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Archive - Jun 2012

June 6th

Irene Catherine “Cathy” Ruth Hamner, 66

June 6, 2012

Irene Catherine “Cathy” Ruth Hamner, 66, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Queer) Brown.

Sept. 22, 1972, she married Ronald E. Hamner, who survives.

Mrs. Hamner attended the Assembly of God Church, and she enjoyed her family and bluegrass music.

Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84

June 6, 2012

Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 4, 1927, at home in Bell Township, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Melechik) Carol. She lived her entire life on the family property where she was born.

June 25, 1949, she married William Henry Meterko, who survives.

Her husband said that she was the greatest woman that he has ever known.

They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.

Harry A. Young, 78

June 6, 2012

Harry A. Young, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late John and Priscilla (Charlton) Young.

Dec. 1, 1955, he married Barbara Ann (Broecker) Young, who survives.

Mr. Young worked as a driller for the coal industry, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog, Shadow.

PennDOT: No-turn-on-red signs won’t be removed

June 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Public Safety Committee discussed a response to its letter from the PennDOT District 10 traffic engineer regarding the “no-turn-on-red” signs installed as part of the recent traffic signal project.

Borough Manager Ben White explained that council directed him to write to PennDOT District 10 about the signs, and the borough received a response from District 10 Traffic Engineer David Tomaswick.

PASR renews, recognizes during spring dinner

June 6, 2012

BROCKWAY — Renewal and recognition were the underlying themes of the spring banquet of the Jefferson County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church hall in Brockway May 23 as part of the ongoing commemoration of PASR’s 75th anniversary.

June 5th

Spring sports 'Outstanding Player Award' nominees officially announced

June 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Spirit Sports staff is glad to announce the 2012 spring sports nominees for The Punxsutawney Spirit's Universal Well Services Inc. male and female Outstanding Player Awards.

• Ashley Bacha, softball: Bacha was one of two main work horses for the Lady Chucks' pitching staff this season, compiling a 2.38 ERA over 35.1 innings and striking out 42 hitters.

Bacha also had a .273 average and drove in 11 runs over the course of the season for the Lady Chucks.

Detour for Margiotti project begins Monday

June 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Summer’s first official roadwork detour begins Monday, when PennDOT will close one lane of Margiotti Bridge for a rehabilitation project.

Southbound traffic on the bridge will be maintained, while northbound traffic will have to travel the detour on Route 119, down Indiana Hill and down West Mahoning Street to North Main Street, Borough Manager Ben White said during Tuesday’s Public Works Committee meeting.

Career Women’s Club names Stacy Volchko its Woman of the Year

June 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club named Stacy A. Volchko as its 2011-12 Woman of the Year during the group’s Rose Breakfast June 2 at the Elks.

She is the Career Women’s Club’s current president.

In the introduction for the club’s new Woman of the Year, Volchko was described as always striving “to do the right thing in both her personal and professional life; and she demonstrated her leadership abilities early on.”

ZUMBA UNDER THE CANOPY

June 5, 2012

This group of Zumba-enthusiasts worked on their exercises Tuesday night under the shadow of the canopy that annually covers Memorial Bandstand in Barclay Square. The canopy was erected Monday evening in preparation of the 46th-annual Groundhog Festival, which will be held July 1-7.

Richard Earl Shotts, 55

June 5, 2012

Richard Earl Shotts, 55, Rural Valley, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.

He was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Kittanning, a son of Dorothy (McCausland) Shotts, who survives, and the late Lynn Murray Shotts, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2008.

May 27, 1978, he married Candice (Cooper) Shotts, who survives.

Mr. Shotts worked in the maintenance department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a retired coal miner.

He was a member of local Union No. 488 and the National and PA Trappers Associations.

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