Archive - Jul 16, 2012
The Rockets 15- and 16-year-old softball team, which consists of girls from Punxsutawney, DuBois and St. Marys and is managed by Harold Stamler, won the championship at the recent USSSA Tornado Warning Tournament in Pittsburgh.
The Rockets battled back after going 0-4 Saturday to enter the seeded tournament Sunday. On their way to the top, the Rockets defeated the top three seeds, including an 11-3 victory over Pittsburgh Predators 98.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's 13- and 14-year-old VFW Teener League team had a successful weekend, going 2-1 and advancing to the next tournament, with future host Phillipsburg-Osceola already having an automatic berth.
Punxsy opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 8-2 victory over Curwensville in Curwensville.
Punxsy's Dylan Huey scored the first run out of the leadoff spot in the top of the first inning, but a two-run fourth inning put the home team ahead 2-1.
Elizabeth Erin McAndrew (from left), first runner-up; Mariah Kay Lemelle, Jefferson County Fair Queen 2012; and Brandy Shreckengost, second runner-up. Lemelle was chosen as queen Sunday during the fair, which runs through Saturday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Construction is expected to begin this week on the H2O grant projects beginning with the West Mahoning Street sewer project.
Punxsutawney Borough Engineer Brian Sekula, EADS Group, said work will be done first on West Mahoning because of the paving work needed following construction of storm sewers, which should help with the high water in the area of the Punxy Plaza when a heavy thunderstorm occurs.
Sekula said the Horatio Street sewer project will be second, and South Main Street will be third.
In other business:
BROOKVILLE â€” Numerous officials and local community groups are working together to bring a piece of history to Brookville next summer.
But itâ€™s not an easy feat.
American Legion Post 102, county officials and interested agencies and individuals would like to bring a moving Vietnam War memorial wall to Brookville for a five-day stay from Aug. 21-25, 2013.
At a cost of almost $80,000 however, itâ€™s going to take a lot of work and community support to see the goal through, Brookville American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Secretary Valerie Zents said.
Betty Louise Reesman, 75, Dayton, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Mae (Zellefrow) Anthony.
Mrs. Reesman lived in the area most of her life and devoted her life to caring for her family.
She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed dirt track racing and watching NASCAR.
In her spare time Mrs. Reesman liked talking on her CB radio, bowling and playing bingo with her friends.