Archive - Jun 13, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Femco Machine's Senior League baseball team held a 4-2 lead entering the sixth inning against Fox Township's GKN, but a pair of big innings in the sixth and the seventh pushed the visiting squad past Femco 13-6 Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney.
Things started out on a high note for Femco after giving up one run in the top of the first, as it answered with a pair in the home half to take the lead.
GKN's run came off a leadoff single by Andy Geci, a walk, a fielder's choice and a fielding blunder by Femco.
Every once in a while, you're a part of something that you know is special â€” a little piece of history.
One such occurrence from my past comes to mind.
It was Saturday, July 27, 1997, and I was spending the weekend camping with my grandparents in Cook Forest.
My grandparents, my cousins, my brother and I had just finished a game of cards, and as was usually the case in the evenings at camp, we were listening to the Pirates game on the radio.
More than 100 youngsters and family member visited the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Wednesday for a party to kick off the annual summer reading program, this year titled, â€śDream Big, Read!â€ť They also enjoyed snacks, crafts, face-painting and visits with alpacas from Rainbow Mountain Alpacas. Here, Peggy Johnston (right), the vice-president of the Friends of the Library and summer reading volunteer, paints the face of six-year-old Rylee Grimes, who will start first grade at Jenks Hill in the fall. (Photo by Tom Chapin)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Serving as the only provider of obstetrical care in the county, Punxsutawney Area Hospital officials are concerned about a decision by the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) that could threaten the service.
DPW recently changed its formula for reimbursing hospitals for the care of mothers and their babies.
Until May 1, the state paid an average of $5,712 for the motherâ€™s care and $1,155 for the babyâ€™s care for families on medical assistance.