October 27th, 2014
The Elk County Conservation District board approved funding for the repair of two satellite telemetry systems that are part of the district's water monitoring program.
The decision came at Monday's regular board meeting after the Elk County Conservation District's Watershed Specialist, Kim Bonfardine, gave an update regarding the status of the program as a whole.
According to Bonfardine, the water monitoring program has 11 systems in total, and three of them were damaged during the May 21 flood that caused damages to many businesses and residents in Ridgway and the surrounding areas.
William Miles Carlson, 79, of McEwen Run Road, Brockway, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Bill was born March 22, 1935 at the home of his parents, John and Faye (Bloom) Carlson, in Elbon.
He married Dorothy (Snookie) Lundberg on May 29, 1971. Billâ€™s â€śDorothy Jâ€ť survives and was his devoted caregiver for several years.
The Ridgway Lady Elkers (No. 16 seed at 6-10 in the regular season) had little trouble Monday night as they defeated the Northern Potter Lady Panthers (No. 17 seed at 6-8 in the regular season) 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22) in a play-in game for the District 9 Class A playoffs.
BROCKWAY â€“ Same opponent, same venue, same round of the playoffs as last season.
Unfortunately for Ridgway girls soccer, it was the same result too.
An overtime goal for DuBois Central Catholic gave the Lady Cardinals a 1-0 win over Ridgway in the District 9 Class A girls soccer semifinals held Monday night at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ After two failed attempts, the Johnsonburg Shamrocks didnâ€™t need any Lucky Charms to find the Cereal Bowl championship pot of gold by the end of Saturday night.
Johnsonburg built a 30-point lead in the first half and was able to take the varsity Cereal Bowl 43-15 over Ridgway at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ It took one play for the Johnsonburg Shamrocks to take control of the Cereal Bowl.
An opening touchdown run on the first play of the game was a harbinger of things to come as the Shamrocks won the CPYFL junior varsity championship game 31-0 over the St. Marys Gold Stallions Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
CURWENSVILLE â€“ If it's been an AML opponent, it's been an AML victory for the Ridgway Elkers this season.
Ridgway moved to 8-0 against AML opponents with a 40-28 victory over Curwensville Friday night at Riverside Stadium in Curwensville.
It was Ridgway's first win over the Golden Tide since the 2003 season.
KERSEY â€“ The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.
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