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Presloid chosen as UAVSL MVP

November 10, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When Punxsy junior Tyler Presloid received the news that he was named the Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Boys' Central Division Most Valuable Player, he was quite surprised.

"This is a huge honor because there are a lot of good players in the league," Presloid said. "To be named MVP, I'm just speechless."

Those around the league can't be the least bit shocked about the honor, as the junior set the PAHS single-season school record with 25 goals and led the Chucks to a 15-4-1 record and their first-ever District IX Class AA Championship Game berth.

Young, Triponey also honored as All-Stars

November 10, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Most Valuable Player Tyler Presloid wasn't the only member of the Chucks to be selected as an Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Boys' Central Division All-Star.

After the Chucks broke the school record for wins in a season and claimed their first-ever postseason victory, Presloid was joined by senior Kody Young and junior Daniel Triponey as Punxsy players recognized by the league.

Strong season comes to close for Raiders

November 10, 2010

SOMERSET — After losing by a goal in the District IX Class A Championship Game last Thursday to Northern Potter, the Brookville Raiders had a new attitude when it came to the PIAA state playoffs: Have fun.

The Raiders entered the first round of the state tournament Tuesday in Somerset with a laid back feel, and the notion that playing a loose game with zero pressure would be the best approach. That mindset nearly paid off, as the Raiders kept pace with North Star before surrendering a second-half goal, ending Brookville's season with a 1-0 loss to the Cougars.

George F. Krouse, 77

November 10, 2010

George F. Krouse, 77, Swan Lake, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Emma (Wolfe) Krouse.

He was married to Ann Krouse, who survives.

Mr. Krouse was a 1955 graduate of Penn State University and employed as an engineer for many places, most recently with National Steel Pellet Company in Keewatin, Minn., where he retired in 1995.

Mary M. Reed, 89

November 10, 2010

Mary M. Reed, 89, Ringgold, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Snyder) Anderson.

Sept. 19, 1941, she married Charles “Skipper” Richard Reed, who survives.

Mrs. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.

Earl H. Wetzel, 84

November 10, 2010

Earl H. Wetzel, 84, Rochester Mills, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 10, 1926, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Howard B. and Myrtle (Orr) Wetzel.

June 12, 1944, he married his wife of 66 years, Jean V. Farnsworth, who survives.

Mr. Wetzel spent his childhood on the farms of his parents and grandfather, H.H. Wetzel.

GOP nominates Smith for highest post in state House of Representatives

November 10, 2010

HARRISBURG — Again referring to a football-player-and-coach analogy he used in his 2010 re-election campaign, state Rep. Sam Smith said House Republicans — put back into the game by the “coaches,” i.e., the voters Nov. 2 — are preparing their game plan.

“Well, we’re now in a position of kind of running onto the field,” Smith said Tuesday, shortly after members of the House Republican caucus voted to name him speaker of the state house. “Jan. 4, there will be contact.”

Tracy Smith: People make the day enjoyable

November 10, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Pine Street paving project closed after change order OK

November 10, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even though the paving took place during the middle of July, the Pine Street CDBG paving project is finally closed, as reported at Monday’s Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.

Borough Manager Ben White said the engineer met with the contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. about several areas of concern and completed the punch list of items.

White presented a change order for a reduction from the current contract price of $93,067.50 that was reduced by $8,857.55 to a new contract price of $84,209.95.

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This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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