May 10th, 2012
DUBOIS â€” 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 â€” the eventual champion â€” 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.
DUBOIS â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Thursday, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn staged a little rebellion of his own, but it was an emotional one.
â€śNow I feel empowered by a bond of love,â€ť he said following an event he hosted Thursday on his Paradise Gardens & Farm. â€śNo drill will ever penetrate this land, and Iâ€™m prepared to stand behind that.â€ť
Cleghornâ€™s rebellion came with a declaration without weapons, and as well as with the spirit of his No. 1 confederate â€” his wife, Dr. Lucinda Hart-GonzĂˇlez, who died of cancer in November 2011.
John W. â€śBillâ€ť â€śSmokeyâ€ť 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, 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.
Barbara Helen (Dubensky) Rosman, 75, Sykesville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kvashnock) Dubensky.
Aug. 30, 1958, in Sykesville, she married Joseph Myron Rosman, who survives.
Mrs. Rosman was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in DuBois.
She worked at Cameron in Reynoldsville and was also a seamstress at Ideal Products in Sykesville.
She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and travel.Â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A six-inning pitcher's duel between Punxsy starter Randa Depp and DuBois starter Samantha Kirk got messy â€” as did the field â€” when the skies opened up and the rain made it difficult to pitch Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
But after a lengthy delay, the Lady Chucks made it worth the wait with Ivy Phillips scoring after a single by Mary Sloniger to give Punxsy a 9-8 victory in nine innings.
Phillips led off the inning with a single back up the middle, but after a failed sacrifice bunt attempt, she was still at first with one out.
DUBOIS â€” With a different format at the District IX Team Championships, the Punxsy boys' tennis team came just one point short of a D-IX title, falling to the Beavers of DuBois 3-2.
With no players repeating, Punxsy's first point came at No. 2 singles, where Tim Pearce downed DuBois' Matt Fultz 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Then, at No. 1 singles, Punxsy's top pair for the day â€” and a probable pairing heading into District IX doubles finals next week, Eddie Serafin and Nick Roberts â€” earned a convincing 6-2, 6-3 win over Colton Ames and Aaron Lines.
Over the course of the past week-and-a-half, I've been doing a lot of thinking about dandelions.
I suppose lot of us have had dandelions on the brain over that time period given the fact that it is grass cutting season, and dandelions have caused much more frequent mowing than is usual due to their persistent growth and unappealing visual nature once they turn from flower to seed pod.
And with it being dandelions' prime growth season, some of us have even been fortunate enough to cut our lawns more than once in a week to keep them from looking similar to undiscovered jungles.