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April 17th, 2012

New Marcellus forum suggested

April 17, 2012

Elk County Commissioners discussed the possibility of a new kind of public issue forum regarding Marcellus Shale.
Mike Kamandulis, a member of Elk County C.A.R.E.S. [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship], reviewed his experiences attending A forum entitled "The Marcellus Shale - What Does It Mean For Us," hosted Saturday, April 14, at the Central Pa. Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap, Centre County.

Ronald C. Ecklund

April 17, 2012

Ronald C. Ecklund, 73, of 668 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 3, 1939 in Ridgway, son of the late Charles M. and Martha L. (Fischer) Ecklund. On Nov. 11, 1983, he married Ann Werner Ecklund, who survives.

Robert M. Zurfluh

April 17, 2012

Robert M. Zurfluh, age 90, of 501 Upper Front St., Ridgway, died Monday evening, April 16, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Ridgway, son of the late Peter and Anna M. (Miller) Zurfluh. He had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a former Hartford, Conn. resident for 35 years.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was an active member, a past board member of the Ridgway Public Library, and a member of the Joey's Bakery coffee clutch. Bob always had a joke to tell and brought out the best in everyone.

Ridgway softball edged by Lady Cardinals, 5-3

April 17, 2012

Ridgway softball lost 5-3 to DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
DuBois Central Catholic scored the first runs of the game in the third inning. Lauresa Gulvas reached on an infield error and then stole second base. Kylee Schaffer would single home Gulvas for the game’s first run. Tricia Varacallo then singled and Kaitlyn Yebernetsky would triple to plate Varacallo for a 2-0 lead. Alyssa Marchioni singled to score Yebernetsky for a 3-0 DCC lead.

Crusaders baseball defeats Kane Wolves, 13-7

April 17, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team withstood a four-run first inning by the Kane Wolves Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park as they rebounded for a 13-7 victory over the Wolves.
Kane jumped out to the 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Elk Catholic responded with three runs of their own in the home half of the inning. The Crusaders would score four in the second, five in the third and one in the fourth for a 13-4 lead. Kane scored two in the fifth and one in the seventh, making the final score 13-7.

Curwensville uses the long ball to drop Ramettes

April 17, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Megan Barrett and Tiffany Carter both had a 5-RBI performance Tuesday as Curwensville defeated Johnsonburg, 17-1.
Curwensville's Tierra Shope scattered three hits in three innings of work, giving up one run while Taylor Goodman and Carter both hit home runs over the fence in the three-inning victory.
Curwensville put four runs up in the first inning to take the early advantage as the Lady Tide sent nine batters to the plate in the first and second innings, and another 14 batters in the third inning.

April 16th

Fire destroys home in Lamont

April 16, 2012

LAMONT – Area fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire Monday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at 2145 Old Lamont Rd. in Jones Township.
Kane responded with Engine 56 and 57 and Rescue truck 51.
Tim Wile, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the owners as Alan and Sheryl Pence.

Survey: Water rates fall within average

April 16, 2012

During Monday night's regular Ridgway Borough Council meeting Environmental Manager Paul McCurdy reported that the water and sewer rates fall within the average for the state following the recent publishing of a water and sewer rate survey.
"The water and sewer rates survey was just published and it shows we are right in the average for our state," McCurdy said.
In other business, the Source Water Protection Plan has been approved by the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection.

Lavonia Marie Garber Kriegel

April 16, 2012

Lavonia Marie Garber Kriegel, age 95, of Erie, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center.
She was born in Sedalia, Mo. on Oct. 27, 1916 a daughter of the late Jesse Weaver Garber and Gladys Irene Gimple Garber.
Lavonia graduated from Ridgway High School in Ridgway.
She was a classical pianist and she also loved to decorate. Lavonia was an avid reader and a wonderful cook.

April 15th

Union reportedly strikes

April 15, 2012

Local Union 2448 at Clarion Sintered Metals in Ridgway reportedly went on strike Sunday at midnight.

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