Archive - Mar 2014
Kevin C. White, 61, of 215 Little Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at home with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born June 7, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of the late Howard and Mary White.
He graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1970.
On April 18, 1976, he married Linda Parulo.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim and dive team captured the District 9-AA team championship on Saturday as they finished the meet with a total of 387 points. The meet was held at the St. Marys Area High School Natatorium.
Clearfield was second with 319 points followed by Bradford with 298 and Brookville 81.
In the boys team race, Clearfield won the team title with 410 points followed by St. Marys 341, Brookville 155 and Bradford 136.
The Ridgway Elkers captured the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship Saturday night by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 48-41 score in the title game played at Clarion University's Tippin Gymnasium.
RIDGWAY â€“ The 15th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous ended in a strange way Saturday: under sunny skies and favorable temperatures.
Those staked out at the auction were shielded from the wind by the buildings along Court Street as Chuck Eckert, an auctioneer from Buffalo, N.Y., flew through the auction in just under four hours.
A capacity crowd filled St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium on Saturday night as country artist Sawyer Brown took to the stage in an event presented by St. Marys Auto Body.
Guitar comedian Kier took to the stage first and got the crowd laughing at his impersonations of musicians such as Sting, Roy Orbison, and Bruce Springsteen. He even got the audience involved during part of the show, as he called up a volunteer to hold his harmonica during part of his act.
The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L., Bishop of Erie, conferred the sacrament of Confirmation on candidates from St. Mary's, Sacred Heart, and Queen of the World parishes on Sunday afternoon in a joint ceremony held at Queen of the World Parish. Also present to receive the sacrament were several adult candidates, as well as a few candidates from St. Leo's Parish and St. Henry's Program.
RIDGWAY â€“Â In yet another sign of the changing times, the Elk County Courthouse in downtown Ridgway will transition to a single point of entry starting Monday morning.
The only available entrance to the building will be the back door of the courthouse-- in front of the Elk County Prison-- as all other doors to the facility will be locked.
RIDGWAY â€“ Of all the intricate pieces of artwork throughout the 15th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, one particular piece sitting on Court Street has stood out to many passersby throughout the week.
The carving masterpiece, created by Mark Bosworth of Massachusetts, features a young girl with angel's wings embracing the neck of a horse. It is a memoriam piece paying tribute the late Amanda Putney of Royalston, Mass., who died in a December 2012 car crash.
Rudolph J. "Rudy" Pretak, 88, of 621 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Wilcox, son of the late Stephen and Mary Bursuda Pretak.
He married Mae E. Maiers on Feb. 18, 1950 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2000.
He resided in Wilcox all his life, attended Wilcox High School, and was a member of St. Anne's Church and the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club.
Perry D. Stahli, 69, of North Mill Street, Ridgway, formerly of Johnsonburg, died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at his home.
He was born April 22, 1944 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Michael and Garnet (Wolf) Stahli. A Lutheran by faith, he enjoyed playing bingo, and watching wrestling, the Pirates, and old westerns on television.