October 17th, 2011
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Council received word at Monday's meeting that the chances of hiring a part-time police officer for the borough are pretty slim.
Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh said that he spoke with Sykesville borough officials, and that the only thing they could help Big Run with is selling the borough a used police cruiser.
Buterbaugh said it's quite expensive to hire an officer.
"We'd be only foolish to think we can afford one," Buterbaugh said, adding that to begin with, the borough would have to pay for the officer to go through approximately 800 hours of training.
DUBOIS â€” Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams played well on both sides of the ball again, using solid defense and consistent scoring from a variety of players to earn a pair of wins against the Lady Beavers in DuBois Monday afternoon.
In the eighth-grade game, Punxsy led 21-10 after three quarters and held off a late rally by DuBois to win 24-17.
"The girls played really well," Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said after the game. "Our man-to-man defense was the best it's been all season."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Nearly 50 years of firefighting came to a close for two members of the Lindsey Fire Company, who recently submitted their resignations for the purpose of retirement to Punxsutawney Borough Council.
Frank Davis and Don Ross have decided to call it a career as volunteer firefighters. Both were members of the original scuba team that formed in 1974.
Ross said he became a member of Lindsey in 1962, and was the first in his family to do so.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jessica Newcome got a jump start on her teaching career as soon as she graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, having majored in early childhood education.
"A friend of mine had called and said there might be a position for an aide for the day care," Newcome said Monday. "Ann (Smith, retired SS.C.D. School principal) hired me right out of college. I called about being an aide, and Ann hired me as the director."
Mamie L. (Jarbeck) Bosak, 74, DeLancey, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Michael and Madeline (Leba) Jarbeck.
She was married to Lawrence Bosak, who survives.
Mrs. Bosak was a homemaker and a graduate of St. Adrian Roman Catholic High School.
She was a lifelong member of St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church and a former president of its Rosary Altar Society and the church choir. She also maintained beautiful altars, as well as the church's annual festival.
Melvin E. Reasinger, 86, Coopersburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his residence.
He was born in Sandy Township, a son of the late Howard and Beatrice (Reasinger) Rhodes.
He was the husband of H. LaRue (Schwartz)Reasinger, who survives, for more than 65 years.
Mr. Reasinger was employed as a master printer for Moore Business Forms for more than 40 years, until retiring in 1988.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a volunteer firefighter and fire police officer at the Coopersburg Fire Company. He also worked for the Coopersburg Ambulance.
Dorothy â€śOckieâ€ť Joyce Shaffer, 76, Rossiter, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
She was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Levi and Ethel (DeHart) Shaffer.
She worked in housekeeping at Havrillaâ€™s Personal Care Home in Rossiter for the past seven years. She will be remembered as a kind and conscientious person.Â She had previously worked at Green Acres Personal Care Home and at Rola-Jensen.
Donald L. Weisdock, 78, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, to be with the Lord.
He was born June 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Ethel Weisdock.
In 1974, he married the former Peggy Shepler, who survives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The course was covered. The wind was blowing. The rain clouds were threatening.
But despite all that, the Punxsutawney Chucks' won the Allegheny Mountain League Championship, 363-374, over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.
"Weather was an extreme factor," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said. "We were the only people on the course because the wind was so bad. Hitting a green in regulation was an incredible accomplishment."
Conrad also said the two teams had to deal with the large amount of fallen leaves, which had flooded the course.
WEST SHAMOKIN â€” After playing seven tough matches in West Shamokin at a tournament, the Lady Chucks varsity volleyball squad walked away with third place.
Punxsy eventually fell in the semi-finals to Elderton, but Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart was pleased with her team throughout the day.
"We definitely put fourth great effort," she said.
Saturday's tournament began with the Lady Chucks in the East Pool, playing two sets of 21 against both St. Joseph and West Shamokin.
Punxsy swept St. Joseph, 25-17, 25-12, for its first game of the day.