October 1st, 2012
Gertrude â€śGertyâ€ť Fitch, age 85, of Terra Cotta Road, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after an illness of the past six months.
She was born Oct. 9, 1926 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Julia (Bedner) Raubenstrauch
On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Fred D. Fitch; he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2006.
BROOKVILLE â€“Â For the second year in a row, Elk County Catholic High School's Kristy Hanes finished in the runner-up spot among the Class AA golfers in the District 9 Girls' Golf Championship, three strokes behind the leader.
The scenario was unfortunately a familiar one for Hanes, who tied for second last year with Union's Larissa Roberts while coming in three strokes behind Redbank Valley's Samantha Dinger.
In this year's event, which was held at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville, Hanes carded an 88 on the day, while Keystone's Amber Hess shot an 85 to take the title.
A Minuteman Environmental Services 18-wheeler hauling brine water wrecked Sunday afternoon after rounding the curve in front of Boot Jack Road and turning on its side.
The large vehicle collided with two vehicles, a burgundy Ford Explorer and a white Ford truck, which were descending down Boot Jack Road. There were no injuries reported.
A St. Marys man charged in connection with a July 28 hit-and-run that left 21-year-old Natasha Schmitz in critical condition entered a not guilty plea in waiving his arraignment on charges related to the incident.
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, additional focus has been placed on the stateâ€™s Child Protective Services law and mandated reporting requirements for suspected child abuse under that law.
According to the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW), any professional who engages with children in their employment, occupation or professional practice is known as a â€śmandated reporterâ€ť and is obligated by law to report suspected child abuse.
Anne (Twig) Vogt, 56, of 326 Shawmut Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2012, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto. On Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Victor (Vic) Vogt, who survives.
She lived in Johnsonburg most of her life and also lived briefly in Ridgway. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1973.
Pauline K. Gebauer, 82, of Elk Towers,185 Center St., St. Marys, and formerly of 430 W. 6th St., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
She was born Jan. 8, 1930 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Kassawara.
On Oct. 18, 1958 in St. Mark Catholic Church, she married the late Gerhard Gebauer.
ST. MARYS â€“ Cameron Grumley of Johnsonburg won the Class AA District 9 boys golf championship Saturday afternoon after the final round of play at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Grumley finished with a final-round 76, the best round of the day by four strokes and a 2-day total of 153 (77-76).
â€śIt feels good,â€ť Grumley said. â€śI played alright, I had some ups and downs but stuck with it. Elliott and Josh played well and weâ€™re all making it to regionals.â€ť
Ridgway boys soccer had little trouble in a 9-1 victory over Kane Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Peter Pontzer scored the first goal of the game just past the 10-minute mark. Luke Bobby would push the Ridgway lead to 2-0 less than two minutes later off a long header and an assist from Justin Kinkead.
Pontzer added his second goal of the game with 17:58 remaining in the first half off an assist from Bryce Dias for a 3-0 lead. Matt Bobby would add a goal off an assist from Luke Bobby with 6:28 left for a 4-0 lead.
After a strong first half by Ridgway football, Brockway would pull away in the second half for a 38-14 victory over the Elkers.
It took just over a minute and four plays for Brockway to receive the opening kickoff and drive right down the field. Quarterback Alec Shaffer-Doan would culminate the drive with an 8-yard touchdown run on a quarterback bootleg play to put the Rovers up 7-0.