May 25th, 2011
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed the month of May as Older Americans Month.
More than 4,000 people aged 60 and older live in Jefferson County, and this proclamation is designed to recognize their involvement in the lives of the countyâ€™s residents.
Mikki Oakes, director of the Area Agency on Agingâ€™s Development and Community Relations, thanked the commissioners for their efforts in connecting to the community.
â€śWe appreciate the commissionersâ€™ support of our seniors here in Jefferson County,â€ť she said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Like everything else, the price of lunch will probably rise once again in all cafeterias in the Punxsutawney Area School District due to federal guidelines.
Lesa Conner, board member and chairperson for the cafeteria committee, said at Wednesdayâ€™s board committee meeting that the board is looking at raising the price of school lunches by $0.05 for the 2011-12 school year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Focused was a word Punxsy first-year manager Mike Dickey constantly used Tuesday to describe the Chucks as they enter the District IX Class AAA Playoffs against Bradford.
The top-seeded Chucks have an ultimate goal of winning their eighth title in a row, but before they do that, they'll have to get past No. 4 Bradford at 4:30 p.m. today at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.
Donald J. Monoskey, 69, Marion Center, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Crystal Waters in Home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Joseph Lellock Jr., 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born May 29, 1920, in Sykesville, a son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Paholsky) Lellock.
He was married to Ethel Irene (Sivanich) Lellock, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Lellock was a carpenter and an honorary retiree with 50 years in the Carpenters' Union.
He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars.
He was a member of SS.C.D.
Travis J. Hemm, 20, Mayport, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, as a result of a motorcycle accident.
He was born June 20, 1990, in Meriden, Conn., the son of Joseph and Doreen (Lyman) Hemm.
He was employed by Rosebud Mining.
In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include a sister, Danielle Lyman of Mayport; a brother, Jarrod Hemm of Punxsutawney; his maternal grandmother, Gail Lyman of Mayport; and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Josephine Hemm of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Lyman.
Katherine L. (Raybuck) Fetterman, 85, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Carl A. Raybuck and Florence Raybuck-Gourley.
She was married to Harry A. Fetterman, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fetterman attended Flowing Waters Outreach Church.
A loving mother and grandmother, she was dedicated to her Lord and Savior. She and her husbandÂ were involved with the church for many years. After his passing, Mrs. Fetterman continued her duties at the church.
Dr. W. Ardell Haines, 91, son of Waide B. Haines and Ida M. Haines, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
He was born in Punxsutawney and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1935 Dr. Haines was married to the former Wilma Gall, of Punxsutawney, who survives.
He graduated from Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania) in 1940 with a B.S. degree in business education. In 1940, he began his career in education at Baldwin Township High School in Pittsburgh, where he taught business education courses in the commercial department.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During the final week that the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 2011 was able to share together, seniors not only shared memories of character, but also memories of scholarship as they came together as a whole for Class Night.
Class Secretary Marcy Sallack opened the program by saying the night would celebrate individual and group achievements of the class.
Principal David London expressed his wishes for the class as it enters the world. He also congratulated seniors on being May 2011 graduates.