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May 25th, 2011

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.

PEER program implemented at Silver Creek Terrace

May 24, 2011

The Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident (PEER) program was recently implemented at Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys. Through the program, eight residents of the facility participated in 10 hours of training conducted two hours at a time over the course of five weeks. A graduation ceremony for these individuals was held in March.

Kearney offers comments on various topics

May 24, 2011

St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney provided numerous program and maintenance updates, as well as congratulatory comments, during this month's school board meeting.
A concert was held recently at the high school, with proceeds benefitting the Chris Forster Memorial Scholarship Fund. Students raised $800 for the fund. Kearney said she appreciated the work of Zak Brenniman, Evan Gerg and Ben Schneider for their musical entertainment at the event.

ECCOTA holds 'Refresh Rally' to win funds for renovation

May 24, 2011

RIDGWAY - The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) held a Refresh Rally to gather support from the community for the chance to win $25,000 on Thursday. Pepsi is funding the most voted-for ideas on their Refresh website by ranking each idea by its number of votes; the idea with the most votes receives the check. Beginning at 9 a.m., ECCOTA gathered the willing fingers of passersby and encouraged them to vote for their idea via the internet at (http://www.refresheverything.com/eccotaridgway, or by texting 105979 to 73774.

Lamont H. Gray

May 24, 2011

Lamont H. Gray, 84, of River Road, Weedville, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 18, 1926, in Sterling Run, son of the late Harry W. and Edith D. (Ives) Gray.
He married Valjean (Wonderling) Gray, who survives. The couple enjoyed 51 years of marriage.

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