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Archive - 2013

March 1st

Bowl for Kids’ Sake at area bowling lanes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

March 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’re looking for a night out with the family or an opportunity to hang out with friends, you might have the chance to
combine it with donating to a good cause — the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is coming to Jefferson County, with three different sessions scheduled: one at Brookville Lanes and two at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsutawney.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is our biggest fundraiser that supports local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs,” said Heidi Stahlnecker, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties.

Falls Creek woman killed in Thursday-morning crash on Route 153

March 1, 2013

HORTON TWP. – The Ridgway-based state police reported responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Thursday on State Route 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township.

Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.

According to police, the collision occurred as a 2000 Mazda 626 operated by Deidre M. Butler, 25, of Brockway was traveling north on State Route 153, and a 2011 Subaru Outback operated by Linda C. Jensen, 61, of Warren, was traveling south on Route 153.

Dora Lynn Sherry, 46

March 1, 2013

Dora Lynn Sherry, 46, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1966, in New Castle, a daughter of Clarence E. Brown and the late Dr. Mattie Arnell Brown.

On April 25, 1987, she married Arthur Sherry. He survives.

She was a gentle, kind-spirited woman.

Dora was very artistic, and enjoyed painting, drawing and graphic arts.

She was very good at working on computers.

February 28th

4-H CLUB PRESENTS CERTIFICATE AND RIBBON TO TRACTOR SUPPLY

March 1, 2013

The Jefferson County 4-H Club presented a certificate and paper clover ribbon to the Tractor Supply Co. store for its outstanding support during the September 2012 Fall Paper Clover campaign.

According to Susan Alexander, head of the 4-H Club, the Punxsutawney store was the class champion.

The 4-H Club will be selling paper clovers for its 2013 Spring Campaign, which will be held from May 8 to May 19.

People can purchase clovers for either $1 or $5, with 60 percent of proceeds going toward the 4-H Club.

Weight room improvements likely around the corner for PAHS

February 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The plans for the addition to the Punxsutawney Area High School weight room appear to have a green light, according to Building and Maintenance committee, as reported at the most recent meeting of the School Board Wednesday.

Jim Baun, chair of Building and Maintenance, said he talked to an
inspector at PennSafe Inspection Services, who said that an engineering plan is not necessary for improvements to an existing room.

No major injuries reported in log truck rollover

February 28, 2013

This 1999 Kenworth log truck, driven by James Grove of Punxsutawney, simultaneously lost its brakes and steering while traveling north on Route 119 on Indiana Hill at 12:11 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, Grove entered the runaway truck ramp, and then the truck veered to the left and rolled over.

Police said Grove was not seriously injured but was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.

They’re Getting the Message

February 28, 2013

Episodes involving letters are among the key thematic segments of "Much Ado About Will," the two-act comedy/drama that celebrates the words of William Shakespeare.

The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild is staging Robert Johanson's play at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and again March 8 and 9 at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Jerome H. “Jake” Curtis, 84

February 28, 2013

Jerome H. “Jake” Curtis, 84, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born May 18, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Frederick C. and Anna C. (Kuptz) Curtis.

On Sept. 30, 1948, he married Luetta “Lettie” Ruth Curtis, who preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 1997.

He was a member of the Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

He graduated from the SS.C.D. School in 1946.

He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Ruth S. Elkin, 93

February 28, 2013

Ruth S. Elkin, 93, of Dayton, Pa., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1919, in East Mahoning Township, Indiana County, the daughter of Blair R. and Nannie L. (Lockhart) Streams.

Ruth was a resident of Dayton since 1967 and graduated from Marion Center High School in 1937.

She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the Indiana State Teachers College in 1941 and began her teaching career at South Mahoning Township Schools.

Police: Runaway teen located

February 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A 14-year-old from Dayton who was reported as a runaway on Wednesday has been located, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced Thursday.

At 8:18 p.m. Wednesday evening, police reported that Daniel Frank Jablonski, 14, failed to return home after school on Wednesday.

He was last seen at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

Police issued an updated release at 4:30 p.m. Thursday reported that Jablonski had been located.

No further details were provided.

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