May 20th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A little piece of downtown Punxsy nostalgia is back, as Caterinaâ€™s Dolce Cucina owner Katie Laska has installed a few of the single-seat booths from the former Ruth & Harryâ€™s Restaurant in her coffee shop.
The left-hand wall inside Caterinaâ€™s was once shared with Ruth & Harryâ€™s, which closed in 1994 and was razed in the late 1990s. Hair Trends now occupies the space.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As the first â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť for the summer of 2011, the recipient â€” the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts â€” probably has the most functional use of all gardens in town.
Some of the plants in the garden â€” cited for the month of May by the Punxsutawney Garden Club â€” are edible herbs, such as mint, sage, oregano, chives, thyme, peppers and others, that may be used in dishes prepared by culinary students.
â€śI want to know if the peppers are extremely hot,â€ť said Richard Manslow, project director for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. â€śIâ€™m dying to know.â€ť
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy senior A.J. Meterko is living his dream.
Ever since he was a freshman, the Chucks' long-distance runner had the goal of running in the 1,600-meter run at states.
After his performance Thursday in Brookville during the District IX Class AAA Track and Field Championships, he'll have more to look forward to than just the 1,600.
DUBOIS â€” No matter who they played, Punxsy junior Tim Pearce and sophomore Mike Blose weren't going to be stopped in district play this season.
The duo completed an 11-0 season with a 3-0 day Friday in DuBois to claim the 2011 District IX Class AAA Boys' Tennis Doubles Championship.
As underclassmen with six seniors on the roster, it was unclear how Pearce and Blose would fit into the 2011 Chucks' plans. But a chance doubles practice early in the season started a bond on the court between the two players.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy seniors Nickita Martz and Milea Schall felt pressure to perform for different reasons at the District IX Class AAA Track and Field Championships Thursday in Brookville.
Martz, a three-time champion in the javelin, was in search of a four-peat. Schall, who was seeded first in the 3,200-meter run, was trying to reach the state track meet for the first time ever.
Both girls accomplished their goals, and they did it by blowing away the competition.
Rose S. Zimmerman, 88, DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born March 8, 1923, in Pansy, a daughter of the late William Carlton and Ida (Young) Hetrick.
Mrs. Zimmerman grew up on a farm and graduated from a one-room school after eighth grade.
May 9, 1954, at the Lutheran Church at Ohl, she married W. Wilson Zimmerman, who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 2003.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker and worked at Sylvania. She also enjoyed sewing and made many beautiful quilts.
BROOKVILLE â€” Six Punxsy athletes are headed to next Friday and Saturday's state championships in Shippensburg after they won at the District IX Class AAA Track and Field Championships Thursday in Brookville.
A.J. Meterko followed through on his multiple No.1 seedings by winning both the 800- and 1,600-meter dashes.
Meterko, a senior, edged DuBois junior J.J. Clinchoc â€” 2:02.04 to 2:02.84 â€” in the 800 run and held off St. Marys junior Gideon Woelfel â€” 4:30.04 to 4:33.64 â€” in the 1,600 run.
DELANCEY â€” A Brookville man was flown to Altoona Hospital following a two-vehicle accident along Rote 310 in Young Township.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the incident occurred at 3:36 p.m. Thursday near Adrian Road.
Police said Dylan L. Baughman, 18, Brookville, was traveling south on Route 310 when, for unknown reasons, his 2003 Madza Protege crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Dodge Durango operated by Robert C. Siple, 36, Reynoldsville, which was traveling northbound.
Mayor James Wehrle (right), here with Pat Rougeux (center), American Legion Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary Unit 62 secretary and poppy chairperson, and Brenda Scarantine, Unit 62 treasurer (left), has issued a proclamation declaring today and Saturday as American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days. Members of the post and Unit 62 will conduct their Poppy Program from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Wal-Mart, Comet Market and County Market.