July 20th, 2011
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council passed a motion Monday to have the fire-ravaged Big Run Carpet building torn down within the next 60 days.
Council member John Niver said council needed a time frame, and that he consulted with Mary McHenry, the code enforcement officer for the Borough of Punxsutawney, as to how much time a property owner has to remove a fire-damaged structure in Punxsy.
Punxsutawney gives a property owner 90 days to either remove or repair a fire-damaged structure, Niver said.
BROOKVILLE â€” Wednesday afternoon, the Penn State Cooperative Extension welcomed state Representatives Sam Smith and Dave Reed to the Jefferson County Fair.
The lawmakers received an up-close and personal look into what the Jefferson County 4-H program is all about.
FALLS CREEK â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the person driving a vehicle that struck a woman while jogging then fled the scene Tuesday night.
Police said the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday along Route 950, about one mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.
Police said the jogger, a 32-year-old woman who was unnamed in a police report, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by the southbound vehicle, which fled the scene.
The woman suffered moderate injuries and was flown via medical helicopter to Altoona Hospital for treatment.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Grays took Game 2 from the Rossiter Miners Tuesday, 14-2 in six innings.
The best-of-seven series is now even at one game each.
Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Rossiter.
The Grays got out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning, and Rossiter was not able to recover.
"That's the history of this team," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said. "Once they get down, they stay down. It's hard to get them pumped up."
The Miners scored their only two runs during the top of the third inning.
Punxsy right fielder Carl Medsger makes a throw to second at Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Star practice Tuesday night. Punxsy is preparing for its Section 1 tournament in Cranberry. Punxsy's first game is at 2 p.m. Thursday against McLane.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As an event in conjunction with its Firefighters Vacation Bible School, the Punxsutawney Alliance Church will host its first-ever Firefighter Appreciation Day this weekend.
The day-long event begins at 1 p.m. and runs until whenever Saturday at the church, located at the intersection of Route 436 and Alliance Drive.
Pam Smorey, who is coordinating the event, said the appreciation day is not just for children; itâ€™s for everyone, regardless of age, and there is no charge to attend.
Wearing matching outfits, sisters Adisen (right) and Reise Jackson (left), of Sigel, enjoy the Jefferson County Fair Tuesday night with their parents. The fair continues today, beginning with the horse halter and riding show at 9 a.m. and the special celebrity visitors judging contest at 1 p.m. The carnival opens at 5 p.m.
Thomas J. Steel, 58, Morning Glow Manor, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at DRMC, DuBois.
He was born July 22, 1952, in Hawthorne, a son of Wilma E. Smith Steel, who survives, of Knox Dale, and the late John A. Steel Sr.
Mr. Steel worked in construction with his brother, William S. Steel.
With heavy hearts, we bid goodbye to father,husband and friend David Paul Mottorn. July 16, 2011, Dave died suddenly, but doing something he loved best, biking along the Freeport-Butler Trail.
Dave was a great lover of nature and a great storyteller. Frequently, these passions came together, when he would spin an entertaining tale along a hiking trail or while dipping his kayakâ€™s oar into the water. He loved singing, too, but his wry mantra, â€śIf you donâ€™t sing good, sing loud,â€ť should be an indicator of his choral abilities.
CLEARFIELD â€” The previously undefeated Punxsy 13- and 14-year old Teener League All-Stars are undefeated no more after a 2-1 loss in eight innings to Clearfield Monday night in Clearfield.
"There was just really good pitching the whole way through," Punxsy coach Doug Byers said. "That pretty much sums up the whole game."
Thomas Summers pitched a complete game for Clearfield, allowing just one run on five hits to earn the win.
Dakota Byers pitched six strong innings for Punxsy, allowing one run on four hits. Byers also struck out six Clearfield hitters.