Archive - Aug 15, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Right around 6 o'clock Mon- day night, the storm clouds came rolling into Punxsutawney, and as a lightning bolt flashed in the distance, approximately 75 kids ran for cover at the practice field for the A.J. Parise Youth Football program.
Fortunately, the thunder and lightning blew over, and the teams were able to begin practice just a few minutes late.
The teams, led by Dave Bosak and his volunteer coaching staffs, went through a variety of drills in preparation for their season-opening regular season games Saturday at Prospect.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Borough Council, at Monday's meeting, congratulated members of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company on a job well done, despite the adverse circumstances of dealing with the many arson fires that occurred throughout the area over the past year.
Big Run Borough Council President Nick Lantz congratulated the members of the fire company for continuing to do a great job even though Anthony Overbeck â€” who police charged last week with arson and other offenses â€” had belonged to the Big Run Fire Company at the time of his alleged crimes.
Emily Krivak (second from left), 16, was crowned the 2011 Reynoldsville Homecoming Queen during the opening ceremonies Monday night downtown. Also on hand for the crowning were (from left) 2010 Queen Mindy Hutchins, 16; Krivak; Brooke Godwin, 16, first runner-up; Miranda Meholick, 14, second runner-up; and Dakota Knarr, 16, third runner-up. The queen was chosen based on her essay, "What Reynoldsville Means to Me." All the girls attend DuBois Area High School.
Grace Davis Chelgren, 91, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born May 26, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William Henry and Anna M. (Black) Davis.
Sept. 19, 1940, she married Harry Chelgren, who preceded her in death July 27, 1996.
Mrs. Chelgren was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, where she belonged to the Altar Guild.
She was also a member of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild and the Community Concert Association. She was active in the aerobics program in Punxsutawney.