Archive - 2010
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Fall 2010 boysâ 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 girlsâ Powderpuff Football game Thursday.
â˘ 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.
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 Mondayâs 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 Mondayâs meeting.
Lundy explained that the new maps shouldâve been reviewed by borough council already.
BROOKVILLE â âI want to see jobs brought to the area. That is very important to me and something that I want to see accomplished here,â 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 âthree Râsâ 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.