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More Little League All-Star brackets released

June 21, 2011

The remaining 2011 District 10 Little League All-Star brackets have been released, as Punxsy's 10- & 11-year-old baseball and softball and Senior League softball teams now know their postseason schedules.

Punxsy's Senior League softball All-Stars will play first of the three teams. They will visit Brockway Tuesday, June 28. The winner of that game will play Thursday, June 30, at DuBois.

Brookville All-Stars dimmed by DuBois, 13-9

June 21, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Despite a no-hitter thrown by Brookville's Elaina Powell, DuBois took game one of the Little League softball All-Stars tournament, 13-9, Tuesday in Brookville.

DuBois took an early lead, going up 11-4 in the fourth, but Brookville made a sixth inning push, which proved to be too little, too late.

Council asking business to stop selling bath salts

June 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Police and public officials are warning the public about the dangers of ingesting bath salts or smoking synthetic marijuana as a way to get high, because the results could be fatal.

Last Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council passed a motion to send letters to all businesses in the borough, asking them not to sell either of the latest over-the-counter substances that are being used as synthetic drugs.

Police Chief Tom Fedigan said bath salts in a crystallized form and synthetic marijuana have a grassy

Borough sees more high-grass violations

June 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If it seems there are more people who own property in Punxsutawney who aren’t keeping up with mowing the grass this year, members of borough council would agree with you.

Code Enforcement Officer Mary McHenry said there appears to be more high-grass violations than in other years.

McHenry said in the beginning of the lawn mowing season, she was lenient due to the heavy rainfall this spring.

When people would complain about the neighbors’ grass, she would say that she wanted to make sure the person in violation had enough time to cut it, she said.

Laurel Festival Queen

June 21, 2011

Crowned Tuesday night, 2011 Laurel Queen Lidia Boghean (center) stands with the two first runners-up, Jayce Adams (left) and Hannah Fleming. This was the first year that two contestants tied for first runner-up.

Charles L. Henry

June 21, 2011

Charles L. Henry, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home. 

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run.

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87

June 21, 2011

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87, Creekside, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born July 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Charles) Ferra.

She was married to Raymond Lattanzia, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lattanzia attended the Church of Resurrection, Ernest.

She was expecting to become a great-great-grandmother any day with the baby to be named Lakyn Rose.

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81

June 21, 2011

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81, Clarion, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Leon and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.

She attended the Callensburg Church of God and the Senior Center in Shippenville.

Surviving relatives include two brothers, Donald Vallies and Robert Vallies and wife Alice, all of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Nancy Papale of Penn Hills, Lois Bickel and husband Tom of Oil City, and Betty Mottern of Punxsutawney; and a special friend, Steven George.

Bernice M. Wetzel

June 21, 2011

Bernice M. Wetzel, 96, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.

She was married to Norman R. Wetzel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetzel retired from the Punxsutawney Area School District in 1978 after serving as reading supervisor for many years.

She was a God-fearing lady who continued to serve others through volunteer work at her church and with a flow of encouraging words to those around her.

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