June 27th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Although Punxsy was the host for Wednesday evening's nine- and 10-year-old All-Star game against St. Marys, the coin toss before the game determined that St. Marys would be the home team, and thus get last at-bats. But Punxsy used the momentum that came with a big first inning to go on to earn a 6-3 victory over St. Marys in a game the host never trailed.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Alli Ishman threw her second no-hitter of the 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Star tournament to out-duel fellow pitcher Maddie Loutzenheiser â€” who didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning â€”Â in Punxsy's 2-0 win over Warren in the District X losers' bracket final Wednesday in Punxsutawney.
With the win, Punxsy set up a rematch with DuBois, which knocked Punxsy into the losers' bracket Monday with a walk-off, 3-2 victory. Punxsy hopes to avenge the loss to DuBois Friday, when it travels there for the second time this week, and set up a rubber match for the District X crown.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy's power proved to be too much for the Brookville All-Star squad to handle Wednesday night in Brookville, as Punxsy defeated Brookville 26-9 after five innings.
Punxsy batted first and came out hot right from the get-go. In the first inning, Madison Stonbraker had an RBI-triple to center field to score the first run of the game.
Jessica Lisa followed with an RBI of her own to bring Stonbraker home. The next five batters â€” Laney Monroe, Tagen Ludwig, Haley Maines, Abby Gemmell and Abbi Riskus â€” were all walked to bring in another four runs.
Isabella S. Green, 95, a guest at the Jefferson Manor and formerly of Brookville, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.
She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Brookville, a daughter of the late Vernon G. and Mertie (Ramer) Stewart.
Aug. 9, 1947, she married Joseph John Green, who preceded her in death April 21, 1988.
Mrs. Green was a homemaker and worked for the Brookville Glove Factory in her early years. During World War II, she moved to and worked in a factory in Philadelphia that made bomb making sites.
Mildred Louise (Priester) Shaffer, 87, Valier, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 27, 1924, in McCalmont Township.
Oct. 10, 1942, she married Clinton Eugene Shaffer, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1993.
She previously worked at Sportswear and the Adrian Hospital. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and a former member of Eastern Star.
Her enjoyments were being at home with her family, cooking and cleaning.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board approved the 2012-13 general fund budget with no tax increase at Wednesdayâ€™s voting meeting.
The board voted 6-1 to approve the $38,650,241 budget, with board President Gary Conrad, Vice-President Francis J. Molinaro and board members Lesa Conner, Jim Baun, Melissa Snyder and Roberta Dinsmore voting yes, and Jack White voting no.
Board members Penny Pifer and Bob Pascuzzo were excused from Wednesdayâ€™s meeting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There were some happy campers at the Punxsutawneyâ€™s Fire Departmentâ€™s Old Home Week carnival grounds Wednesday morning, as a group from Camp Friendship ate food and rode rides at the annual free event.
Every summer during Old Home Week, the fire department and J&J Amusements open the midway up and allow the campers â€” who range from age six up to 44 years of age â€” to ride the rides and eat for free, said April Barrick, co-director of Camp Friendshipâ€™s Punxsy Camp.
BROOKVILLE â€” To save taxpayer money and provide better 911 service, eight area counties have formed a cooperative arrangement that will bring about a new 911 switching system.
Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners entered into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the establishment of the Northern Tier Regional Telecommunications Project with Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties for establishing and maintaining emergency 911 telephone systems within the territorial units of the participating counties.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â With a team returning 11 of the 13 members from last year's 10- and 11-year-old District X Little League baseball All-Star Champions, Punxsy wasted no time getting back into the swing of things Tuesday in the opening round of this year's 11- and 12-year-old tournament with a 12-2, four-inning victory over Brockway on home turf.
After the game, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti struggled to come up with anything his team needed to improve on in the one day of practice it has before taking to the road Thursday against St. Marys in the second round of the winners' bracket.
He wasnâ€™t fire breathing, but the spinning dragon ride on the J&J Amusements midway is big, green and friendly. Here (from left), Nicholas and Olivia Gordon; and Lauren Kent of Punxsy, take a ride on the dragon Tuesday during the Punxsutawney Fire Departmentâ€™s Old Home Week Carnival, which continues from 6 to 11 p.m. every night through Saturday at the carnival grounds behind the west side of the Punxy Plaza. For more photos, check out the online photo gallery.