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October 12th

McCalmont firefighters make learning fun at Parkview

October 12, 2012

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

ANITA — The week of Oct. 7-13 has been designated National Fire Prevention Week, and Friday, firefighters from the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company treated the students at Parkview Elementary School to a special program about fire prevention safety.

Six different members from the department — Assistant Chief Chris Porada, Captain Kevin Toven, Pete Mohney, Blaine Heckman, Justine Foster and Derek Toven — gave an interactive presentation to the children, grades K-3, teaching them the importance of knowing what to do in case of a fire.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month close to home for local families, too

October 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Jefferson County, which some people believe may not have anything to do with them or anyone they know.

That belief, though, isn't necessarily true.

"Domestic violence is the occurrence of one or more acts between family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or parents who share biological parenthood," said Suella Himes, counselor advocate III for the Community Action Inc. Crossroads Project.

Himes said instances of acts of domestic violence include:

CAREER WOMEN READY FOR ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE

October 12, 2012

Members and officers of the Career Women’s Club would like to invite local residents to donate blood at their annual blood drive Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at SS.C.D.

The representatives pictured here are (front, from left): Mary Molinari, Helen Whitesell, Lois Vanderpool; (back) Diane Neal, Stacy Volchko, Dena Taylor and Lena VanDyke.

Mary M. Shields, 92

October 12, 2012

Mary M. Shields, 92, of Brookville, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

She was born Feb. 15, 1920, in Rosehill, Scotland, a daughter of the late Thomas Frew and Elizabeth Reid.

Mrs. Shields was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo, N.Y.

She was married on Dec. 12, 1942, to H. Glenn Shields, who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2001.

Mrs. Shields was a member of the Brookville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was active in ministry all her life, leading women’s groups and mentoring young women.

Donald James Smith, 88

October 12, 2012

Donald James Smith, 88, known to his family and friends as Jim Smith, passed away on Oct. 2, 2012, in Carson City, Nev.

He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Juneau, Pa.

He graduated from Rossiter High School, Class of 1942.

Jim was married to Vivian Dunlop Smith, of Rossiter, for 50 years. She preceded him in death.

Jim served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was retired from Minneapolis Honeywell, Inc. after 35 years.

He was a lifelong member of the Masons.

October 11th

Chucks football looks to pass road test vs. Gremlins

October 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After posting its third-straight victory last Friday, the Punxsy Chucks squad will look to pass another road test against the traditionally tough Karns City Gremlins.

“Karns City is a fantastic program,” points out Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol. “They have won a good amount of the District IX AA championships and are a solid program.”

The two Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Large School Division co-leaders have produced very similar 2012 results to this point of the season. Both squads have 2-0 marks in the KSAC Large School Division and have 4-2 overall records.

7th-grade girls' BB stops Altoona-Maroon; 8th-graders fall to tough A-M squad

October 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Another week and another perfect outcome was the order of business for the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team.

The Lady Chucks won three of four quarters on the way to their third win of the week, 21-14 over Altoona-Maroon on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

"What a nice, hard-earned win against another quality opponent in Altoona-Maroon," said Punxsy coach Darrin Kriebel. "The girls definitely showed everybody in attendance including the visiting team just how far they've come as a team this year."

Council seeks Fedigan’s opinion on GPS systems

October 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The research is continuing regarding the purchase and installation of a GPS system for Punxsutawney Borough Police vehicles and possibly some others.

The Grant County Sheriff's office in Arkansas has been using the Wireless Matrix GPS system that Punxsutawney Borough Council has been looking at for use here, said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief, at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.

POPPY DAYS ORGANIZERS SAY ‘THANKS’

October 11, 2012

Last weekend, members of the Punxsutawney VFW Post 2076 and the Ladies Auxiliary participated in “Buddy Poppy Days” to raise funds to help support veterans.

Both organizations wanted to thank everyone who helped and who donated to their cause.

Pictured are VFW Post Commander Jim Dunlap (left) and Ladies Auxiliary member Betty Kotula.

Alma Smith, 81

October 11, 2012

Alma Smith, 81, of Murray, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1931, in Creekside, Pa., a daughter of the late Blair Neal and Alta Welder Neal.

She married Ivan Q. Smith, who preceded her in death.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Jennifer (Jim) Brass of Murray, Utah, and Vanda (Bill) Erdos of Bethel Park, Pa.; five grandchildren, Jamie Brass, Katie Beechler, Scott Brass, Abby Brass and Erin Erdos; and a great-grandson, Peyton Beechler.

A memorial service will be held at Circle Hill Cemetery in Punxsutawney at a later date.

The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville...
Members of the CREATE Brookville Photo Club opened their first group exhibit at the CREATE Cafe last Friday. Pictured...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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