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December 30th

Ramettes cruise to consolation win over Ridgway

December 31, 2010

ST. MARYS – Johnsonburg (4-4) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead Thursday afternoon in the consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament and cruised to a lopsided 41-14 win over Ridgway (0-8).
Johnsonburg senior Justis Myers paced all scorers with 15 points on the day while outscoring the Lady Elkers. Myers finished the 2010 county tournament with 27 points.
One day removed from a 65-36 loss to eventual county champion St. Marys (8-0), the Lady Elkers did not break through the double-digit barrier until the final minutes of Thursday's game.

Seasonal light displays brighten holidays

December 30, 2010

Kersey residents Justin Peiffer and David Slother have gotten used to people parking in their driveway as they take in their elaborate Christmas light display.
The Ruffner Lane residence is situated on state Route 948, making it an ideal location to showcase the 300- piece menagerie, featuring a variety of scenes including a choir, Disney characters, a Santa Claus train, numerous versions of Santa and Mrs. Claus, a CandyLand section, a reindeer sleigh,a garland archway in the driveway and an Arctic-themed display in the side yard.

Lucille A. Boyer Davido

December 30, 2010

Lucille A. Boyer Davido, 88, of 8 Short St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1922, in DuBois, the daughter of Frank and Mary Brown Boyer.
She married Donald A. Davido Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1982.
Mrs. Davido had resided in Ridgway for 63 years. She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Quality Components, where she retired after 24 years of service.

Julia Berneche

December 30, 2010

Julia Karlechuck Berneche of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 in Collingwood Nursing Home.
She married George Berneche, who died in 1993.

Larry M. Stark

December 30, 2010

Larry M. Stark, 75, of Grant Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Ridgway, the son of the late Melvin and Louise Balmer Stark.
On July 21, 1956, he married Virginia M. (Ginger) Boults of Johnsonburg, who survives.

December 29th

Crusaders reach finals with 54-42 win over Dutch

December 30, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the finals of the 31st annual Elk County Boys’ Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 64-52 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen last night at the SMAHS gym.
The Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers in tonight’s championship game scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven. Ridgway beat Johnsonburg 55-52 in overtime.

Overpowering third quarter lifts ECC to title game

December 30, 2010

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic overcame a slow start Wednesday in the opening round of the county tournament to overpower Johnsonburg, 35-29.
Despite an early 17-10 deficit, the Lady Crusaders stormed back to outscore the Ramettes 25-12 to end the game.

Lady Dutch beat Ridgway Lady Elkers 65-36

December 30, 2010

The St. Marys Area High Lady Dutch advanced to the finals of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with a 65-36 victory over the Lady Elkers of Ridgway Area High in the opening round of the tournament, held at St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday evening.
The Lady Dutch will take on the Lady Crusaders, a 35-29 winner over Johnsonburg in the other opening-round game, in the tournament finals tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Dutch Oven.

Marie S. Carlson

December 29, 2010

Marie S. Carlson, 92, of 356 Toby Rd., Kersey died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born June 4, 1918 in Horton Township, daughter of the late Albert and Daisy (Moyer) Schreiber.
On Aug. 30, 1967, she married Charles R. Carlson, who survives.

Jean Marie Ryan

December 29, 2010

Jean Marie Ryan, 84, of 232 George St., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.
She was born July 26, 1926, in Byrnedale, daughter of the late George and Kathryn McDaniel Hetrick.
On Feb. 4, 1950, in St. Joseph's Church in Force, she married Daniel G. "Moon" Ryan, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2007.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville schools. She was a former employee of Speer Resistor and retired from GTE Sylvania in 1986 after 30 years of service.

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