Skip to main content

Archive - Oct 2011

October 16th

Lady Chucks satisfied with third-place effort

October 16, 2011

WEST SHAMOKIN — After playing seven tough matches in West Shamokin at a tournament, the Lady Chucks varsity volleyball squad walked away with third place.

Punxsy eventually fell in the semi-finals to Elderton, but Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart was pleased with her team throughout the day.

"We definitely put fourth great effort," she said.

Saturday's tournament began with the Lady Chucks in the East Pool, playing two sets of 21 against both St. Joseph and West Shamokin.

Punxsy swept St. Joseph, 25-17, 25-12, for its first game of the day.

Presloid's hat trick leads Punxsy to victory

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chucks boys' soccer team met a tough opponent in Philipsburg Saturday in Punxsutawney, but Tyler Presloid notched another hat trick, earning his team the 3-2 victory.

"We were able to hold them off," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They were a very quality opponent, so we were very happy to come away with a win."

Punxsy led 2-0 at halftime after Presloid scored two goals; the first was assisted by Tanner Evans, and the second came from Trevor Peace.

Punxsy Phil & Phyllis shaker spices up Groundhog Day debate: Sun or snow?

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's a typical example of the battle of the sexes, with a taste of Groundhog Day to spice it up: A nodding Punxsy Phil says yes to an early spring, but Phyllis, shaking her head, says no, and wants six more weeks of winter.

But don't call an attorney just yet: It's not a case of domestic discord at Phil's Burrow. In this case, Punxsy Phil and Phyllis are salt and pepper shakers.

Way Back When

October 16, 2011

(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.)

Local Intelligence
(April 1, 1896)

MISS NANCY A. Y. HOOVER DEAD
She Was Stricken With Paralysis
and Passed Away a Week
Later

N. Duene (Bullock) Bowser, 86

October 16, 2011

Nellie Duene (Bullock) Bowser, 86, Indiana, formerly of Dayton, went to be with her Lord Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.

She was born June 28, 1925, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Asa and Nellie (Firemen) Bullock.

A war bride, she married Harry Laird Bowser Nov. 28, 1942. He preceded her in death July 18, 2007.

She graduated from Dayton High School in 1943.

Mrs. Bowser worked in the Dayton Elementary School cafeteria for many years, retiring in 1988. In honor of her service to the students and staff, the elementary yearbook was dedicated to her.

Betty Jean Stahlman, 91

October 16, 2011

Betty Jean Stahlman, 91, New Bethlehem, died Friday Oct. 14, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born June 3, 1920, in Limestone Township, Clarion County, a daughter of the late James Orr and Elva Mae (Showers) Collett.

July 31, 1937, she married Darrell Charles Stahlman, who preceded her in death July 10, 1971.

Mrs. Stahlman, along with her family, owned and operated the family business, B.J. Stahlman Trucking in New Bethlehem.

She was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and a former member of the BPW. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

John A. Welder, 73

October 16, 2011

John A. Welder, 73, DuBois, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Stump Creek, the son of the late Joseph Welder and Helen Frantz.

July 6, 1968, he married Lillian (Tschopp) Welder, who survives.

Mr. Welder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He worked at Riverside-BiLo in DuBois and the former Country Garden Market for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He especially liked to work on vehicles.

October 14th

Moniteau still undefeated after big win

October 15, 2011

WEST SUNBURY — After the Chucks matched the Moniteau Warriors' first scoring drive with one of their own, Moniteau's defense answered the bell and shut out the Chucks for the rest of the first half, while the Warriors' offense scored three touchdowns in the second quarter. The Warriors went on to win the game 45-6.

Raiders suffer tough defeat to Gremlins

October 15, 2011

KARNS CITY — With 23 seconds left on the clock, the Brookville Raiders attempted their first field goal of the season. Cam Yard stepped up to the line, and his kick was just a few inches low, allowing Karns City to block it.

The missed field goal sent the Raiders home packing with a 24-21 loss Friday night in Karns City.

In hindsight, Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said he thought he made the right call on fourth down with the game on the line.

Thanks to weather, foliage sights might be wet and few

October 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Don’t blink, or you’ll miss what could be the best weekend to see fall foliage in this part of western Pennsylvania.
Most trees are in full color with deep reds and bright yellows prevailing, said Eric Leister, a meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College.

This weekend will be better than next weekend, as there’s the possibility of more leaves dropping due to windy weather conditions today and tomorrow, Leister said.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's that time of year again, time to think about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and...
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the...
On Friday, the Chucks fell to the undefeated Karns City Gremlins 43-16. Turnovers were a problem...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes