September 17th, 2014
Edwin P. â€śKatâ€ť Polaski Sr., 92, of Bergen Street, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 6, 1922 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter and Stella (Machcoviak) Polaski.
On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Dorothy Carnahan, who preceded him in death June 20, 1979.
He served in the Army during WWII and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 47 years.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
Ridgway girls soccer won their second straight match with a 5-1 victory over the Smethport Lady Hubbers Wednesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Ridgwayâ€™s defense was not challenged much during the match as the Lady Hubbers mustered just three shots on goal agains the Lady Elkers.
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Ridgway boys soccer extended their winning streak to four matches after a 3-1 win over Smethport Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Graninetti Elementary School.
"We got work to do. We've been finding out some things about some people," Ridgway coach Todd Voss said. "I think we got some real good motivation here to win on Friday. That was a good win for us. That was a young team but Peter (Butler) always coaches well."
The Ridgway Lady Elkers won the first game of Tuesdayâ€™s volleyball match in Kane rather handily, 25-11. The rest of the match wasnâ€™t so easy as the two teams battled back and forth in a five-set marathon before the visitors won by a score of 25-11, 23-25, 25-19, 22-25 and 15-13.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team defeated the Johnsonburg Ramettes 3-0 last night in a match played at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch won the first set 25-16. They took the second set 25-21 and won the third set 25-20 to win the match.
ST. MARYS â€“Â Four suspects have been arrested in connection with heroin trafficking and placed in Elk County Prison as a result of an investigation conducted by the City Police and the Attorney General's office.
Officers, agents and members of the North Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at 131 Hemlock Rd. where a large amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia was seized.
The Elk County Board of Commissioners have joined the fight in opposing the expansion of federal control under the Clean Water Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on March 25 issued a proposed rule that would expand their regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The expansion would reportedly include puddles, ponds, ditches, ephemerals (land that looks like a small stream during heavy rain but isn't wet most of the time) and small wetlands.
The United States continues a demographic shift that is changing the workplace as more and more older Americans are finding their way back to the fold.
"Trends are showing that workers over the age of 55 will make up 25 percent of our workforce," said Ann Ziegler, representing Good Will Industries of north central Pennsylvania. "There's a sizable shift in demographics with our workforce and as time goes on more and more Americans are finding that they want to and need to work later in life."
Rose Campbell, president of Penn Highlands Elk, provided a progress update to county officials Tuesday morning regarding the expansion of the healthcare facility.
"We've had some very good things happening recently and through our recruitment team we've added several physicians to our staff," she said. "Things have been very well received thus far. Both Dr. Gorlowski and Dr. Ali have connected so they'll have good pediatric support for our area.
"We're looking for opportunities to position them in other communities as well, so once we get Dr. Tosh here, we'll figure that out."