July 22nd, 2011
Nancy J. Neale, 53, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Neale was born July 5, 1957, in New Martinsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Albert and Lula (Slater) Summers.
Sept. 6, 1986, she married Jack E. Neale, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Neale loved reading and especially loved her cats.
She is a loving wife who will be greatly missed.
CRANBERRY â Already leading 4-1, Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Stars batted around in the fourth inning and scored seven runs to defeat McLane 11-1 in four innings in the opening round of the Section 1 tournament Thursday in Cranberry.
"We've been off for a whole week and were anxious to get going," manager Brad Gigliotti said. "We've been pounding the ball at batting practice and bringing in faster pitchers to get them used to it. It's paying off."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsy scored 10 runs in the home half of the first and fourth innings and batted around in all four innings en route to a 33-3 win over Curwensville in 15- and 16-year old VFW All-Star action Thursday night in Punxsutawney.
"We hit the ball when we had runners in scoring position," manager Mike Klingensmith said. "That's what we hadn't been doing, and I told the guys, 'We have got to continue to hit the ball when we have opportunities to score.'"
BROOKVILLE â Despite coming out strong and taking a 4-1 lead, the Rossiter Miners lost to the Brookville Grays, 5-4, in Game 4 of the Federation League semi-finals Thursday.
Game 5 will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday in Rossiter.
The series has become quite a heated one, and it is now even at two games apiece.
FALLS CREEK â The person who police said struck a jogging Falls Creek woman and fled the scene Tuesday evening has been apprehended and placed in jail.
Wednesday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Felicia Marie Steele, 48, Reynoldsville, after the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 950, about a mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.
Police said the jogger, Cindi A. Lingenfelter, 32, Falls Creek, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by Steeleâs southbound 2003 GMC Sierra pick-up. Police said Steele then fled the scene.
Despite the good attendance â amid the terribly warm temperatures â Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square, not too many of the attendees were wearing sport coats. But thatâs just what The Moore Brothers show band did for their renditions of classic rock and country songs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Caring for four small children and managing a home on a daily basis does not let Carla Gigliotti of Punxsutawney turn away from her English-inspired flower garden, nor neglect the fact sheâs the recipient of the Punxsutawney Garden Clubâs âGarden of the Monthâ award for July.
âI did not feel worthy of the award because itâs not done yet,â she said. âI have a picture in my mind of what it is supposed to look like. Thereâs so much more that needs to be done with it.â
Ruth Helen Neal, 87, DeLancey, formerly of Hamilton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in New Paris, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Minnie (Doverspike) Smith.
She was married to Leon Neal, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Neal was a telephone operator at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired in 1984.
She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton.
CURWENSVILLE â Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored seven runs in the third inning and six runs in the seventh en route to an 18-8 win over Curwensville in round-robin play in the Area 6 tournament Wednesday night in Curwensville.
ROSSITER â The Rossiter Miners now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Brookville Grays after winning Game 3, 13-5, Wednesday.
Game 4 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Brookville.
"It was huge to come out and get a win like that," Miners manager Rick Matthews said. "We starting hitting the ball again, so that was huge."
The Miners combined for 10 hits â four better than their first two games combined.