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ELK COUNTY--“My candidacy shines a light on the endless possibilities open to little girls and young women everywhere who come from humble beginnings. This is for all of us!” said Judge McLaughlin in a phone interview with the Ridgway Record on Saturday.

Shana Polaski, the daughter of Geno and Cindy Polaski, was selected as the 2021 Johnsonburg High School Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Elkers 42-14 win over Moniteau at Memorial Field on Friday night. Polaski was escorted my Marshall Hetrick, the son of Marc and Katie Hetrick.

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It's the best time of the year to get farm-fresh, locally grown vegetables, and fruits, and the Fox Township Farmers Market, taking place every Thursday from 4-6 p.m., is one of three in Elk County each week for locals to enjoy. The Fox Township park was full of customers and vendors this we…

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The Honorable President Judge Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania,  speaks with PA Senator Cris Dush and US Senatorial Candidate Martin Rosenfeld before a meeting with the Elk County Republican Party on Wednesday in Weedville at the Big Trout Inn. A full article will appe…

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Due to the inclement weather, the Johnsonburg Farmers Market will be closed on August 18. They will be back next Wednesday from 3-6 on Market Street, and with the local produce at the best time of the year, vendors are sure to have a little something for everyone. 

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2020 U.S. Olympian Michael Shuey of Johnsonburg was welcomed home on Friday evening during a hometown parade. An array of firetrucks and ambulances from all over Elk and McKean County participated in the event along with local, county and state government officials, bands, youth sports organ…

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The dedicated volunteers of the St. Leo's Parish School have pulled off another amazing fundraising event with the Back to School Truckload Sale in Ridgway this weekend. On Friday, hundreds gathered at the North Broad Street Fire Hall, beginning at 3 p.m., for the sale of clothing and other …

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ELK COUNTY--It's one of the best networking events of the year in Elk County as members of the Chamber of Commerce come together each year to enjoy everything that's great about the region in the annual picnic at the beautiful Sandy Beach Park in Ridgway Township.

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Shawn Anthony Schaefer, 47, of Horton Township, is currently undergoing trial in Elk County Court. Schaefer is charged with crimes relating to the fire at his California Road home in Horton Township in April of 2017. A scheduled 4-day trial began on Tuesday and will conclude on Friday. Schae…

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The Johnsonburg Borough Council's decision to allow the closing of Market Street every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. several months ago proves to be a wise choice as the Johnsonburg Farmers and Artisans Market grows every week. The Market is expected to continue through October but stop by each we…

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ELK COUNTY--With 76 cases on the docket, Pennsylvania's 59th District Court began a half-hour early on Monday at 8:30 a.m. instead of the usual 9 a.m. slot. While a vast majority of the case were preliminary arraignments, which many defendants and their legal counsel wave, that still left 29…

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Elk County Council on the Arts' (ECCOTA) Summer Intern Caroline Fitch, shown here at the Chalk The Walk Event in 2020, will help newcomers, and veterans alike on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. liven up downtown with chalk decorations all over Main Street. Three prizes of $25 ECCOTA Gift Cards wi…

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RIDGWAY--The Ridgway Heritage Council (RHC) and ECCOTA (Elk County Council On the Arts) are teaming up to bring some great activities to Ridgway this weekend. 

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RIDGWAY--If you were driving through Ridgway on Tuesday between 3 and 6 p.m., you might have run into a minor traffic jam on Main Street as it seemed everyone was coming out to the Ridgway Farmers Market.

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ELK COUNTY--Thanks to a special collaboration between the Elk County Commissioners and the Ridgway Record, and Team Mike Banner will hang on the grounds of the Elk County Courthouse in Ridgway throughout the duration of the Olympic Games.

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ELK COUNTY--"A little nervous," said Jam Alker on Saturday when asked how he was feeling before getting on stage at Kaysie’s Sunshine Ride, a fundraiser for the Mecca-Mann Mission, "With the severe COVID-19 restrictions and other ongoing issues in Chicago, this is the first time in 17 months…

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ELK COUNTY--The true heat of summer has not yet gripped Elk County, but all too soon, we will be trying to cool down and dread turning on the oven to cook dinner because we just don't want to heat up the house anymore. Doesn't a cool slice of lemon meringue pie sound just about perfect on on…

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ELK COUNTY--The Elk County Commissioners met for their second meeting of July on Tuesday morning at the Elk County Courthouse Annex. Commissioner Mathew Quesenberry was on vacation for Chairman Joe Daghir, and fellow Commissioner Fritz Lecker chaired the rather routine meeting.

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As the summer goes on, more and more locally produced fruits and vegetables are on the tables at the Farmers Markets each week in Elk County. On Tuesday, Ridgway's market runs from 3-6 in the St. Leo's Parking Lot. On Wednesday, the Johnsonburg Farmers Market takes over Market Street for the…

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ELK COUNTY--It was the last thing that the Pennsylvania State Police needed on Friday night. With strong thunderstorms sweeping the area, and small accidents happening everywhere, along with localized flooding, a downed power line with live wires is never a good call to get.

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ELK COUNTY--Another Monday, another Return Day for the 59th Judicial District which encompasses both Elk and Cameron Counties. With the yearlong backlog of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these weekly sessions are necessary to clear out the avalanche of cases that backed up during the Ju…

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JOHNSONBURG--The Johnsonburg Farmers' and Artisans' Market (JFAM) returned to the outside venue for the Wednesday event, with the Johnsonburg Borough Council approving the closure of Market Street for the remainder of the Summer each week.

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Merv Kemmer of Pine Ridge Farms and the brass section of the Ridgway Area High School Band made the Ridgway Farmers Market on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. a great afternoon of music, fun, and lots of fresh Elk County produce.