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Archive - Oct 2012

October 4th

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.

October 3rd

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.

Anti-bullying event runs, walks, rolls through town Saturday

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The stereotype of a bully is someone who takes your lunch money from you everyday and punches you in the arm, but that image actually makes up just a small part of bullying, as every day, more than 160,000 children nationwide stay home from school to avoid being bullied.

Not only are the effects of bullying on a child felt immediately, but they can also be lifelong, or even tragic, said Kim Rhodes, executive director of the Mentor Parent Program.

Signal replacement on hold until parts arrive

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The mast arm for the traffic signal at the intersection of West Mahoning Street and South Gilpin Street, which was severely damaged in a traffic accident recently, may not be replaced until spring.

St. Joseph’s Polish Society donates funds from 2nd annual golf tourney

October 4, 2012

On Aug. 25, St. Joseph’s Polish Society held its second annual golf tournament at Hemlock View Golf Course. Eleven teams consisting of four players each for a total of 44 players participated. All participants were invited back to the Polish club for dinner after a great day of golfing. Prizes were awarded to all participants. Several local businesses from Punxsutawney and surrounding communities donated prizes or contributed to the overall total that was collected to donate to the American Lung Association, the organization chosen this year by the board of directors of the Polish Club.

October 2nd

Chucks hit OT winner to down Rovers boys’ soccer

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what could be described as a see saw battle all night between two of the area’s best, Punxsy was able to record the last strike on a Trevor Peace boot 1:42 into overtime for the 5-4 boys’ soccer win over Brockway.

“It was great game of hustle, effort and guts,” said Chucks coach Phil Shenkle right afterwards. “This was a game of playoff training, as you have to have these types of games going into the playoffs.”

Peace produced a ‘hat trick’ trick to highlight the Chucks (9-3) offense. Tanner Evans added a goal and assisted on Kevin Hughes’ header off a corner kick.

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Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
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The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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