Archive - Jul 2012
Bertha Mae Dinger, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Ellwood and Grace Irene (Geist) Yount.
She was married to her husband of 71 years, Byron E. Dinger, who survives.
Mrs. Dinger was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God, where she served as the church organist and pianist.
She and her husband had helped to raise foster children, and she liked to cook and bake.
Dorothy Miller, 93, Punxsutawney, went home to her Lord Monday, July 16, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
She was born June 4, 1919, in Madera, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Agnes E. (Brudnock) Kowalcyk.
She was married to Jesse W. Miller, who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2006.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First Church of God, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her family. She had a strong dedication to her Lord.
The Rockets 15- and 16-year-old softball team, which consists of girls from Punxsutawney, DuBois and St. Marys and is managed by Harold Stamler, won the championship at the recent USSSA Tornado Warning Tournament in Pittsburgh.
The Rockets battled back after going 0-4 Saturday to enter the seeded tournament Sunday. On their way to the top, the Rockets defeated the top three seeds, including an 11-3 victory over Pittsburgh Predators 98.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's 13- and 14-year-old VFW Teener League team had a successful weekend, going 2-1 and advancing to the next tournament, with future host Phillipsburg-Osceola already having an automatic berth.
Punxsy opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 8-2 victory over Curwensville in Curwensville.
Punxsy's Dylan Huey scored the first run out of the leadoff spot in the top of the first inning, but a two-run fourth inning put the home team ahead 2-1.
Elizabeth Erin McAndrew (from left), first runner-up; Mariah Kay Lemelle, Jefferson County Fair Queen 2012; and Brandy Shreckengost, second runner-up. Lemelle was chosen as queen Sunday during the fair, which runs through Saturday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Construction is expected to begin this week on the H2O grant projects beginning with the West Mahoning Street sewer project.
Punxsutawney Borough Engineer Brian Sekula, EADS Group, said work will be done first on West Mahoning because of the paving work needed following construction of storm sewers, which should help with the high water in the area of the Punxy Plaza when a heavy thunderstorm occurs.
Sekula said the Horatio Street sewer project will be second, and South Main Street will be third.
In other business:
BROOKVILLE â€” Numerous officials and local community groups are working together to bring a piece of history to Brookville next summer.
But itâ€™s not an easy feat.
American Legion Post 102, county officials and interested agencies and individuals would like to bring a moving Vietnam War memorial wall to Brookville for a five-day stay from Aug. 21-25, 2013.
At a cost of almost $80,000 however, itâ€™s going to take a lot of work and community support to see the goal through, Brookville American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Secretary Valerie Zents said.
Betty Louise Reesman, 75, Dayton, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 9, 1937, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Mae (Zellefrow) Anthony.
Mrs. Reesman lived in the area most of her life and devoted her life to caring for her family.
She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed dirt track racing and watching NASCAR.
In her spare time Mrs. Reesman liked talking on her CB radio, bowling and playing bingo with her friends.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Rossiter Miners came off a 6-0 victory against the Bigler Buccos into the first game of their best of seven series against the Brookville Grays. The Miners were not able to keep the momentum going, as they struggled against the Grays in Game 1, going down 5-1 Sunday due to a strong pitching performance by Glenn Stewart.
"We've been having bad innings; we've been having that the last few games; we ended up having a bad inning, and that cost us the game. They hit the ball, and we just didn't make the plays," said Jim Dunlap, Rossiter Miners manager.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” What is it that helps Punxsy's Relay for Life achieve its goals, despite the economy and the weather?
It's an easy answer: The community and the Relay for Life teams.
This past Saturday, 27 registered teams in Punxsy's Relay for Life raised $87,383 for the American Cancer Society during its eighth-annual event, surpassing its goal of $86,000 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
Teams have until July 31 to submit their earnings, which will only push the overall total even higher.