March 30th, 2012
Charles "Spark" Seger, 77, Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 26, 1934, in Rossiter, a son of the late Sherman and Robina (Johnson) Seger.
July 14, 1956, he married, Virginia L. (Stiteler) Seger, of Punxsutawney, who survives.
Mr. Seger was a member of the Rossiter Sportsmans' Club. He was also an avid gardner and, most of all, a loving husband, father and grandfather.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Two Republican candidates seeking the 66th Legislative District seat in the state House of Representatives said Thursday night that Harrisburg regulates its constituents too much and is not pushing a conservative agenda, despite the Republican majority.
Meanwhile, the man they hope to unseat â€” incumbent House Speaker Sam Smith â€” stood on his record and as a leading voice for rural Pennsylvania.
It was a â€śCartoon Catastropheâ€ť at the 2012 Variety Show Thursday night, as Spongebob Squarepants (Kevin Byars, left) and Patrick Star (James Doverspike) took center stage amongst their cartoon friends. The Variety Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. at PAHS.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board say they dislike the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ) mandating price increases for school lunches.
District Cafeteria Manager Denise Geist said the USDA eventually wants all of the school districts to get to $2.51 as the price per lunch.
She said she thinks the district should raise the price of a lunch for next year by 10 cents.
â€śWe can raise it a nickel like we did last year,â€ť Geist said, adding that the operative number for last year was $2.46 per lunch.
DUBOIS â€” Coming off a convincing win against DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday, the Punxsy boys' tennis team knew it'd have its hands full Thursday against the DuBois Beavers in DuBois, and the Beavers proved to be too much in a 7-2 victory over the Chucks.
"We knew DuBois would be a little more polished, because they were a little more experienced," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said after the match.
One thing stood out to Heigley as an area the team could have improved its chances: Being more aggressive on the offensive end.
Lula P. Hetrick, 94, Dora, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Brookville Hospital.
She was born April 23, 1917, in Dora, Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Winfield and Edna Pearl (Reed) Mowrey.
She was a lifetime resident of Dora.
Last week, I wrote about the fact that some things never seem to change, as witnessed at a wiffle ball game in my great-grandmother's backyard.
This week, I'm unfortunately writing about the fact that some things are just bound to change.
Some change, I must admit, is a good thing. But in some sports, it just seems like they're trying to mess with my nostalgic remembrance of the way things ought to be.
One area in which I've noticed a reasonable change this year is in one of my favorite holidays: Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season.
George Colburn Bowers, 95, died Dec. 16, 2011, while visiting family in Gladwin, Michigan.
He was born March 2, 1916, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William Arthur and Blanch (Winslow) Bowers Sr.
Mr. Bowers was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 25th infantry division.
Barbara A. Mowry, 81, The Villages, Fla., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Mrs. Mowry moved to The Villages from Pittsburgh 17 years years ago, where she retired as a teacher in the Northgate School District after 33 years.
In The Villages, she was a member of New Life Presbyterian Church and the Philosophy Club.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Mowry and is also survived by her daughter, Ellen Shore of Pittsburgh; a son, David Mowry of Cleveland, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Itâ€™s strange, the information that may or may not be revealed within the walls of oneâ€™s own home.
Weeks ago, after New Yearâ€™s Day and before Groundhog Day, PAHS senior Dane Baker successfully auditioned to serve as one of the four emcees â€” along with Micky DeChurch, Ali Mancuso and Keaton Mohney â€” for the 2012 Variety Show.
â€śBoth of my parents were very excited,â€ť Baker said. But he didnâ€™t know a very coincidental fact that he shared with his mother, Mary Ann (Pisarcik) Baker.
When she was a PAHS senior, in 1981, she, too served as a Variety Show emcee.