Archive - Nov 2010
The Punxsy girls' soccer team held its annual banquet Sunday night at the Rooftop of the Pantall Hotel. Pictured are the award-winners (front, from left):Â Lauren McGarvey, most goals and most outstanding player; Jocelyn Hughes, most outstanding defender; Timi Shiock, most valuable player; Emily Horner, most outstanding freshman; (back) Kelsey Young, most improved defender; Sierra Milton, top striker; Ashley Bacha, most versatile; Alyssa Vite, most improved; and Anna Monyak, most assists and top midfielder. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
The Punxsy girls' tennis team held its annual banquet Oct. 21 at Mary's Place. Pictured are (front, from left): Jenna Miller, Maddison Kernich, Calena Spearing, Sydney Jekielek; (middle) Tori Brooks, Kylie Krise, Shauna Wood, Searra Wasicki, Karlee Wingard; (back) Erin Long, Lauren Wolfe, Lindsey Paulina and Caroline Weaver. The team selected Paulina as the most valuable player. (Photo submitted)
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council discussed the new FEMA flood plane maps with borough solicitor Jay Lundy at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
John Niver, council member, said that the new maps were supposed to be mailed to David Rouch, emergency management coordinator/code enforcement officer, and that he was unable to get a hold of him before Mondayâ€™s meeting.
Lundy explained that the new maps shouldâ€™ve been reviewed by borough council already.
BROOKVILLE â€” â€śI want to see jobs brought to the area. That is very important to me and something that I want to see accomplished here,â€ť Paula Foradora said to the Jefferson County Commissioners last Tuesday.
Foradora, general manager of Nine-Star Capital LP, discussed plans for the development of a business park on Route 28 near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Christopher Nasuti, vice-president of Lee-Simpson Associates, the engineering consultant for Nine-Star Capital, said the parcel has been thoroughly reviewed and is suitable for development.
BROCKWAY â€” At the fall luncheon program of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the â€śthree Râ€™sâ€ť took on new meanings: Recognition, Rewards and Remembrances. Members gathered at the St. Tobias Church Hall in Brockway to enjoy a delicious catered meal, which was followed by a program that honored various individuals for their accomplishments. The meeting ended with the annual SSMHF candlelight ceremony to pay tribute to those who had passed during the year.
PITTSBURGH â€” Saturday at North Hills High School, the Punxsy volleyball team didn't look anything like the group that won every match but two and easily swept its way to a district championship this season.
Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their worst performance came at the start of the PIAA Class AA playoffs, and after compiling a 1-8 record through nine sets of action Saturday, their season came to a close.
CLARION â€” A dominating defense made the difference Saturday night, as the Brookville Raiders suffocated Moniteau in the second half during a 14-7 win over the Warriors at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium in the District IX Class AA Semifinal.
The win erased a three-game playoff losing streak to the Warriors for Brookville, but most importantly, put the Raiders in the district championship game Friday against the 10-0 Brockway Rovers at Clarion University.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” The Young Township supervisors voted to place the tentative 2011 budget on display for public inspection with no tax increase.
The proposed 2011 tax millage:
â€˘ Building â€” 0.5 mills; Fire â€” 0.5 mills; General â€” 0.5 mills; Vehicle â€” 0.25 mills.
The total millage is 1.75, which reflects no tax increase.
â€˘ Estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 â€” At the Oct. 13 budget meeting, Lee Kent, secretary/treasurer, said that the estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 were reported as $81,400.
â€˘ Local Services Tax â€” The amount for 2011 will remain at $32.
Members of the Elk Run, Lindsey and Central fire departments were able to contain a brush fire that erupted Saturday afternoon at the Paul Robbins residence in Bell Township. There were no injuries reported. (From left) Matt Powell, Pete Smith, Wanda Thomas and Joe Rembowski, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, are shown knocking down the flames before it spread over a hilltop. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(January 15, 1896)
A MOST DISTRESSING ACCIDENT
A Little Boy at Big Run Accidentally Shoots His Brother
A frightful accident occurred at Big Run last Friday, as a result of which Samuel A. Greene, a photographer of that place, is crazed with grief.