headquarters of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, London, England.

Lucille C. "Lucy" Deemer

June 6, 2011

Lucille C. "Lucy" Deemer, 78, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 108 Irishtown Road, Kersey, died on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born May 2, 1924 in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Oran and Elizabeth Silvis Corbet. On March 24, 1944 in Brookville, she married the late Charles Lee Deemer Sr., who preceded her in death on October 17, 1976.

June 1st

George R. DiNardo

June 1, 2011

George R. DiNardo, 88, formerly of 707 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Raphael and Serifina (Marrone) DiNardo.
He married Margaret (Mitzie) V. Geci on Nov. 28, 1946 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Marys. She preceded him in death on June 2, 1970.

May 30th

Terry L. Dietrick

May 30, 2011

Terry L. Dietrick, 57, of 7 West Cardott St., Ridgway, died early Saturday morning, May 29, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born March 19, 1954 in Ridgway, son of John P. and Charlotte L. (Lundin) Dietrick, who survive. On Nov. 2, 1974, he married Donna S. (Stauffer) Dietrick, who survives.

Chester H. Huth D.D.S.

May 30, 2011

Chester H. Huth D.D.S., 94, of 400 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday evening, May 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Gardenville, N.Y., son of the late William A. and Helen Pletscher Huth. On Jan. 29, 1946, in Pittsburgh, he married Marie Jean Schmitt, who survives.
He was a resident of St. Marys since 1962. He attended elementary school in Gardenville, N.Y., and graduated from high school in Buffalo, N.Y. He was also a 1944 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Dentistry.

May 27th

Dornisch wins state title

May 27, 2011

Elk County Catholic High School senior thrower Megan Dornisch won the PIAA Class AA championship in the discus Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University.
Megan threw the discus 141’3” to win the title. She had been seeded second in the event with a distance of 134’10”. Aubree Ray of Middletown, who was the top seed at states, placed second in the event with a throw of 137’2”.

Skraba named to Big 30 game

May 27, 2011

Ridgway's D.J. Skraba was named to the Big 30 team after his senior season.

D.J. Skraba
Running back/Corner
Ridgway High School
Height: 6’0” Weight: 160 lbs.

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