Archive - Nov 13, 2012
At halftime of Tuesday nightâ€™s Powder Puff football game, which was held to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish program, the annual Kingâ€™s Court ceremony was held. This yearâ€™s court consisted of seniors Austin Sabatucci with escort Audrianna DeLacour; Devan Snyder with escort Mary Sloniger; Alex Anderson with escort Ashley Bacha; Trevor Peace with escort Sydney Dubensky; Jamie Bush with escort Lauren Ball; and Ty Zimmerman with escort Chelsea Engeholm.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Richard Galluzzi, the Punxsutawney Area School District director of federal programs and curriculum, presented the 2012 PSSA District Report Card to the school board at its meeting this week, which was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans' Day.
Throughout the district as a whole, the students performed as follows:
â€˘ In Mathematics, which was on the test for grades three through eight and 11, 80.4 percent of students were deemed proficient or advanced, as opposed to 75.7 percent at the state level.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the preliminary 2013 borough tax budget with no tax increase at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting.
The motion to put the budget on display for 30 days was approved.
The council approved the following mileage rates with each mill being the equivalent of $0.10 on each $100 of assessed valuation, all under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act:
â€˘ 10.0 mills for The Borough General Purpose Fund.
â€˘ 0.90 mills for the Fire Department Fund, which includes equipment
SNYDER TOWNSHIP â€”Â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a 34-year-old man who left the Just for Jesus Ministry, located along Route 28, between Oct. 13 and Nov. 7 for an appointment and failed to return.
Timothy Weidinger also failed to notify state police of his current address, as required by law. Criminal charges have been filed through District Court.
Police describe Weidinger as 5'08", 235 pounds, with brown eyes and balding brown hair.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 371-4652.
Anna M. Serge, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Serge was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late Nicholas Schepis and Mary (Sano) Schepis.
Nov. 11, 1947, she married the love of her life, Joseph M. Serge, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2012.
Mrs. Serge was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
She worked many years as a legal secretary for Attorneys Ferraro and Young before retiring.
Ronald Zimmerman, 50, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Pittsburgh.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.