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Archive - May 2011

May 27th

Paint and pesticides collection to start June 1

May 27, 2011

A regular collection for paint and pesticides will once again get under way this year, starting Wednesday from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. Area residents utilizing the collection are asked to first stop at the Community Recycling Center to inform volunteers that they have material to drop off.
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner explained that this is necessary because, for the time being, paint and pesticides will still need to be dropped off near the electronics recycling location, which is where the material was collected last year.

Dennis Michael Carlini

May 27, 2011

Dennis Michael Carlini, 68, of 148 Spruce St., Brockway, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943 in Ridgway, son of the late Michael and Virginia Eukon Carlini.
On June 8, 1983, he married Denise "Dee Dee" Esposito of Brockway, who survives.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, where he also served as an usher for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during

Tina M. Close

May 27, 2011

Tina M. Close, 43, of East Weber Avenue, DuBois, died suddenly at work, Tuesday, May 24, 2011.
She was born October 3, 1968 in Lynn, Mass., daughter of Eugene Close of Ridgway and Ann (Moats) Stroud of St. Marys, who survive.  
She was a clerk at Snappy’s of DuBois and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. She lived most of her life in Massachusetts and lived in the St. Marys/Ridgway area for 10 years until moving to DuBois last year to attend school.

May 26th

Clark R. Ingram

May 26, 2011

Clark R. Ingram, 89, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the home of his son after a lengthy illness.
He was born on September 11, 1921 in Caledonia, son of the late George R. and Hannah (Anderson) Ingram.
On July 29, 1945, he married Eleanor (Gallagher) Ingram, who survives.

May 25th

Ridgway, county mainstay sold

May 25, 2011

Acting at a North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] board meeting Wednesday morning, officials green-lighted a loan proposal to allow the sale of Love's Canoe Rental & Sales.
The real estate property was purchased by Miranda Neville and Steven Putt of Country Squirrel Outfitters, LLC, located in Canon City, Colo.

ERHC looks to enhance patient care with modernization project

May 25, 2011

ST. MARYS – The upcoming expansion and renovation at Elk Regional Health Center (ERHC) is designed to modernize many services and enhance the level of patient care and satisfaction for residents of Elk and Cameron counties and surrounding communities.

Canoe dice run to benefit Make-A-Wish

May 25, 2011

A group of Make-A-Wish supporters headed up by St. Marys residents Nancy O'Vell and Leah Leuschel is planning to hold their first annual canoe dice run on Saturday, June 11. The event is slated to begin at Lazy River Canoe Rental along Main Street in Ridgway and will end in Portland Mills.
Registration will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the last dice rolls will take place at 5 p.m. sharp. There is a small registration fee.
O'Vell explained that the idea to hold a canoe dice run "came out of the blue" when she and her husband, Roger, attended a recent canoe race in Emporium.

Monitoring project receives more support

May 25, 2011

Nature Abounds will be assisting the Elk County Conservation District [ECCD] in an effort to monitor the water quality of the streams for the Elk County Monitoring Project.
Nature Abounds is a nonprofit organization located in Clearfield that serves as a center for people to connect with like-minded individuals interested in protecting the environment and taking action toward creating a healthier environment.

Ridgway superintendent resigns

May 25, 2011

The Ridgway Area School District held a special board meeting Tuesday afternoon to accept the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Tom Butler.
The board voted unanimously in favor of accepting Butler's resignation after discussing the matter in a 45-minute executive session.

Mary Jane Urbancic

May 25, 2011

Mary Jane Urbancic, 69, of 202 Badeau Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Jan. 31, 1942 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Gust and Gertrude Pontzer Johnson.

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