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Bernice Fay (Thompson) Shaver

December 8, 2014

Bernice Fay (Thompson) Shaver, 93, of East Lackawannock Township, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at 11:01 p.m. at Countryside Nursing Home in Mercer.
She was born July 6, 1921 in Fox Township, daughter of the late Waid M. Thompson and Fannie K. Moyer.
She was married to William J. Shaver on July 11, 1941, he preceded her in death June 13, 1999.
She was a homemaker, member of Mercer United Methodist Church for 61 years, Mercer United Methodist Women, and had been a Kersey High School graduate.

JAHS disappointed by performance scores

December 8, 2014

JOHNSONBURG – The new Common Core standards that have been adopted by the state are changing the way schools are being evaluated, and at a local level, the Johnsonburg Area High School received lower scores than anticipated, according to JAHS principal Brock Benson.
Benson presented the high school's performance scores from the 2013-2014 school year to the Johnsonburg Area School District school board on Thursday, presenting scores that he called "disappointing."

RASD discuss academic performance

December 8, 2014

Members of the Ridgway Area School District's Board of Directors and administration discussed the most recent performance results for the district, which were the first results to be given under the new Pa. Common Core rules.
Under the new Pa. Common Core standards that are being fully implemented this year, new evaluative metrics are being put into place to measure the success of students, teachers and schools as a whole.

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December 7, 2014

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December 5th

Make-A-Wish fundraiser held Friday

December 6, 2014

ST. MARYS – The flow of people into the Farmers National Bank in downtown St. Marys was fairly steady at times throughout the day on Friday. Instead of making deposits or withdrawals though, many were there to give out money to a worthy cause. The bank hosted the annual Make-A-Wish Day, which was also broadcast on area radio station The River 98.9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical Society features toy exhibit

December 6, 2014

The Elk County Historical Society’s Annual Toy Exhibit is a two-day event with the adult visitation day Friday night, coinciding with the Ridgway Holiday Cheer Tour.
Adults were treated to hors d'oeuvres from crackers, cheese and pepperoni to pastries and meatballs. Drinks included water, soft drinks, plain and spiked eggnog.

Frances D. Eckert

December 6, 2014

Frances D. Eckert, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of Bucktail Trail, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Elk Haven, on her mother’s birthday.
She was born March 8, 1916 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Pfingstler Dietz. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo’s High School, Class of 1934. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1981 after 28 years of service.
On Aug. 17, 1935 in Portageville, N.Y., she married Herbert G. Eckert, who preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1976.

Ridgway boys basketball wins season opener

December 6, 2014

It wasn't perfect, but it was more than enough for Ridgway to win Friday's season opener.
The defending District 9 Class A champions opened the 2014-2015 season with a 56-19 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"It's a good way to open the season," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "The Smethport kids are starting up a new program, it seems like. They played hard, their coach was very positive with them. They played hard, they played clean. They were lacking the shooting and the ball-handling to handle the press."

Ridgway boys basketball wins season opener

December 6, 2014

It wasn't perfect, but it was more than enough for Ridgway to win Friday's season opener.
The defending District 9 Class A champions opened the 2014-2015 season with a 56-19 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"It's a good way to open the season," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "The Smethport kids are starting up a new program, it seems like. They played hard, their coach was very positive with them. They played hard, they played clean. They were lacking the shooting and the ball-handling to handle the press."

Lady Crusaders open season with win over Ridgway

December 6, 2014

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team opened their season at home on Friday by hosting the Ridgway Lady Elkers. Elk Catholic came away with a 54-22 victory.
The Lady Crusaders opened an 11-2 first period lead and outscored the Lady Elkers 15-11 in the second quarter to open a 26-13 halftime advantage.
ECC outscored Ridgway 28-9 in the second half to record the victory.

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