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District Champs

July 14, 2011

Punxsutawney’s 10-& 11-year old baseball All-Stars pose with the District 10 banner after winning the District title with a 12-2 win in four innings over St. Marys Thursday night in Punxsutawney.

Bidders may move forward on ATA project

July 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Plans for the construction of a new ATA terminal continue to proceed as the successful low bidders have received notice to proceed with the project.

Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said the contractors are about to receive the notice to proceed.

After the contractors receive the notice to proceed, they have 10 days to begin construction, Glessner said.

She added that this might be the light at the end of a very long tunnel.

Music in the Park

July 14, 2011

Midlife Crisis singer Jesse DeChurch (left) had some help on percussion from Kaylah Burke, who leaped onstage from the audience Thursday during the band’s performance to kick off Music in the Park.

Blose is star-of-show; Punxsy wins District title, 12-2

July 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's 10-& 11-year old baseball All-Stars are on a roll, and if manager Brad Gigliotti has things his way, the hits will just keep coming at Sectionals.

Punxsy defeated St. Marys 12-2 in four innings Thursday night in Punxsutawney to clinch the District 10 Championship and advance to the Section One tournament which will be held in Cranberry.

Punxsy's first game will be Thursday at 2 p.m. against McLane. The winner of the Section 1 tournament will move on to the state tournament in Latrobe.

Barenchick, Mesoraco voted Spirit spring MVPs

July 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The votes have been counted and recounted, and your voices have been heard. The 2011 Spirit Spring Sports MVPs are Ashley Barenchik and Jordan Mesoraco.

The Spirit received a record-breaking number of votes in comparison to the number received for the fall and winter competitions.

Eight-hundred and forty-two votes were recorded for the female MVP voting, and 922 were recorded for the male voting.

Barenchik won the female portion in a landslide, receiving 458 votes, 54 percent of the overall total, from Spirit readers.

William E. "Bill" Smochek, 59

July 14, 2011

William E. "Bill" Smochek, 59, Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 11, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of William P. Smochek of DuBois, who survives, and the late Jane (McGregor) Smochek.

Nov. 20, 1971, he married Darlene (Painter) Smochek, who survives, of Mahaffey.

Mr. Smochek was the co-owner of BD&D Specialty Fabrication & Machine and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Church.

He loved playing and listening to bluegrass music, golfing and his work.

David G. Rebuck, 52

July 14, 2011

David G. Rebuck, 52, of Kissimmee, Fla., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

He was born in 1959 in Neptune, N.J., a son of the late Rev. Ira and Geraldine Rebuck.

Mr. Rebuck had been the owner Dave's Sunoco in Punxsutawney in the 1980s and worked for Car Tec in Reading. He loved NASCAR races, his family, and his love for God.

He will be greatly missed by those of whom he touched. His battle with multiple sclerosis was a long struggle, and he lost his battle.

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