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September 16th, 2011

John A. Yando

September 16, 2011

John A. Yando, age 85, of Route 219, Brockport, died Sept. 14, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 4, 1926 in Ridgway, son of Peter and Mary Stowick Yando.
He married Helen Fischer, she preceded her in death on May 2, 1988.
John was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was a member of Holy Cross Church at Brandy Camp. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was retired but had been employed by several local coal companies including Doane and Tamburlin Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator.

Nellie A. Grieco

September 16, 2011

Nellie A. Grieco, 100, of Packer Street, Williamsport, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Williamsport Home.
The first child of the late Carmen and Ralphela Capello Caruso, she was born Aug. 24, 1911 in Lock Haven.
She was the wife of Charles P. Grieco St. who preceded her on May 27, 1994. They were married in St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven on Oct. 26, 1935, and celebrated 58 years of marriage.
She attended Lock Haven schools and was employed as a bookkeeper before retiring to raise her family.

September 15th

Kersey resident selected for cow tag in elk license drawing

September 15, 2011

HARRISBURG – After being shut out for the past two years, an Elk County resident was finally selected in this year's elk license drawing, which was held by the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the main headquarters in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon. The drawing was originally scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept. 9, but was delayed due to flooding in the Harrisburg area.
As has been the case since the event was moved back to Harrisburg, the drawing was broadcast via live video feed on the Game Commission's website.

Teacher shares her love for reading

September 15, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Kristine Breindel, the new Title I reading teacher at Johnsonburg Elementary School, can truly share her love for reading with her students because she says she truly does love to read.
“I realize this sounds cliché but I truly do love to read,” Breindel said. “My family always comments on how I spend my spare time reading.”
Breindel enjoys teaching because she gets to help her students with a meaningful task.
“I enjoy being there each day to work with the students in order to provide reading and writing support in a relevant and meaningful way,” said Breindel.

Johnsonburg girls tennis downs Clearfield, 9-0

September 15, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls tennis won its first match of the season with a 9-0 sweep of Clearfield Wednesday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
“I feel good for them, they work hard,” Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. “They were there, they were there the last several matches. They’re close, they finally broke through. I’m happy for them. It’s not from a lack of effort, they work really hard.”
At No. 1 singles, Taylor Scida won 6-1, 6-2 over Lauren Whitmer of Clearfield. Riley Fannin of Johnsonburg was victorious at No. 2 singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Yesh Patel.

Ridgway boys golf wins tri-match

September 15, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area High School golf team split with Ridgway and Kane on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated the Kane Wolves 223-257, but lost to the Ridgway Elkers 208-223 on Wednesday afternoon at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
Ridgway’s Jesse Reynolds was the overall medalist for the day with a three-over-par round of 38. Kane’s Ryan Greto led his team with a 44. Low scorers for St. Marys Area were Rudy Gleixner and Sam Miller with 40s.

Lady Elkers down Lady Dutch

September 15, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 4-1 loss Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
St. Marys came out the aggressor in the match, but could not keep the pressure on the Ridgway defense as they were not able to get a shot on goal in the early going.
Ridgway got on the board first when Rhianon Fowler scored with 33:32 left in the first half. She would score at the 20:25 mark, giving the Lady Elkers a 2-0 lead at the half.

September 14th

Bus route changes rile parents

September 14, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Changes to the bus routes in the Johnsonburg Area School District have forced many parents to question their children's safety.
A large group of concerned parents attended Thursday night's school board meeting looking for answers to the change.

Superintendent reviews goals for upcoming year

September 14, 2011

Ridgway Area School District superintendent Dr. Michael O'Brien reviewed the board's goals for the upcoming year during Tuesday night's regular meeting.
"As you know we started to and we will continue to review our goals to help us understand why we are here," O'Brien said. "One of our goals is that our students will become creative problem solvers with the ability to synthesize and analyze possible solutions to challenging problems."
Another goal of the board is to make sure the students are receiving comprehensive literacy skills.

County accepts ‘Rails To Trails’ feasibility study

September 14, 2011

SMETHPORT – The “Rails To Trails” feasibility study has been finalized and now is available for public inspection at the county planning office.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday that claims the “project was completed in accordance with the grant agreement.”
“The plan and related materials will be used to guide future recreation and conservation decisions,” the commissioners said in the resolution adopted at a meeting at the county courthouse.

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