Archive - Jul 20, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Anyone who's been down to the Punxsutawney baseball complex this summer has certainly noticed some big changes at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field, which has long hosted the PAHS baseball team and the VFW leagues in Punxsutawney, beginning with the new dugouts and concession stand/pressbox. And with the improvements coming along nicely âÂ yet far from reaching the status of finished project âÂ Punxsy will have the opportunity to host a pair of tournaments over the next week including an eight-team Western Regional tournament July 28 through Aug. 1.
PUNXSUTAWNEY- The 10- & 11-year-old softball All-Stars are Section 1 champions thanks to a clutch sixth-inning performance. The Punxsy youngsters defeated Corry 9-7 Friday night to claim the title.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ After the first two innings, it appeared as if Punxsy's 15- and 16-year-old VFW team might cruise to a victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the playoff tournament â one hosted by Punxsutawney â with the host leading 5-1. But Clearfield never rolled over and battled back to ensure Punxsy would need every run it scored in its 7-6 win to advance to the winners' bracket championship today.
After the game, Punxsy coach Mike Klingensmith said he thought the team played well, and that its only flaw was that, at times, it struggled to string the hits it needed together.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If youâre looking for a location to hold your summer family picnic close to home instead of driving a long distance, did you ever think about holding your event at one of the parks operated by the Borough of Punxsutawney?
There are five parks that may be reserved free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, said Mary Neal, borough secretary.
The parks that are operated by the borough are Barclay Square, Harmon Field, Patsyâs Park, the Thomas Barletta Skate Park and the Carter Avenue (Chris Mills) Playground.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The balmy, humid temperatures as of late have taken tolls on all things connected to nature, causing the regionâs gardeners to take extra care in watering their work.
It was during this period of time that Michele Lorenzo and Jan Zamperini learned that their work â including taking an hour each evening to water, due to the lack of rain âÂ has earned them the title of âGarden of the Monthâ for July from the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
âWe were horrified,â since the weather had been so cruel, Zamperini joked.
Wanda M. DeLancey, 49, DuBois, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1962, in DuBois, a daughter of Daniel A. and Ida (Williams) Zurenda, who survive, of Punxsutawney.
May 24, 1993, she married Gordon L. DeLancey, who survives.
Mrs. DeLancey worked at ELCAM in DuBois for the past 11 years.
She loved to garden and belonged to the Garden Club of America.
Melanie Mae Brooks Bartley, 54, Brookville, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home.
She was born April 20, 1958, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Howard G. and Marion (Gordon) Brooks.
May 28, 1994, in Cooksburg, she married Frank E. Bartley, who survives.
Mrs. Bartley was a 1976 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and attended DuBois Business College, where she received an associate's degree in medical transcription.
She retired from Brookville Hospital after 33 years of service.