May 1st, 2012
INDIANA â€” Bernadette Peters performing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this Friday is a special occasion in itself, but for this trip, Peters has some good news of her own.
Tuesday, it was announced that Peters â€” a star of stage, television, concert and recordings â€” has been chosen to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award during the upcoming Tony Awards celebration in June.
But prior to that event, Peters will conclude the inaugural season of the Lively Artsâ€™ â€śOvations!â€ť series at 8 p.m. Friday at Fisher Auditorium of IUPâ€™s Performing Arts Center.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During Sundayâ€™s Loyalty Day program at the War Memorial, VFW Post Adjutant Bob Lott recognized Keaton Mohney, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Mohney participated in Voice of Democracy, an audio-essay competition last year, and wrote an essay on the topic, â€śIs there pride in serving in our military?â€ť
Mohney won at the VFW Post 9044 level and the District 19 level.
Her success at the district level led her to compete at the state level in Harrisburg, where she placed sixth.
OLIVEBURG â€” A Rossiter man riding a motorcycle around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along Route 36 in Oliveburg, was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries after he crashed his bike.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Kyle T. Bryan, 22, Rossiter, was traveling north on Route 36 on his Kawasaki 250R and was completing a pass when a bungee cord that was holding a coat and cooler bag came loose, and the coat wrapped around the bikeâ€™s tire .
Police said Bryanâ€™s motorcycle skidded 105 feet before it overturned, which caused him to be
Susan M. Aljoe, 55, DuBois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home.
She was born March 9, 1957, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Long) Reitz.
June 14, 1975, she married Ronald M. Aljoe, who survives, of DuBois.
Mrs. Aljoe was a 1975 graduate of Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville. She was employed at Wal-Mart in DuBois.
She was a member of the Treasure Lake Church and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, both located in DuBois.
If life is measured by ones ability to laugh and love, then that of Edwardine Caltagaroneâ€™s, who passed away April 28, 2012, at age 71 at her home surrounded by the people who love her, surpasses any mountain top.
She was born July 23, 1940, in Big Soldier, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Kusnirak) Wascovich.
She was married to Francis Caltagarone, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Caltagarone was a graduate of Reynoldsville-Winslow High School, and she worked as a waitress for many years, as well as at Cameron Manufacturing, Kniseley Coal Company.
Robert Earl Schwab, 88, Falconer, N.Y., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home in Falconer.
He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Frostburg, a son of the late James and Maud (Roush) Schwab.
Mr. Schwab was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II from 1944 to 1946.
Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty L. Straitiff Schwab, who preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1984.
Dec. 28, 1985, in Jamestown, N.Y., he married Nora Mae Staley Zimmerman Schwab, who survives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On a day aimed at recognizing the contributions of the senior members of the team, Punxsy's girls' track and field squad did pulled out a 98.33-51.67 victory over Redbank Valley Monday in Punxsutawney.
En route to picking up the victory, the Lady Chucks nabbed first place in 14 of the 18 scheduled events.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On a day chosen to honor its senior members, the Punxsy boys' track team dominated on both sides â€”Â 50-13 in the field and 56-31 on the track â€” to earn a 106-44 victory over the Redbank Valley Bulldogs Monday in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy head coach John Smith was especially pleased with the results in the field.
"We had some really strong showings and some personal bests in the field," Smith said. "We had some sweeps and some very nice improvements in the shot and discus. Brody Morgan had a good javelin throw. We were very pleased with scoring over 50 points there."
CURWENSVILLE â€” After a long layoff, the Lady Chucks JV softball squad showed no signs of rust Friday when it traveled to Curwensville, putting up an impressive 18 runs in an 18-2, four-inning victory over the Golden Tide.
"This was a quality team effort by everyone," Punxsy head coach Phil Mennitti said. "Every player did their job at the plate by either collecting walks or putting the bats on the ball for RBIs. Coach (Brad) Constantino and I were pleased with their performance tonight on offense and defense."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On the eve of lawmakers returning to Harrisburg to hash out details of Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-13 budget, state Sen.
Joe Scarnati said there's bright spots and not-so-bright spots.
"Revenues are improving, so that's a bright spot," Scarnati, who also serves as president pro tem in the state Senate, told The Spirit last Thursday.
A $700 million shortfall, however, is not a bright spot, he said, and neither is the slow pace of recovery.