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June 14th, 2012

In a pickle: Miners too slow cracking Hibell's riddle

June 14, 2012

BROOKVILLE — When the Rossiter Miners and the Brookville Grays met in Federation League action May 31, Brookville starter Craig Hibell allowed four runs and was charged with a loss in Rossiter's 4-1 victory. Thurs- day evening in Brookville, Hibell earned his revenge, holding the Miners scoreless through five and earning the win with help from closer Ryan Barrett, as the Grays eked out a 3-2 victory over Rossiter.

After the game, Rossiter head coach Jim Dunlap said he knew from the beginning what the team's problem was: They came out flat.

Board shoots down proposal to hike costs for athletic events

June 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite looking for ways to chip away at expenses in its budget, Monday, the Punxsutawney Area School Board defeated a motion on a recommendation from its Athletic Committee to raise admission fees for sporting events.

The board approved Penny Pifer’s recommendation to award bids for fall/winter sports, but defeated a motion to increase ticket prices for admission to athletic events with a 5-4 vote.

FLAG DAY MUSIC

June 14, 2012

VFW Post 9044 changed up its annual Flag Day observance in a number of ways Thursday evening at the War Memorial. First of all, the American Legion Montgomery Post 17 Band, under the direction of Captain Jack Averill, performed a number of patriotic and concert band standards, such as pieces by Irving Berlin, Robert Smith and George Cannon, as well as two pieces, “God of Our Fathers” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” in tribute to Post 9044’s late past commander, James Soliday.

Ruth E. Hogan, 90

June 14, 2012

Ruth E. Hogan, 90, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Moorehead House, Indiana, where she was a resident for the past two years. She previously resided in her home on Rustic Lodge Road, Indiana, after living in Regent Square in the Pittsburgh area for nearly 25 years.

She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Wallace C. and Jean (Brown) Wolfe.

For 58 years, she was married to Donald G. Hogan, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 2003.

They were married June 17, 1945, at the Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

Shawna M. Marshall, 52

June 14, 2012

Shawna M. Marshall, 52, Mahaffey, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home.

Miss Marshall was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Dodge City, Kansas, a daughter of the late Harold Marshall and Betty Clover and step-father Phil Clover, who survive.

She was a graduate of Calvary Christian Bible School.

David Howard Potts, 87

June 14, 2012

David Howard Potts, 87, Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his residence.

He was born May 12, 1925, in Home, a son of the late Arthur R. and Esther E. (Northine) Potts.

He was married to Marybelle Geesey Potts, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Potts proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he helped in the engineering and building of the Panama Canal.

June 13th

Two big GKN innings push visitors past Femco

June 13, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Femco Machine's Senior League baseball team held a 4-2 lead entering the sixth inning against Fox Township's GKN, but a pair of big innings in the sixth and the seventh pushed the visiting squad past Femco 13-6 Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney.

Things started out on a high note for Femco after giving up one run in the top of the first, as it answered with a pair in the home half to take the lead.

GKN's run came off a leadoff single by Andy Geci, a walk, a fielder's choice and a fielding blunder by Femco.

The Zak Zone

June 13, 2012

Every once in a while, you're a part of something that you know is special — a little piece of history.

One such occurrence from my past comes to mind.

It was Saturday, July 27, 1997, and I was spending the weekend camping with my grandparents in Cook Forest.

My grandparents, my cousins, my brother and I had just finished a game of cards, and as was usually the case in the evenings at camp, we were listening to the Pirates game on the radio.

SUMMER: TIME TO READ!

June 13, 2012

More than 100 youngsters and family member visited the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Wednesday for a party to kick off the annual summer reading program, this year titled, “Dream Big, Read!” They also enjoyed snacks, crafts, face-painting and visits with alpacas from Rainbow Mountain Alpacas. Here, Peggy Johnston (right), the vice-president of the Friends of the Library and summer reading volunteer, paints the face of six-year-old Rylee Grimes, who will start first grade at Jenks Hill in the fall. (Photo by Tom Chapin)

Formula change for baby, mother care concerns hospital

June 13, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Serving as the only provider of obstetrical care in the county, Punxsutawney Area Hospital officials are concerned about a decision by the state Department of Public Welfare (DPW) that could threaten the service.

DPW recently changed its formula for reimbursing hospitals for the care of mothers and their babies.

Until May 1, the state paid an average of $5,712 for the mother’s care and $1,155 for the baby’s care for families on medical assistance.

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