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January 25th, 2015

Polar Sweet Express to benefit CAPSEA

January 26, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg Fire Hall will be hosting the fifth annual Polar Sweet Express fundraiser to benefit CAPSEA, Citizens Against Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Abuse, on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event, which is coined as a "one-stop shopping experience for all your Valentine's Day needs" will feature local vendors that can supply unique gift ideas in time for Valentine's Day, as well as a chocolate-dipping station, beer tasting, wine tastings and several prize giveaways.

Study: Longer work hours can lead to more drinking

January 26, 2015

In a recently published article in British Medical Journal, researchers say there may be a correlation between working long hours and drinking too much alcohol.
The study covered over 400,000 people and found that those who work more than 40 hours a week are more likely to overuse alcohol. The study defined risky amounts of alcohol as more than 14 drinks a week for women and more than 21 drinks a week for men.

January 23rd

Elkers win on Jeremy Breier buzzer-beater

January 24, 2015

Ridgway's trilogy of close games this past week ended in most dramatic fashion.
Ridgway junior Jeremy Breier hit a mid-range jumper at the buzzer to give the Elkers a 30-29 win over AML South foe DuBois Central Catholic Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
It was Ridgway's third nailbiter of the past seven days after an overtime win at Johnsonburg last Friday and overtime win hosting Curwensvville on Tuesday.

Fast start fuels ECC to 56-47 win

January 24, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders got off to a fast start Friday night and were able to keep the Rams at bay late in the fourth quarter to earn a 56-47 win in Johnsonburg.
Nate DaCanal led all scorers with 21 points while teammate Jeffrey Wehler finished with 11. Johnsonburg's Kevin Benson paced the Rams with 19 points, 15 of them coming in the fourth quarter.

Johnsonburg Fire Department responds to gas leak

January 24, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – At 4:46 p.m. Friday, the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department (Elk Company 2) was called for a reported gas leak at 325 High St. in Johnsonburg. After inspecting the home, firefighters left the scene approximately 30 minutes later at around 5:30 p.m. National Fuel was also at the scene.

LIFT technology program a growing success

January 24, 2015

ST. MARYS – In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."

January 22nd

RASD holds brief budget workshop

January 23, 2015

The Ridgway Area School District school board held a brief budget workshop meeting Thursday to discuss its budget process that officials are beginning to work through for the 2015-2016 school year.
RASD business manager Donna Sidelinger gave a presentation to inform the public about what they can expect from the board during the process that is set to last into June.
Sidelinger said that a preliminary budget presentation is expected to be made in March or April, and a final proposed budget presentation is expected to be made in May.

Big Buck Contest banquet held Thursday

January 23, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – On Thursday evening, the 10th annual Big Buck Contest awards banquet, sponsored by The Daily Press, Ridgway Record and Kane Republican newspapers took place at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. A crowd of nearly 300 gathered for the event which included the announcement of this year's winners in the adult, youth and mentor divisions along with prizes for the oldest and youngest hunter, smallest buck and random male and female. A special contest tabloid will be published Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Memorial Field concerns addressed by board

January 23, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Memorial Field in Johnsonburg is in need of repairs after it was discovered that the press box is moving away from the stands, and is in danger of ending up in the middle of West Center Street.
"The way it is moving, it is going to end up out in the middle of the road," said Joe Gilmore, JASD maintenance head. "It's already moved I'd say over two inches away from the stands. It's falling towards the road."
Gilmore added it is a safety issue which will need addressed regardless of whether or not the field is utilized.

Roger Albert Padasak

January 23, 2015

Roger Albert Padasak, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 590 Walnut St., St. Marys, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1933 in Wilcox, son of the late Peter and Antonia Feikles Padasak. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Wilcox Schools. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 1995 after 28 years of service.
On July 13, 1957 in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married his loving wife, Elizabeth “Delores” Mishenko, who survives.

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