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November 17th

Snyder, Crago, Bowers recognized as All-Stars

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the first time ever, the Punxsy volleyball team will have four District IX Class AA/AAA All-Stars, as joining Player of the Year Hannah Neal are fellow upperclassmen Corri Snyder, Shawnna Crago and Tawnee Bowers.

Neal, a senior libero, received the most votes from district coaches and was named the Player of the Year. Snyder made her way on the All-Star list for the third time, as she was recognized as an honorable mention in 2008 and 2009.

This is the second-straight season that Crago has become an All-Star, while Bowers made the list for the first time.

Fred E. “Poppy” Powell, 90

November 17, 2010

Fred E. “Poppy” Powell, 90, a guest at Laurelbrooke Assisted Living in Brookville, and formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Summerville, a son of the late Jacob and Carrie M. (Sayers) Powell.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Asian-Pacific Theater.

Mr. Powell worked as a miner and a laborer for Hanley Brick Co. in Summerville.

Alice Leona McHenry, 87

November 17, 2010

Alice Leona McHenry, 87, Erie, formerly of Clearfield, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Twinbook Medical Center, Erie.

She was born March 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margarette (Lang) McQuown.

She was married to Lee A. McHenry, who preceded her in death July 11, 1977.

Mrs. McHenry was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Amaranth and the State College Choral Society. She also worked for Sylvania Corp. in Brookville during World War II.

Ralph Hughey, 75

November 17, 2010

Ralph Hughey, 75, Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

He was born July 7, 1935, in Eldred Township, a son of the late Carmen “Jack” Hughey and Mary (Reed) Orcutt.

He was married to Rita (Uplinger) Hughey, who survives, of Marion Center.

Mr. Hughey was a former East Mahoning Township roadmaster for many years. He was a dozer operator in earlier years and worked at the Marion Center Speedway for more than 30 years. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and being outdoors, and was a pashionate animal lover, especially cats.

Shiock named lone Punxsy girls' soccer All-Star

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy senior Timi Shiock — a goalkeeper for the Lady Chucks for more than three years — has ended her career by being recognized as an Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Girls' Central Division All-Star for the second-straight year.

Shiock was the only member of the Lady Chucks to be named an All-Star this season, as both she and Sierra Milton were 2009 All-Stars. She helped Punxsy accomplish a 6-12 season in 2010.

During those six 2010 victories, Shiock allowed just five goals. In addition, Punxsy gave up a school-record low of 47 goals this season.

Alice Leona McHenry, 87

November 17, 2010

Alice Leona McHenry, 87, Erie, formerly of Clearfield, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Twinbrook Medical Center, Erie.

She was born March 13, 1923, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margarette (Lang) McQuown.

She was married to Lee A. McHenry, who preceded her in death July 11, 1977.

Mrs. McHenry was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Amaranth and the State College Choral Society. She also worked for Sylvania Corp. in Brookville during World War II.

Martha Schettino, 100

November 17, 2010

Martha Schettino, 100, Home, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana.

She was born July 31, 1910, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Merle and Mary Ann (McEwen) Grube.

May 18, 1933, she married Samuel Schettino, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1988.

Mrs. Schettino was a homemaker, a life member of the Clara Hall Society and a former member of the Reynoldsville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving relatives include several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Fire marshal says she can’t pinpoint exact causes for recent blazes

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The causes of two major fires in the Punxsutawney area — both in the same week — have been ruled undetermined.

Julie Clark, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal, reported Tuesday that the investigation into both fires was completed with the same result.

She said a fire that destroyed a two-family home along Graffius Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 2, owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter, was fully involved when the alarm came in.

Clark said the cause into the heavily damaged duplex was undetermined.

Police: Deer running onto road causes crash near Park & Ride

November 17, 2010

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A deer that ran onto Route 119 in Young Township caused a two-vehicle accident that severely damaged both vehicles at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection with Route 436.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said Joseph Kalynchuk, 51, Troutville, was driving his 2005 Jeep Rubicon north on Route 119 when a deer ran out into his path, causing him to lose control and drive over the deer and into the southbound lane, striking head-on a 2005 Dodge Durango operated by Connie Jordan, 49, of Northpoint.

King, prince will be crowned Thursday

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Fall 2010 boys’ Kings Court has been selected and includes Devan Neal, Corban Cressley, Jason Fallara, Jordan Mesoraco, Joe Neal and Ian Weaver.

The King and Prince will be announced at the girls’ Powderpuff Football game Thursday.

• Devan Neal, son of Douglas and Jennifer Neal of Punxsutawney, is enrolled in the academic curriculum and plans to major in mathematics/statistics.
He has participated in football and baseball in grades nine through 12; Baseball Association in grade 12; Spanish Club in grade nine; and the Ringgold Methodist Youth Group.

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