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“Hamming” it up - DeLancey man showcases benefits of ham radio

August 30, 2012

DELANCEY — Despite the increased use of cell phones and the Internet, amateur radio use continues to rise across the country — including the Punxsutawney area.

There are almost 730,000 amateur radio operators in the U.S. and over two million worldwide — including ones in nearly every country, said Jerry Bosak, an amateur radio operator from DeLancey.

Bosak said that before World War II, there were 100,000 licensed ham radio operators.

Indiana Co. district attorney to seek death penalty in triple homicide

August 30, 2012

INDIANA — The Indiana County District Attorney's office held a press conference Thursday afternoon at the Indiana State Police Barracks to announce that it plans to seek the death penalty in the triple homicide case against Lewis Beatty, 40, South Mahoning Township, who has been charged with killing both of his daughters and his estranged wife June 1.

District Attorney Pat Dougherty said his office had to file a notice with the court prior to Beatty's formal arraignment in October of its intention. That notice was filed Wednesday, Dougherty said.

The Rivalry Returns

August 30, 2012

The Brookville-Punxsy football rivalry is back in full force for the 2012 season. Pictured here are (from left) Brookville Chief of Police Ken Dworek, Brookville Mayor Chip Wonderling, Punxsy Mayor Jim Wehrle and Punxsy Chief of Police Tom Fedigan, posing around the Route 36 trophy that will be awarded to the winner of tonight’s rivalry game between the Chucks and the Raiders. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49

August 30, 2012

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49, Hazen, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born September 15, 1962, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of
John and Carol Graffius Stuchell.

She married Michael Keys, who survives.

She is also survived by a son, Sean, and a daughter, Amanda, both at home; her parents John and Carol Stuchell of Treasure Lake; and a brother Kurt of Clarion.

She was a teachers' aide in the Brookville Area School District, where she enjoyed working with the staff and students of Hickory Grove Elementery School.

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56

August 30, 2012

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56, of Marion Center, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Marion Center, Pa.

A son of Floyd James Kline Sr. and Harriet (Henderson) Kline, he was born Dec. 12, 1953, in DuBois.

Floyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lifelong dirt track racer, car builder and mentor to a lot of racers. He worked by his son’s side at their business, “Dave Kline Motor Sports.” He loved his Harley and his dogs.

Lester R. Vallimont, 93

August 30, 2012

Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Born July 28, 1919, in Clearfield, he was the son of Rudy and Iva Miller Vallimont.

On June 19, 1968, he married Ruth Waddington who preceded him in death July 26, 2007.

A veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army, he had previously worked in the CC Camps building roads and camps.

He relocated to Emporium, where he was employed by Sylvania Electric and worked as a carpenter doing home repairs and building many homes.

Richards Expressive boasts new location

August 30, 2012

Showing off their new location are Michelle (left) and Sami (right) Richards owners of Richards Expressive Styles. The consignment and retail store has moved from its former location in the Grace Place Community Center to 230 West Mahoning St. Sami said the family-owned store deals in name brand clothing, which is sold on consignment for resale. Michelle said all of the clothing is in good condition. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 249-1966. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

High-speed accident sends 3 to hospital

August 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Cliff Street sent the three passengers to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Michael Ritz, was traveling west on Cliff Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, striking a tree with his vehicle coming to rest shortly thereafter.

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