Archive - Jan 10, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Discussions continued at Tuesday's Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting in regard to holding a community meeting with the school board and Punxsutawney Borough Council regarding school safety.
Tina Smith of Punxsutawney addressed the board during the two-minute comment section regarding school safety.
Smith said she is not a confrontational type of person or a public speaker, nor does she like to participate in a public debate. But, she said, the topic she wanted to discuss should be a concern for all
The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild held its 2013 Chamber Mixer Thursday night at Caterina's Cafe.
This event marks the 38th season that the Guild has been active in Punxsutawney.
The mixer featured a variety of community and business patrons who stopped by to show their support.
Those in attendance enjoyed not only some great food, but also some good company in members of the Guild who came dressed in costume.
Members of the Guild provided details for upcoming shows and some history on how the group came to be.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You may remember the old television series from the 1960s â€śCar 54 Where are You?," a comedy about two New York City police officers Gunther Toody and Frances Muldoon, who were always getting lost.
What the dispatchers back then needed was Global Positioning System (GPS) units, which weren't invented as of yet, to locate the
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced at this weekâ€™s Public Safety meeting that the GPS units purchased by the borough have been installed in all of the borough's police vehicles.
Rosemary (Yenzi) Bettino, 83, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at home.
She was born on Dec. 29, 1929, in Anita, Pa., a daughter of the late Angeline (Villella) and John Yenzi.
On May 28, 1955, the former Rosemary Yenzi married Dominick â€śMickeyâ€ť Bettino at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Mrs. Bettino received her bachelorâ€™s in nursing from Niagara University and was a graduate of the nurse practitioner program at the University of Buffalo.
Willovene â€śNeanâ€ť F. Mills, 91, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan, 10, 2013, at her home.
She was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Troutville, Pa., a daughter of the late Herman and Vera (Ellinger) Shepler.
March 10, 1941, she married William P. Mills, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1985.
Mrs. Mills was a homemaker and a farmerâ€™s wife.
She was a past member of Homemakersâ€™ Club and Ladies Aide, and a current member of the St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run.
John T. Richards, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013, after a short illness.
He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and Ruth Richards.
He was retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service.
He later retired after 20 years of civil service.
Mr. Richards performed avionics maintenance on numerous aircraft, including his favorite, the B-52 Stratofortress.
He received the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When the situation has called for it, the one constant of the 2012-13 girlsâ€™ basketball season has been unrelenting defense.
The unrelenting, 32-minute Punxsy Lady Chucks' defense was on its game against a solid Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader squad.
The home Lady Chucks forced 27 turnovers, including three in the late fourth-quarter surge â€” all off Allie Fye steals â€” when their offense found its mark off the defensive end for a 39-31 victory in District IX League action.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â In regards to the report that Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) would not be providing security detail for Groundhog Day, Maria Finn, press secretary for the Office of the Commissioner of Homeland Security, PSP, would like to clarify that PSP will have a presence at the event.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Police were warning motorists to stay off the roads and closed others for several hours after a brief spell of rain froze on roadways and led to crashes throughout the Jefferson County and Western Pennsylvania area Wednesday morning.
In Punxsutawney Borough the icy road conditions caused three accidents at approximately 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County will participate in the nationwide observance of National Mentoring Month through the rest of January, the county commissioners proclaimed at their meeting on Wednesday.
The purpose of the recognition is to raise awareness and find additional participants for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and others like it.
Heidi Stahlnecker, the program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County, represented the organization before the commissioners on Wednesday.