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Still undefeated behind five rounds in 50s

September 19, 2011

DUBOIS —Behind five scores in the 50s, with each of the scorers within two strokes of one another, the Lady Chucks golf team defeated DuBois 227-240 Monday afternoon in DuBois.

With the win, Punxsy improves to 8-0 on the season heading into a rematch with DuBois today which begins the second half of the district schedule.

"I'm really proud of the streak this team is on," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "They worked hard this summer, and their record is reflecting that."

Lauren Giavedoni and Marisa Stockdale shared the low score for Punxsy with a pair of 56s.

Lady Chucks fall to Brockway at home

September 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Lady Chucks soccer team controlled the ball for most of the second half, but were unable to score, and Brockway went on to win Monday afternoon's game 7-0.

"We came out in the second half like the score was nothing to us, and we were going to score some goals," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said. "Possession wise, we did dominate, but had we started out like that in the first half, it might have been a different story."

As much as Hughes liked the way his girls jumped out in the second half, he still sees lots of room for improvement.

Bounce-back win for Punxsy over Union

September 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks volleyball team defeated Union Monday night in Punxsutawney behind strong serving — six different girls recorded an ace — and good attacks at the net.

Punxsy started the first game a bit sluggish, falling behind in the early stages and trailing 8-13 before using a timeout to turn the momentum.

After the timeout, Punxsy benefited from two separate three-point rallies by Chelsea Engeholm and Sydney Weaver — who recorded two aces in her mini-streak — to tie the score at 16.

Punxsy couple’s Web comic growing after half-million hits

September 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A year ago at this time, Thom and Kambrea Pratt had no idea whether their Web comic, “Shadowbinders,” would be successful.

The couple, who used to color and design characters such as Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck for Gemstone’s Disney comics, believe the Internet is the future of comics, so they decided to post “Shadowbinders” on the Web Aug. 27, 2010.

The comic really took off this past January, which they believe is because, in part, they use social networking sites such as Facebook and the marketing site Projectwonderful to spread the word.

PennDOT: Traffic signal project back on track

September 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Work resumed Monday on the downtown traffic signal replacement project, with the replacement of the pedestrian curb ramps.
Kirby Starr, project manager for PennDOT, said the $1.1 million project was delayed was due to a switch to a different type of pole, which requires different anchor bolts, and was also subject to approval by PennDOT.

Starr said the traffic light project on North Findley, Pine and Torrence streets is not a part of the downtown Mahoning Street traffic light project.

Big Run eyes hiring Sykesville officer part-time

September 19, 2011

BIG RUN — Monday, Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh provided information to borough council about hiring a part-time police officer to help slow down speeding vehicles in the borough.

Buterbaugh said at Monday’s council meeting that he learned from Sykesville Borough Council that it was in the process of hiring another part-time police officer and has a police cruiser for sale. He also spoke with Sykesville Council members about the possibility of hiring one of its officers to patrol in Big Run.

William C. Lingenfelter, 82

September 19, 2011

William C. Lingenfelter, 82, Punxsutawney, a guest at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward Haag and Ada Lingenfelter.

He was Methodist by faith.

Mr. Lingenfelter was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Army Navy Club. He loved hunting, fishing, playing guitar and country music.

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