January 27th, 2013
ST. MARYS â€“ The Cheer Frenzy at Elk County Catholic High School had a good turnout once again this year as cheerleaders and spectators packed the ECCHS gymnasium on Saturday for the ninth annual event.
Ernest C. "Ernie" Baughman, 85, of 116 Gerber Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1927, in Shippenville, son of the late Alfred and Muriel Wingard Baughman. On May 15, 1948, in St. Marys, he married Bertha L. Gerber, who survives.
He had also made his home with his aunt and uncle, Robert and Mertyl Kirkland. He attended schools in Hallton and Mundorf. He had worked for Brockway Glass and retired from Stackpole Carbon Co., where he had worked for 38 years, and drove school bus for more than 50 years.
A Johnsonburg man charged with converting his home into an indoor marijuana grow operation after police confiscated 638 plants from the residence was on trial in Elk County Court Friday with his defense hinging on the claim that the marijuana was only for his own personal use and not for sale.
Due to a new Pennsylvania law that took effect on Jan. 24, many electronic devices can no longer be disposed of in the trash.
When I checked the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Calendar of Events for the Pennsylvania Wilds just now, I counted 25 events, some as close as Parker Dam State Park and others farther away at Bald Eagle, Hills Creek or Leonard Harrison state parks. There are things like snowshoe-lacing workshops, a family ice-fishing clinic, the basics of ice hockey, and snowshoe basics. One park is having a program on The Great Backyard Bird Count, which is in February.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Rams (15-1) got another big night from junior Cameron Grumley en route to a 60-37 win Friday over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The junior had 21 points on the night while fellow junior Cole Peterson put in 14 points.
A complete effort equaled a complete victory for the Elkers Friday night.
Ridgway took control in the first quarter and would build the lead throughout in a 71-30 victory over AML South foe DuBois Central Catholic Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Georgiana Louise Simchick, 65, of 1625 Bendigo Road, Johnsonburg died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born January 29, 1947 in Ridgway, daughter of George and the late Mary Chupa Cherry.
She married Richard Simchick on January 29, 1966 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and he survives.
JOHNSONBURG - A Johnsonburg man has been charged with impersonating a state police officer in attempting to place a phone call to an Elk County Prison inmate.
James Thomas, a Cameron County commissioner, officially took the reins Wednesday as chairman of the board of directors at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC].