February 26th, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ A bench marked USMC for the United States Marine Corps has been donated by Douglas Ryan of Altoona on behalf of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to the Clancy family in memory of their son, Corporal Donovan E. Clancy.
Born July 27, 1988 to Tina and Kevin Clancy of Ridgway, Donovan went to Saint Leoâ€™s for grade school and did his high school years in Elk County Catholic. He attended Penn State College for pre-med dentistry.
RIDGWAY â€“ Mark Bosworth attended his first Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous last year and had on display a fantastic memorial piece of a girl, Amanda Putney, who had died in a tragic car accident in 2012. The piece was a bit larger than life of her with wings raised lying on the neck of her horse and with other, smaller carvings, brought real attention to Bosworth for their realism.
The Clarion-Limestone Lions advanced to the District 9 Class A boys championship game by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 49-40 score in overtime Wednesday night at Clarion University's Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
RIDGWAY â€“ The counties of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson have all adopted non-binding resolutions in support of the creation of a regional rail authority, according to North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges.
The possibility of creating a regional rail authority has become a reoccurring topic at North Central meetings after as the organization is looking into having a part in the restoration of 20 miles of railroad between Curwensville and DuBois.
For the fifth straight year St. Marys Auto Body is sponsoring a community country concert featuring legendary country group Shenandoah taking the stage on Saturday, March 7 at St. Marys Area High School's Carpin Auditorium.
A portion of each ticket sold benefits the SMAHS metal shop program.
The Grammy award winning band has also been named an ACM (Academy of Country Music) Vocal Group of the Year. They have 13 No. 1 hits including "Church on Cumberland Road," "Two Dozen Roses," "If Bubba Can Dance I Can Too" and "Ghost In This House," just to name a few.
Representatives from North Central's auditing firm attended Wednesday's executive committee meeting to give a presentation on the audit that was completed for North Central for the 2014-2014 fiscal year.
Baker Tilly, the company contracted by the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission to complete the organization's audits, sent Karen Larsen, Baker Tilly partner, and Adam Hartzel, senior manager at Baker Tilly, to Wednesday's meeting to speak about the process and results relating to the most recent audit.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous seminar Wednesday morning featured Scott Dow who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing.
He has been doing chainsaw carving for six yearsÂ which he picked up when his wife Jennifer said it was something she thought he could do. Dow is now a full-time chainsaw carver
Robert J. Hupfer, 85, of 128 Averyville Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 4, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Gertrude Feldbauer Hupfer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1991 after 43 years of service as a first class tool and die maker.
On Aug. 8, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Fidelis Goodreau, who survives.
John J. "Jack" Struble Sr., 80, a resident of Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, and formerly of St. Marys and Smethport, died on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Sena-Kean Manor following a lengthy illness.
He was born Aug. 29, 1934, a son of the late William and Viola Valentine Struble.
He married Lois Hollamby Struble in June of 1966, she preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1999.Â He then married Nancy Beyer Struble, who survives.
The Venango Catholic Vikings rallied in the fourth quarter to come-from-behind to hand the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders their first loss of the season by a 50-39 score in a District 9-A semifinal game played at the DuBois Area Middle School.