April 20th, 2015
For Bud Dippold of Ridgway, the Clarion River has served as a virtual hotbed for wildlife photos over the years.
Dippold, a longtime wildlife photographer in his own right, recently captured photos of an immature male whistling swan. The animal, with the tag â€śM43â€ť around its neck, was originally tagged in Ontario, Canada.
Dippold was kayaking on the Clarion River and first saw the swan in the area of J.J. Kennedy, Inc. He tracked the swan down the river near the old railroad trestle off North Broad Street near the former Elliott Company.
The 34th Annual Ridgway Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 starting at 11 a.m. in front of the Elk County Courthouse on Main Street.
Registration for the event will take place from 8-10 a.m. on the courthouse lawn with the starting line on Main Street at 11 a.m. The order of the race is run, bike, canoe. The finish line will be on the Clarion River near the Portland Mills ball field.
The awards ceremony will be at approximately 4 p.m.
So far, there are at least 30 ironmen and women signed up for the event, and roughly eight two-person teams and five four-person teams.
From the moment a crime is committed through any court proceedings with possible jail time associated with the crime, numerous individuals within Elk County are tasked with respecting and defending victims' rights.
As Sunday marked the beginning of National Victims' Rights Awareness Week, some of the men and women responsible for protecting victims' rights in Elk County discussed their roles in the issue and the challenges they face in fulfilling that role.
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, April 21, 2015 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
With inclement weather threatening, the Elk County Catholic and Johnsonburg softball teams were able to complete just enough of their game Monday afternoon to make it count.
The contest was originally scheduled to be a home game for the Ramettes, but the weather resulted in it being moved to Benzinger Park and changed to a home game for ECC. The Lady Crusaders ended up winning the weather-shortened contest 10-2 in five innings.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys woman is facing multiple charges after a March 30 hit-and-run incident that occurred at 136 Parade St.
Kelly Jo Marie Friedl, 29, is charged with four counts of DUI and a summary offense of accidental damage to unattended vehicles or property.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, St. Marys City Police were dispatched to the Parade Street location where severe front end damage occurred to a 2004 Ford Ranger that was parked facing westbound with the right side against traffic.
ST. MARYS â€“ A Virginia Road home in St. Marys was fully engulfed in flames early Sunday afternoon as area crews battled the blaze.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) was called out at 1:41 p.m. to 613 Virginia Rd. in St. Marys along with the St. Marys Ambulance and city police officers.
"141 reported smoke showing on arrival," said Crystal Fire Department spokesman Tom Bauer. "The fire had just burned through the roof at that time. We established a water supply and got the fire outâ€¦ it pretty much burned the whole roof off with water and smoke damage inside."
Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora, seeking one of three available seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently made a campaign stop in Ridgway and spoke with local philanthropist Denny Heindl on "Talk of the Town," broadcasted on WDDH-FM The Hound.
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.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ One big inning was enough for Johnsonburg baseball to remain at zero losses for the season.
A six-run third inning helped the Johnsonburg Rams to a 7-2 win over Eisenhower Saturday at Knothole Park on a sunny day.
The Johnsonburg track and field teams competed at the Kane Invitational Saturday afternoon at Kane High School.
The Johnsonburg girls finished third in the team scoring with 49 points. ECC was the team champion with 123.5 points, Bradford was second at 72 points. Eisenhower and St. Marys tied for fourth at 45 points.