Archive - Oct 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.
â€˘ 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.
CLARION â€” The road is never an easy place to play, especially when an undefeated foe is your host.
The task will be daunting for the Punxsy Chucks tonight when they face the 7-0 Clarion Bobcats at Clarion Universityâ€™s Memorial Stadium.
The visiting Chucks, though, are hoping the trend of the short four-year football series between still fairly new Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference opponents continues to hold true. Over the past four years, the visiting team has come out on top, including the Bobcatsâ€™ 19-7 victory in Punxsy last fall.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On normal rest, some foes are a tall task, but on the second of back-to-back days makes them all the tougher.
This was the case for the second time this season for the Punxsy boys' soccer team when facing rival DuBois. After shutting out Karns City last night, Punxsy did not have enough left to face DuBois 20 hours later in a 4-1 home loss on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"It was a good hard game. We needed it and to have good competition at the end of the season," said Chucks coach Phil Shenkle.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Cincinnati Reds may have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs, but their memory will live on during Saturday's Punxsutawney Salvation Army Harvest Auction, as an autographed Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball jersey, baseball and bat will be up for grabs.
"Our auction continues to grow every year in merchandise and the money collected from it," said Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army.
Jache said the 2011 auction raised about $10,000, and this year, they've set a goal of $12,000.
A number of injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Punxsy between a Ford school van, operated by Ida Mae Uplinger of Brookville, and a Pontiac Grand Am, operated by Lakin Frampton of Punxsuatwney.
A total of seven juveniles and both drivers were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of injuries.
For the full story, see Friday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin on Monday and continue through November.
The schedule will be as follows:
â€˘ Monday: East End
â€˘ Tuesday: Elk Run and Park Avenue Area
â€˘ Wednesday: Middletown and Findley to Center Street
â€˘Â Thursday: Church Street and Indiana Street
â€˘ Friday: West End and South Side
Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves that need to be picked up.
Leaves should be raked to the curb next to the road, but not raked onto the roadway.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Route (SR) 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.
The intersection will close on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 pm, and is expected to reopen at noon on Monday, Oct. 29.
The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and SR 119/310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.
This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Borough Police Department has reported that it has charged Shelly C. Donaldson with theft by unlawful taking, forgery and other related charges following an investigation stemming back to August.
It is alleged that Donaldson stole over $12,000 from the Brookville Cheerleaders Booster Club.
Donaldson was arraigned in front of District Judge Greg Bazylak and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When a team cannot put many shots on goal, it is tough to win. The Punxsy boys' soccer defenders were very successful at keeping visiting Karns City to six shots to record a 2-0 shutout on Senior Night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
"That was District-IX caliber defense on the field all night," proclaimed Chucks coach Phil Shenkle to his players after the game.