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Picking up the split: Punxsy needs win today

July 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's Junior Legion team — I-Medical — earned a split in Monday's action at the Western Regional tournament, which the Punxsy squad was hosting, putting itself in a position where it must win at least another game today to move into the top three and advance to states.

I-Medical started the day with a 12-8 win over West Hempfield. Despite a late run by West Hempfield, the host squad earned its berth in the winners' bracket final.

I-Medical started the game, after being named the visiting team, with a one-run first inning.

Despite solid 'D', Grays fall to Senators in Game 3

July 30, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Two key innings, the first and seventh, gave the Senators the edge they needed to claim a 5-1 Game 3 victory Monday at McKinley Field. Brookville played top-notch defense in innings two through six but could never generate any scoring momentum to match Sykesville’s effort.

“We played better than pretty good; (Brookville) dropped that one fly ball and that ball that slid past the first baseman; those two things broke our bats, and we never mended them after that,” said Bob McCullough, Brookville Grays manager.

Rapid response salvages house, garage ‘a loss’ in daytime fire on Rockland

July 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thanks to the quick thinking of a passerby and a quick response from the Punxsutawney Fire Department, a garage fire on Rockland Avenue failed to spread to the owners' nearby house.

Central, Elk Run and Lindsey fire companies responded to a working garage fire at 1:56 p.m. Monday at 401 Rockland Ave. The property is owned by Jim and Janice Blose.

There were smoke and flames seen inside the garage when firefighters arrived on scene, said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.

Changes coming to your small games of chance

July 30, 2012

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — If you have an organization that relies on your small games of chance license to raise funds, then be prepared for some major changes that occurred as the result of Act 2 of 2012 — changes that were revealed in a presentation last Wednesday by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement at the Oliver Township Firehall.

Faculty stipends a hot topic with school board

July 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Stipends for faculty members who are involved with special student projects and the amount they should be paid were discussed at a recent Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting.

Punxsutawney Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said following the meeting that the stipend, which is a fixed sum paid periodically for services or to defray expenses, came about years ago when there was a play that was put on at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS), and then for multiple years it wasn’t put on.

Sara Marie Griffith, 88

July 30, 2012

Sara Marie Griffith, 88, Marion Center, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.

She was born March 11, 1924, in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, a daughter of the late Amos E. and Della Mae Fleck Smith.

Mrs. Griffith was a graduate of Dayton High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and sang in the church choir.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking and latch hooking.

Alda Pauline (Brocious) Shick, 98

July 30, 2012

Alda Pauline (Brocious) Shick, 98, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

She was born May 24, 1914, in Ringgold Township, a daughter of the late Osmer and Twila (Dinger) Brocious.

She was married to Preston Shick, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2002.

Mrs. Shick was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church in Timblin and was very active as a Sunday School teacher.

She sang in the church choir and was a trustee and worked in the Methodist Women's Organization.

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