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May 2nd, 2012

The Zak Zone

May 2, 2012

Sitting around the dinner table at a family dinner hosted by my grandparents Sunday afternoon, the topic of cheating came up.

Despite the different sports news surrounding cheating lately, though, it wasn't any of the NFL scandals that brought the topic to the forefront. In fact, I was the culprit.

I was telling a story about my brother chasing me through the front yard when we were children after a game of baseball went wrong, playing the victim card quite well. My family knows me too well, though, and my aunt asked, "Well, how badly were you cheating to cause him to do that?"

Phyllis J. Grube, 88

May 2, 2012

Phyllis J. Grube, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Dennison) Hurd.

May 26, 1943, she married Richard M. Grube, who preceded her in death July 19, 2001.

She was a member of the First Church of God.

Mrs. Grube enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved spending time with family and friends.

Shawna M. Marshall, 52

May 2, 2012

Shawna M. Marshall, 52, Mahaffey, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home.

She was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Dodge City, Kansas, a daughter of Betty (Tolson) Marshall, who survives, and the late Harold Marshall.

She was a graduate of Calvary Christian Bible School.

Patricia J. McCracken, 70

May 2, 2012

Patricia J. McCracken, 70, Brookville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary V. “Jean” (Pew) Gottschalk.

Sept. 10, 1960, in Pittsburgh, she married John T. “Tom” McCracken, who survives.

Mrs. McCracken was a homemaker and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, baking, and made every holiday and birthday special for her family.

George Joseph “Bud” Zatsick, 93

May 2, 2012

George Joseph “Bud” Zatsick, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born April 14, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Joseph Blaze and Mary (Banasz) Zatsick.

He was married to Anne Marino, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Zatsick was a member of Teamster Union Local 110 and worked as a warehouse foreman for Jefferson Grocery.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Zatsick was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.

Driver suffers minor injuries in rollover

May 2, 2012

COVODE — It happened all over again — for the third time in three years — as another truck rolled over in the same exact location on Route 119 in Covode, when the driver of the tractor-trailer took the curve in Covode too fast and rolled up onto Randy Shultz’s front yard around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Shultz said he has lived on Route 119 at the curve for three years, and not only do the trucks roll over into his yard, the cars do, too.

Special Olympians strive to do their best

May 2, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Despite the overcast morning, Wednesday was a day filled with fun and laughter for those who took part in the DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics.

“Today, May 2, is a glorious day,” Brookville Area Schools Superintendent Sandra Craft said during the opening remarks. “Although not sunny, it’s a glorious day.”

Wednesday morning, 178 athletes participated in the 33rd-annual Track & Field Day held at Brookville Area Jr.-Sr. High School.

Old electronics? Don’t junk them; recycle them this Saturday

May 2, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County residents who have old or unused electronics collecting dust in their attics will have an opportunity to dispose of them — properly.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority will hold an electronics collection for all county residents at two locations, Gruda Metals and Miller Welding.

May 1st

Engeholm's walk-off caps dramatic Punxsy win

May 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Entering the home half of the seventh inning tied 3-3 with St. Marys Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the Lady Chucks softball team knew the worst case scenario was extra innings if it didn't score. The Lady Chucks also know a team should never put the bats back in its opponent's hands, and Punxsy prevented that from happening in dramatic fashion with a walk-off single by leadoff hitter Chelsea Engeholm sending it to a 4-3 victory over the Lady Dutch.

Tennis team heating up at just the right time

May 1, 2012

JOHNSONBURG — Facing another long ride — this time to Johnsonburg — the Punxsy boys' tennis team had another concern entering Tuesday afternoon's match, as the Rams have had the Chucks' number over the past few seasons, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said.

But Punxsy overcame its slump in a big way, sweeping the Rams 9-0 to pick up its second consecutive sweep after a 9-0 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Saturday.

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