February 18th, 2013
The Crystal Fire Department improved upon its already high score, receiving a superior rating during a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) analysis.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team traveled to Moon Township to participate in the PA Classic Gymnastics Championships over the weekend, falling just short of second place by less than one tenth of a point and placing third in the team standings while walking away with 12 medals, including a new state champion on three events as Nicole Florio won three state championships in the Bronze Division, earning the top scores on vault, 8.833; floor exercises, 8.275; and in the all-around, 32.541.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team won the Allegheny Mountain League championship Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School by edging the Kane Lady Wolves by a 42-39 score.
Johnsonburg won the boys' basketball AML championship with a 47-35 victory over Elk County Catholic in the boys' AML championship game Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
RIDGWAY - On Monday, carvers will be at seminars at the American Legion from 9 a.m. until noon before carving at all locations (South Broad, Center and Court Streets; County Squirrel Outfitters; Keystone True Value; former Ridgway Record building parking lot) until 5 p.m.
In only their first year competing in the SkillsUSA program, four St. Marys Area High School captured impressive placements.
Donnie and Fred may be big, brown, and part of one of the most popular attractions at the Elk Country Visitor Center this winter, but they are definitely not elk. Instead, the hardworking duo is a pair of Belgian horses that are utilized to provide sleigh and wagon rides for the center's visitors.
Teresa Weidenboerner, 76, of 200 Bayberry Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 21, 1936 in Kersey, daughter of the late Henry and Theresa Jaeger Holtzhauser. On Sept. 9, 1974 in Frederick, Md., she married Andrew J. Weidenboerner, who survives.
Charles J. Polaski, 89, of Louisiana Lane, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, Marienville.
He was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Pete and Stella Polaski. On March 7, 1962 he married Karen Elmquist, who survives.
He lived all his life in Johnsonburg and worked at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill for more than 43 years. He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed walking and gardening. He was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others.
Lisa M. DeMay, 44, of 229 Mill St., Johnsonburg, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
She was born on July 12, 1968 in St. Marys, the daughter of Donald and Lucille Asti Haight.
She married David A. DeMay on Aug. 25, 1990 in Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He survives.