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Archive - Oct 4, 2012

Fox’s 11th annual Pizza and Prevention fundraiser to be held in town Saturday

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You're in bed sound asleep when you’re awakened by the beeping of your smoke alarm, and even worse, you also smell smoke.

Sadly, this isn't a dream. Your nightmare has become reality, and your house is on fire.

Hopefully, you'll never need the services of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, but if you do, you can take comfort in the fact that members are well-equipped and trained to handle your emergency, whether it's a house fire, or if you're trapped in your vehicle following an automobile accident.

Jefferson County History Center displays new Civil War exhibit

October 4, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County History Center in Brookville picked up a new exhibit last Saturday, Sept. 29: “The Civil War in Pennsylvania.”

It is a traveling exhibit that will be on display until Oct. 27.

While its overarching topic is the Civil War, its focus is a bit more narrow and pertinent to the local community, honing in on the perspective of war-era Western Pennsylvania.

“It portrays an interesting aspect of Western Pa.’s Civil War,” said Ken Burkett, the director of the History Center.

‘Daddy’s Girl’ opens Saturday

October 4, 2012

Members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild’s upcoming show, “Daddy’s Girl,” take a break from their rehearsal to pose for a photo.

The show — which opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School — is directed by Guild veteran Tracey Young and features a cast of 13 local actors.

Pictured are (from left): Ilona Ball, Kimberly Robinson, Doug Fye and Tim Cooper.

Louise H. Benson, 77

October 4, 2012

Louise H. Benson, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed from this life into God's eternal glory on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

She died at home, surrounded by family, as the music she loved so well played in the background.

She was born May 13, 1935, a daughter of the late John H. and Edna V. (Lingenfelter) Todd.

She accepted the gift of salvation early in life and was born again at the church of her childhood, Barton Chapel.

Louise grew up on the family farm in Sprankle Mills with her beloved siblings.

Russell Emanuel “Speedy” Schantz Jr., 55

October 4, 2012

Russell Emanuel “Speedy” Schantz Jr., 55, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.

He was born May 20, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Russell Emanuel Schantz, Sr., and Ethel “Skip” (Geist) Schantz.

His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Russ previously worked as a dozer operator for Yenzi Coal Company and Valier Coal Company.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles.

He loved to go fishing.

Robert Blair

October 4, 2012

Robert Blair, of Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.

Wanda Boyer, 91

October 4, 2012

Wanda Boyer, 91, of Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.

Punxsy's Ward runner-up in D-IX girls' tennis singles

October 4, 2012

DuBOIS – After the tournament was pushed back a day, Punxsy's Amber Ward captured second place in the District IX girls' tennis singles championship held Wednesday in DuBois.

Both Ward and fellow senior Lauren Wolfe had solid outings in the singles playoffs.

In the first round, Ward enjoyed a bye, while Wolfe recorded an impressive 10-0 shut out of Bradford's Hannah Burgoon.

For her first court action in the semi-finals, Ward defeated DuBois' Kristen Adamson in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2.

7/8th Chucks football tackles Clarion in 27-6 victory

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a nice afternoon for football, Punxsy's seventh-and eighth- grade team tackled Clarion, 27-6, from start to finish on Wednesday afternoon.

"The kids are improving and getting better each week," pointed out Chucks coach Brad Constantino. "The entire coaching staff feels the kids are going in the right direction in their growth as players."

The improvement and growth was evident from the first quarter. Punxsy's Jacob Weaver pulled in a 55-yard scoring strike from quarterback Ethan Riley to get the home team on the board, 7-0.

Punxsy 7th-grade girls' hoops hangs on against DCC

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – After taking a double figure lead into the final quarter, the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team had to hang on for the win, 28-22, against a charging DuBois Central squad on Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

The pair of Leah Miller and Kaitlyn Doverspike led the Lady Chucks' (10-1) effort with six points apiece.

Only a point behind, Elyse White and Kylee Lingenfelter added five points each.

Alyse Whitman chipped in four tallies, while Toya Jones had two points to complete the Punxsy scoring line.

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