Archive - Jul 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Punxsy scored 10 runs in the home half of the first and fourth innings and batted around in all four innings en route to a 33-3 win over Curwensville in 15- and 16-year old VFW All-Star action Thursday night in Punxsutawney.
"We hit the ball when we had runners in scoring position," manager Mike Klingensmith said. "That's what we hadn't been doing, and I told the guys, 'We have got to continue to hit the ball when we have opportunities to score.'"
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ Despite coming out strong and taking a 4-1 lead, the Rossiter Miners lost to the Brookville Grays, 5-4, in Game 4 of the Federation League semi-finals Thursday.
Game 5 will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday in Rossiter.
The series has become quite a heated one, and it is now even at two games apiece.
FALLS CREEK ‚ÄĒ The person who police said struck a jogging Falls Creek woman and fled the scene Tuesday evening has been apprehended and placed in jail.
Wednesday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Felicia Marie Steele, 48, Reynoldsville, after the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 950, about a mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.
Police said the jogger, Cindi A. Lingenfelter, 32, Falls Creek, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by Steele‚Äôs southbound 2003 GMC Sierra pick-up. Police said Steele then fled the scene.
Despite the good attendance ‚ÄĒ amid the terribly warm temperatures ‚ÄĒ Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square, not too many of the attendees were wearing sport coats. But that‚Äôs just what The Moore Brothers show band did for their renditions of classic rock and country songs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Caring for four small children and managing a home on a daily basis does not let Carla Gigliotti of Punxsutawney turn away from her English-inspired flower garden, nor neglect the fact she‚Äôs the recipient of the Punxsutawney Garden Club‚Äôs ‚ÄúGarden of the Month‚ÄĚ award for July.
‚ÄúI did not feel worthy of the award because it‚Äôs not done yet,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúI have a picture in my mind of what it is supposed to look like. There‚Äôs so much more that needs to be done with it.‚ÄĚ
Ruth Helen Neal, 87, DeLancey, formerly of Hamilton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in New Paris, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Minnie (Doverspike) Smith.
She was married to Leon Neal, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Neal was a telephone operator at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired in 1984.
She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton.
CURWENSVILLE ‚ÄĒ Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored seven runs in the third inning and six runs in the seventh en route to an 18-8 win over Curwensville in round-robin play in the Area 6 tournament Wednesday night in Curwensville.
ROSSITER ‚ÄĒ The Rossiter Miners now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Brookville Grays after winning Game 3, 13-5, Wednesday.
Game 4 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Brookville.
"It was huge to come out and get a win like that," Miners manager Rick Matthews said. "We starting hitting the ball again, so that was huge."
The Miners combined for 10 hits ‚ÄĒ four better than their first two games combined.
Dean ‚ÄúDino‚ÄĚ Allen Yohe, 75, Big Run, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Big Run, a son of the late Edward B. and Helen M. (Vanetta) Yohe.
Feb. 6, 1955, he married the former Wilma ‚ÄúWink‚ÄĚ LaRue Peace, who survives.
Mr. Yohe was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.
He was also a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney and the United Mine Workers/construction.
He worked as a carpenter constructing¬† mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg.¬†He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.
BIG RUN ‚ÄĒ Big Run Borough Council passed a motion Monday to have the fire-ravaged Big Run Carpet building torn down within the next 60 days.
Council member John Niver said council needed a time frame, and that he consulted with Mary McHenry, the code enforcement officer for the Borough of Punxsutawney, as to how much time a property owner has to remove a fire-damaged structure in Punxsy.
Punxsutawney gives a property owner 90 days to either remove or repair a fire-damaged structure, Niver said.