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June 15th, 2012

Jefferson on short end of back-and-forth affair

June 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a game that saw a pair of ties and three different lead changes, Jefferson Grocery came out on the short end of the stick against GKN of Fox Township 11-8 Friday evening in Punxsutawney.

It was GKN which jumped out to an early lead before Jefferson even had a chance to pull out its bats with a two-spot in the top of the first.

Hunter Fantechi started things with a one-out single in front of the left fielder, and he came all the way around to score on a two-out double that short hopped the fence in right.

Bass season opens; licenses up, anglers expected to surge, too

June 15, 2012

BELL TOWNSHIP — With license sales up 11 percent from last year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) expects the state’s most popular bass fishing spots to see a surge in use as the season kicks off today.

According to Rick Vlazak, Jefferson County waterways conservation officer, as of midnight Friday, it became legal to catch and keep largemouth and smallmouth bass in Pennsylvania, as long as they are 12 inches long, unlike trout season.

Guild’s summer show to entertain whole family

June 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two of the most popular figures in children’s literature, Mr. Frog and Mr. Toad, will come to life with all of their woodland friends when the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents “A Year with Frog and Toad.”  

The Tony-nominated musical will be staged at the Punxustawney Area Middle School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. June 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. A special family matinee has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24.
 

June 14th

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.

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