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July 23rd, 2012

THE ROCKETS DID IT AGAIN

July 23, 2012

After a rough Saturday last weekend, the Rockets 15- and 16-year-old tournament team — consisting of girls from DuBois, St. Marys and Punxsutawney — battled back to win the Tornado Warning tournament in Pittsburgh. This past weekend, they did it again — this time at the Forest Hills Girls Fast Pitch Tournament in Beaverdale — after going 2-1-1 Saturdy to end up the No. 5 seed for bracket play Sunday. The Rockets fought back through to defeat the No. 4, No. 2 and No. 1 seeds to win the tournament championship.

Playing around at the park

July 23, 2012

Emma Vance, Punxsutawney, is shown looking through the spyglass in the older kids’ playground at Harmon Field.

Robert Lynn Frantz, 77

July 23, 2012

Robert Lynn Frantz, 77, Big Run, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1935, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.

July 8, 1961, he married the former Donna M. Kendall, who preceded him in death in February 2005.

Following the death of his wife, Mr. Frantz found a dear friend in Virginia Grace States, who became a traveling buddy, a caretaker and a faithful helping hand to the end.

Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ellen Marie Haslego, 80

July 23, 2012

Ellen Marie Haslego, 80, Punxsutawney, Gaskill Township area, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Dora E. (Bair) Brady.

She married Samuel Haslego, who preceded her in death Nov. 25, 2011.
Mrs. Haslego loved listening to country music and spending time with her grandchildren.

July 22nd

Way Back When

July 22, 2012

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(August 12, 1896)

BEATEN AND ROBBED
A Very Queer Proceeding on the Part of Two Hungarians

Business celebrates 1st anniversary of providing natural gas as vehicle fuel

July 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A local company celebrated its first anniversary of providing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the Punxsutawney area this past week with a reception at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

July 4, 2011, "O" Ring CNG Fuel Systems L.P. declared fuel energy independence for itself and a fleet of 16 vehicles, said owner Robert H. Beatty, Jr.

Bell bounces back; Brookville eliminates Miners

July 22, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Five days prior to Sunday's Game 5 in the Federation League semi-finals, Rossiter chased Brookville's starting pitcher after 3-2/3 innings en route to a 5-2 victory that evened the series. Sunday evening, facing elimination, Rossiter hoped to do the same with the same result, as Bell matched up with Rossiter starter Sean Smith for the second time in the series.

Clearfield defeats Punxsy to claim IC VFW title

July 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy 15 and 16 year old VFW squad lost to a tough Clearfield team, 23-8 over four innings, Sunday afternoon. With the win, Clearfield claimed the Indiana County title.

Punxsy came into the game off an impressive win over Phillipsburg Saturday. Punxsy won that game 12-0 off the bats of Anthany Faulk, who scored a triple, Bycen Paulinelli, who recorded a double, and Michael Klingensmith, who put one out of the park to help bring in a win for his squad.

RoseAnn Sloniger, 72

July 22, 2012

RoseAnn Sloniger, 72, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. 

She was born April 9, 1940, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James Salvaggio and Angelina (Peratto) Salvaggio.

Dec. 4, 1958, she married Thomas L. Sloniger, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Sloniger was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church.

She loved gardening, shopping trips and camping at Allegheny National Forest for family reunions, but most of all, she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

July 20th

Rich Kuntz Memorial Field set to host Western Regionals

July 20, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Anyone who's been down to the Punxsutawney baseball complex this summer has certainly noticed some big changes at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field, which has long hosted the PAHS baseball team and the VFW leagues in Punxsutawney, beginning with the new dugouts and concession stand/pressbox. And with the improvements coming along nicely — yet far from reaching the status of finished project — Punxsy will have the opportunity to host a pair of tournaments over the next week including an eight-team Western Regional tournament July 28 through Aug. 1.

The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Monday: IUP...
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred...
Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX...
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging...

 

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