October 24th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's that time of year again, time to think about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and Christmas. But what about those children throughout our community who are in need this holiday season. The Loyal Order of Moose - Punxsutawney No. 954, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1231 and the Salvation Army of Punxsutawney have teamed together again this year for the Kickoff Event of the 4th Annual Tunes for Tots & Auction.
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.
Dr. Joseph Michael Daniel Lisa, 86, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home.
Dr. Lisa was born May 8, 1928, in Jersey City, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Gallo) Lisa.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara A. (Brauer) Lisa of DuBois.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the students, faculty and staff that using their seatbelts is not an option, and you will receive a citation if you're caught not having it on.
According to a Punxsutawney Borough Police news release, "20 law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania have agreed to participate in this one-week Teen Seatbelt Mobilization scheduled this week," the release said, adding that this Teen Mobilization will coincide with the National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of Monday nightâ€™s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Billy Gardell and Seth Meyers were on-hand to help the ladies wave in the game. The NFL goes pink in the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness and to show its support for survivors and for those still battling.
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP â€” Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills Senior Center create apple butter on Tuesday, despite the rainy weather.
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Idella (Rushton) Ober, 88, of Marion Center, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 after a short illness at her daughterâ€™s home in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.
The daughter of Will and Grace (Abel) Rushton, she was born in Grant Twp., Indiana County, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1926.
She was a graduate of Marion Center High School.
Idella was a lifelong Lutheran. She was a member of the Grove Chapel Lutheran Church, Indiana, Pa. Idella was very active in her church activities and enjoyed being a part of the Lutheran Women.
Roy G. Miller, 78, of Mahaffey, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Miller was born May 16, 1936 in Mahaffey, a son of the late Dallas and Zoe (Baker) Miller.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy E. (Hunter) Miller.
Patricia A. Miller of Munroe Falls, Ohio, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
She was born July 11, 1952, in DuBois, Pa., the youngest child of James Edward and Anna Gertrude (Wachob) Soliday of Big Run and later of Cloe.
She graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1970.
She was employed in the office of the former Quaker Market in Punxsutawney before moving to Ohio in the mid-1970s.
She is survived by a brother, William (Yvonne) Soliday of Richlands, North Carolina, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Helen M. Frantz, 95, Punxsutawney, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born March 13, 1919, in Adrian, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Istvan) Bendlock.
On Nov. 3, 1941, she married Millard J. Frantz in Punxsutawney. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1980.
Helen was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.
She was a member of the Groundhog Campers Association and a former member of the Ladies Guild of Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.