Archive - Apr 16, 2012
Downtown Punxsutawney was a beehive of activity Monday night, as construction workers from sub-contractor Donegal Construction were busy milling the asphalt off Mahoning Street in preparation for paving. It is a part of PennDOTâ€™s $1,112,458 project and is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. The project includes replacing and upgrading signals at four intersections; interconnecting the signals; addressing ADA requirements; re-timing and re-phasing the signals for efficiency; and paving Mahoning Street. Work is scheduled to continue between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Memorial Library wrapped up National Library Week in fine form Saturday, with a party for children, guests and volunteers.
Library Director Coral Ellshoff also offered an update on some of the libraryâ€™s programs and recent statistics via a PowerPoint presentation.
Over the last year, the library saw these areas improve, she said:
â€˘ A 15-percent increase in cardholders.
â€˘ More hours open during the evenings (until 7 p.m. four days a week).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During its meeting Monday, the Punxsutawney Area School Board Athletic Committee discussed possible improvements to be made to Jack L. LaMarca Memorial Stadium.
A large amount of work needs to be done to the districtâ€™s playing fields, especially the stadium field, said Athletic Director Bill Vassallo.
The main football field, practice field and soccer field have numerous low spots that must be filled in with top soil, he said, while committee member Bob Pascuzzo said it would take 100 tons of dirt for the stadium field, as well as dirt to grade and fill it in.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Although the scoreboard didn't necessarily reflect it at the end of the game, the Lady Chucks were engaged in a solid pitching dual on both sides against the Hollidays-burg Lady Tide Monday in Punxsutawney. But Punxsy scored four sixth-inning insurance runs to open the game up and pick up a 6-1 victory.
And while Punxsy head coach Alan Pifer said he wasn't completely thrilled with every aspect of the performance, he was still content to walk away with a victory.
Zachary Thorpe, 11, of Ringgold, caught these trophies â€” a 24-inch rainbow trout and a 25-inch palamino, while fishing at Cloe Lake with his grandfather, Carl Ackerson.
Chandler Emhoff (right), of Worthville, caught this 20 1/2-inch brown trout while fishing in Little Sandy Creek with Canaan Knox.
Orelle Lucille (Harriger) Hise, 92, of Fryburg, formerly of Punxsutawney (Coolspring), died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center, in Athens, Tenn.
She was taken ill in December while visiting with her sister in Decatur.
She was born on the family farm July 14, 1919, a daughter of the late Arthur E. and Barbara Susanna Elizabeth (Frederick) Harriger.