Archive - Aug 16, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There is a place outside of town where animals that are unwanted, unloved or disabled are welcome to live. That place is the Godot Animal Sanctuary, and today, the sanctuary will be accepting an award from the Tri-County Animal Rescue Center.
The sanctuary was started 22 years ago by Lana Laughbaum, who, after years of working and living in New York City, felt a calling to help animals.
Laughbaum lives right on the property, where she purchased what started out as an old farm and turned it into a sanctuary.
The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. held a History Day Camp Aug. 12 through Aug. 16 at the Lattimer House.
The event was held for children ages 6-12, and this yearâs theme was "Punxsutawney's Military, Public and Community Service History."
The children learned about different uniforms and patches, visited places such as the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks and also welcomed a visit from Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald and his service dog, Brett.
Pictured here are (from left) Emily Wisneski, Nick Wisneski, Grant Miller,
Dorothy Ann (Shuster) Larson, 74, of Big Run, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 12, 1939, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Koromaus) Shuster.
On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Frederick N. Larson. He survives.
Dorothy was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She was actively involved in preparing and cooking ethnic foods for church functions and the church festival.
Also, she was a member of the GCU Lodge.
Daisy M. Sandstrom, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Sandstrom was born May 7, 1920, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late Domer Bishop and Annabella (White) Bishop.
Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Sandstrom, in 1988.