July 22nd, 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.Â
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 â€”Â yet far from reaching the status of finished project â€”Â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY- The 10- & 11-year-old softball All-Stars are Section 1 champions thanks to a clutch sixth-inning performance. The Punxsy youngsters defeated Corry 9-7 Friday night to claim the title.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â After the first two innings, it appeared as if Punxsy's 15- and 16-year-old VFW team might cruise to a victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the playoff tournament â€” one hosted by Punxsutawney â€” with the host leading 5-1. But Clearfield never rolled over and battled back to ensure Punxsy would need every run it scored in its 7-6 win to advance to the winners' bracket championship today.
After the game, Punxsy coach Mike Klingensmith said he thought the team played well, and that its only flaw was that, at times, it struggled to string the hits it needed together.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If youâ€™re looking for a location to hold your summer family picnic close to home instead of driving a long distance, did you ever think about holding your event at one of the parks operated by the Borough of Punxsutawney?
There are five parks that may be reserved free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, said Mary Neal, borough secretary.
The parks that are operated by the borough are Barclay Square, Harmon Field, Patsyâ€™s Park, the Thomas Barletta Skate Park and the Carter Avenue (Chris Mills) Playground.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The balmy, humid temperatures as of late have taken tolls on all things connected to nature, causing the regionâ€™s gardeners to take extra care in watering their work.
It was during this period of time that Michele Lorenzo and Jan Zamperini learned that their work â€” including taking an hour each evening to water, due to the lack of rain â€”Â has earned them the title of â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť for July from the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
â€śWe were horrified,â€ť since the weather had been so cruel, Zamperini joked.
Wanda M. DeLancey, 49, DuBois, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1962, in DuBois, a daughter of Daniel A. and Ida (Williams) Zurenda, who survive, of Punxsutawney.
May 24, 1993, she married Gordon L. DeLancey, who survives.
Mrs. DeLancey worked at ELCAM in DuBois for the past 11 years.
She loved to garden and belonged to the Garden Club of America.
Melanie Mae Brooks Bartley, 54, Brookville, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at home.
She was born April 20, 1958, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Howard G. and Marion (Gordon) Brooks.
May 28, 1994, in Cooksburg, she married Frank E. Bartley, who survives.
Mrs. Bartley was a 1976 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and attended DuBois Business College, where she received an associate's degree in medical transcription.
She retired from Brookville Hospital after 33 years of service.