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Marjorie C. Latta, 83

July 26, 2012

Marjorie C. Latta, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born September 23, 1928, in Hazen, a daughter of the late Reverend Ralph and Viona (Bushley) Brooks.

Jan. 24, 1955, she married Norman Latta who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1991.

She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and was also a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Big Run.

She was a cook at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired from there after 18 years of service.

Whipping winds trouble town, surrounding areas

July 26, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A huge storm that came roaring through Jefferson County Thursday afternoon caused tremendous amounts of damage throughout the area and rumors that a tornado may have touched down in Brookville.

A tornado warning was issued for northern portions of the county at 2:24 p.m. and expired at 3:15 p.m.

According to scanner transmissions: There were reports that a twister had touched down in the Brookville area and that high winds had caused major damage knocking power lines and trees onto area roadways throughout the county.

YOU CAN’T RAIN ON OUR POLKA PARADE

July 26, 2012

A scary storm brought the Barclay Square canopy tumbling down, but that didn’t stop Music in the Park from taking place — at the emergency location of the Punxsutawney Community Center. McKeesport’s The Mikey Dee Band — a polka band — wasn’t bothered by the weather, though, as it performed its show before the waiting audience.

Waste hauling company possibly to be purchased by other company

July 26, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Veolia, the French-owned waste hauling company contracted by the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority, will be sold to Atlantic Waste Holdings pending an antitrust approval, the authority’s board announced at a meeting Wednesday.

If the purchase goes through, it will continue operations under a new name — Advanced Disposal Services. Board Chairman Russel Whelpley raised some concerns about the transition, namely whether or not the authority’s current contracts will be honored and if the new owners might change operation costs for better or worse in the future.

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