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Light Up Night has been a Chamber of Commerce event in Ridgway for a long time. One day, a couple community members noticed one year there was only one person who was doing everything as far as tearing things down for the event as this was a catalyst for change.  

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HERSHEY--"I feel honored that the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau members elected to the leadership position from District 13 for the past eight years." said Elk County Farmer Ernie Mattiuz, "and even though I am not on the executive board any longer, I am still dedicated to both the Elk Couty Farm…

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“Operation Christmas Card” gives school students the chance to give back to our local community. DeAnna Kelley, who is one of the main facilitators behind this project, spoke on when she used to participate in this as a student herself which led to the idea of the project. 

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RIDGWAY--With the sudden passing of their beloved Mayor Guillermo Udarbe, you might have noticed that Ridgway residents are a bit out of sorts this week. To know Guillermo was to love him, and his generosity was legendary, as was his commitment to Ridgway.

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ELK COUNTY--"100,000+ souls. Dead," said  Mecca-Mann Inc. Vice President Lynell Rusciolelli and President DeAnna Brooks on the latest report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), "Where is the outrage? Where is the national response?"

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The Ridgway Library will hold  a “Shop Small Book Sale” on Saturday, November 27th in the library basement from 10 AM to 1 PM. Library director Rachel Keller detailed the preparation behind the upcoming event and how this could be one of the last opportunities for a book sale in the calendar year.

RIDGWAY--With the fall leaves already dropping throughout the town, the Ridgway Borough requests that residents follow a few simple steps to aid them in the general leaf collection that began on November 1 and continues through November 12.

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Recently for Ridgway Elks Lodge 872 held a fundraiser for the Ridgway Elker cheerleaders. In the picture representing the cheerleaders, Marisa Gulnac, Celeste Cristini, Karissa Carlson, and representing the Elks is Todd Greiner.

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The Ridgway YMCA Turkey Trot Race was held on Sunday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The great weather on Sunday attracted dozens of dedicated runners, along with families and plenty of kids who joined in the event. While there are prizes for the winners of the race, plenty of people came out to just…

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RIDGWAY TOWNSHIP--A company from the south is currently working on the new Johnsonburg Water plant and has offered its services to the Ridgway Township Municipal Authority (RTMA) for ongoing maintenance.Water tank maintenance, including painting the enormous steel tanks and cleaning the inte…

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ELK COUNTY--The first Return Day for November began at the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway on Monday at 8:30 a.m. The cold morning and early hour must have proved daunting for the first defendant listed on the docket, Gary Lavern Hanes, 45, of Weedville, as he did not show up on time to ent…

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You see them in the grocery stores and on the street almost every day. They are friends, neighbors, and family members who set aside an entire day to make sure the people of Elk County voices are heard twice a year. From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., they staff the 29 polling locations across Elk Cou…

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ELK COUNTY— "When candidates visit Elk County, they tend to win" confided Elk County's Republican Party matriarch Grace Jesberger at a Republican picnic this past summer. Her insight proved correct as to the judicial candidates, on the Republican side at least, as each won their elections fo…

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Moderate turnout was observed at precincts all over Elk County on Tuesday, from Fox Township to Johnsonburg, as shown in the above photos at the Fox Township Community Center and the Johnsonburg Community Center. The Elk County Elections Office reported no major mechanical issues at any of t…

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RIDGWAY--It was all hands on deck as the Elk County Commissioners and Ernie Mattiuz, local representative to the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau executive board, visited the "AG" (Agriculture) Lab that is visiting Ridgway this week. The AG Lab was in Johnsonburg last week and heads to St. Marys nex…

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On Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. the Ridgway Lion's Club held its annual Halloween Parade. Here are our favorite photos from the event . 

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The Johnsonburg Municipal Authority (JMA) is currently replacing water valves in the Avenues in the leadup to the emergency repairs that will hopefully solve the new $14.9 Million water plant's pressure issues. The JMA authorized a $294,570 water line placement project on October 5 to connec…

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It's been a wonderful summer for the farmers and vendors at the Fox Township Farmers Market. Every Thursday from 4-6 p.m., the Market opened for local farmers and producers to interact directly with the attendees. The Market has become a tradition for many in the area, not just for the great…

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JOHNSONBURG--When asked directly by Johnsonburg Municipal Authority (JMA) Chairman James Reinsburrow if the installation of the new 12" water line between the 3rd Avenue tank and the main supply pipe for the Borough along 219 will solve the problems experienced by the system since it was fir…

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On Wednesday morning in Fox Township, a Trooper from the Pennsylvania State Police performed a traffic stop. After some initial investigation, the trooper called in St. Marys K-9 Police Officer Mike Shaffer and his partner Nando, who searched the vehicle's exterior. The driver was taken into…

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RIDGWAY-- The Governing Board of the Ridgway Area School District (RASD) gathered on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the monthly meeting. The board graciously welcomed back the RASD Students of the Month, whose presence had been missed over the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 situation…

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Tuesday will bring a close to the Ridgway Farmers Market for 2021. From 3-6 p.m., the Market will be open in the St. Leo's Parking Lot. Thursday marks the last day for the Fox Township Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m. All of the vendors and organizers would like to thank all of the shoppers at t…

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Graduates of the Kersey High School were looking back 62 years, not 61, as mentioned in the article as the School closed in 1959. Alysia Snyder received the annual Scholarship a year ago, not this year. and the Four Troubadours were Mary Ellen Badeau (’52), Roger Beimel (’61), Merv Kemmer (’…

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The annual Festival of Flavors in Johnsonburg was held on Saturday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. on Market Street in front of the Community Building, which organized the event. A relaxing evening of live music, food, and spirits awaited those who attended the event, with all proceeds from tic…

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JOHNSONBURG--An emergency meeting of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority (JMA) was held on Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. in Johnsonburg. The only item on the agenda for this meeting was to authorize a new 12" water line to hopefully fix the ongoing distribution problems in some regions of the …

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The Ridgway Area High School held their annual Homecoming dance on the Tennis Courts on Saturday evening. "It's great to be outside on a beautiful night like this," said Julie Peterson (on the left in gold with her friend Shana Polaski), a Senior at RAHS who also serves as the student repres…

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The Big Maple Farm's annual Fall Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday at the working farm on Long Level Road in Ridgway. Activities included horseback riding (as shown by Lyra Burns and Cheyanne Harringer in the above picture), A corn maze, pumpkin slingshot, petting zoo, hayrides, and m…