Archive - Mar 13, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the right bid, you could have the luck of the Irish this Saturday.
The Punxsutawney Rotary Club is going green for its annual Rotary Radio Auction, but thatâs only because this year, the annual event lands on St. Patrickâs Day, again broadcast live from BFG Electroplating on WPXZ-FM 104.1.
âItâs on St. Patrickâs Day, and everyone has to wear green when theyâre calling in to bid, or we just have to paint everything green before it goes out,â said Rotarian Tom Chelgren.
TROUTVILLE â A dryer fire caused $100,000 in damage to a Troutville familyâs home located along Walnut Street Monday.
âIt was a working fire when the alarm was first reported by a neighbor at 8:53 p.m.,â Brady Township Fire Chief Russ Perks said.
Perks said flames were coming from the back of the residence â which is owned by Joan DuBeck â when firefighters arrived.
Perks said the tankers were refilled at Weisâ pond.
BIG RUN â Itâs no surprise, when one thinks of it.
John London, Big Runâs official âFrog Man,â said Tuesday, âIf you take all those dates, add them up and divide and look at the average ... the average date is March 19, which is very close to the first day of spring.â
Tuesday morning, London reported that his friend, Bob Fisher, heard the peepers in the Big Run swamp peeping around 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 â just eight days before the official first day of spring, March 20.
âHe said they peeped last night, but didnât croak,â London said.
CLARION â Shortly after the good news for former Punxsy graduate Kody Young came â that he'd be wrestling at the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships â another Punxsy grad earned another spectacular accolade: Former Chuck Steven Cressley, who wrestles for Division I Clarion University, qualified at 184 pounds for the D-I Wrestling National Championships.
Michael B. Pollock, 88, of Latrobe, formerly of Punxsutawney and Blairsville, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Latrobe Regional Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Greensburg, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Hanyo) Pollock.
He was married to Lucy E. (Sacco) Pollock, who survives, of Latrobe.
Mr. Pollock was a retired Pennsylvania State Police trooper and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.Â