September 4th, 2012
Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the home of his daughter.
He was born July 7, 1962, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the late Scott Daniel Rhodes and Carol Ann (Darby) Kromer. His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Terry enjoyed raising his daughters and getting to enjoy his grandchildren.
He also enjoyed fishing, sitting around a campfire with friends and watching NASCAR races.
Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, peacefully at her home.
She was born March 12, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late William A. and Grace Genevive Smith.
April 18, 1941, she married her best friend, Woodrow W. Yeaney Sr. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1996.
Annabelle and her husband owned Anwood Farms in Mayport and The Halfway House Tavern in Shannondale, Pa.
Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ The 2012 girls' soccer season kicked off Saturday with Punxsy controlling two matches of its own tournament to earn a split with a 0-0 (1-3 on penalty kicks) loss to Keystone before blanking Smethport, 2-0, in the afternoon.
â€śOur team played great today,â€ť excitedly told Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes. â€śWe controlled possession, and our passing was very good in both matches.â€ť
In the second match, Ashley Bacha found the net for the first time in the Punxsy season with an unassisted effort 12 minutes into the contest.
INDIANA â€” Trevor Peace powered the Punxsy boysâ€™ soccer team to its first victory of the season on Saturday. Peace assisted on two scores and blasted two goals of his own to defeat DuBois, 4-2, in the second day of the Indiana Tournament.
Host Indiana claimed a 2-0 win over Punxsy in the season opener Friday.
After a Beavers' goal just under six minutes into the contest, the Chucksâ€™ Kevin Hughes netted the first goal of the year at 31:57 off a pass from Peace for a 1-1 halftime score.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The plants that bring downtown Punxsutawney to life each summer â€” in the parking meter urns and planted barrels â€” can't take care of themselves. And this past summer, the Punxsutawney Garden Club entrusted the caretaking to its new, youngest member: 15-year-old Tommy Troutman.
And while Tommy is joined by his grandfather, Clarence "Butch" Troutman, on his Punxsutawney watering trips, he said it was from the other side of his family that his love for gardening was first sparked by his grandmother Debra Edgell.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It happened again, as a neighbor thought she heard a beeping noise coming from a house at 302 Greenwood Ave. in Punxsutawney, saw smoke inside the structure and called 911.
With a quick response from the Punxsutawney Fire Department, the home was spared major damage.
"The owner, Scott Taylor, left at 3 p.m. and was working on an aquarium in what was the living room, and either a cigarette or equipment from the aquarium fell onto the couch and began to smolder," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.
BROOKVILLE â€” County commissioners Paul Corbin and Jeff Pisarcik signed a proclamation declaring September 2012 to be Senior Community Center Month at a meeting of the County Commission last Tuesday.
Fellow commissioner James McIntyre was absent for the signing
The proclamation read, â€śWe, Commissioners of the County of Jefferson, do hereby proclaim September 2012 as National Senior Community Center Month.
BROOKVILLE â€” The population in the Jefferson County prison system has been increasing recently, Warden Tom Elbel said at the latest meeting of the Jefferson County jail board last Monday.
â€śI donâ€™t have an explanation,â€ť he said in regard to the cause of the sudden uptick.
He said that the jail has received a few inmates from other counties, but not as many as it has received in the past and still with a larger increase than has previously been recorded.
Mary Ruth Reitz, 81, of Laurelbrooke Landing, passed away at Brookville Hospital on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
She was born May 31, 1931, at Cloverdale Farm in Stanton, Pa., the youngest child of the late Harry Webster and Jessie Ruth (Brosius) Reitz.Â
She never married.
After graduating from Brookville High School and Grove City College with an associate degree, Mary Ruth worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at Brookville Equipment; as a secretary to Milton Eisenhower, president of Penn State; and as a secretary for James Hysong, superintendent of Brookville Area Joint Schools.
Raymond â€śJuniorâ€ť Shank, Jr., 76, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.
He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Indiana County, a son of the late Charles and Edna Mae (Wright) Shank.
Mary Katharyn â€śKateâ€ť Patterson has been his life partner for the past 42 years.
Mr. Shank worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and as a coal miner.
He was a member of the American Legion in Rossiter and Punxsutawney, the Punxsutawney Eagles and St. Joeâ€™s Club in DeLancey.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved his dog, Brownie.