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Archive - Jun 2011

June 23rd

PTAG's performance of "The Skin of Our Teeth" opens tonight

June 23, 2011

When one of the characters in “The Skin of Our Teeth” decides she doesn’t like the situation that is unfolding, she brings the scene to a halt much to the dismay of those around her. Audiences will learn what happens next when they attend a performance of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning satiric fantasy that opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the auditorium of Punxsutawney Area Middle School. The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild will stage the show again at 2 p.m. Sunday, and it will continue next week with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1 and 2.

Ishman throws one-hitter, Punxsy advances with 15-0 victory

June 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Alli Ishman was on point all game long, and the Punxsy Little League softball All-Stars cruised to a tournament-opening 15-0 victory in four innings over Brockway Thursday night at Harry Noerr Field in Punxsutawney.

Ishman was dominant, striking out the first five batters she faced and throwing a one-hitter. Ishman was one out away from a no-hitter when Anndi Bartlett hit a liner in the hole that glanced off a reaching Punxsy third baseman Brayden Woodrow. Ishman then retired Savannah Terwilliger to end the game.

READY FOR SOME ALL-STAR FOOTBALL

June 23, 2011

Punxsy's Devon Luzell (12) and Zak Dickey will compete in the 27th-annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at 7 p.m. tonight at Bald Eagle Area Alumni Field in Wingate. Punxsy's Ben Blazavich was also selected to play in the game, but is unable to attend due to a prior engagement.

Joseph C. "Joe" Woodarek, 68

June 23, 2011

Joseph C. "Joe" Woodarek, 68, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Woodarek was born July 4, 1942, in Salamanca, N.Y., a son of the late Carl and Vanadene (Shields) Woodarek.

He was married to Elizabeth J. (Colgan) Woodarek, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Woodarek was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired employee from the CSX Railroad, where he worked as a conductor.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney American Legion Post 62 and the Punxsutawney F.O.E. 1231.

June 22nd

Lt. Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Henry, 80

June 23, 2011

Lt. Col. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Henry, 80, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Henderson Township, one of 13 children to Joseph Newton and Ethel Faye (Deemer) Henry.

Three Chucks selected for Lezzer Lumber Football Classic

June 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Most graduating seniors played their final football game as a representative of the Chucks last November, but three of those now-graduated seniors have been chosen to represent Punxsutawney in the 27th-annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic, which will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Bald Eagle Area Alumni Field in Wingate.

PSP fire marshal: Big Run Carpet fire was arson

June 23, 2011

BIG RUN — The Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is now treating the investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed Big Run Carpet early Sunday as a case of arson.

Cpl. Charles Gross, Troop-C fire marshal, said the fire that destroyed the business on Thompson Street in Big Run is undetermined at this time.

Gross said he has several samples that he took from the burned-out store that have been sent to the PSP crime lab.

It must be summer: Old Home Week is next week

June 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A long-standing summertime tradition returns next week, as the Punxsutawney Fire Department will hold its Old Home Week Tuesday through Saturday at the carnival grounds located behind the west side of the Punxy Plaza.

Tami McFarland, president of the Old Home Week committee, said the carnival has actually been located in several different locations around town, including Maple Avenue at the baseball fields; Mahoning Street downtown; the National Guard Armory on North Findley Street; and now behind the Punxy Plaza.

East American owner offers reward after vehicle stolen from property

June 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The owner of East American Motorsports, Route 119, is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for stealing an expensive utility vehicle from the premises.

Brian Setree, who has owned and operated East American at its Route 119 location for 10 years, said actors stole a 2011 Polaris Ranger 800XP Limited Edition valued at $11,800.99 between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

June 21st

More Little League All-Star brackets released

June 22, 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.

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