July 7th, 2011
DUBOIS â€” Two months removed from his first collegiate baseball season, Punxsy's Braedon Pennington was nearly unhittable Thursday night during the Jefferson County American Legion playoffs.
Pennington, who will begin his sophomore year at Allegany College of Maryland this fall, allowed just one hit and an unearned run during John J. Fisher Post No. 62 of Punxsutawney's 2-1 victory over DuBois at Showers Field.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Leading 2-1, DuBois added five insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning after a controversial call seemed to change the momentum, and it went on to win 7-1 in Junior League softball All-Star action Thursday in Punxsutawney.
DuBois' No. 8 hitter, Shelbie Jamison, led off the seventh with a double to the left field fence.
The next hitter, Emily Krise, hit a ground ball in the hole between the shortstop and the third baseman.
DUBOIS â€” Punxsy's Little League baseball All-Stars were tied 2-2 with DuBois going into the fourth inning of the brackets' final, a rematch from earlier in the tournament, but DuBois scored 11 runs in the final three innings to cruise to a 13-2 win and claim the District 10 southern tier baseball championship.
DuBois starting pitcher Noah Schneider picked up the win, pitching four innings and allowing two runs.
Schneider allowed only three hits, struck out six and walked one.
BROOKVILLE â€” Hoping to put Jefferson County on the map, officials recently created a natural gas task force, with county Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik serving as chairman.
According to Director of Economic Development John Weible, the group is in the early stages of formation, but seeks to debut at the Pennsylvania Gas Expo 2011, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21 at the IUP Kovalchick Complex in Indiana.
The purpose of the expo is to seek and bring businesses and the public together to educate and network about Marcellus Shale.
Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule
- 10 a.m. to noon â€” Childrenâ€™s Workshops. Settler-era childrenâ€™s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House. Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical Society.
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. â€” Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Mahoning Street near Barclay Square.
- 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. â€” Kidsâ€™ Projects in the Park.
- 11:30 to noon â€” Balloons The Clown.
- Noon to 1 p.m. â€” Grandpa Cratchet.
- 12:30 to 1 p.m. â€” Bubbling & Juggling.
- 1:30 to 2 p.m. â€” Balloons The Clown.
- 2:30 to 3 p.m. â€” Bubbling & Juggling.
- 3 to 4 p.m. â€” Grandpa Cratchet.
Robert Clair Campbell, 94, Brookville, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Preston and Olive (Lewis) Campbell.
He married Elizabeth (Shaffer) Campbell, who preceded him in death in 1992.
Mr. Campbell was a manager at United Refinery.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
Richard Wesley McKee, 59, Rochester Mills, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Tarentum, a son of the late Walter Gourley and Edith (Armer) McKee.
July 19, 1980, in Covode, he married Lois Wulfert McKee, who survives.
Mr. KcKee was a custodian at the Marion Center School District.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Things looked bleak for the Punxsy Fezell Enterprises Junior Legion baseball team when the Indiana Lions scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning, but Punxsy bounced back with six runs of its own and held Indiana scoreless for the final three frames to win 12-8 Wednesday in Punxsutawney.
Dorothy M. Neal, 96, Punxsutawney (Frostburg), passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born March 8, 1915, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Jesse and Cora (Huffman) Smith.
She was married to Harvey Neal, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Neal was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed quilting, gardening and time with her family.
The McClymonts â€” sisters (from left) Mollie, Brooke and Samantha, hailing from Grafron, New South Wales, Australia â€” brought hits from their new CD, â€śWrapped Up Good,â€ť and more to the Groundhog Festival Wednesday night in Barclay Square. The band is currently on a tour that will next take them to the Jefferson County Fair â€” not the local fair, but in Jefferson, Wis. (Photo by Tom Chapin)