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This will be the scene at the Elk County Courthouse annex after 8 p.m. on Tuesday once polls close at precincts all over the region. All registered voters are reminded that all regular polling locations in Elk County are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. with volunteers on staff at all times to …

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Monday morning was especially beautiful on the Mattiuz Earlysville Farm in Kersey. With the cows lazying around by the barn pasture pond and the first fields of sweet corn planted this weekend, the smell of apple blossoms filled the air as the sun rose on a beautiful spring day in Elk County. 

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The Community-Wide Yard sale is one track to reach 50 participants before the Saturday, May 22, event from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. "After a year of cancelations, it's exciting and great to announce returning events to Ridgway," said Roberta Buehler, of the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce,…

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ELK COUNTY--The Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation (PAUC) has been plagued with problems for over a year now since Governor Tom Wolf shut down most businesses in the state in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The system was so overloaded with claims following his directive that people wer…

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RIDGWAY--In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Pennsylvania counties, including Elk, instituted the option for voters of "dropping off" their ballots in a secure location as a safe, socially distant way for residents to participate in the voting process.

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"I first became interested in Yoga therapy almost 10 years ago when my son was severely burned and required ongoing physical therapy." said Ridgway Resident Julie Stahl at her new studio on South Street, "No mother can stand to see her child in pain, and after trying all the traditional rout…

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With COVID-19 restrictions easing and Elk County nearing the 50% vaccinated goalpost and lower vulnerability than most U.S. counties (from the COVID Act Now website), the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a full list of events slated for the remainder of May and June.

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RIDGWAY-- The Governing Board of the Ridgway Area School District (RASD) has preliminarily approved the 2021-22 budget with a 1.31 milage increase necessary to keep the balanced-budget provision intact and still provide services as costs increase under new government regulations.

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JOHNSONBURG--The final Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) report is all that is standing in the way of the Johnsonburg Municipal Authority (JMA) turning on and using the new water treatment plant.  If all goes well, the project, 8 years in the making, could come online…

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During the meeting of the governing board of the Ridgway Area School District (RASD) the student of the month for April were announced. From the elementary school, Madison Earnest from the second grade and Marcus Gasbarre from the third grade were honored.  At the Middle/High School, the "ma…

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From the beautiful trees lining Main Street to the grounds of the Elk County Courthouse to the stately manors in the Historical District downtown, Ridgway is a treat for those out for a walk each spring. Make sure to take a walk and enjoy this season while it is still going on over the next …

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There are several great spots along Gallagher's Run in Ridgway to fish, but for the popular Kid's Mini Derby, beginning at 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 8, but the footbridge between the downtown recreation park and the Fireman's Carnival grounds on North Broad Street is the prime location. With…

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Deputy of Elections for Elk County Sue Milliard shows a poll worker volunteer how to correctly close up one of the Electronic Voting machines for Elk County. Throughout this past week, Sue and Director of Elections Kimberly Frey have been conducting training for volunteer poll works to get r…

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Isaiah John Krise, 28, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty to multiple drug charges and will spend the next 18-48 months under the care of the State Department of Corrections. The current case stems from his involvement in a drug overdose case in the summer of 2020 in Kersey. The Fox Township Ambul…

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"It was a crazy week," said Gail Clark, Tax Collector for Ridgway Township, "But it was also a very good one for many residents who took advantage of the discount offered for tax payments by April 30, and after the year we had everyone could use that break."

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With the rain over the past day, flowers spring up in front beds all over Elk County. Wouldn't your Mom's front flower bed look great with a "Best Mom" sign in it as Mothers Day approaches on May 9th? The signs are available M-F from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ridgway Record and Daily Press …

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Pastor Susan Fox of the First Lutheran Church in Ridgway is already planning for the Harvest Festival in October by taking on the ambitious efforts to create a garden for fruits and vegetables on the vacant yard near the parsonage. Going back to her midwest farm roots, Pastor Fox has already…

Beginning at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday the Wilcox Community Yard Sale brought shoppers to the Community Center in search of treasures. Everything was for sale from holiday ornaments to clothing to unique art and kitchen gadgets. 

The revamped "Purse Bingo/Spring Fling with some Bling" took place on Sunday at the Johnsonburg Community Center on Market Steet from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. In addition to the six-purse raffle, dozens of baskets were also up for grabs,along with a Soup and Bake sale and free samples from Bear …

Thanks to the Domtar Fish and Game Club and the Elk County Trout-a-Thon, fishing was great all weekend at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Wilcox. For more information on campsites, rules, and fishing, visit the Friends of Twin Lakes Facebook page at facebook.com/FriendsofTwinLakesANF. Reme…

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When you get a Dairy Queen craving......little Francis Tripodi watches the progress on her order at the St. Marys Dairy Queen on Sunday night. 

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Would it even "be" a fundraiser without Ridgway's own Jack Cleaver showing up for a meal and tickets? The Ridgway Moose Club on North Broad Street held a spaghetti dinner/basket raffle on Sunday for local resident Stacey Graziloi. Both eat-in and take-out meals were available along with doze…

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It's not often you see the owners smiling as a home of theirs goes up in flames, but thanks to the generous donation of Joe and Mary-Ann Luchs, owners of Luchs Tree Service in Ridgway, over 20 members of local volunteer Fire Departments were able to participate in a Structural Burn Class on Sunday.

The Ridgway Elkers football team finished their Borough Cleanup Week on Friday. Team members and coaches hauled junk away for local residence for a donation to help fund the program.

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