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February 17th, 2011

Raiders finish season with win over Redbank

February 17, 2011

BROOKVILLE — It was clear after Brookville's Brady Mineweaser upset Redbank Valley's Mitch Blose, helping the Raiders earn a 40-21 win over the Bulldogs Thursday night, that Mineweaser has bigger goals in mind.

He wants, more than anything else, another chance to wrestle Ridgway's Cody Stahl at the District IX Class AA tournament next weekend. Stahl pinned Mineweaser in the third period of their match in the District IX Class AA Team Championship to give the Elkers a 32-29 win.

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96

February 17, 2011

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Clifford and Twila (Philippi) Hughes.

She was married to Bernard Brothers, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Brothers was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.

William John Cameron, 80

February 17, 2011

William John Cameron, 80, Rossiter, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Rossiter.

He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arnold M. and Ethel M. Cameron.

He was married to Jane Mallory Cameron, who survives.

Mr. Cameron raised strawberries and was a dairy and beef farmer. He was retired from Benjamin Coal Company, Sky Haven Coal Company and his business, Cameron Bus Company, after 52 years.

Erda H. Simons, 95

February 17, 2011

Erda H. Simons, 95, New Kensington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Natrona Heights. 

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Cletus and Effie (Winand) Scholze. 

She was married to Coy Lingenfelter, who preceded her in death June 10, 1941. She then married John E. Simons, who preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1972.

Mrs. Simons worked as an operator for Bell Telephone, a switch board operator for Alcoa, Miller Brothers Shoe Store, Gaylord’s Department Store and the YMCA, all in New Kensington. 

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND?

February 17, 2011

The small turnout — (from left) Tim Cooper, Terry A. Fye, Mallory Croasman and Doug Fye — for Charlie Sorel’s memorial service emphasizes the kind of fellow he was in this rehearsal scene from the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild’s latest production, “Goodbye, Charlie,” George Axelrod’s classic Broadway comedy. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday night in the auditorium at Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets are sold at the door. (Photo by Tom Chapin)

Commission: If budget needs cuts, make them balanced

February 17, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Wednesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners — Paul Corbin, James McIntyre and Jeffrey Pisarcik — gave their opinions on President Obama’s proposed budget and the future of federal funding in the county.

While Brookville Borough Council Tuesday said the proposed budget calls for the elimination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding — of which the county received more than $240,000 last year — Corbin and Bill Setree, of the Department of Development, said the reduction will likely be in the neighborhood of 10 percent.

Rotary reveals first part of ongoing project

February 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday, at the Crimson Village, Punxsutawney had more added to its history with the unveiling of a free-standing replica of the former public library from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The piece, created and built by local artist Jeff Marshall, was revealed after a period of time when the Punxsutawney Rotary Club was seeking something to add to its existing Circle of Trees effort.

February 16th

Eddie Smith, PSU to THON the night away

February 16, 2011

DUBOIS — The concept isn’t new, but the results are staggering.

Today, on-site preparations officially begin for THON, a shorter name for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which, since 1973, has raised funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.

While THON is a year-long effort with several events over the course of the year, the culmination of those efforts begins Friday and runs through Sunday — a 46-hour dance marathon held at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Thompson sounds off on federal budgeting process

February 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson Wednesday addressed the continuing budget process currently underway in Washington, D.C.
He explained the House of Representatives has the dual duty of amending a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which will conclude Sept. 1, while at the same time reviewing President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2012.

Efforts to sustain government under continuing resolution

Reports: No injures in fire

February 16, 2011

PERRY TOWNSHIP — A Reed Road house in Perry Township was nearly destroyed by a fire that broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

According to reports, the house was owned by Betty Kennedy, 91, who lived in the residence with her great-grandson, his wife and two-year-old child, all who escaped the burning structure safely.

The house was fully involved when the alarm was called into Jefferson County 911, which prompted Perry Township Assistant Chief Tim Fetterhoff to call for a second alarm.

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