Archive - May 16, 2014
KERSEY â€“ Ten individuals, businesses and organizations were recently named as 2014 Champions of the PA Wilds for their work in conservation and sustainable tourism development.
More than 130 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds gathered Thursday at the Red Fern in Kersey to get an update on the state and local efforts to grow the regionâ€™s outdoor recreation economy, and to honor the award winners.
James E. â€śJimâ€ť Weis, 86, of Rockford, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the apropos time of â€ś5 oâ€™clockâ€ť, at home in the arms of his children. Â
He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in St. Marys, the son of Leander â€śLeeâ€ť and Marian (Ryan) Weis.
His familyâ€™s legacy was that of restaurants, fine food, and entertaining, and he never met anyone who wasnâ€™t welcome at his table. He met the love of his life, Helene Ann Shuster, at St. Marys High School in 1942. They were married when he returned from the Navy on Aug. 23, 1947.
RIDGWAY â€“ A Johnsonburg man was sentenced Friday to five to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the statutory sexual assault of two teenage girls that occurred on Oct. 14, 2012.
Andrew Kowalski, 23, appeared before President Judge Richard A. Masson at Elk County Court Friday afternoon and said that he was baffled that the co-defendants, Jonathan A. Schmitz, 20, and Justin Phillip Latona, 26, received lighter sentences. Kowalski argued that he had left the room and that he was not the one who had texted the girls to arrange a meeting.