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May 25th, 2011

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.

William P. Gerg

May 25, 2011

William P. Gerg, 84, of 142 Taft Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 8, 1927, in St. Marys, son of the late Anthony and Flora Minard Gerg.

John W. Gaskill

May 25, 2011

John W. Gaskill, 82, of 808 Washington St., St. Marys, and a resident of Pinecrest Manor, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929 in Trenton, N.J., son of the late Floyd and Anna Yeager Gaskill.
On April 5, 1973, in Ridgway, he married Jeanne D. Dippold, who survives.

May 24th

ECC’s Megan Dornisch top seed in shot put at PIAA meet

May 24, 2011

A total of 20 local athletes will be competing this weekend in the PIAA track and field championships set for Shippensburg University.
Elk Catholic will be represented by 12 athletes while St. Marys Area will have eight athletes competing.
Elk Catholic’s Megan Dornisch will be the top seed in the girls’ AA shot put with a mark of 44’4.75”. Megan is the defending state champ in this event. She is seeded second in the girls’ AA discus with a throw of 134’10”.
Kennedy Weisner of ECC is seeded second in the 800 run with a time of 2:17.81 and third in the 1600 run with a time of 5:07.26.

ERHC project receives funding from government, community

May 24, 2011

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series on the renovation and expansion project at Elk Regional Health Center.

ST. MARYS - Elk Regional Health Center (ERHC), set to begin its $10.3 million renovation and expansion in the next month, has pursued several avenues of funding for the project.

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