Archive - Aug 2012
RINGGOLD âÂ Championship Sunday at Hemlock View golf course in Ringgold was held last Sunday, and the day began with light rain and a forecast that did not sound very promising.
It just so happened, though, that the club had the best window of time to play, because after the second hole of play, the clouds remained but the rain subsided.
After everyone was done, the rain returned, but the championship went on and had some great storylines transpire for what was a two-day event last Saturday and Sunday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the Korean War commemorating its 60th anniversary July 27, for veteran Richard Bianco, there was only one thing to do â memorialize it in the form of a display in his apartment at Mahoning Towers in Punxsutawney.
âI wanted to do this for a long time,â he said.
â(The Korean War) is âthe forgotten war,ââ he added, borrowing a phrase that is frequently used to describe the event.
When asked if people seemed to know much about the war, he said, âThey donât, but I speak up.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Thirty years of day care, and Rona Petroff is still going strong on Church Street in Punxsutawney.
"When I first began taking care of children I really didn't understand what day care was all about," Petroff said, adding that originally she had taken a different job and was then contacted by Child Care Information Services (CCIS) to become a child care giver.
Helen Irvin Owens, 72, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2012.
Helen is survived by her children, Jenipher (Charles) Hickman, Elizabeth (Chad) Larson and Stephen (Jennifer) Owens, as well as her brother, Charles Irvin.
She was also the proud grandmother of Benjamin and Will Hickman, Meredith, Katherine and Owen Larson, and John Owens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jenipher Irvin, as well as her sister-in-law Linda Irvin.
A private graveside ceremony will be held in Indiana, Pa.
Margaret DuBose Hammond Marshall, 88, of Rochester Mills, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at the Communities at Indian Haven.
She was born March 3, 1924, in Pascagoula, Miss., a daughter of the late Lee Rogers and Shermie DuBose Hammond.
Mrs. Marshall was a graduate of Austin High School and the University of Texas in El Paso, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.
She retired from the Marion Center School District after many years as a teacher.
WALSTON â Young Township residents are requesting help from Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police on slowing down speeders on Ellermeyer Road.
State Police have offered assistance over the years and told residents to call them when they need them to enforce the 25 mph speed limit on the residential road that was recently paved, said Ron Walker, Ellermeyer Road resident, adding that if something isn't done, he thinks there's could be a tragic accident.
Pete Betts, township supervisor, said the township put up the speed limit 25 mph signs on the much-traveled road.
Members of the Punxsutawney Area High School senior high (top photo) and junior high (not pictured) cheerleading squads participated at the cheerleading exhibition at the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair Thursday. Events at the Ag & Youth Fair continue tonight with The Moore Brothers in concert and the Guy Uplinger Memorial Compact Car Demolition Derby in addition to the regularly scheduled daily events. (Photo by Tracy Smith of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ Punxsutawney Borough recently purchased a good used dump truck through the PennDOT auction.
"Punxsutawney Borough Council had given permission for the borough to proceed with the purchase of a used dump truck through PennDOT," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough Manager at the Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday.
White said the truck that was purchased is a 2000 International single-axle dump truck with 109,000 miles on it that has an aluminum bed.
Paul Kot holds up Diane Kot so she can feed Melman the Giraffe at the Sykesville Ag & Youth fair Wednesday. The miniature zoo also has lemurs, macaws and a young zebra. (Photo by Matt Triponey of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Memorial Library Summer Reading program concluded with an award event for the successful participants held at Harmon Field and concluded with a swimming party at the George C. Brown Community Pool on Wednesday.
There were about 140 kids registered for the program this year, said Coral Ellshoff, Punxsutawney Memorial Library Director.
She said there were 110 kids who reached the goal of reading 10 books over the summer from June 1 to Aug. 1.