March 5th, 2014
This week is National Foreign Language Week, and St. Marys Area High School hosted its third annual Foreign Language Day this past Friday, with around 125 foreign language students from five area high schools - Brockway, Clearfield, Johnsonburg, Kane, and Elk County Catholic - taking part in the event.
Christa Wensel, St. Marys Area Spanish teacher and Spanish Club Advisor, explained that while this marked the school's third year of hosting the event, it originally got its start in Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“ Renovations to an existing office within the Elk County Courthouse will cost over $115,000, according to bids opened Tuesday morning.
The project will renovate the existing tax claims and tax assessment office currently located in the Elk County Courthouse along Main Street in downtown Ridgway. This office is the new home of the countyâ€™s domestic relations office, which will transition into the courthouse.
Elk County Catholic High School inducted 28 students - 27 juniors and one senior - into the National Honor Society during a special ceremony held Tuesday night in the school's chapel following an evening prayer service.
Louis Dale Bricen, 89, formerly of Apple Street, Weedville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924 in Weedville, son of the late Thomas J. Bricen and Agnes (Gardner) Bricen.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy.
On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, he married Velma Marie (Burke) Bricen. She survives.
He was the owner of both Louieâ€™s Plumbing and Heating and Louieâ€™s Exxon in Weedville. He also worked for Corbett Cabinet Company.
Louis was a member of the American Legion Post 978 in Weedville.
Milton J. Chase Jr., 78, of Mequon, Wis., died on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (nee Herkert) Chase and the late Judith (nee Kerner) Chase; loving father of Lawrence (Eva) and Laura (Dean Abler) Chase; dear son of Evelyn and the late Milton J. Chase Sr.; and brother of Charles (Audrey) Chase, Stephen (Adell) Chase and Mary Bowser.
He was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
DDCC of April School of Dance recently took six soloists to the VIP Dance Competition in Akron, Ohio.
Clarence W. â€śBillâ€ť Schloder Jr., 68, of Pine View, DuBois, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 28, 1945 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Clarence W. Schloder Sr. and Lydia (McGonigal) Schloder.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War where he received both the Vietnam Service and Campaign Medal.
On July 9, 1992, he married Debora E. (Gresak) Schloder, who survives.
Kevin C. White, 61, of 215 Little Ave., Ridgway, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at home with his wife and daughter by his side.
He was born June 7, 1952 in Ridgway, the son of the late Howard and Mary White.
He graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1970.
On April 18, 1976, he married Linda Parulo.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim and dive team captured the District 9-AA team championship on Saturday as they finished the meet with a total of 387 points. The meet was held at the St. Marys Area High School Natatorium.
Clearfield was second with 319 points followed by Bradford with 298 and Brookville 81.
In the boys team race, Clearfield won the team title with 410 points followed by St. Marys 341, Brookville 155 and Bradford 136.
The Ridgway Elkers captured the District 9 Class A boys basketball championship Saturday night by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 48-41 score in the title game played at Clarion University's Tippin Gymnasium.