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2011 Spirit Sports Year In Review, Part II: Eight local teams went state-bound

December 27, 2011

In a state the size of Pennsylvania, reaching a state championship tournament is a rare occasion.

In Part II of The Spirit Sports Year in Review, readers will have the opportunity to look back on eight different 2011 Punxsutawney teams that reached that level — one team even won its state title.

There was no lack of newsworthy sports in Punxsutawney this year, and The Spirit will feature one final installment of Year in Review in Saturday's edition.

13- & 14-year- old VFW All- Stars win states

2011 Year in Review, January through March

December 27, 2011

JANUARY
Jan. 1
• Natasha Tinnette Adams, daughter of Joe and Rhonda Adams of Marion Center, was born at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1.
Weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and 18 1/2-inches in length, Natasha was the first baby born for 2011 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Jan. 4
• By a unanimous vote, state Rep. Sam Smith of Punxsutawney was elected speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, while state Sen. Joe Scarnati of Brockway was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Senate for a third time.

PACC earns $15,000 grant for Jackson Theater

December 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Community Center’s Jackson Theater will receive some equipment upgrades and become even more of a local attraction in coming months, thanks to a grant from Dominion Energy’s philanthropic foundation.

Martha Irene (Weaver) Alcorn, 93

December 27, 2011

Martha Irene (Weaver) Alcorn, 93, Punxsutawney, formerly of Ringgold, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

She was born May 29, 1918, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Franklin and Nellie (Caylor) Weaver.

Dec. 9, 1939, she married Harry W. Alcorn, who preceded her in death May 14, 1992.

A homemaker, Mrs. Alcorn was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.

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