November 16th, 2014
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior varsity team celebrated their season with a banquet Sunday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg junior varsity head coach Brenda Bevacqua expressed appreciation to assistant coach Sara Vallone and Kelly Bliss for their help this season. Johnsonburg won two matches this season and made it to the semifinals in two of the three tournaments the Ramettes entered.
Randy Baloga, a United States Marine Corps veteran (1971-1977) recently added a portion of his 1:6 scale model soldier collection to the display case welcoming residents to the Elk County Courthouse Annex along Center Street in Ridgway.
"I'm a veteran and I've been coming to the Courthouse Annex for several years now," Sergeant Baloga said. "In the past years this display window has been the same and I thought it might be nice to do something different."
The seeds for such a collection were planted 50 years ago as Baloga had quite a few Hasbro toys around 1964.
EMPORIUM â€“ Representatives from Seneca Resources invited four University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students to tour one of their rigs in Emporium to show the realities of working and living on a drilling rig.
The four students, who were all enrolled in the petroleum technology program at UPB, were able to use the tour to transition their knowledge from books to real life while learning about future employment opportunities that may be available to them.
CLARION â€” The Karns City Gremlins captured the District 9 Class AA football championship Friday night with a 49-12 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen in a game played at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.
The Gremlins held a 21-6 halftime lead then erupted for 20 third quarter points to open a 41-6 lead. Karns City outscored the Dutch 8-6 in the fourth quarter.
"I am proud of the kids, they played hard and they competed," said Dutch coach Tony Defilippi.
Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
Elk County Catholic High School held its 2014 Athletic Awards Program sponsored by the ECCSS Athletic Association on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
ECCHS Athletic Director Aaron Straub served as the master of ceremonies for the program, and started off by providing attendees with some background on the number of students that were members of one of the school's fall sports teams.
A jury found Dayon Deche McCracken, 24, of Reading, guilty on all charges in a kidnapping incident that occurred on April 27.
"He told me that he could kill me and that no one would find my body," the victim, Rachael Imdorf, said in court Thursday. "I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to die that day. He was terrifying."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Students in the Johnsonburg Area School District received an early dismissal Thursday after a broken water line on Oak Street caused the high school to lose access to water.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., students at the high school were warned not to use the bathrooms on the second floor of the building, and to sparingly use the bathrooms on the first floor.
Shirley R. Holmberg, 88, of Coneville, formerly of Ridgway, died at home Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born May 3, 1926 in Kane, she was a daughter of John and Willa Bullers Eliason. In 1946 in Ridgway, she married Claude E. Holmberg, who died Feb. 26, 2006.
Shirley was employed at PNC Bank in Ridgway, retiring after many years of service.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ridgway. Shirley loved to crochet. Her greatest love was her husband. She adored her many cats.
Ridgway senior cross country runner Rachel Guyer signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Bonaventure University Wednesday afternoon at Ridgway Area High School during the first day of the early signing period.