Archive - Jul 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. Peterâ€™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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
A scary storm brought the Barclay Square canopy tumbling down, but that didnâ€™t stop Music in the Park from taking place â€” at the emergency location of the Punxsutawney Community Center. McKeesportâ€™s The Mikey Dee Band â€” a polka band â€” wasnâ€™t bothered by the weather, though, as it performed its show before the waiting audience.
BROOKVILLE â€” 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 authorityâ€™s board announced at a meeting Wednesday.
If the purchase goes through, it will continue operations under a new name â€” Advanced Disposal Services. Board Chairman Russel Whelpley raised some concerns about the transition, namely whether or not the authorityâ€™s current contracts will be honored and if the new owners might change operation costs for better or worse in the future.