May 2nd, 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. â€śJeanâ€ť (Pew) Gottschalk.
Sept. 10, 1960, in Pittsburgh, she married John T. â€śTomâ€ť 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 â€śBudâ€ť 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.
COVODE â€” It happened all over again â€” for the third time in three years â€” 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 Shultzâ€™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.
BROOKVILLE â€” 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.
â€śToday, May 2, is a glorious day,â€ť Brookville Area Schools Superintendent Sandra Craft said during the opening remarks. â€śAlthough not sunny, itâ€™s a glorious day.â€ť
Wednesday morning, 178 athletes participated in the 33rd-annual Track & Field Day held at Brookville Area Jr.-Sr. High School.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County residents who have old or unused electronics collecting dust in their attics will have an opportunity to dispose of them â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
JOHNSONBURG â€” Facing another long ride â€” this time to Johnsonburg â€”Â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy junior varsity softball team scored at least one run in each inning, and Nicole DiPietro pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout as the Lady Chucks cruised to a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Lady Dutch of St. Marys Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
Perhaps the most impressive fact about the Lady Chucks' 10-run offensive output was the fact that they scored them while picking up just six hits.
INDIANA â€” Bernadette Peters performing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this Friday is a special occasion in itself, but for this trip, Peters has some good news of her own.
Tuesday, it was announced that Peters â€” a star of stage, television, concert and recordings â€” has been chosen to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award during the upcoming Tony Awards celebration in June.
But prior to that event, Peters will conclude the inaugural season of the Lively Artsâ€™ â€śOvations!â€ť series at 8 p.m. Friday at Fisher Auditorium of IUPâ€™s Performing Arts Center.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During Sundayâ€™s Loyalty Day program at the War Memorial, VFW Post Adjutant Bob Lott recognized Keaton Mohney, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Mohney participated in Voice of Democracy, an audio-essay competition last year, and wrote an essay on the topic, â€śIs there pride in serving in our military?â€ť
Mohney won at the VFW Post 9044 level and the District 19 level.
Her success at the district level led her to compete at the state level in Harrisburg, where she placed sixth.