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August 1st, 2012

Grays' defense helps them even series with Sens

August 1, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — The Brookville Grays and Sykesville Senators finals match up has played out how many thought it would: A stellar defense (Brookville) versus a powerful offense (Sykesville).

"They're (Sykesville) a hard-hitting baseball club; unless you can keep them off their stride its going to be tough to keep them off the bases," said Brookville manager Bob McCullough.

Wednesday night, it would be Brookville's defense that prevailed, giving it a 5-3 win and tying the series at two apiece.

"The ability to repair is almost as important as the will to win," said McCullough.

SS.C.D. gearing up for annual festival

August 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It must be August when you see back-to-school commercials on television and the 73rd Saints Cosmas & Damian (SS.C.D.) Lawn Festival is ready to begin. The festival begins Friday and runs through Sunday with the proceeds going to the SS.C.D. Catholic School.

"This is my 19th year as the festival chairman; I succeeded Tom and Joanne Uberti after having been their assistant for several years," said Frank Hetrick, festival chairperson.

Hetrick said both of his children, Ryan and Shawn, attended school at SS.C.D. Elementary School and now live in Los Angeles, Calif.

Brockway library presents new methods of accessing genealogies and old newspapers

August 1, 2012

BROCKWAY — Have you ever wondered if you are descended from someone famous? Do you ever wonder if your great-great grandparents did something significant — fought in a war, served in the political system, immigrated to America with nothing but the clothes on their backs or started their own business?

If you want to find out, you may have to travel only as far as your local library. The Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway presented a genealogies program last Tuesday.

Mildred M."Millie" Gearhart-Anibaldi, 89

August 1, 2012

Mildred M. Gearhart-Anibaldi, 89, DuBois, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at DuBois Village.

She was born April 8, 1923, in Cloe, a daughter of the late I. Roland and Alice (Baun) Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Anibaldi.

Mildred worked for 25 years at Brown’s Boot Shop in Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed knitting and making afghans and dishcloths. She also loved puzzles, shopping and dining out.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Mary L. Molinengo, 79

August 1, 2012

Mary L. Molinengo, 79, Rossiter, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a daughter and one of 12 children of the late Walter and Clara (Wojtkowski) Mocek.

Mrs. Molinengo was the last surviving member of her family.

July 2, 1955, she married Arnold Molinengo, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2003.

Mary enjoyed being a volunteer at Punxsutawney Area Hospital from 2005 until April of 2012. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers at home.

She loved her children and grandchildren.

July 31st

Every Pirates fan’s dream come true! Walker throws out first pitch at Buccos game

August 1, 2012

PITTSBURGH — Many Little Leaguers and other baseball players in western Pa. have had the dream to one day pitch in the Major Leagues at PNC Park.

Lesa Walker, owner of Walker's Auto Parts, didn't get to play a game at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates; however, she was the winner of a contest that allowed her to throw out the first pitch of a game July 23 between the Pirates and Chicago Cubs as the winner of a promotion with Uni-Select — an auto parts warehouse with which she deals.

Punxsy All-Stars stay alive with win over Avon Grove

July 31, 2012

MEADVILLE — The Punxsy 10- and 11- year old softball All-Stars just won't quit, as they defeated Avon Grove, 10-8, in the losers bracket Tuesday. Punxsy faces a tough Exton team today at 1 p.m. that it must defeat twice to claim the State title.

Punxsy did all of its scoring in the third and fifth inning to defeat Avon Grove. It scored four runs in the third and six in the fifth.

Punxsy I-Med outscores Warren by 11 runs

July 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In need of a win to push itself into contention for a spot in the Youth Legion state playoffs, Punxsy's I-Medical got just that with a convincing offensive barrage, putting up 13 runs over just five innings to earn a 13-2 victory over Warren after a long rain delay Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney.

I-Medical was the visiting team, and it wasted no time putting Warren in a hole, scoring four runs on six hits and batting around its lineup.

RIDING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

July 31, 2012

The Eagle Riders of Punxsutawney raised $2,000 on its annual motorcycle ride that was held recently, along with $1,000 donated by the FOE Eagles No. 1231, for Special Olympics. Jim Burton, WJAC TV meteorologist, member of the Special Olympics board of directors and a member of the Eagles Riders in Johnstown, said he was grateful for the money that was raised, which is used year round and not just during the Special Olympics games.

Burton said it is more than just providing athletics and exercise for special needs people; it is also used for medical screenings.

Mary L. Molinengo, 79

July 31, 2012

Mary L. Molinengo, 79, Rossiter, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

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