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Archive - Jan 17, 2012

REBERT DAY 1: DA draws ‘road map’ for Rebert jury

January 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — After almost two years, the double-murder trial of Steven Patrick Rebert Monday, began Monday, with the prosecution guiding the jury into what it could expect to hear, and the defense noting that the prosecution presented its opening arguments with no evidence of Rebert’s guilt.

Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.

Former Flowers & More employee testifies about relationship with Rebert

January 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The first to testify in the double murder trial of Steven Patrick Rebert was Michelle Bright of DuBois, formerly of Coudersport, who works for the Brady Street Florist, DuBois.

Bright began to work for Flowers & More in Brockway in 2007, after she was hired by Vickie Shugar, who, along with her husband Wayne Shugar, was killed around April 10, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Snyder Township.

Bright said before she moved, she sent flowers from Flowers & More to her boyfriend’s mother and got to know Vickie.

Deeley retires, sells funeral home to new owner, Alex Park

January 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Bill Deeley and Alex Park have shared a remarkably similar career path.

Both graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Neither of them entered the funeral business through a family member, and both worked for other funeral homes before purchasing them.

And as of Jan. 1, the path of Park, 24, a graduate of Brookville Junior-Senior High School, has caught up with Deeley’s, as he is the new owner of the Deeley Funeral Home, Hillcrest Drive.

A RARE DAY OFF FOR THESE GIRLS

January 17, 2012

Although the winter sports schedule isn't quite as hectic as the fall sports season, a night with no events — such as Monday night — is still a rarity. Faithfully attending all home events, and some on the road, Punxsy's cheerleaders rarely see a day off. This season's middle school cheerleaders are (front, from left) Kassi Niver, Kylee Knox, Hailyn Fye, Emily Travis; (middle) Laura Keller, Brianna Roy, Jalynn Mineweaser, Savannah Wolfe, Libby Anderson; (back) Tabitha Windsor and Sarah Malberg.

Raiders ace big test against Johnsonburg

January 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Heading into Monday night's game, the Brookville Raiders knew they were facing one of the district's best basketball squads in the Johnsonburg Rams.

But the Raiders prevailed, putting up 11 points in overtime and holding the Rams to just four to earn the 64-55 victory.

"I thought it was a pretty fierce game, physical underneath, and you had two teams out there that didn't want to lose," Brookville head coach Bud Baughman said. "Fortunately, we had a few lucky breaks for us; that was the difference in the game."

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79

January 17, 2012

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79, Rossiter, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1932, in Rossiter, a son of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.

July 5, 1980, he married Elizabeth (Vandervort) Woods, who preceded him in death Sept. 23, 2011.

Mr. Woods was an avid baseball fan and also loved football and fishing.

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