March 24th, 2014
Georgenna E. Thomas, 81, formerly of 432 North Broad St., Ridgway, died Monday morning, March 24, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 28, 1932 in Ridgway, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Huggler) Hostetlar. She married Lloyd R. Thomas on Nov. 27, 1970, he preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2009. She had resided in Ridgway all her life and was a graduate of the Ridgway High School.
She was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. Georgenna had been employed by Ridgway Color for 40 years.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The SGL Warriors Relay for Life team will be holding their 11th semi-annual comedy show, LOL Stand Up Comedy Show, on Saturday, March 29 at the Edgewood Hall. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m. and the show, which will feature three comedians, will begin around 8 p.m. The funds raised through the event, which also features various giveaways, are credited to the team's total, but all of the money goes toward the total for the Elk County Relay for Life.
Former Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department treasurer Phillip McKay Jr., 61, will reportedly be seeking a reduced sentence for punishments stemming from a November conviction of device access fraud. Upon conviction, McKay was sentenced to five years probation and $10,698.43 in restitution payments.
Ridgway native Kristen Van Aken, postmaster of the Passumpsic, Vt. Post Office, recently authored a children's book entitled "Pigs! Under the Post Office?"
Based off a real-life situation of pigs living under a carriage house in the process of being converted into a post office, Van Aken penned the whimsical tale of three pigs who sneak into the basement of Postmaster Peachums' office. Matthew Gauvin is the illustrator for the book.
Robert T. Wall Jr., 81, of Ridgway, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born on July 20, 1932 in Stump Creek, son of the late Robert T. Sr. and Lillian (Butler) Wall.
He graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1951, and was an AAV Wrestling Champion. He married Barbara Simpson of Clymer on Feb. 14, 1952.
He was a proud Korean War Veteran. He was employed by A & P Stores in DuBois, Brockway and Ridgway. He retired in 1995. He then worked at Alpine Pressed Metals and the Allegheny Coating where he retired from in March of 2013 at the age of 81.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg varsity wrestling was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Mike Votano expressed appreciation to assistant coaches Eric Iorfido, Bart Nelson, Beau Iorfido and Dylan Nelson.
Votano recognized the wrestlers. Alex Zimmerman won the Aaron Muroski Memorial Award and the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, the latter award won for the third time by the Johnsonburg seniors. Votano estimated Zimmermanâ€™s 4-year record at 85-17.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior high wrestling program was honored with a banquet Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg junior high wrestling head coach Tim Raubenstrauch spoke about the optimism in the program. He expressed appreciation to assistant coach John Norlin and Dan Carnovale along with the varsity coaching staff for all of their help.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Varsity head coach Crystal Galsick said the team learned and improved as the season went on.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg junior varsity girls basketball team was honored with a banquet recently at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Junior varsity head coach Ellie Kocjancic spoke about the teamwork displayed by the players this season.
â€śWe had a small team but they all played very well together,â€ť Kocjancic said. â€śNobody ever gave up. We had a lot of injuries. Everybody stepped up when they needed to. I think we had a great season.â€ť