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Young team falls to tough Brookville squad

December 16, 2011

BROOKVILLE — League play opened for the Lady Chucks Thursday night against Brookville, but the young squad struggled against a strong opponent and fell 63-45.

Despite losing in a rival game, Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said there are some positives he saw in his team's play.

"They worked hard for 32 minutes, and each game, we are improving," Reitz said. "I thought this was the best game we played up to date, but we played a good basketball team tonight."

Jr. high squads jumped into action this week

December 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The seventh- and eighth-grade boys' basketball teams kicked off their seasons this week with a pair of games each — Monday against DuBois Central Catholic and Wednesday against Brockway — and so far, there is no shortage of close games at the junior high level.

One of those close games came Monday in the eighth-graders home opener against DuBois Central Catholic, when the Chucks earned a come-from-behind 34-30 victory over the Cardinals.

Mat dominance continues for JH wrestlers

December 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While Punxsy's varsity wrestling squad opened its season Wednesday night against the Marion Center Stingers, the junior high team has been hard at work with two matches already in the books and a tournament under its belt heading into Wednes-day's match against the Stingers, and Punxsy looked polished in its second home meet, earning a 54-39 victory Wednesday in Punxsutawney.

Dan ‘The Packers Fan’ makes good on Make-A-Wish challenge

December 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For Dan Prutznal, it can be tough being a Green Bay Packers fan in Steelers Country.

“Last week, someone brought in a copy of Sports Illustrated, and in the cafeteria, where I eat lunch with the kids, I held it up,” showing a piece about the Packers, he said. “The kids were just hollering: ‘Boo, Packers,’ ‘I don’t like the Packers.’ Every time they see me ... it’s all in good fun.”

Friends invited to celebrate Riggleman tonight

December 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In times of tragedy, Drinda and Brian Smith believe it is good for people to get together and interact with others to begin the healing process.

A little over a month has gone by since the tragic passings of Joel Riggleman — Drinda and Brian's son — Dylan "Shorty" Behrendt and Sean McConnaughey in a single-vehicle accident Nov. 12 in Armstrong County.

Alexander Simon Dubensky, 81

December 16, 2011

Alexander Simon Dubensky, 81, of DeLancey died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 7, 1930, in DeLancey, a son of the late Michael L. and Mary (Quashnock) Dubensky.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church in Punxsutawney.
April 18, 1959, he married the former Mary Ellen Zelman, who preceded him in death Aug. 10, 1993.

Mr. Dubensky was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country during the Korean conflict.

He worked as a machinist for Star Iron Works for more than 30 years.

Margaret L. Stiteler Orr, 70

December 16, 2011

Margaret L. Stiteler Orr, 70, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born in 1941 in North Mahoning Township, a daughter of the late James H. and June L. (Van Horn) Coon.

She married Richard Orr, who survives, of Indiana.

Mrs. Orr was an active member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg for her entire life.

She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

Floyd Melvin Stanford, 90

December 16, 2011

Floyd Melvin Stanford, 90, passed away peacefully Nov. 16, 2011, at the Veterans' Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.

He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Rimersburg, a son of the late Richard M. Stanford and Gertrude (Bell) Stanford.

June 26, 1941, he married Dorothy Aldine (Mottern) Stanford.

They had three children, Carol Kay Stanford and Ricky Vay Stanford, both of Bryan, Texas, and the late Richard Ray Stanford. They also had nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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