Archive - Aug 2, 2012
BROOKVILLE â Despite a valiant effort in the seventh inning, the Brookville Grays fell to the Sykesville Senators, 8-7, Thursday night, giving them the 3-2 series lead in the Federation League finals. One errant inning cost Brookville Game 5 in an otherwise solid defense effort.
"We let that one get away from us; we dropped balls in the outfield early in the game, then later in the game," said Bob McCullough, Grays manager.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The coal industry has had its ups and downs over the years, but here in the Punxsutawney area, at one time coal was king.
The history of coal industry in Punxsutawney and western Pennsylvania was the subject of a video presentation followed by a discussion at the Lattimer House hosted Wednesday by the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society.
Shirley Sharpe, Historical Society member, said coal mines originally were like the gold mines out west, where the owner would receive a deed, and the ground and the mineral rites would belong to him.
Barbara E. Cessna, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born May 13, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Melvena (Smith) Heckman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Cessna, in 2010.
Barbara was the Sunday School teacher and played piano at First Assembly of God Church for many years.
She served her life faithfully for the Lord.
Billy L. Leasure, 73, of Edinburg, passed away the afternoon of July 31, 2012, in Jameson Hospital North.
He was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Marion Center, a son of the late Earl and Arveda (Walker) Leasure.
He was married to the late Edna I. Wyant for 37 years. She preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2002.
Billy was of the Protestant faith.
He retired after 35 years as a highlift operator for the former Indalex Corporation in Girard, Ohio.
Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He served from Dec. 13, 1961 until Dec. 13, 1963, when he received his honorable discharge.
Leland Harrold Williams, 86, of Hayes, Va., went to be with his Lord on July 29, 2012.
He was born Jan 5, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a son of H. Merrill and A. Winifred Deemer Williams.
Since April 15, 1954, he was married to Joan Lois Henkel of Pittsburgh.
In January of 1944, Leland enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the 305th Bombardment Group, 422nd Squadron, as a B17 bomber tail-gunner.