February 15th, 2012
The Ridgway Area School District's Students of the Month were honored during Tuesday night's school board meeting.
First-grader Cheyla Coder was selected as the elementary school Student of the Month. Cheyla is the daughter of Darlene and Jason Coder. Her favorite subject is art because she gets to play with clay.
Her career plans are to become a teacher because she would like to "meet different kids and teach them the number families."
Cheyla said if she could do anything to change the world she would clean it up and have everyone help clean up the trash.
Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.
Following Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Ridgway Area School District Finance Manager Brent Rhoads expects the district to receive about a .5 percent increase in the first year.
"We have analyzed the budget that the governor [Tom Corbett] has proposed and as you all know there is not a whole lot of money in it for the school district," Rhoadssaid during Tuesday night's school board meeting. "At this point it looks like we may be on the positive side of about $30,000 which is a half-percent increase for us, but there is still some language that I'm looking at.
Now that Valentine's Day is over and everyone is admiring the engagement ring he surprised you with, it's time to think about how to protect that symbol of love so that it will last as long as the many happy years you will have together.
FOX TWP. â€“ The Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Fox Twp. Ambulance and Medic 12 were dispatched at 7:12 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 to a report of a two-vehicle accident with a passenger vehicle under a van on the Million Dollar Highway.
Fox Twp. Deputy Chief Shields was first on the scene and had a second rescue from Crystal Fire Department in St. Marys dispatched to assist due to the severity of the accident.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Borough Council voted in favor of installing a security system around the borough building and property following a recommendation by the Public Works Committee during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday afternoon.
Borough Manager Mary Polaski presented a quote obtained from Chestnut Ridge Radio Communications during January's regular meeting for $3,185.
"We met with the committee and they recommended that if the monies were available that we should go with the system," said Johnsonburg Police Chief Bryan Parana.
WILCOX â€“ Jones Township Supervisors voted to participate in a CEI grant at the meeting held Monday night.
Laurie Storrar, Supervisor/Secretary, reported a grant requiring a 50/50 match is available through the county for recreation purposes.
â€śWe could finish the walking track with this grant,â€ť Storrar said. â€śPreliminary estimates of cost are approximately $50,000.â€ť
Storrar explained a stipulation to the grant is the township would have to put up 50 percent of the cost, which is $25,000.
ST. MARYS â€“ "Be. yourself, Be.inspired, Be.eccss" is just one spin on the Elk County Catholic School System's recently launched marketing campaign.
"We want to really promote that we are regional and that we are the Diocesan school system. So when those parishes are thinking about Catholic education, they are thinking about us," said Mary Meyer, ECCSS director of development.
Within the upcoming days and months, residents may begin noticing an array of billboards, banners in school parking lots, newspaper ads and radio and television commercials promoting the school system.
James Vincent "GG" Christoff, 89, a resident of Fairview Manor in Erie and formerly of 520 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Chester and Lena Piccirillo Christoff. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Class of 1941. He was also a graduate of the DuBois Business College.
On June 5, 1947, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Dorothy Vollmer, who survives.
Jay-Don Joseph Hall, 78, of 58 Diamond Lodge Way, Emporium, died Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Barnes, Warren County, son of the late Charles J. and Alice M. (MacMartin) Hall. He had resided in Emporium for the last few months but had been a former resident of Truman, Austin, Ridgway and Kersey.