Archive - Jun 8, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Although it seems to many as if the season was just beginning yesterday, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Little League's regular season schedule is starting to wind down for the 2012 campaign.
One group in particular â€” the 11- and 12-year-old girls' softball division â€” actually concludes its regular season a bit earlier than the rest, with the regular schedule ending this coming week.
With the end of each regular season comes an exciting time: The selection of the respective division's All-Star team.
BROOKVILLE â€” When the doors to the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Punxsutawney closed in March, it signified only the beginning of numerous closings for a local franchise.
KFC restaurants in Brookville, DuBois and Clarion recently followed suit after several disputes between the storesâ€™ franchisee and KFC Corporate.
Ganesh Rao and his wife, Gita Rao, of Raoâ€™s Hospitality felt forced to close the stores, which number 14, after experiencing what he feels was â€śharassment and discriminationâ€ť from KFC Corporate.
Because of the closings, 239 jobs were lost.
BIG RUN â€” Alvin Kendall doesnâ€™t spend the fall and winter planning what will go into his garden during the spring and summer.
â€śI start early when the weather fits,â€ť he said at his home along Main Street in Big Run. â€śI have no schedules.â€ť
Kendallâ€™s schedule-less work plan has paid off, as it has been cited as the Punxsutawney Garden Clubâ€™s â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť for May, and the first of 2012.
Born, raised and still living in Big Run, Kendall has lived in his house since 1964, where the backyard was previously a vegetable garden, â€śbut I donâ€™t play with vegetables,â€ť he said.
Parnell Grant Reed, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at DRMC, DuBois.
He was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Timblin, a son of the late Robert and Leona (Wonderling) Reed.
Dec. 24, 1941, he married Iona Grace (Hawk) Reed, who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2007. They were married for 66 years.
Mr. Reed worked in the coal mines in the early part of their marriage, and was then employed by the B&O and the C&O railroads as a brakeman until his retirement after 38 years of service.