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December 2nd

Community Recycling Center in need of volunteers

December 2, 2010

Bekki Titchner, recycling and solid waste coordinator, recently discussed with members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority the need for volunteers at the Community Recycling Center.
"We've been extremely busy [at the Community Recycling Center] and it's to the point where we'll probably have to really sit down and discuss how we want to handle the future. There was like three days when it was slow, that was when we first opened, and then it hasn't been slow since," Titchner said.

December 1st

Elk Catholic has three AML All-Stars

December 1, 2010

The Elk County Catholic High School Crusaders placed three players on the Allegheny Mountain League Football All-Star South Division squad.
Ricky Pearsall, who holds the Elk Catholic all-time rushing record, was named to the running back position, while Zac Brody, who led the Crusaders in tackles, was named as a defensive lineman. The other member of the ECCHS squad to make the All-Star squad was offensive lineman Jake Geer. All three players are seniors.

Anna Stanish

December 1, 2010

Anna Stanish, 101, of the Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 706 Lincoln Ave., St. Marys, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, 2010 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 16, 1909 in Donaueschingen, Germany, a daughter of the late Milan and Sophie Rothmund Geci.
On Sept. 27, 1923 in Sacred Heart Church, she married Max Stanish, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1970.

Paul Joseph “Bogie” Biel

December 1, 2010

Paul Joseph “Bogie” Biel, 62, of Old Kane Road, Wilcox, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, during the course of one of his favorite hobbies.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Ridgway, son Olga (Damier) Biel of Wilcox, and the late Vincent Biel.
On Oct. 14, 1972, he married Donna Zawatski, who survives.

Flood rages through Ridgway

December 1, 2010

Early Wednesday morning, the Borough of Ridgway was faced with one of its worst floods since January of 1992.
Emergency Management and the Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department decided at 4 a.m. Wednesday to activate the Emergency Operations Plan as the raging Clarion River flooded the West End of downtown Ridgway. The flooding forced the borough to close the Clarion River Bridge and many of the streets in downtown Ridgway, including Center Street, Vine Alley, the majority of West End, and Route 219 by Lindberg Furniture.

Supervisors discuss court surface issue

December 1, 2010

The Fox Township Supervisors plan to have a new topcoat applied to a multi-use court that was recently installed at the Fox Township Community Park in order to fix issues with the smoothness of its surface. During their monthly meeting on Wednesday evening the supervisors unanimously voted to officially contact the contractor who applied the initial topcoat, explain the situation, define the standard of flatness that is expected and inform him that the surface must meet that standard before he will be paid.

Principals provide updates on schools

December 1, 2010

Area principals provided updates on their schools during a recent school board meeting.
South St. Marys Street Elementary Principal Bob Grumley said there were nearly 700 requests for parent-teacher conferences. 
Grumley clarified that despite rumors, each grade level will host musical productions this year.  
He noted the successful visit from the Mobile Ag Lab. The school's third grade classes participated in the lab. In conjunction with the event, Veronica Conrad, president of the Elk County Humane Society, hosted additional activities at the school.

November 30th

William J. Ott

December 1, 2010

William J. Ott, 80, of 430 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died on Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
He was born April 10, 1930, in St. Marys, son of the late John and Philomena (Minnie) Sweener Ott.

Walter C. "Charlie" Neilson

December 1, 2010

Walter C. "Charlie" Neilson, 71, of 424 Water Street Ext., Johnsonburg, formerly of Horner Road, Wilcox, died Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness of several days.
He was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Johnsonburg, son of the late Walter and Mary Heindl Neilson.
In 1981, he married Mary Detsch, who preceded him in death on May 21, 1986.

Renal dialysis center holds ribbon-cutting

November 30, 2010

A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday for a new 16-chair renal dialysis center located on the campus of Elk Regional Health System in St. Marys.
The newly constructed Renal CarePartners of St. Marys Dialysis Facility, situated behind the building housing Community Nurses, Inc. and ERHC's outpatient rehabilitation center, was designed with the goal of providing top-quality nephrology and renal dialysis services, and making those services more accessible and convenient to residents in the region.

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