Archive - Oct 11, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After posting its third-straight victory last Friday, the Punxsy Chucks squad will look to pass another road test against the traditionally tough Karns City Gremlins.
âKarns City is a fantastic program,â points out Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol. âThey have won a good amount of the District IX AA championships and are a solid program.â
The two Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Large School Division co-leaders have produced very similar 2012 results to this point of the season. Both squads have 2-0 marks in the KSAC Large School Division and have 4-2 overall records.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Another week and another perfect outcome was the order of business for the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team.
The Lady Chucks won three of four quarters on the way to their third win of the week, 21-14 over Altoona-Maroon on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"What a nice, hard-earned win against another quality opponent in Altoona-Maroon," said Punxsy coach Darrin Kriebel. "The girls definitely showed everybody in attendance including the visiting team just how far they've come as a team this year."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The research is continuing regarding the purchase and installation of a GPS system for Punxsutawney Borough Police vehicles and possibly some others.
The Grant County Sheriff's office in Arkansas has been using the Wireless Matrix GPS system that Punxsutawney Borough Council has been looking at for use here, said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief, at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.
Last weekend, members of the Punxsutawney VFW Post 2076 and the Ladies Auxiliary participated in âBuddy Poppy Daysâ to raise funds to help support veterans.
Both organizations wanted to thank everyone who helped and who donated to their cause.
Pictured are VFW Post Commander Jim Dunlap (left) and Ladies Auxiliary member Betty Kotula.
Alma Smith, 81, of Murray, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1931, in Creekside, Pa., a daughter of the late Blair Neal and Alta Welder Neal.
She married Ivan Q. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Brass of Murray, Utah, and Vanda (Bill) Erdos of Bethel Park, Pa.; five grandchildren, Jamie Brass, Katie Beechler, Scott Brass, Abby Brass and Erin Erdos; and a great-grandson, Peyton Beechler.
A memorial service will be held at Circle Hill Cemetery in Punxsutawney at a later date.