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Homecoming Queen, Princess crowned

September 30, 2011

Keaton Mohney (second from left) was crowned the Homecoming Queen, and Adrienne Hess (third from left) was crowned the Homecoming Princess during halftime of Friday night’s Punxsy versus Karns City football game. Mohney’s escort was Brody Morgan (far left), while Hess was escorted by Nick Roberts (far right)

Ground is broken, ATA project begins

September 30, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After nearly seven years in the planning, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Area Transportation Authority’s (ATA) Punxsutawney Transit Center building was held Friday.

“I think that a lot of people — and certainly the board members of ATA — didn’t think this was going to happen,” David Gordon, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors, said.

Punxsy is the first of seven transit centers set for construction, and Gordon said he hopes the others go a little easier than this one did.

Esther M. Battaglia, 85

September 30, 2011

Esther M. Battaglia, 85, Brookville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Big Soldier, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Matthew and Esther M. (Laverick) Leiberton.

Nov. 6, 1947, she married Pat Battaglia, who preceded her in death in 1979.

Mrs. Battaglia was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church.

Helen L. Bell, 80

September 30, 2011

Helen L. Bell, 80, Falls Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Nelson's Golden Years, DuBois.

She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (McMahan) Dorworth.

June 30, 1957, she married Robert D. Bell, who preceded her in death June 14, 2008.

Mrs. Bell graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1949.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Falls Creek.

Mary Merry DeJohn, 90

September 30, 2011

Mary Merry DeJohn, 90, Sykesville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.

She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Eriton, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Merry) Cowan.

She married Merino DeJohn, who preceded her in death in 2002.

A graduate of Sykesville High, Mrs. DeJohn was a homemaker.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Atlanta Braves, as well as walking, playing cards and bingo.

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