March 29th, 2012
Women and Infant Care (WIC), a program offered through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, continues to thrive.
"Our breastfeeding education component of WIC continues to strengthen," said Julie Kasmierski, WIC director. "Our breastfeeding peer counseling contacts are at an all-time high. During the month of January, our breastfeeding peer counselors had 284 contacts with pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers."
The figure climbed to 323 contacts in February.
Thomas P. "Tom" Weaver, 63, of 613 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012, at his residence following an illness of 15 months.
He was born on March 24, 1949 in Vestaburg, son of the late Clarence and Isabelle Kittle Weaver.
He married Mary Winifred Hoh on March 17, 1973 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.
Kathleen R. Smith, age 74, of 32 1/2 Morgan Ave., Ridgway died early Thursday morning, March 29, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born August 24, 1937 in Shurite, Allegheny County. She was married to Raymond C. Smith, he preceded her in death on August 31, 2011. She had resided in Ridgway all of her life and was Protestant by faith.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team picked up a 7-2 victory over the Ridgway Elkers in their home opener at Berwind Park on Thursday afternoon.
Ridgway put a run on the board in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Crusaders immediately answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a lead that they would never relinquish.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â A trio of Johnsonburg pitchers combined for a 1-hit shutout Thursday at Knothole Area Recreational Park at the Rams won a 10-0 5-inning game against visiting Kane.
Johnsonburg exploded for a 7-run third inning to secure the win while Kane's lone hit was a clean leadoff single to right field from Andrew Peterson.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams boys tennis team evened their record to 1-1 on the season with a 5-4 win Thursday afternoon over visiting Bradford.
"It was a good win for the kids," Johnsonburg head boys varsity tennis coach Gregg Dauber said following the victory. "They work hard and it paid off."
In the first singles match, J.P. Allegretto pulled off a 6-0, 6-2 win over Cody Bly.
"[Allegretto] dominated his opponent, he took control from the start and dictated play, and when he does that he will win most of the time," Dauber said.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated with a 16-0, 4-inning victory over Ridgway softball Thursday afternoon at Ridgway.
On the mound, Elk County Catholic pitcher Taylor Schlimm threw a 4-inning perfect game as she retired all 12 Ridgway hitters she faced. At the plate, Sadie Viglione had a 6-RBI day, including a second-inning grand slam.
Federal road funding is set to expire this weekend and the monetary halt has caused considerable unrest amongst area planners.
With increased activity and financial restraints routinely increasing, officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission (NCPRPDC) are seeking to create more efficiency as they move forward.
Nanette Caggiano, 82, of 28 Pierce Ave., Ridgway, died Tuesday, March 28, 2012 at Elk Regional Health Center after a short illness.
She was born April 12, 1929, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of the late Anthony and Grace DePaolo Romandetti. On May 31, 1947, she married Rudolph Caggiano, who predeceased her on May 14, 2004.