Archive - 2013
Joseph M. Sorge, 89, formerly of 268 Euclid Ave., Ridgway, died Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
He was born Feb. 10, 1924 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Albina (Lupilo) Sorge. He married Kathleen M. Gerg on July 5, 1947 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2009.
Long-term school directors are being honored across the state by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) during local school board meetings. This includes three outgoing members of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors recognized during Monday evening's meeting as they conclude their terms on the board.
It was a chilly and blustery morning on Monday, but that did not stop a number of area residents from making their way to the Diamond for the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service, which began promptly at 11 a.m.
Though the day was dreary and overcast this year, unlike last year which saw sunshine and blue skies, Master of Ceremonies Victor Straub began his remarks by commenting that at least it was not precipitating.
Victor C. Straub, a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col., not only served as the master of ceremonies for Monday morning's Veterans Day Memorial Service on the Diamond but also took a few moments to offer a brief reflection on the meaning of Veterans Day during the program.
"Veterans Day is a day for more than simply remembering," Straub said. "It's a time for considering what our veterans of the nation's wars from the Revolution down to the present have meant to the preservation and enhancement of our national and individual freedom and independence."
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team saw their season come to an end on Saturday afternoon as they were defeated 3-0 by the Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies in a PIAA Class A quarterfinal match played at Punxsutawney Area High School. Bishop Carroll recorded set scores of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-17 in the victory.
The Karns City Gremlins ended the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen's season Friday night in a District 9 Class AA semifinal game by a 55-6 score. The game was played at Karns City.
Once again the St. Marys Area High School hosted their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Numerous veterans from each branch of the Armed Forces were on hand as honored guests sitting onstage at the ceremony.
New this year to the ceremony was the acknowledgement of veterans related to students and staff. Joe Schlimm, SMAHS vice-principal, recited a list of the 121 school district family members who have had relatives serve in the military and their relationship to the veteran. Schlimm's presentation was accompanied by a military video and music.
In honoring our military veterans the St. Marys Area High School hosted their annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday afternoon during which a guest speaker, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Donna J. (Wickett) Ragland of St. Marys, emphasized the role veterans have played in securing our valued freedoms and liberties.
Ragland began her military career early, enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1975 during her senior year at Elk County Christian High School. She attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Robert E. Herrmann, 76, of 729 Long Level Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 7.
He was born July 25, 1937 in Ridgway, the son of the late Robert F. and Helen Gerg Herrmann.
He was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Mr. Herrmann was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1956. He had been employed at Keystone Carbon for 38 years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam era veteran. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. Herrmann, and by a sister, Kathryn Herrmann.
nformation on elk harvest totals for Friday was unavailable, but the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced on their Facebook page on Friday morning that all of the 26 antlered elk tags issued this year had been filled by the end of the day on Thursday.
At that time, 26 hunters still had the opportunity to harvest antlerless animals by the end of the weeklong hunt, which concludes today. A total of 60 antlerless tags were awarded this season.