Archive - 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, 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, 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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 clubâ€™s website â€” www.punxsyrotary.com.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's a subject that perks up the ears of almost every young child â€” 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.
BROOKVILLE â€” 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 â€śHeroin in our Hometownâ€ť at the Heritage House in Brookville.
His speech explored the issue from his perspective serving as district attorney for more than 15 years now.
RINGGOLD â€” The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal and Ringgold Area Fire Department investigated the origin and cause of a fire that destroyed a 2005 Peterbilt Log Truck and damaged a 40-by-60-foot garage on March 16 at 4:17 p.m.
The fire originated in the engine compartment, a report issued by PSP-Punxsy said, and was determined to be the result of an accidental cause.
There were no injuries, and damage was estimated at $100,000.
The Hawthorne, Dayton, Perry Township and Oliver Township fire companies assisted the Ringgold Area Fire Department at the scene.
The "Bowl For Kids' Sake" event was held Saturday at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsy.
The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County.
Here, Wyatt Albert, one of the youngest bowlers to participate, prepares for a strike.
Mabel L. Rishel, 85, Rossiter, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.
She was born Jan. 27, 1928, in Frostburg, a daughter of James C. and Amber (Hamilton) Jordan.
On Feb. 26, 1949, she married Albert J. Hudak, who preceded her in death on April 3, 1982.
She then married Lloyd Joseph Rishel on March 19, 1988. He also preceded her in death, on Oct. 16, 1995.
Mabel was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School Class of 1946.
She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.