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October 29th

Thompson, Smith gather for preview of new flags

October 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Friday at Gobbler’s Knob, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and state Rep. Sam Smith previewed new national and state flags to be presented at a dedication to local veterans Nov. 7.

“I certainly wanted to support the local organizations as they prepare to do an outreach program for our veterans,” Smith said. “Any time we can support those efforts and recognize people who have served our country, it’s a worthwhile cause.”

Pine Street Senior Center

October 29, 2010

Folks at the Pine Street Center had a fun day with Halloween Bingo and
games. (Photo submitted)

Punxsy Sports Schedules:

October 29, 2010

Saturday
• Girls' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 11:45 a.m.
• Boys' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 1:15 p.m.
• The following ABC Youth Football playoff games will take place at
Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium in Punxsutawney:
10 a.m. — Grove City vs. Slippery Rock (Juniors Consolation) Noon — Punxsutawney vs. Slippery Rock (Seniors Consolation) 2 p.m. — Prospect vs. Brookville (Juniors Super Bowl) 4 p.m. — Karns City vs. Prospect (Seniors Super Bowl)

Monday

Football team squares off against West Shamokin

October 29, 2010

Punxsy senior Zak Dickey looks up field after making a catch. Dickey
and the Chucks head to West Shamokin for 7 p.m. start Friday for their
final game of the 2010 regular season. (File photo by Dan Walk/The
Punxsutawney Spirit)

Soccer team heads to playoffs

October 29, 2010

Soccer team heads to playoffs
Punxsy junior Tyler Presloid (8) and the Chucks will compete in their
second-ever District IX Class AA playoff game at 7 p.m. Monday in
Brockway. Punxsy faces St. Marys, which eliminated the Chucks in last
year's playoff semifinals. (File photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney
Spirit)

Halloween hair

October 29, 2010

Halloween hair
Stylists at Alicia's Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling
festive, Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia
Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Stylists at Alicia's Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling
festive, Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia
Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

A spooky ride

October 29, 2010

A spooky ride
Employees of Krise Transportation showed their Halloween spirit to the
students of the Punxsutawney Area School District, Friday. Pictured
are (back, from left) Jeff Chunko, Judy Martin, Lisa Leavens, Denise
Fetterman and Justina Zambory. Pictured are (front) Wendy Leavens,
Charlene Himes and Wanda Forrest. (Photo by Holly Shok/The
Punxsutawney Spirit)

Marjorie M. Ronko, 79

October 29, 2010

Marjorie M. Ronko, 79
Marjorie M. Ronko, 79, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 30, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late
Walter G. and Mary (McClelland) Means.

In 1955, she married Lorraine “Buggs” Ronko, who preceded her in
death in 1999.

Mrs. Ronko was a member of the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.

Surviving relatives include a daughter-in-law, Melody Ronko; three
grandsons, James Ronko and wife Jeanna of Havelock, N.C., Robert Ronko

Ralph C. Lunger

October 29, 2010

Ralph C. Lunger, 80
Ralph C. Lunger, 80, Rossiter, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010,
at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1930, in Hillman, a son of the late William and
Alice M. (Stoops) Lunger.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was married to Hilda G. Lunger, who preceded him in death Nov. 30,
2008.

Mr. Lunger loved hunting, fishing and farming.

Surviving relatives include a son, David Shields of Rossiter; four
daughters, Mary Stamler and husband John of Cleveland, Ohio, Karen

October 20th

Woonsocket's Gardner fights for EBA New England title on Nov. 12

October 20, 2010

PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that he’s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.

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Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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