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June 21st, 2011

Laurel Festival Queen

June 22, 2011

Crowned Tuesday night, 2011 Laurel Queen Lidia Boghean (center) stands with the two first runners-up, Jayce Adams (left) and Hannah Fleming. This was the first year that two contestants tied for first runner-up.

Charles L. Henry

June 21, 2011

Charles L. Henry, Big Run, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at home. 

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run.

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87

June 21, 2011

Rose Marie Lattanzia, 87, Creekside, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born July 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Charles) Ferra.

She was married to Raymond Lattanzia, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Lattanzia attended the Church of Resurrection, Ernest.

She was expecting to become a great-great-grandmother any day with the baby to be named Lakyn Rose.

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81

June 21, 2011

Phyllis A. Vallis, 81, Clarion, died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home.
She was born Jan. 16, 1930, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Leon and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.

She attended the Callensburg Church of God and the Senior Center in Shippenville.

Surviving relatives include two brothers, Donald Vallies and Robert Vallies and wife Alice, all of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Nancy Papale of Penn Hills, Lois Bickel and husband Tom of Oil City, and Betty Mottern of Punxsutawney; and a special friend, Steven George.

Bernice M. Wetzel

June 21, 2011

Bernice M. Wetzel, 96, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Velma (Fetterman) Brickell.

She was married to Norman R. Wetzel, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wetzel retired from the Punxsutawney Area School District in 1978 after serving as reading supervisor for many years.

She was a God-fearing lady who continued to serve others through volunteer work at her church and with a flow of encouraging words to those around her.

June 20th

The Walk Talk Ten

June 21, 2011

1. I never understand why sports fans riot after their team wins or loses. How is destroying your town going to quell the fact that your team just lost? I understand that some people live and die by their team, but people shouldn't live and die by their team. Vancouver doesn't deserve a winner when more than 140 are injured and there is more than $1 million in reported property damage after one hockey game.

Community bands together for local man who lost business in blaze

June 21, 2011

BIG RUN — After a devastating fire Sunday, Big Run Carpet owner Jeff London, who vowed to keep his business running, received some surprise help.

Monday, local volunteer firefighters and community members presented him with two temporary shelters to house an office and carpet samples as he recovered from the blaze that destroyed his business. The shelters, one of which was sent over by local firefighters, were delivered to the scene of the fire on Thompson Street Monday.

Wagon train rolls into Punxsutawney

June 21, 2011

TROUTVILLE — It will seem like the Old West this week when the Appalachian Wagon Train travels through the Punxsutawney area today and Wednesday.

The wagon train has been traveling throughout Pennsylvania since 1970 and travels anywhere from 12 to 20 miles per day.

Dick Stewart, president, said this is a family-oriented and church-oriented event, which is focused on a historical site or event that took place in the Appalachian regions of Pennsylvania.

June 19th

Federation League All-Stars shine, 12-7

June 20, 2011

HOMER CITY — A sunny Saturday evening proved to be the perfect atmosphere for the Federation League All-Stars to take down the Indiana County League (ICL) All-Stars, 12-7, in a competitive interleague game played at First Commonwealth Field in Homer City.

The Rossiter Miners sent five All-Stars to Saturday night's game: Christian Muth, Matt Gourley, Pete Meterko, Tommy Bush and Dakota Bish. Both Muth and Gourley were given the nod as starters for the Fed League. Bish entered the game in the sixth inning, while Meterko and Bush both came in during the seventh.

Big Run Carpet owner vows to keep business going after fire

June 20, 2011

BIG RUN – A massive fire may have devastated the business that has been in his family more than 30 years, but Big Run Carpet owner Jeff London said he'll sell carpet from his barn, his garage or a tent if he must.

“I have already been on the phone with three sales representatives,” he said Sunday afternoon, just hours after the major fire all but destroyed the business. “They'd better be bringing me samples tomorrow. I'll be selling out of a tent if I have to.

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