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Archive - Mar 2013

March 22nd

Thomas Joseph Hudock, 88

March 22, 2013

Thomas Joseph Hudock, 88, of Indiana, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Bethany Place Residential Care Home in Indiana, Pa.

He was born in Anita, Pa., on March 8, 1925, and was the son of the late Michael and Anna Mary (Petrick) Hudock.

He attended grade school in Anita and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in May 1943.

In September 1943, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force.

During the Second World War, he served as a radio operator and gunner on B-17s with the 18th Air Force and also on B-29s with the 5th Air Force Division in Saipan.

Donald L. Weaver, 61

March 22, 2013

Donald L. Weaver, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at home.

He was born July 24, 1951, in Rossiter, a son of the late William G. and Thelma (Bair) Weaver.

He was a bartender, a deejay and previously worked in the produce department of County Market.

He was a 51-year member of the Punxsutawney Fraternal Order of Eagles, where he was a longtime faithful member of the Eagles Bowling and Pool leagues.

Ronald C. "Bubba" Bouch, 80

March 22, 2013

Ronald C. "Bubba" Bouch, 80, of Reynoldsville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bouch was born April 15, 1932, in Cambria County, a son of the late Arthur T. Bouch and Eleanor E. (Wolf) Bouch.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Louise (Douthit) Bouch of Reynoldsville.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Reynoldsville and a member of the American Legion Post No. 392 in Reynoldsville.

Emogene Defelice, 86

March 22, 2013

Emogene Defelice, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter Lillian, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Defelice was born April 12, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Blair and Erma (Lewis) Sloniger.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Yates" Defelice.

Emogene enjoyed bingo and taking trips to the casino and loved spending time with her family.

Erma J. Dinger, 79

March 22, 2013

Erma J. Dinger, 79, Punxsutawney, passed on to eternal life on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair O. and Florence M. (Holmes) London.

On Oct. 17, 1958, she married her childhood playmate Norman Dinger, who survives. They celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary this past October.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney, where she was a member of the church choir and The Living Christmas Tree.

Waren P. McGee, Sr., 57

March 22, 2013

Waren P. McGee, Sr., 57, of Rochester Mills, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.

Mr. McGee was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late William McGee and George and Sarah (Nunamaker) Bauman.

June 27, 1975, he married Nancy (Ash) McGee of Rochester Mills, who survives.

Mr. McGee was employed by Monarch Rubber in Baltimore, Md. for over 25 years before retirement.

He enjoyed carpentry and building intricate doll houses.

March 21st

Give blood, save a life in Big Run today!

March 22, 2013

Big Run VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive today at the Big Run Fire Hall. The drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m., and all blood types are needed. Pictured are members of VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary (front, from left) Josie McElwain, president of Post 9044 Auxiliary; Sara Fox, junior vice-president of Auxiliary; Ann Lott, Auxiliary trustee; (back) Charles Fox, honorary member; Gene McKee, chaplain; and Bob Lott, quartermaster of Post 9044.

Rotary Club’s 2013 multiphasic blood screening events just around the corner

March 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The always-popular annual blood screening events held by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, along with Punxsutawney Area Hospital and its staff as medical provider, are coming to town soon.

The events will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 10 a.m., and again on Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9:30 a.m.

The Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria will be the site for both events.

Individuals interested in doing so can register for these valuable health screenings now by visiting the club’s website — www.punxsyrotary.com.

March 18th

S.E.E.D. opens ancient doorways to learning for children at Rainbow Express Nursery school

March 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's a subject that perks up the ears of almost every young child — DINOSAURS!

Over the course of the past week, the 4- and 5-year-olds at the Rainbow Express Nursery School have been studying dinosaurs, and last Friday, they were excited to receive a visit from an employee who works at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.

They were even more excited when they learned that she was from the Dinosaur Detectives program.

The school received the visit as part of the Students Extra Educational Development (S.E.E.D.) Program, which is sponsored by Shop n' Save.

District attorney Burkett speaks about problem of heroin in Jefferson County

March 18, 2013

BROOKVILLE — In recent months, heroin abuse has acted as the centerpiece of a number of high-profile criminal cases in Jefferson County and the surrounding area, and many are beginning to ask: why, and what can be done to stop it?

On Thursday, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett attempted to answer some of those questions with his presentation of “Heroin in our Hometown” at the Heritage House in Brookville.

His speech explored the issue from his perspective serving as district attorney for more than 15 years now.

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