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July 27th, 2011

Coming together again for Church in the Park

July 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A special service that’s been enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike, Church In The Park will be held this weekend in Barclay Square.

Jim Pond, pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Punxsy, said this year’s theme is “Come Together” to share God’s love, word, and make disciples.

Pond said those thoughts will all be pulled together during Sunday’s service at 10:30 a.m. in Barclay Square.

Students will receive updated laptop handbook

July 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 21st Century Learning Initiative has been quite successful since the implementation of “One to One Computing” at PAHS over a year ago, Principal David London said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

London presented the new 21st Century Learning handbooks to the board for its approval Wednesday.

The district has had “One to One” Computing — in which each high school student has his or her own laptop computer — for the last year-and-a-half, London said. But he wanted to make some changes in the handbook.

July 26th

DuBois takes 1-0 series lead with 8-1 win

July 27, 2011

DUBOIS — The Rossiter Miners jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in Game 1 of the Federation League championship series Tuesday night in DuBois, but DuBois Rockets' pitcher Ben McGary threw six shutout innings after that, and DuBois won 8-1 to take the early lead in the series.

"We didn't have too many guys on base to get a chance to steal a base and score," Rossiter manager Rick Matthews said.

Rossiter also struggled defensively, committing an error in the fourth inning and two in the fifth that all proved to be costly.

The Zak Zone

July 27, 2011

As a Pirates fan, there is a day approaching on the Major League Baseball calendar that has long been one I have dreaded: The July 31 trade-deadline.

Typically, the trade deadline has meant I needed to constantly check all of the trade-rumor Web pages to make sure my favorite players had not been dealt away to the Yankees or the Red Sox in a last-minute trade "for prospects."

Trades for prospects ended up being the worst news I could hear, or so I thought at the time.

No injuries reported in early-morning Big Run fire

July 27, 2011

BIG RUN — Area firefighters battled another structure fire in Big Run early Tuesday morning along Caroline Street, but this time, there was someone home when the blaze broke out.

Firefighters were called at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to the home of Jim Stellabuto Sr. at 204 Caroline St., Big Run, which had flames coming from the garage and heavy smoke showing from the rest of the house when crews arrived.

Ban on burning goes into effect Thursday

July 27, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Due to the recent heat wave and lack of rain, the county has decided to take some preventative measures against fires.

Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners adopted a resolution imposing a 30-day ban on outdoor burning in the county, effective at noon Thursday.

The ban is in accordance with Act 1995-52 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the recommendation of Gary Frank, the district forester.

Juvenile driver treated for injuries after vehicle rollover

July 27, 2011

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old girl was transported to the hospital for injuries she suffered in a one-vehicle accident on Young Road Tuesday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, witnesses saw the female juvenile driving a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer around 5 p.m. west on Young Road at a high rate of speed.

Police said her vehicle struck the embankment on the west side of the road, which caused the vehicle to spin clockwise and roll onto the driver’s side.

John Ray Curry, 59

July 27, 2011

John Ray Curry, 59, Mahaffey, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011.

He was born April 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Wilma Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Ray S. Curry.

June 16, 1973, he married his loving wife, Debra K. (Bennett) Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mr. Curry was Protestant by faith and a member of the Mahaffey Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in November 1977.

Bethany “Beth” Sue Peterson, 29

July 26, 2011

Bethany “Beth” Sue Peterson, 29, Clymer, died Monday, July 25, 2011, in Grant Township, Indiana County.

She was born Oct. 2, 1981, in Indiana, the daughter of Larry G. and Glenda S. (Edwards) Peterson, who survive, of Clymer.

Miss Peterson was a member of the Marion Center First United Methodist Church in Marion Center, where she was active with the church’s music ministry. She served as the choir accompanist; played piano for Sunday services; and was a member of both the bell choir and the brass ensemble.

Kathleen "Kathie" Shepherd, 67

July 26, 2011

Kathleen "Kathie" Shepherd, 67, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born April 20, 1944, in Dayton, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Icher) McKain.

Aug. 7, 1987, she married Wes K. Shepherd, who survives.

Mrs. Shepherd was the regional commissioner for the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York Scottish Highland Clan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two aunts, Mildred and Ethel Icher.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, in the Rural Valley Cemetery.

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