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May 11th, 2012

Son of local natives makes modeling debut for catalog

May 11, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Is there a modeling career in the works for two-year-old Hudson Miller?

The jury’s still out on that option, but he’s already made a bit of a splash, having been featured on the cover of a catalog for Rugged Butts (for boys) Ruffle Butts (for girls).

Hudson, the son of Deanna (Blose) and Garrett Miller, of Myrtle Beach, was set for some Valentine’s Day shots by an up-and-coming local photographer who thought he had what it took for child modeling.

Barbara A. Mennetti, 68

May 11, 2012

Barbara A. Mennetti, 68, Rossiter, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born July 6, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Nick and Mary (Miller) Monoskey.

Oct. 3, 1964, she married John Mennetti, who survives. They were married for 47 years.

Mrs. Mennetti was a woman of strong faith and attended the Rossiter United Methodist Church.

She was a very proud homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, being outdoors and camping. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Allen Leroy "Roy" Pearce, 82

May 11, 2012

Allen Leroy "Roy" Pearce, 82, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Nanty Glo, a son of the late John Henry and Bertha (Wright) Pearce.

He was married to Betty Jane (Peace) Pearce, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1989.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Virginia Sandler; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dottie Erckman and Flora Pearce; and a brother, Jack Pearce.

May 10th

Lady Chucks' late magic runs out in loss to Eagles

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Things looked bleak for the Punxsy softball team heading into the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday afternoon trailing Bald Eagle 7-1, but after a come-from-behind victory over the Lady Beavers of DuBois last night, Punxsy battled back with six sixth-inning runs to tie the game.

Unfortunately, though, Punxsy's luck ran out, as the Bald Eagles plated a run in the top of the seventh and kept Punxsy off the scoreboard for an 8-7 win.

Gilmore knocks off Chucks' top pair for title

May 10, 2012

DUBOIS — After falling to DuBois in the District IX team finals Wednesday afternoon, Punxsy had a shot to earn its revenge in the singles title against a difficult foe in DuBois' No. 1 singles player, Trey Gilmore. But the Chucks' top singles players, Michael Blose and Tim Pearce, each fell to Gilmore — the eventual champion — Thursday in DuBois.

Despite a loss on the score sheet, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said Blose battled Gilmore in what was most likely his strongest match of the season. Gilmore just proved to be too much and went on to win 6-4, 6-2.

Three HRs power Punxsy JV baseball past DuBois

May 10, 2012

DUBOIS — DuBois' JV baseball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning against Punxsy Wednesday in DuBois, but the Chucks battled back to earn an 8-7 victory over the Beavers.

DuBois' five spot in the first came off four walks and three timely hits, and the score remained 5-0 until the top of the fourth, when Hunter Hickok started the inning with a single.

Hickok stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Christian Falgout. Brandon Blose pushed Punxsy's first run across the plate with a fielder's choice.

White: $500K for work on Dinsmore Avenue

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, Borough Manager Ben White presented Punxsutawney Borough Council with an estimated cost to pave and place new sewage lines along Dinsmore Avenue at half a million dollars.

A couple of months ago, council asked him to move forward with an estimated cost to upgrade Dinsmore Avenue, one of the last two brick covered streets in the borough. The other brick- covered road is Grace Way.

Paradise Gardens & Farm owner refutes drilling in honor of wife, nature

May 10, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — Thursday, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn staged a little rebellion of his own, but it was an emotional one.

“Now I feel empowered by a bond of love,” he said following an event he hosted Thursday on his Paradise Gardens & Farm. “No drill will ever penetrate this land, and I’m prepared to stand behind that.”

Cleghorn’s rebellion came with a declaration without weapons, and as well as with the spirit of his No. 1 confederate — his wife, Dr. Lucinda Hart-González, who died of cancer in November 2011.

May 9th

John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75

May 9, 2012

John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75, formerly of Brookville and Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Brookville, a son of the late Howard C. and Mary A. (Sarvey) McMillen.

Dec. 14, 1958, in Emrickville, he married Rose Richards, who preceded him in death in 1970.

Mr. McMillen worked as a laborer for Humphrey Charcoal of Brookville, and he was active in the Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company for 25 years.

Eileen L. North, 83

May 9, 2012

Eileen L. North, 83, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Andrew and Grace (Lorenzo) Capirosso.

April 3, 1951, she married I. Taylor North, who preceded her in death July 4, 1992.

Mrs. North was a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney and a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church. She attended SS.C.D. school and graduated from there in 1946. She was involved in activities within the church and the school throughout her life.

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