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Little Leaguers win, force rubber match at home Sunday with DuBois

June 29, 2012

DUBOIS — After earning home field advantage as the king seed in a thrilling, 3-2 victory Monday, DuBois' Little League softball All-Stars knew they'd be getting everything Punxsy had to throw at them Friday night in the first of what the visiting squad hoped would be a two-game weekend.

Punxsy got its wish, defeating DuBois 11-3 and earning a rubber match on Punxsy's turf Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the title of District X champion — even though the victory didn't guarantee a home game.

MLBB strong in all areas of the game, downs J'burg to stay alive

June 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was an action-packed evening at the Groundhog Little League complex, with Punxsy hosting a pair of All-Star games Friday evening. And in the Minor League baseball game — the nine- and 10-year-old division — Punxsy gave the home fans something to cheer about, earning an 12-8 victory over Johnsonburg to advance in the losers' bracket and stay alive.

DuBois sneaks past Punxsy Minor League softball with late comeback

June 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Leading 11-9 after four-and-a-half innings, the Punxsy Minor League softball squad knew it had to minimize the offensive output of DuBois to earn a second-consecutive win in the All-Star tournament, but a three-run fifth inning by DuBois gave it just enough to squeak by the host Friday night with a 12-11 win in Punxsutawney.

Despite the outcome, Punxsy head coach Rob Gemmell was very pleased with his girls' performance on the field.

Old Home Week Carnival ends tonight; parking limits in effect today for parade

June 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan reminds residents about the traffic and parking restriction for today’s Old Home Week Parade. 

The parade will begin at 4 p.m., and parking restrictions will begin at noon.

The streets affected by the parking restrictions will include East and West Mahoning streets, Union Street and Chestnut Street. 

The parking restrictions will be lifted at the conclusion of the parade. 

Traffic will be restricted along Mahoning Street around 3:30 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade. 

Groundhog Festival schedule

June 29, 2012

Week-Long Events
Sunday through Saturday, July 7
• Food vendors in Barclay Square.
• Arts and crafts vendors.
• Sponsor vendors.
• Bring lawn chairs – No seating available.
• Rides and games provided by Fun Zone.

Sunday through Saturday 1 to 4 and 5 to 9 p.m.
• Bake sales – Various churches and organizations.
• REACT First Aid booth.
• Proud member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Country Fairs.

Sunday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Free registration for Punxsutawney Festival custom car show at Powell & Associates lot.

Groundhog Festival starts Sunday morning

June 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 46th-annual Groundhog Festival will get underway Sunday morning in Barclay Square.

“I can always remember which anniversary it is, because it’s the same number as the Super Bowl,” said Roger Steele, Groundhog Festival Committee chairperson. “We’re the summer Super Bowl festival, because we’re the same age.”

This summer, however, committee members prepared for the week-long event with heavy hearts, following the passing of long-time committee member Ursula Albino.

Betty L. (Caldwell) Frantz, 90

June 29, 2012

Betty L. (Caldwell) Frantz, 90, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had resided for the last 39 years.

She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Punxsutawney, and she was always a proud daughter of Punxsutawney.

Sept. 5, 1948, she married Robert Frantz, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Frantz graduated from high school in 1938 and became a certified teacher in 1940, then a registered nurse in 1943. 

In 1944, she entered the U.S. Army as a general nurse and served as a flight nurse from 1945 to 1947. 

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