May 27th, 2013
SHIPPENSBURG â€“ Johnsonburg triple jumper Gabbi Benninger finished a co-silver medalist for Johnsonburg track and field after completion of the second day of the PIAA Track and Field Championships Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Benninger tied for second with her jump of 36-9.5. Kayla Caruso of Montoursville also jumped 36-9.5. Lanae Newsome of Brookville won the state championship in triple jump with her mark of 39-6.75. Newsome is the state record-holder in triple jump with her mark of 40-3.5 set last year at the state meet. Newsome will be graduating this year.
The community of Ridgway gathered together for a Memorial Day Service held Monday afternoon at the Ridgway Central Fire Hall along North Broad Street.
ST. MARYS â€“ The ideas of not being deterred by fears and doubts and working hard to achieve oneâ€™s goals were some of the messages Elk County Catholic High Schoolâ€™s 66 new graduates were able to take away from Sunday afternoonâ€™s commencement exercises. This advice was given to the graduates by their peers: valedictorian Morgan Onink and salutatorian Daniel Millsop.
Richard Marcel Smith, 77, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly at home Friday, May 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Kane, the son of Dewey Marcel andÂ Linda Wilhelmina (Anderson) Smith. A Johnsonburg resident, he graduated from Wilcox Area High School and Penn State University, with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masterâ€™s Degree.
On June 14, 1958, he married Gwendolyn Preston Smith, who passed away March 28, 2010.
SHIPPENSBURG â€“Â Johnsonburg track and field opened competition at the first day of the PIAA Track and Field championships held at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University.
HIGHLAND TWP. â€“ Three Kane residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Thursday night near the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
ST. MARYS â€“ Motorcycle enthusiasts now have the option of taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program's Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) in St. Marys as Elk County Catholic High School was recently added to the list of the state's training sites. There is no cost for the program, and motorcycles and helmets are provided for those enrolled in the BRC.
ST. MARYS â€“ A St. Marys man is imprisoned for allegedly pulling a gun on police after leading them on a high speed chase while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The North Central Regional Planning Development Commission is holding just over $5 million in total assets, a nearly $2 million dollar drop from last year, with expenses over $7 million and liabilities over $6 million. This according to a state audit of the organization's financial records dated March 22.
Clyde "Punky" Nelson III, 33, of 427 Biddle St., passed away Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
Born June 15, 1979, in Kane, he was a son of Clyde and Joyce Robinson Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was employed by ITL on Montmorenci.Â He was a member of the Ridgway Loyal Order of the Moose and a former member of the Kane Moose #130.