Archive - Jun 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Thursday, the injury was simulated, but the lifeguards at the George C. Brown Community Pool treated it as if it was real.
For the first time in about three years, staff at the pool staged a mock rescue in order to maintain the skills for when a real emergency occurs.
And with weather that has been seen this week, multiple swimmers at the pool make it all the more important to be prepared.
During the mock rescue, pool co-manager Adrienne Goss posed as a swimmer who dived into the middle-depth of the pool and suffered a neck injury.
What is the important message that Toad (Dustin Jewell, far left) is receiving from Snail (Jessica Schidlmeier, second from the right)? Mouse (Ilona Ball, second from left), Frog (Doug Fye, center) and Lizard (Jen Soliday, far right) know: Itâs that the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guildâs production of âA Year with Frog and Toadâ begins its run at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium. The show continues Saturday night, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, and again June 28, 29 and 30. There will also be shows at 8 p.m. July 4-7 at the Sawmill Theater in Cook Forest.
BROOKVILLE â After a 9-0 victory over Brockway last Sunday to open the 11- and 12-year-old Little League softball All-Star tournament, Punxsy's squad stayed hot Thursday with an 11-0, four-inning trouncing of Brookville in Brookville.
After the game, Punxsy manager Mike Ishman couldn't say enough about how pleased he was with his team's performance from start to finish.
ROSSITER â The No. 1 team in the Federation Baseball League â the Brookville Grays â fell to the Rossiter Miners in a hard-fought 4-3 game. The Miners improved their record to 7-3 with the victory.
Both squads had solid pitching performances, but Rossiter's was just a little bit better to give them the edge.
Sean Smith pitched all seven innings for the Miners. He threw two strike outs, allowed three runs on 11 hits and walked only two.
"The key to the game was Sean Smith," Rossiter manager Jim Dunlap said. "That's a gutsy kid; that's probably the gutsiest kid."
Carolyn F. Black, 69, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Clarion, a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Brinkley) Sloan.
Ms. Black loved shopping, watching old movies and spending time with her family.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Three parcels of land located along Prushnok Drive were approved for rezoning for a proposed medical facility Wednesday at a special Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.
Council first held a public hearing regarding the proposed change in zoning from industrial to town center commercial on Prushnok Drive, where Primary Health Network (PHN) proposed to construct the new, three-story medical facility.
"I just want everyone to know that I'm grateful for the jobs that will be created by this medical facility," said Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ I-Medical scored at least once in five of its six trips to the plate Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney, including five in the first two frames, to cruise to a 10-3 victory over Marion Center in Indiana County Youth League action.
The home squad never trailed in the contest and used strong pitching and timely hitting to pick up its 10 runs on just eight hits.
Punxsy starter Dakotah Byers allowed one runner to reach base in the first inning but still managed to retire the side in order with the help of his catcher, Clayton Dale.
A young man with local ties â Jacob Mahan, who resides in Camarillo, Calif. with parents Dan and Jacqui, but is grandson to Bob and Phyllis Mahan and nephew to Joe Mahan (pictured, right with Jacob), all of Punxsutawney â is playing baseball on the NCAA's largest stage, as he and his nationally-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks are currently playing in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Arkansas is 2-0 in the tournament thus far, with their most recent victory coming Monday over South Carolina, 2-1.
LeBron James has proclaimed him-self âKing James,â and of late, he has often lived up to the nickname, despite drawing the criticism of â well, of everyone â for his inability to âcome through in the clutch.â
Rumor has it, LeBron even has âKing Jamesâ written on his bicycle â proof positive that sometimes, these celebrities do remember how to be kids.
BROOKVILLE â U.S. Army veteran Bill Kellman was wary.
After hearing about Project Healing Waters, a program which aids in the rehabilitation of disabled veterans through fly fishing outings, he wasn't sure if it was for him.
At the time he learned of the program, Kellman, a Vietnam vet, said he struggled with socializing.
"If my wife were here, she would tell you I never got out of the house," he said. "I would just stay home because I didn't like dealing with people. I had no friends, I had nobody I wanted in my life except my wife."