Archive - Apr 2011
BROCKWAY â The Punxsy boys' tennis team bounced back from Wednesday's 6-3 loss in DuBois with a 9-0 victory Thursday in Brockway to even its record at 3-3.
A constant line that Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley mentioned was his team's ability to respond to various situations Thursday after struggling Wednesday.
"(This win is) a big confidence builder," Heigley said. "We made the adjustments at the right time. We didn't make as many mistakes that we've had in previous matches."
BROOKVILLE â Brookville shortstop Kelsey Heinrich and third baseman Abby Beatty shut down the left side of the infield during the Lady Raiders' 7-3 win over Karns City Thursday afternoon in Brookville.
Heinrich and Beatty gunned down eight Lady Gremlins base runners, helping Tonya Shaffer complete a one-hitter, which gave Shaffer her second varsity win.
"I'm proud that we didn't give up," Henrich said, "And that we fought back and won even though we were behind for 90 percent of the game."
Max L. Moore, 86, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at his home.
He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Everett J. and Cosie (Smith) Moore.
He was married to Eleanor "Jane" Moore, who preceded him in death May 18, 2009.
Mr. Moore was co-owner and operator of Everett Moore Coal Company. He was a member of the Moose and the Punxsutawney Country Club.
He loved golfing, tinkering with old lawn mowers, tractors and dozers. He was known for his daily trips into town with his dog Snickers and loved watching reality shows and "Judge Judy."
Grace P. Neal, 85, Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Rittenhouse Assisted Living.
She was born March 20, 1926, in Big Run, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Nell (Smouse) Patterson.
In July 1946, she married Robert Neal, who survives. They were married for 64 years.
Mrs. Neal was a graduate of Big Run High School, and in addition to being a dedicated mother, she worked as a secretary for MFA Insurance.
She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Neal enjoyed gardening, her pets and being a homemaker.
DUBOIS â The Punxsy boys' tennis team fell behind during numerous matches and was unable to come back to win during DuBois' 6-3 victory Wednesday in DuBois.
Only two Chucks were victorious Wednesday â Mike Blose and Tim Pearce. Both players won a singles match and teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles contest.
(From left) Joseph Harclerode I, Joey Harclerode III and Joe Harclerode II caught this 21 3/4-inch brown trout Monday in Little Sandy Creek in Coolspring. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Norma J. Mottern, 67, Stump Creek, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Marie (Lockard) Peace, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late Merle G. Peace Sr.
In December 1992, Mrs. Mottern married her husband, Gaill Mottern, who preceded her in death.
She was employed by the Area Agency on Aging, where she was a caregiver and also delivered the Tribune Review with her husband for many years.
REYNOLDSVILLE â Republican party members and candidates held their annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Bellamauro in Reynoldsville.
Candidates in attendance were those contending for the Jefferson County Commission, sheriff, auditor and Brookville magisterial district judge posts.
Also present were state House Speaker Sam Smith and representatives for state Sen. Joe Scarnati and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.
Party Chairman Troy Harper began by thanking county residents for heavy turnout in last fallâs elections.
Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association
âą The Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association will hold a community Good
Friday service at noon Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor John Buchmann as the speaker.
Chestnut Grove Independent Church
âą The choir of Chestnut Grove Independent Church, under the direction of Randy Doverspike, will present the musical âMore Than a Carpenterâ for its Good Friday service at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
The church is located at 342 Lipp Rd., southeat of Punxsutawney, just off Route 36 near Hudson.
Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Members of SADD at Punxsutawney Area High School were among students across Pennsylvania sticking it to underage drinking this week.
Tuesday, SADD members posted 250 stickers on cases of beer at Sandyâs Beverages with a clear message: âDonât be a party to underage drinking. Itâs against the law.â
The event, Project Sticker Shock, runs this week throughout Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, alcohol has been identified as the No. 1 drug of choice among youth â and according to youth, one of the easiest to get.