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Archive - Mar 2011

March 29th

Class of 2011 kicks off 60th anniversary of Variety Show

March 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Much anticipation has been building as the PAHS Class of 2011 prepares to present the 60th Variety Show, this year titled “Long Live Our Dreams.”

As everyone from the senior class is able to come together in one of the last activities as a group, the 2011 Variety Show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.

Throughout the nights, the audience will view 12 skits, including “Beiber Fever,” “Phil Club” and a ballet dance that show the seniors have dedicated much of their time and efforts to performing.

Legislative help unlikely for Solid Waste Authority

March 29, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority recently discussed the likelihood of policy revisions that could help the authority’s funding predicament.

In particular, the authority has lobbied the state to again implement administrative fees, which could be used to reimburse the authority for every ton of waste material collected.

March 28th

Lady Chucks commence season by routing Bradford, 12-0

March 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Senior Shawnna Crago needed just one game to step out as one of the Punxsy softball team's leaders Monday.

Crago, Punxsy's starting pitcher and one of the squad's four captains, hit a three-run home run and struck out seven over three perfect innings to lead the Lady Chucks to a 12-0 victory in five innings over Bradford.

Chucks hold on to defeat Owls in home opener, 5-3

March 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It wasn't pretty, but first-year manager Mike Dickey will take the Punxsy baseball team's 5-3 victory over Bradford in the season-opener Monday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field in Punxsutawney.

"We don't give back wins," Dickey said. "There are no style points."

The Chucks led 4-0 through three innings before Punxsy's miscues on the base paths and errors in the field allowed the Owls to make things interesting.

Bradford had the tying run on first base during the final inning, but Punxsy relief pitcher Dane Baker induced a fly out to left field that ended the Owls' threat.

Unforced errors cost Chucks season-opener

March 28, 2011

DUBOIS — Punxsy boys' tennis coach Todd Heigley feels that his team was only a few unforced errors away from beating DuBois Central Catholic in their opener Monday afternoon.

The Chucks lost late leads and a match in a tiebreaker, which may have given them a chance at victory.

But Punxsy (0-1) couldn't pick up enough wins and fell 6-3 at DuBois Central Catholic (1-0).

Run/Walk for Someone Special

March 28, 2011

The annual Run/Walk for Someone Special will be held Sunday, April 10, at Town Hall in Sykesville, with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m., and the race starting at 3 p.m. Participants may register to take part in one of three activities: A two-mile fun run or walk, a five-mile race; or a half-mile wheelchair race. For a form to collect donations, enter the event or more information, contact Erin Cameron at run_walk@yahoo.com; Stacy Hanzely at stacy@jcarc.org; or visit www.jcarc.org. Pre-registration can be done at www.firstgiving.org. Just search Run or Walk for Someone Special.

Former Punxsy resident hunts coyotes in Fla.

March 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A descendent from a long line of family hunters and former Punxsutawney resident, Richard "Dick" Lingenfelter of Haines City, Fla., has found coyotes to be an unending public annoyance.

For Lingenfelter, hunting was a lifestyle as well as a family tradition.
His late grandfather, Hillis Lingenfelter, was a former fur buyer. However, after his grandfather passed away, the family business of fur trade was conveyed to his uncle, Frank Lingenfelter, who continued buying furs, as well as becoming a bounty hunter.

Larry A. Kuntz, 63

March 28, 2011

Larry A. Kuntz, 63, Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, March 24, 2011, of heart failure.

He was born Aug. 18, 1947, at the Adrian Hospital, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Chester T. and Erna (Snyder) Kuntz.

A 1965 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Mr. Kuntz earned his bachelor's degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1969.
He worked as a art teacher in the Fox Chapel School District in Pittsburgh. Later, his many talents led him to various occupations, where he worked in Williamsburg, Va., and Orlando.

Cleve D. Oliver, 78

March 28, 2011

Cleve D. Oliver, 78, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, in The Villages, Florida.

He was born April 25, 1932, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Charles (Ted) and Elva (Dixon) Oliver.

In 1964, he married Bonnie McCloud Oliver, who preceded him in death in 1999.

In 2005, Mr. Oliver married Mary Alice (Padgett) Oliver.

After graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1950, Mr. Oliver attended Slippery Rock State Teachers College and graduated in 1954 with a degree in physical education.

Following graduation, he became the director of the Punxsutawney YMCA.

Nancy A. "Little Bit" Siverling, 63

March 28, 2011

Nancy A. "Little Bit" Siverling, 63, Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving relatives include her longtime companion, Samuel C. Joseph of Punxsutawney.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; Danita; and a brother who was killed in Vietnam.

There will be a private memorial service for immediate family at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

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