PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â When a team consists of many younger players, it will often go through some growing pains. The hope is that one day the experience level will pay off and be a benefit to the players down the road.
After picking up its first win of the season, Fezell Enterprises Youth Legion team â€” which consists mostly of players on the younger end of the age spectrum for Youth Legion â€” fell to 1-4 on the season with a tough 22-8 loss to Walbeck in the Indiana County League.
BROOKVILLE â€” During Tuesdayâ€™s Jefferson County Jail Board meeting, Judge John H. Foradora complimented the Jefferson County jail Warden Tom Elbel and the jail staff on several prosecutions that recently went to trial.
â€śThey did a fine job with testimony, and the video system and phone system has all worked to a T to bring offenders to justice,â€ť Foradora said. â€śAnd hopefully, that will make the jail a more secure place.â€ť
Recent cases involved inmates smuggling drugs into the jail internally, and the jailâ€™s video equipment was a benefit to the prosecution.
Schoolâ€™s out, and so is the sun, so that must mean that itâ€™s time for the George C. Brown Community Pool to open, which it will at noon Saturday. There will be new items in the concession stand, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 percent of the proceeds from goods purchased at Foxâ€™s Pizza Den will go to SPLASH. Watching out for swimmersâ€™ safety this summer will be lifeguards (top photo, front, from left) Sarah Buterbaugh, Amber Baker; Miranda Schultz; (back) Lance Deet, Alicia Switlick, Alex Heitzenrater and Tyler Presloid. The pool is open from noon to 6 p.m.
Students at Mapleview Elementary School boarded the bus for the last time this school year. Both students and staff were all smiles as they headed home to begin their summer vacations. School is officially out for summer for the entire Punxsutawney Area School District.
Mary Y. Anibaldi, 92, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (Lopey) Chester.
May 6, 1943, she married Robert J. Anibaldi, who preceded her in death May 9, 2007.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Anibaldi worked as a floor supervisor for Pramco, and she enjoyed baking, cooking and collecting antiques.
She loved her pet bird.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During a special meeting Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to override Mayor James Wehrleâ€™s veto of the change in Ordinance 1120 in regard to allowing apartments in first-floor commercial establishments in the town center commercial district.
A motion was made by Michelle Lorenzo, seconded by Mike Porada, to override Wehrleâ€™s veto 6-1, with Lorenzo, Porada, council President Larry Chenoga, Jaime Sherry, Toby Santik and William Spencer voting yes, and Eric Story voting no.
That roar you heard at noon Wednesday was the sound of the students at SS.C.D. School being dismissed for summer vacation. Joyous students exited the building as the first few moments of summer vacation officially began.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” School lunches will again receive a bit of a makeover, as the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ€™s Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act takes effect July 1.
During the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâ€™s committee meeting Wednesday, district Cafeteria Manager Denise Geist gave the board a preview of the new guidelines, which, according to the USDA, â€śalign school meals with the latest nutrition science and the real world circumstances of Americaâ€™s schools.â€ť
Some of the highlights include:
BROCKWAY â€” Jamie Bush pitched a gem of a game; Ty Zimmerman homered to help Punxsy to a five-run first inning; and when all the pieces fell together, the Chucks earned a 6-0 victory over St. Marys to be named the District IX Class AAA champion for the ninth year running.
For a team that had a lot of question marks entering the season, Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey said this was "a tremendous accomplishment."
BROCKWAY â€” For the fifth year in a row, the Lady Chucks' softball team is the District IX Champion, having defeated the Lady Dutchmen 7-1 in Brockway Wednesday.
On winning the title, head coach Alan Pifer said, "It's fantastic. We beat a quality team there; they're a top notch program."
The Lady Chucks were firing on all cylinders with a combination of good pitching, fielding and hitting that showcased the talent the girls possess.