Archive - Aug 11, 2011
With former Punxsu-tawney Area High School catcher Devin Mesoraco possibly days away from a trip to the Majors, another former Punxsy player's journey to the pros is just beginning.
While Mesoraco bypassed college and started playing Minor League Baseball immediately, Gillung went on to pitch four seasons at Mercyhurst College, where he put up some impressive numbers.
The 10-and-under Punxsy Purranhas, who won last weekend's Groundhog Little League softball tournament, were also crowned champs of the 10U division at the Homer City tournament July 29-31. Pictured with their championship trophies are: (front from left) Ella White, Kaitlin Doverspike, Kate Horner, Mia Lingenfelter, Elyse White, Laney Monroe; (middle) Chelsea Snyder, Toya Jones, Lakyn Smith, Cassidy Reed; (back) Jazzmine Hadden, Kylee Shoemaker and Grace Aikens.
Neal: Charges are not an indictment of firefighters
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thursday, state police formally announced charges against a teenage member of the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company stemming from an Aug. 9 fire in Big Run, and said he has also been implicated in several other fires dating back to 2010.
Officials from PSP-Punxsutawney and the district attorney noted, however, that charges filed against Anthony M. Overbeck, 18, Big Run, are not an indictment of other firefighters.
The Del Sinchak Band â€” (from left) Ron "Austie" Austalosh, Joe Colapietro, Sinchak, Alan Koss and Bob Smrecansky â€” performed polka and other favorites Thursday during the sixth installment of the Music in the Park Series in Barclay Square. Sinchak, now in his 61st year as a band leader, formed the group with drummer Smrecansky when he was in seventh grade, and Sinchak was in eighth grade. There are only two more Music in the Park shows left for the summer â€” Rocky Top (classic country) next week and The LaVelles (swing/country rock) the week after â€” so donâ€™t put your lawn chairs away just yet.
BROOKVILLE â€” At a June Jefferson County Commission meeting, the commissioners said that eliminating the position of jury commissioner would save the county $12,000.
And then, at a July meeting, Commissioner Jim McIntyre said legislation to eliminate the position of jury commissioner will be back on the table this fall.
But he is â€śanticipating that it will be the decision of the county commissioners, and not a referendum.â€ť
H. B. â€śBarneyâ€ť McGee, 87, McGees Mills, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Charles Carlisle and Eva (Byron) McGee.
Mr. McGee was married to Marjorie (Hill) McGee, who preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2007.