Archive - Oct 21, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As it approaches its 50th year of its presence in southern Jefferson County, Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s campus in Punxsutawney is broadening its approach to a special group of students: Those in the Punxsutawney Area School District and surrounding districts.
OLIVEBURG â€” The old-time hoedown style music is not completely absent from todayâ€™s youth, as evidenced by Ryan Sutter, 18, who is already an accomplished fiddle player.
A resident of Oliveburg, Ryan has been playing the fiddle for the past four years and has already shown vast improvement, such as taking third place in the teen division during Clarionâ€™s annual Autumn Leaf Festival.
BROOKVILLE â€” With the school year well underway, school and county officials are stressing the importance of going to school, and going to school on time.
But compared to last year, officials have more reason to be hopeful that truancy will not be as much of an issue.
In September, an addition to the countyâ€™s truancy protocol was finalized, which will, according to Children & Youth Services Director Brian Mowrey, attempt to address the problem of truancy before it spirals out of control.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Redbank Valley scored six first-half touchdowns and held the Chucks scoreless in the first half en route to a 42-12 victory on Punxsy's Senior Night Friday in Punxsy.
"The thing is, we knew Redbank Valley had a lot of speed, but knowing it and containing it are two different things," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said. "The past two weeks have been a bit disjointed for us with injuries and moving guys around. You have to be improving this time of year, and we haven't been able to do that."
The Punxsy varsity cheerleading squad honored its seniors in a ceremony prior to the Chucks' football game against Redbank Valley Friday night in Punxsutawney. Pictured are seniors (from left): Erin Butler with parents Cindy and Dick and boyfriend Pvt. James Neal; Mariah Hicks with parents Marquittee and Brian; Lindsay Huey with father Gale; and Kristen Mack with parents Greg and Deanna.
BROOKVILLE â€” Two touchdowns were all the Brookville Raiders needed Friday night to pose a 13-12 win over the Clarion Bobcats.
Despite trailing by 12 at halftime, the Raiders maintained their composure and came out strong in the third quarter.
"No one was panicking; no one was yelling at each other; no one was swearing at halftime," Raiders head coach Chris Dworek said. "The big thing was just being patient and keeping our mental focus. That was a big step."
Virginia M. Kaylor, 72, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Altoona Regional Health System.
She was born March 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Grube) Pearce.
She was married to Harry L. Kaylor, who survives, of Rossiter.
In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Charles Kaylor and wife Valerie of Rossiter; a daughter, Virginia May Geers and husband Danny of Michigan; two brothers, John Pearce and Frank Pearce, both of Rossiter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.