Archive - Mar 10, 2012
ST. MARYS âMajor League Baseball Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, a Punxsutawney native, recent- ly visited with area youth during a stop in St. Marys as the guest instructor at a catching clinic held at Beimel Baseball.
During the clinic, Mesoraco spent time instructing players on catching fundamentals emphasizing throwing, blocking and receiving.
Players also had the opportunity to ask Mesoraco questions. They were each given an autograph and had their individual photos taken with the MLB catcher.
Jack Gaston, 81, a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney, aced hole No. 9 at the East Polo Park Golf Course in Davenport, Fla., near Orlando Jan. 9. Gaston used his four-iron on the 101-yard par three. Dennis States, Gastonâs brother-in-law, formerly of Punxsutawney, witnessed the shot. An avid golfer, Gaston spends several weeks each winter in Florida to keep up with his game. This is Gastonâs first career hole-in-one.
BROOKVILLE âÂ After falling in the District IX Class AA Championship game last Friday, the Raiders have been hard at work in practice this week preparing for the PIAA playoffs, which begin today.
Brookville (18-6) will face Sto-Rox (22-3), the No. 3 seed out of District VII, today in the opening round.
BROOKVILLE â Despite losing its emergency telephone lines, the Jefferson County 911 Center continued to function with an emergency plan overnight Thursday and Friday morning.
According to a statement from the Jefferson County Commission, the 911 Center experienced a telephone outage around 2:10 a.m. Friday at its center in Pine Creek Township.
âEmergency plans were activated, and all police, fire and EMS stations were notified to man their stations until further notice,â the commission said.
BROOKVILLE â Lois Pifer and Dolly Smouse have served as 4-H program leaders for 41 and 39 years respectively.
And it's this kind of service that has kept the Pennsylvania 4-H program thriving over the last 100 years, said Mya Rushton, team program management coordinator for the 4-H program.
"One of the biggest reasons 4-H has survived for 100 years is because of the dedication of the volunteers," she said. "4-H runs on volunteers. They dedicate their time to teaching kids, guiding them and supporting them. It's incredible."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Construction of the Area Transportation Authority (ATA) Punxsutawney Transit Center in Punxsutawney continues on schedule and possibly a little ahead, thanks to mild winter weather this year.
Crews are running on a tight schedule to complete construction of the new center along North Findley Street, said John Lacny, ATA public information director.
âConstruction is three-quarters complete and is right on schedule,â he said. The brick being placed on the building matches the Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commissionâs brick style that was seen on the former buildings.