Archive - Nov 10, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
SOMERSET â€” 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, Swan Lake, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at St. Maryâ€™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, 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 â€śSkipperâ€ť Richard Reed, who survives.
Mrs. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.
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.
HARRISBURG â€” Again referring to a football-player-and-coach analogy he used in his 2010 re-election campaign, state Rep. Sam Smith said House Republicans â€” put back into the game by the â€ścoaches,â€ť i.e., the voters Nov. 2 â€” are preparing their game plan.
â€śWell, weâ€™re now in a position of kind of running onto the field,â€ť Smith said Tuesday, shortly after members of the House Republican caucus voted to name him speaker of the state house. â€śJan. 4, there will be contact.â€ť
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even though the paving took place during the middle of July, the Pine Street CDBG paving project is finally closed, as reported at Mondayâ€™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.