May 12th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As written on the family chalk board in the den, â€śDream Bigâ€ť has always been the motto for Kerri Presloid.
After winning Penn State-DuBoisâ€™ B.I.G. (Business Ideas Gone Wild) competition in 2009, Presloid has been able to begin her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. The idea she submitted to the competition was a childrenâ€™s game entitled â€śTreasure!â€ť which is intended to help each player learn letter recognition while collecting the treasure of gold coins.
The game â€śTreasure!â€ť has several ways to play for different age levels, from advanced toddler to kindergarten.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Because National Hospital Week is a celebration of people, Punxsutawney Area Hospital is honoring its employees by recognizing the role each of them plays in extending a sense of trust to their patients and members of their community.
â€śA hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope,â€ť hospital CEO Dan Blough said. â€śFrom providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and vibrant community.â€ť
Jeffrey Hamilton King, 65, step-son of Donald M. MacIsaac of Rochester Mills, died unexpectedly of natural causes March 15, 2011, at his home in Gaithersburg, Md., after visiting his terminally- ill brother, Timothy H. King, locally three days before.
Mr. King was born Dec. 21, 1946, in White Plains, N.Y., a son of the late Hamilton and Bettye (Huntley) King, both of whom were trained as teachers at Oswego State College, Oswego, N.Y.
Helen Rosman Koromaus, 96, DeLancey, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born June 15, 1914, in Vintondale, Cambria County, a daughter of the late Wassil and Ann (Danch) Rosman.
Feb. 1, 1936, she married Joseph Koromaus, who preceded her in death March 31, 1986.
Mrs. Koromaus was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She belonged to the Rosary Altar Guild at the church.
DUBOIS â€” Twice Wednesday, the Punxsy baseball team scored the go-ahead run or runs in the top of an inning. Also twice, DuBois was there to answer soon thereafter.
Unfortunately for the Chucks, DuBois' final go-ahead runs came in the last inning, as Dom Kriner's two-run, walk-off single pushed the Beavers past Punxsy at Showers' Field in DuBois, 4-3.
DUBOIS â€” Wednesday's 4-1 score doesn't fully represent how close the DuBois boys' tennis team's victory over Punxsy in the District IX Class AAA Team Tournament Finals in DuBois.
After the Chucks fell behind 2-0, they won a doubles match and were ahead during the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles matches. Punxsy couldn't hold onto either lead and had to settle for runner-up distinction for the third time in four seasons.
BROOKVILLE â€” Senior Night was bittersweet for senior outfielder Chey Ross and the rest of Brookville softball team Wednesday afternoon in Brookville.
Ross was happy she tripled and drove in a run and helped the team win Game One 8-2, but was equally as frustrated that the Lady Raiders (3-8) fell to Bradford 15-4 in six innings in the Game Two.
"It felt really good to be able to hit and score off it, too," Ross said. "I thought the first game would be a booster. I don't know what changed (in the second game). We need to pick it up."
Lucy B. Phillips, 89, Punxsutawney (Albion area), died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Albion, a daughter of John L. and Fannie B. (Burkett) Rankin.
Aug. 23, 1939, she married Ronald L. Phillips, who preceded her in death March 26, 1988.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Albion United Methodist Church and its Ladiesâ€™ Aid.
She and her husband owned Ronald L. & L.B. Phillips Manufacturing in Albion.
Mary Lou (Snavely) Bair, 83, formerly of the Elk Run area and the Jefferson Street High-Rise, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.
She was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Russell and Florence (Collen) Snavely.
June 23, 1951, she married Wayne (Yogi) Edward Bair, who preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2002.
Mrs. Bair was employed as a cook at IUP-Punxsutawney and the Eagles, and she was a member of F.O. Eagles No. 1231, where she also served as past president.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In the highly-competitive grocery world, Ben Levy said his family, which owns the Jefferson Wholesale Grocery Company, has found that a certain story from the Bible plays out only in the Bible.
â€śDavid beat Goliath only in the Bible,â€ť he said, citing his company as the small David, competing against larger, Goliath-sized â€śbig-box retailersâ€ť of the grocery industry.