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Archive - Oct 19, 2012

Unblemished Clarion Bobcats bulldoze Chucks, 42-0

October 19, 2012

CLARION — On a night that started out a very promising one for the Punxsy Chucks, the unblemished Clarion Bobcats reversed the fortunes and bulldozed their way to a 42-0 shutout Friday night in Clarion.

The Bobcats (8-0) scored on their first five possessions, with a Cameron Kirkland 77-yard punt return for a touchdown coming in the final minute of the second quarter to power their cause.

“The real turning point of the night was the punt return to end the first half,” pointed out Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. “You took a good team and gave them momentum heading into the half.”

Police: Alcohol may have been a factor in overnight accident on North Findley

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Only minor injuries resulted from a two-vehicle accident — and police report that alcohol may have been involved — at 4:41 a.m.
Friday on North Findley Street just below the National Guard Armory.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Ford Explorer driven by Katherine Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on North Findley Street and crossed over into the other lane, striking the left front corner of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Caleb McCauley, 25, Punxsutaw- ney, who was traveling south on North Findley Street.

Cheering for a good cause

October 19, 2012

The PAHS cheerleaders took their act on the road Friday night to cheer on the Punxsy Chucks, who fell 42-0 to the Clarion Bobcats.

But there was something different about the squad this week, as it replaced its typical red-and-white attire by donning pink shirts and hair bands in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mahoning Shadow Trailers shuffle their way through Punxsy

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Last Saturday, over 100 runners took to the road — or rather, the trail — in Punxsutawney for the Mahoning Shadow Shuffle, an annual event put on by the Mahoning Shadow Trail Board that consists of a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer race, a 5-kilometer race and a 1-mile youth run.

The race started at the ball fields and was run out toward the Fordham trailhead, consisting solely of a run along the Mahoning Shadow Trail.

George Steven Barenick, 90

October 19, 2012

George Steven Barenick, 90, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1922, in Rossiter, Pa., a son of Parencik and Anna (Veselenak) Barenick.

George was employed for several years at U.S. Steel as a crane operator.

After his retirement from U.S. Steel, he continued to work as a carpenter and also provided maintenance for the railroad.

He served during World War II in the Army as a chauffeur for an Army major and general.

At one time, George was on the same ship as Winston Churchill.

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79

October 19, 2012

Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79, Cranberry Township, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.

She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Alexander P. and Virginia (Kellert) Reid.

On May 8, 1953, in DuBois, she married Francis T. Etherson.

She lived in St. Marys for more than 30 years and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church of St. Marys; a member of several bridge clubs and a local Quilt Guild; a volunteer knitter for the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Lenard L. McMillen, 70

October 19, 2012

Lenard L. McMillen, 70, of Mahaffey, passed away after an extended illness on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Norman McMillen and Ruth (Burkett) McMillen.

He married the love of his life, Diane "Kitten" (Painter) McMillen, of Mahaffey, on Aug. 13, 1966.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during Vietnam.

Mr. McMillen worked for the Wal-Mart Distribution Center before retiring.

He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Punxsutawney.

Area trick-or-treating schedule

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY
• Halloween Parade, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, with trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.

The parade will form at 5:30 p.m. by Napa Auto Parts on Union Street.

The parade route will lead to Barclay Square, where the costumes will be judged and the participants will receive a treat from the firefighters.

Police, the fire department and REACT will be on hand for assistance.

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