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Archive - Nov 2011

November 2nd

Margaret G. Simpson, 89

November 3, 2011

Margaret G. Simpson, 89, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville.

She was the daughter of the late Felix and and Carmella (Cataldo) Truance.

Mrs. Simpson was a lifelong resident of Rossiter and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Rossiter.

Van Dyke & Co., Mahoning Valley Ballet return to the Jackson for ‘Dracula’

November 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sure, Punxsy is mere days removed from Halloween, but the music and movement of Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet’s production of “Dracula” might make one feel otherwise.

Based on the original story by Ed Zatsick with original choreography by Joan E. Van Dyke and Denny Sovich, “Dracula” is scheduled for one performance Friday at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center’s Jackson Theater. See the accompanying box for details.

DISTRICT CHAMPS

November 3, 2011

The Punxsy boys’ soccer team had to wait a year to do it, but the Chucks avenged a 2-1 double-overtime loss in last year’s District IX championship game with a 2-1 overtime win to clinch the 2011 D-IX title Wednesday night in Brockway. Pictured here are the Chucks players, coaches and trainers posing with their championship plaques. For more, click on Sports.

Home for the Holidays parade seeks entries

November 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After getting a late start with planning, the Home for the Holidays parade will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in downtown Punxsutawney.

The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce encourages those groups, organizations, individuals and businesses that wish to be in the parade to get their registration in as quickly as possible.

Entry information and forms are available for download online at Punxsutawney.com or by calling the Chamber at 814-938-7700, ext. 2. Entry forms are requested to be completed and turned in by Nov. 18.

November 1st

BRINGIN' BACK THE GOOD OLD DAYS IN STYLE

November 1, 2011

This Saturday, 32 former Punxsy Chucks football players spanning 20 years — from the Class of 1991 to the Class of 2011 — will play in a full-contact alumni game against rival Brookville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney. The game was organized by Alumni Football USA, which organizes approximately 300 games each year across the country, according to Pennsylvania director Robert Bishop.

Curwensville thwarts Brookville, moves to finals

November 1, 2011

BROCKWAY — The Lady Raiders of Brookville played a hard-fought, defensive game Tuesday in the District IX Class A soccer semi-finals against Curwensville.

Brookville had been on the losing end of two one-goal games to the Lady Tide during the regular season, and it turned out the same way for the Lady Raiders Tuesday. Curwensville found the back of the net just once, but that was enough to carry the Lady Tide to the championship game.

Punxsy native named XC Coach of the Year

November 1, 2011

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University head coach Mike Esposito was named Big South Coach of the Year in women's cross country, it was announced after the Panthers won their first-ever team championship Saturday in Conway, S.C.

HPU's top five runners all placed in the top 10 as the Panthers beat two-time defend- ing champion Liberty University.

Originally from Punxsutawney, Esposito is in his seventh season as head coach of men's and women's cross country and track & field at High Point University.

Ex-officer seeks jury trial in lawsuit

November 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Almost two years after he was fired as a police officer by Punxsutawney Borough Council, Brian Andrekovich is again seeking to get his job back.

The lawsuit filed Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Penn-sylvania by attorney Susan E. Mahood of Pitts-burgh names council President Susan Glessner and Vice-President Donna Lellock, as well as council members Larry Chenoga, Mike Porada, Bob Reesman, Bill Spencer and Roger Steele as defendants, as well as Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan.

Youngsters, parents invited to ‘Get Ready for Kindergarten’

November 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — if you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the next school year, then you and your child are invited to attend “Get Ready for Kindergarten” Thursday at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
The program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the PAMS cafeteria for parents of students who will attend kindergarten in the Punxsutawney Area School District next fall, said Shari Weber, elementary principal.

Weber said parents will go to various centers dealing with a variety of subjects, such as math, language arts, fine motor skills and large motor skills.

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