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April 19th, 2015
The future of Deckerâ€™s Chapel was the main issue addressed at Saturdayâ€™s 51st annual dinner for the Elk County Historical Society, which was held at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski spoke briefly about the status of the Deckerâ€™s Chapel during the dinner.
According to Kalinowski, drainage issues at the chapel have caused the foundation to start to crumble, which has caused the historical society to close the chapel to make sure that no one goes inside to make the foundation any worse or to get hurt.
Borough workers addressed a damaged water valve Friday afternoon in Ridgway.
The valve was located underground behind Holiday Financial Services nearly on the riverbank. Borough workers had to dig into the ground to access the valve and had to pump out the excess water with a sump pump.
ST. MARYS â€“ Fifteen-year-old Justin Johnson is paying it forward by helping children through a traumatic experience via a friendly frog-shaped pillow.
The Elk County Catholic High School sophomore recently donated four frog pillows to Penn Highlands Elk's emergency department for staff to distribute them to children who are airlifted from the hospital.
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Students at the Ridgway Area High School were visited on Thursday by Gary Cuccia, an advocate for increased awareness for dating violence, who spoke about his daughter's murder that occurred eight years ago as a result of dating violence that went unnoticed by his daughter's friends and loved ones.
Cuccia, the executive director of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization, shared the story of his 16-year old daughter who was stabbed to death by an ex-boyfriend on Aug. 15, 2007, just one day after her 16th birthday.
ST. MARYS â€“ Multiple county fire companies were called out Thursday evening for a brush fire off West Creek Road in St. Marys.
Elk County Emergency Services listed the address at 255 Grunthaner Glen in St. Marys for what was initially reported as a large brush fire at 6:06 p.m.
According to Crystal Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Mike Kraus, a property owner was attempting to burn off the field.
ST. MARYS â€“ They're creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky and they're taking the stage at Elk County Catholic High School as part of the school's annual musical taking place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.
"The Addams Family" musical is a humor filled show with characters many will recognize from the television show and movie.
With the help of a $1,900 grant from the Stackpole Hall Foundation of St. Marys, the Ridgway Little League complex is getting a facelift on the concession stand.
Pick up a copy of the Friday, April 17, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
By Richie Lecker
According to Ridgway Borough Manager Kim Zimmerman, the Ridgway Borough Council and the Ridgway Borough Police Department agreed on a contract Monday during a personnel and finance committee meeting.
This agreement, which is pending a final vote by council on Monday, April 20, ends negotiations that started in May 2014 to renew the contract for patrolmen in the Ridgway Borough Police Department.
The annual Main Street community cleanup is planned for this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with a tentative end time of noon.
The group will meet at the gazebo.
"It started through the Main Street Program and more so the Heritage Council as well," said Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki. "It identifies volunteer group efforts and organizes something fun, but it also gets the job done.
"It's been organized mostly to sweep away 'Old Man Winter'â€¦ get the cinders off the sidewalks, get the flowerbeds back together, fix the bricks at the base of the trees, and other things."