June 14th, 2012
Shawna M. Marshall, 52, Mahaffey, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home.
Miss Marshall was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Dodge City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Harold Marshall and Betty Clover and step-father Phil Clover, who survive.
She was a graduate of Calvary Christian Bible School.
David Howard Potts, 87, Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his residence.
He was born May 12, 1925, in Home, a son of the late Arthur R. and Esther E. (Northine) Potts.
He was married to Marybelle Geesey Potts, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Potts proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he helped in the engineering and building of the Panama Canal.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ Femco Machine's Senior League baseball team held a 4-2 lead entering the sixth inning against Fox Township's GKN, but a pair of big innings in the sixth and the seventh pushed the visiting squad past Femco 13-6 Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney.
Things started out on a high note for Femco after giving up one run in the top of the first, as it answered with a pair in the home half to take the lead.
GKN's run came off a leadoff single by Andy Geci, a walk, a fielder's choice and a fielding blunder by Femco.
Every once in a while, you're a part of something that you know is special â a little piece of history.
One such occurrence from my past comes to mind.
It was Saturday, July 27, 1997, and I was spending the weekend camping with my grandparents in Cook Forest.
My grandparents, my cousins, my brother and I had just finished a game of cards, and as was usually the case in the evenings at camp, we were listening to the Pirates game on the radio.
More than 100 youngsters and family member visited the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Wednesday for a party to kick off the annual summer reading program, this year titled, âDream Big, Read!â They also enjoyed snacks, crafts, face-painting and visits with alpacas from Rainbow Mountain Alpacas. Here, Peggy Johnston (right), the vice-president of the Friends of the Library and summer reading volunteer, paints the face of six-year-old Rylee Grimes, who will start first grade at Jenks Hill in the fall. (Photo by Tom Chapin)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Serving as the only provider of obstetrical care in the county, Punxsutawney Area Hospital officials are concerned about a decision by the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) that could threaten the service.
DPW recently changed its formula for reimbursing hospitals for the care of mothers and their babies.
Until May 1, the state paid an average of $5,712 for the motherâs care and $1,155 for the babyâs care for families on medical assistance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last Saturday, the Fezell Enterprises Indiana Youth County League team dropped a close game to Walbeck, 7-5.
Walbeck led 4-0, but Fezell battled back to cut the lead to one run before a three-run inning put Walbeck comfortably ahead â a lead it would hold throughout the remainder of the game.
Joey DiPietro and Keeston Perry led the Punxsy offense with two hits apiece.
DiPietro added an RBI, and one of Perry's hits was a double.
Lucas Ambler also went 1-for-4 with two RBIs, and Kevin Hutton added an RBI walk for the visiting team.
Bob Greslick, of Mahaffey, recently bagged this 400-plus pound black bear while bow hunting in Canada. The bear was killed in the early part of May.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council has been given a choice to either pay for a study to re-certify the Mahoning Creek flood levee, or have much of the borough classified as a flood plain by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
âIf we donât get the levee certified to the current federal standards, FEMA will decertify the dike as if it doesnât exist,â said Borough Manager Ben White.
BROOKVILLE â Although the state budget is due to be completed June 30, Jefferson County Commissioners were hesitant to offer comments during Tuesdayâs county commission meeting.
Commissioner Jim McIntyre said itâs âtoo prematureâ to make a comment; however, they are urging support of the $27.65 million proposed Senate Bill 1466.
The spending plan restores around $500 million in cuts to education, social services and other areas.
Chairman Paul Corbin said the commissioners have been encouraged to e-mail, phone or send a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett, urging support of the new bill.