June 7th, 2012
The moles of â€śA Year with Frog and Toadâ€ť â€” (from left) Jen Soliday, Ilona Ball, Laura Chelgren and Sierra Dinger â€” are rehearsing now, but they will soon be ready to tell you about the adventures of Frog and Toad when the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents its summer show at 7:30 p.m. June 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30, as well as a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee June 24 at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium.
Rossiter Miners' first baseman Tyler Skerkavich dives safely into second base as the ball skips past NAPA Auto Parts' shortstop Mark Guthridge in the fourth inning of Thursday's game between the two squads. Despite his dirty uniform, though, Skerkavich and the rest of the Miners will have to wait until June 24 â€” during their breast cancer awareness tournament â€” to determine the outcome, as the game was called after a downpour in the bottom of the fifth inning made the field unplayable.
Mary E. London, 89, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Oliveburg, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio, after a recent fall at home.
She was born March 3, 1923, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Norman and Fern (Mitchell) Dinger Sr.
June 27, 1942, she married Paul E. London, who preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1996.
She enjoyed baking, working in the garden and spending time with her family.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Two big innings told the story when the more-experienced I-Medical team defeated the younger Fezell Enterprises team 11-1 in five innings in Indiana County Youth League action Wednesday in Punxsutawney.
A six-run first started it, and after three zeroes on the board, I-Medical added five more in the fifth to end it.
The I-Medical offense jumped out to a fast start, scoring six runs on just two hits and five walks in the home half of the first after Ryan Jones set Fezell down in order in the top half.
Early Wednesday morning â€” and by early Wednesday morning, I mean shortly after I woke up at 10:30 a.m. â€” I was sitting on my front porch enjoying some sunshine, a cool breeze, a cup of coffee and a good book, when some background noise caught my ear.
It was a repetitive series of sounds â€” wheels whirring across pavement, feet lifting from a surface, temporary silence and, finally, a crashing sound.
Turned out, it was my next door neighbor's oldest son trying to perfect the art of an ollie on his skateboard.
Irene Catherine â€śCathyâ€ť Ruth Hamner, 66, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.
She was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late John and Elsie (Queer) Brown.
Sept. 22, 1972, she married Ronald E. Hamner, who survives.
Mrs. Hamner attended the Assembly of God Church, and she enjoyed her family and bluegrass music.
Irene Elizabeth Meterko, 84, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1927, at home in Bell Township, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Melechik) Carol. She lived her entire life on the family property where she was born.
June 25, 1949, she married William Henry Meterko, who survives.
Her husband said that she was the greatest woman that he has ever known.
They would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this year.
Harry A. Young, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late John and Priscilla (Charlton) Young.
Dec. 1, 1955, he married Barbara Ann (Broecker) Young, who survives.
Mr. Young worked as a driller for the coal industry, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog, Shadow.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee discussed a response to its letter from the PennDOT District 10 traffic engineer regarding the â€śno-turn-on-redâ€ť signs installed as part of the recent traffic signal project.
Borough Manager Ben White explained that council directed him to write to PennDOT District 10 about the signs, and the borough received a response from District 10 Traffic Engineer David Tomaswick.
BROCKWAY â€” Renewal and recognition were the underlying themes of the spring banquet of the Jefferson County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church hall in Brockway May 23 as part of the ongoing commemoration of PASRâ€™s 75th anniversary.