Archive - 2013
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.
Donna Jean Martin, 65, of Falls Creek, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on March 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Rass & C. Ruth (Jackson) Denton.
On Nov. 11, 1965, she married James H. Martin, Jr. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2012.
Donna Jean enjoyed making crafts to show at local fairs. Â She loved to shop and spend time with her dog, Shawnee.
Olive (Enterline) Troutman, 88, of Hamilton, formerly of the Sprankle Mills area, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born March 14, 1924, in McWilliams, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Daniel and C. Rhoda (Painter) Enterline.
On Sept. 23, 1940, she married Lee Troutman. He preceded her in death in 1984 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
She attended the Hamilton Methodist Church, and was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years.
Olive was a member of the Punxsy Senior Center.
Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76, of Barton Road, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
He was born in Johnstown, NY, Sept. 26, 1936, the son of Austin Seaman and Gladys (Weeper) Hogan.
Austin graduated from Fultonville High School in 1954. He attended college in New York at Maritime College, then graduated with a degree in physics from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. He defended his Doctoral thesis at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 1976.
ST. MARYS â€” Tradition held true on the basketball court on Tuesday night.
The District IX league long-standing tradition of Elk County Catholic's gymnasium being the toughest place to play in the area was a reality, as the Crusaders crunched the Chucks, 50-30, in boys' basketball.
The night started off like many have up to this point of the season for Punxsy.
The Chucks (8-3) lit the scoreboard for nine of the contest's first 11 points for a 9-2 lead. Brandon Mancuso produced two scoring drives into the lane and popped a triple to spur the visiting advantage.
Congratulations to Jenna Peace on the birth of her son Brantley Peace, who was announced as the first baby born in 2013 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Brantley, who was brought into this world at 11:49 p.m. Jan. 1 by Dr. Emil Dib, weighed 7 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches long.
Pictured are (from left): Jenna Peace, Brantley's mother; Brantley; and Dr. Emil Dib, OB/GYN at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tickets for the Groundhog Clubâ€™s Annual Groundhog Banquet will go on sale Thursday at the Groundhog Club, located at 102 West Mahoning St.
Tickets are available at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for $25 each.
In addition to normal business hours, tickets will also be sold Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be available during normal business hours through the week until they are sold out.
This yearâ€™s banquet will be held Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy Chucks grapplers could not handle a talented Brookville Raiders squad, falling 62-16 Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
"I'm not unhappy in general... It was our fourth match of the year, and we wrestled a powerhouse," said Eric Eddy, Chucks varsity wrestling coach. "I thought the kids wrestled really well. We made some mistakes, but Brookville forces you to make some mistakes. Brookville has a fuller lineup, and it is a matter of us filling up the (wrestling) room (with more kids)," he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board approved a new contract with the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) and a new five-year pact with Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe at Tuesday's board meeting.
The contract with PAEA was approved in a 6-3 vote with Gary Conrad, board president; Lesa Conner, Bob Pascuzzo, Penny Pifer, Melissa Snyder and Roberta Dinsmore, board members, voting yes.
Francis Molinaro, board vice president; and Jack White and Jim Baun, board members, voted no.
Fred Wachob, 90, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Brookville, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Parr) Wachob.
On Nov. 1, 1946, he married Virginia (Bennett) Wachob, who preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 301, John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, the Jesters, Local Plumbers and Pipefitters No. 354 and the VFW.