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July 25th

D. Chester Knapp, 90

July 25, 2012

D. Chester Knapp, 90, Brookville, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.

He was born July 15, 1922, in Rose Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Arthur and Alice Marie (Hice) Knapp.

Feb. 6, 1946, in Brookville, he married June A. Knisley, who preceded him in death Oct. 13, 1999.

Mr. Knapp was a farmer.

He was a member of the Stanton United Methodist Church, The Farm Bureau and the Atlantic Breeders' Cooperative.

Board discusses closing schools

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board talked about closing schools, specifically Jenks Hill Elementary, during Wednesday’s meeting.

Dr. Keith Wolfe, superintendent for Punxsutawney Area Schools, said if Jenks was closed, its students would be transferred to Longview, Parkview and West End Elementary Schools.

"It wouldn't add any more bus runs and would actually decrease one bus run," Wolfe said, adding that the closure would save $10,000 to $12,000 alone for just that one bus run.

Barclay Square ready for annual Church in the Park event

July 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY —If you think that summer is going by too quickly, here's proof, as the sixth annual Church in the Park services will be held this weekend in Barclay Square under the sponsorship of Punxsutawney area churches.

"Six years ago, Church in the Park was began by Pastor Greg Tibbs and the First Church of God in Punxsy, which joined together with Pastor Jim Pond and the First United Methodist Church in Punxsy for the second year," said Pastor Al Kimmel, of Crosstown Ministries, who is also serving as coordinator for the event.

SLIP SLIDIN’

July 25, 2012

Alex Gianvito, Punxsutawney, is shown "slip slidin' away" Wednesday at the George C. Brown Community Pool located on Cypress Street.

The pool has been the hot spot to be this summer for keeping cool and additional fun activities.

Today, the pool is presenting Karaoke Day, and Saturday has been designated as Christmas in July.

July 24th

Commissioners schooled on area injection well sites

July 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County Commissioners Paul Corbin and Jeff Pisarcik took in some detailed information regarding injection wells in the local area at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meeting they attended Monday.

The commissioners spoke about the EPA meeting during Tuesday's commission meeting in Brookville.

Both described the meeting as "very informative." Corbin specifically mentioned being surprised to learn that injection wells have existed in the area as far back as the 1960s.

Just out for a ride

July 24, 2012

Emmet (left) and Eamon Jamison pause to flash a thumbs up and a smile to the camera while riding their bikes on the ramps at the Thomas Barletta Skate Park located on Elk Street in the East End of Punxsy.

Brookville-Sykesville prepared to lock horns

July 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The matchup isn't exactly David versus Goliath, but after knocking off the regular season Federation League champion — the DuBois Rockets — the Sykesville Senators, who finished the season 10-10 as the No. 4 seed, are gearing up to take on the regular season's No. 2-seeded Brookville Grays in the Fed League finals.

The Grays finished the season with a 15-5 record — identical to the Rockets' record — but with DuBois being crowned league champion, both teams earned byes into the semi-finals and had to await their opponents.

July 23rd

THE ROCKETS DID IT AGAIN

July 23, 2012

After a rough Saturday last weekend, the Rockets 15- and 16-year-old tournament team — consisting of girls from DuBois, St. Marys and Punxsutawney — battled back to win the Tornado Warning tournament in Pittsburgh. This past weekend, they did it again — this time at the Forest Hills Girls Fast Pitch Tournament in Beaverdale — after going 2-1-1 Saturdy to end up the No. 5 seed for bracket play Sunday. The Rockets fought back through to defeat the No. 4, No. 2 and No. 1 seeds to win the tournament championship.

Playing around at the park

July 23, 2012

Emma Vance, Punxsutawney, is shown looking through the spyglass in the older kids’ playground at Harmon Field.

Robert Lynn Frantz, 77

July 23, 2012

Robert Lynn Frantz, 77, Big Run, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1935, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.

July 8, 1961, he married the former Donna M. Kendall, who preceded him in death in February 2005.

Following the death of his wife, Mr. Frantz found a dear friend in Virginia Grace States, who became a traveling buddy, a caretaker and a faithful helping hand to the end.

Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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