June 12th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Tuesday, the Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution named Katie Laska as the recipient of its Community Service Award.
Mae Jean Beck, 87, Brockway, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at Highland View Health Care, Brockway.
She was born May 20, 1925, in Westville, a daughter of the late Donald D. and Florence (Hetrick) Dobson.
Sept. 2, 1950, she married Archie B. Beck, who preceded her in death March 19, 2007.
Mrs. Beck was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hormtown.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary P. Karkosy of Freemont, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, William O. Dobson.
Beverly D. ‚ÄúBea‚ÄĚ Hinderliter, 69, Coolspring, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
She was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Dee Glenn and Elizabeth Amy (McCana) Sutter.
Nov. 9, 1963, she married Charles Franklin Hinderliter, who survives.
Mrs. Hinderliter was a 1960 graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School and worked for several years at Pramco and Punxsy Sportswear, as well as with her husband at Hinderliter‚Äôs Garage for more than 20 years.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The investigation into a fire that heavily damaged a house on Pine Street Monday afternoon continues today.
The house at 217 Pine St., owned by Richard White, had heavy smoke showing from the eaves when firefighters arrived on the scene at 1:45 p.m., according to Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.
Elk Run Chief Doug McAfoos was one of the first officers on scene, and said when he arrived, there was smoke coming from the structure.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Punxsy school Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said he took part in ROTC as a college student, but that was his closest experience with the military until he took part in a program offered by the Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ A Punxsy woman who came to the aid of 17 dogs that were found abandoned near Stump Creek in her own way presented the fruits of her labor Monday to the facility that cared for the neglected animals.
Lynn Porada, an animal/dog lover, created 125 T-shirts bearing the phrase ‚ÄúStop Animal Cruelty‚ÄĚ and sold them over the past three weeks.
The shirts ‚ÄĒ designed by Standard Pennant ‚ÄĒ sold out, as did 12 camouflage ball caps bearing the phrase, ‚ÄúStomp Out Animal Cruelty.‚ÄĚ
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Punxsutawney Memorial Library will kick off its free summer reading program, ‚ÄúDream Big, Read!‚ÄĚ with an opening party from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the library.
Among the highlights of the party will be two alpacas, games and other activities. Youngsters from ages one-and-a-half years to tweens (ages nine to 12) can also register for the program, which officially begins Wednesday, June 20.
The schedule is as follows:
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Some nights, a pitcher just has wicked, nasty, unhittable "stuff," but even when that is the case, the hurler rarely pulls off the elusive perfect game. Monday night in Punxsutawney, the Rotary Reds' Senior League softball team's pitcher ‚ÄĒ Monica Cameron ‚ÄĒ¬†did just that, though, retiring 15 straight hitters, as the offense poured on 11 runs in just four innings to lead the team to an 11-0, five-inning victory over Brockway Drug.
Adding to the evidence that Cameron possessed the "wicked, nasty stuff" that is so rare was her line: Five innings with 12 strikeouts.
Theodore Meko, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Oct. 22, 1919, in DeLancey, a son of the late Michael and Catherine (Sivanich) Meko.
He was a veteran of the National Guard since 1940 and the U.S. Army, having served during World War II with the 190 Field Artillery, Battery B.
He was a member of the St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church and the Punxsutawney Eagles.
May 11, 1946, he married Elizabeth E. "Eileen" (Beggs) Meko, who survives, originally of Larne, United Kingdom.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Sunday afternoon, the Punxsy VFW 15- and 16-year-old team hosted Cumming Motors of Altoona for a morning-afternoon double header, and after picking up a thrilling win in the first game, Punxsy fell in the second to earn a split.
Despite trailing 4-3 entering the final inning of the first game, Punxsy's squad bounced back to manufacture a pair of seventh-inning runs to earn a 5-4, walk-off victory.
The come-from-behind inning started with a pair of back-to-back walks by Punxsy's Scott Thompson and Ruben Taylor.