Archive - Jun 11, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The investigation into a fire that heavily damaged a house on Pine Street Monday afternoon continues today.
The house at 217 Pine St., owned by Richard White, had heavy smoke showing from the eaves when firefighters arrived on the scene at 1:45 p.m., according to Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.
Elk Run Chief Doug McAfoos was one of the first officers on scene, and said when he arrived, there was smoke coming from the structure.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy school Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said he took part in ROTC as a college student, but that was his closest experience with the military until he took part in a program offered by the Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Punxsy woman who came to the aid of 17 dogs that were found abandoned near Stump Creek in her own way presented the fruits of her labor Monday to the facility that cared for the neglected animals.
Lynn Porada, an animal/dog lover, created 125 T-shirts bearing the phrase â€śStop Animal Crueltyâ€ť and sold them over the past three weeks.
The shirts â€” designed by Standard Pennant â€” sold out, as did 12 camouflage ball caps bearing the phrase, â€śStomp Out Animal Cruelty.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Memorial Library will kick off its free summer reading program, â€śDream Big, Read!â€ť with an opening party from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the library.
Among the highlights of the party will be two alpacas, games and other activities. Youngsters from ages one-and-a-half years to tweens (ages nine to 12) can also register for the program, which officially begins Wednesday, June 20.
The schedule is as follows:
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Some nights, a pitcher just has wicked, nasty, unhittable "stuff," but even when that is the case, the hurler rarely pulls off the elusive perfect game. Monday night in Punxsutawney, the Rotary Reds' Senior League softball team's pitcher â€” Monica Cameron â€”Â did just that, though, retiring 15 straight hitters, as the offense poured on 11 runs in just four innings to lead the team to an 11-0, five-inning victory over Brockway Drug.
Adding to the evidence that Cameron possessed the "wicked, nasty stuff" that is so rare was her line: Five innings with 12 strikeouts.
Theodore Meko, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 22, 1919, in DeLancey, a son of the late Michael and Catherine (Sivanich) Meko.
He was a veteran of the National Guard since 1940 and the U.S. Army, having served during World War II with the 190 Field Artillery, Battery B.
He was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church and the Punxsutawney Eagles.
May 11, 1946, he married Elizabeth E. "Eileen" (Beggs) Meko, who survives, originally of Larne, United Kingdom.