Archive - Oct 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
On Aug. 25, St. Josephâs 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In what could be described as a see saw battle all night between two of the areaâs best, Punxsy was able to record the last strike on a Trevor Peace boot 1:42 into overtime for the 5-4 boysâ soccer win over Brockway.
âIt was great game of hustle, effort and guts,â said Chucks coach Phil Shenkle right afterwards. âThis was a game of playoff training, as you have to have these types of games going into the playoffs.â
Peace produced a âhat trickâ trick to highlight the Chucks (9-3) offense. Tanner Evans added a goal and assisted on Kevin Hughesâ header off a corner kick.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In a breakout effort, Lady Chucks' midfielder Emily Horner connected for a 'hat trick' and an assist to help send the hometown seniors away winners, 4-3, over the Lady Rovers of Brockway on Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
"This was Emily Horner's breakout game," explained Punxsy coach Kevin Hughes. "The movement and effort she had was great. She worked hard for every single one of those goals."
And Punxsy would need every single one of those goals to defeat Brockway.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you haven't been bowling in Punxsy for a while, you might want to take a trip down to Groundhog Lanes on Pine Street in Punxsutawney, where owner Tim Lowmaster has just completed a major renovation with brand-new state-of-the-art Brunswick pinsetters.
"I've just begun my 13th year of owning Groundhog Lanes; I purchased it in July, 2000," said Lowmaster.
Lowmaster said early on, he had to upgrade the facility, starting with the furnaces that were located on the main concourse and were not very energy efficient.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The news that all the little ghosts and goblins have been waiting to hear is when Halloween will be observed in Punxsutawney.
Mike Porada, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, said the borough received a letter submitted by the Punxsutawney Fire Department (which has organized the Halloween Parade for many years) proposing that the parade be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, on Union Street.
Back in June, the Molinari family of Walston generously adopted one of many dogs that had been abandoned and discovered near Stump Creek.
Lauren Molinari, pictured with her dog Annie, took a special liking to her family's new pet, saying, "I like my dog Annie because she is so good. She is a mama's girl. She loves to run around with our other dogs."
Annie seems to be recovering nicely from the incident.
BROOKVILLE â One of the Allegheny Mountain League's top teams all season, Punxsy continued to show it Monday by repeating as the District IX AAA girls' golf champions. The Lady Chucks claimed their second-straight title by 11 strokes, 466-477, over the Lady Owls of Bradford at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville.
"Overall, I'm proud of all the girls today," exclaimed Punxsy coach Kasey Dale. "They worked hard to get to districts, and they accomplished their goal that was set at the start of the season."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Sweeps are getting to be the norm on the volleyball court in Punxsutawney. For the fourth time in six home matches, Punxsy swept its opponent by stinging Marion Center, 3-0, on Monday night.
Punxsy (8-2) has now allowed its home opponents to win just four games in six matches for a 15-4 game win total and victories in five of six.
Senior Shayla Brink and junior Emilee States powered the Lady Chucks frontline. Both lined six kills apiece with Brink adding a pair of aces and digs while States had one dig.