March 22nd, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For the first time in more than a half-decade, two Punxsy underclassmen were named to the District IX Boys' Basketball League All-Star team.
Junior guards Logan Weaver and Daniel Triponey received the honor Monday, becoming the first non-senior tandem at PAHS to accomplish the feat since the 2004-2005 season. Along with senior Adam Vassallo, junior Dennis Manges and sophomore Devin Mesoraco were recognized as All-Stars six years ago.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A week after being selected to play in the 12th-annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District IX Basketball All-Star games, seniors Shawnna Crago and Jenna Reitz were added to another All-Star list Monday night.
For the second-straight year, both Crago and Reitz were listed on the District IX Girls' Basketball League All-Star team.
Crago is one of the 10 girls' All-Stars, while Reitz was recognized as the girls' lone honorable mention.
BROOKVILLE â€” Monday, the Jefferson County Jail Board discussed a program that could bring state inmates back to their counties of residence for the final six months of their prison terms.
Jefferson County Jail Warden Tom Elbel said the state Department of Corrections (DOC) has contacted him, and he expressed interest in participating in the program, which is designed to assimilate state inmates into their hometown communities prior to release, said Susan Bensinger, deputy DOC press secretary.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) has pledged to stand beside the school board as both board and union members fight cuts in Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget.
During the public comment portion of the Punxsutawney Area School Board's agenda last Monday, PAEA President Don Gill read a prepared statement, saying the PAEA "will stand beside you to fight" the proposed cuts.
Aldona (Kokonaski) Miskavich Reilly, 91, Punxsutawney, and formerly of DuBois, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in DuBois, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Snurputis) Kokonaski.
She was married to Peter Miskavich, who preceded her in death. She then married James Reilly, who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reilly was a medical care worker in the Reynoldsville area and a member of Army & Navy Club in Punxsy.
Carl Eugene Adams, 50, Dora-Timblin Road, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at UPMC Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 21, 1960 in Brookville, a son of Joseph and Evelyn Marie (Dinger) Adams Jr., who survive, of Timblin.
Mr. Adams was a 1979 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 2001 graduate of Triangle Tech.
June 30, 1990, he married the love of his life, Marcie Jo Ross, who survives.
He worked as a logger and later as an electrician for Caylor Electric.
Dorothy Divelbiss, 95, North Irwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.
She was born June 18, 1915, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Clair and Blanche McMillen Lukehart.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, in 1993.
Mrs. Divelbiss became the first full-time executive secretary of the Irwin Chamber of Commerce in 1967. For 14 years, she alone was the coordinator of the Irwin Community Picnic.