Archive - Jul 17, 2012
BIG RUN â A change in state law regarding small games of chance and gun raffles was discussed at Mondayâs Big Run Borough Council meeting.
Every organization that fund-raises must have a small games of chance license, said Scott Bowers, deputy chief, Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company.
âOur fire company has held a license since it first began,â he said, and that as part of the new regulations, all funds raised must be deposited into a separate account.
Karla Strawser (left) and Lesa Walker take part in the Survivorsâ Lap Saturday as part of this yearâs successful Relay for Life, during which 27 registered teams raised $87,383 for the American Cancer Society.
GRANGE â A Punxsutawney woman escaped injury when her vehicle rolled over at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday along Route 536 in Grange, Perry Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Pamula J. Binnie, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 536 when she swerved to miss a small animal on the road.
Police said Binnie lost control of her vehicle and traveled onto the east side of the road, struck a road sign and then traveled back over to the west side of the road near the Grange Church of God.
ROSSITER âÂ It is often said that the tide hasn't turned in a series until one of the teams loses at home. And after the Brookville Grays dropped the Rossiter Miners on their own field Sunday evening, Rossiter protected its ground Tuesday evening at Shaffer Field in Rossiter with a 5-2 victory to even the series and send it back to Brookville tonight even at one game each side.
Joseph Gresock Jr., 90, of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed away at home Thursday, July 12, 2012.
He was born June 3, 1922, in DeLancey, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Kromaus) Gresock.
Being one of eight children, Mr. Gresock, as a young man, stayed behind and worked on the family farm for a number of years while his brothers were serving in the military.
He also worked for a short while for the state and in a local coal mine.
Bertha Mae Dinger, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Ellwood and Grace Irene (Geist) Yount.
She was married to her husband of 71 years, Byron E. Dinger, who survives.
Mrs. Dinger was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God, where she served as the church organist and pianist.
She and her husband had helped to raise foster children, and she liked to cook and bake.
Dorothy Miller, 93, Punxsutawney, went home to her Lord Monday, July 16, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was born June 4, 1919, in Madera, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Agnes E. (Brudnock) Kowalcyk.
She was married to Jesse W. Miller, who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2006.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Church of God, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family. She had a strong dedication to her Lord.