Archive - Nov 2012
Punxsy runner Bo Dinger placed 19th overall (top 25 medal) at the cross country State Championships in Hershey on Saturday.
Punxsy placed 18th overall in the team division.
The complete story will be featured in Tuesday's edition of the Punxsutawney Spirit.
To see how Lady Chucks fared, pick up Monday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
ST. MARYS â After coming back from a game down less than two days prior, the Punxsy volleyball team saw its fortunes reverse on Saturday afternoon in the PIAA sub-regional playoffs in St. Marys.
After capturing wins in the first and third sets, the Lady Chucks found themselves with a 2-1 lead over the Eagles of Obama Academy.
The emotional toll, travel and short amount of down time caught up with the Punxsy roster as Obama Academy prevailed 25-19 in game four before winning the fifth contest and match, 15-10.
CLARION â The Brookville Raiders' regular season ended with a 34-6 loss to the Clarion Bobcats Friday at Memorial Stadium on a snowy and dreary night. The Bobcats' (10-0) balanced scoring, and the Raiders (6-4) five turnovers kept Brookville from contending with the Clarion squad.
"Guys are trying too hard and aren't tucking the ball in, and just aren't being careful with the ball," said Chris Dworek, Raiders varsity coach. "Turnovers are killer against anybody, especially a good team," he added.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The old saying goes, "All good things must come to an end."
Last week, the Levy family, which has owned and operated the Comet Market at 1028 W. Mahoning St., announced to their employees that the difficult decision to close the store's doors had been made.
The decision, Ben Levy said, was a difficult one for the entire family, as the Comet has always been a business it has been associated with since it opened in 1963.
Workers from Punxsutawney Borough's Public Works Department have been busy collecting leaves with the leaf machine.
The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will continue through the week of Nov. 12.
The schedule will continue to be: Monday â East End; Tuesday â Elk Run and Park Avenue Area; Wednesday â Middletown and Findley to Center Street; Thursday â Church Street and Indiana Street; and Friday â West End and South Side.
Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
September 19, 1896
Two Hundred New Ovens
Work was begun this morning on two hundred new coke ovens at Eleanora Mines. Two hundred ovens added to the already enormous coke plant of R. & P. Company which now has close to two thousand ovens will add considerably to the importance of this community as a coke producing centre.
Back From Cookâs Inlet
Mary B. Qualey, 91, Smicksburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Irene Bertha (Simpson) Van Horn.
She married Gordon C. Brown in 1939, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1970.
She then married William J. Qualey, in 1975, and he also preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2004.
She was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Moose Club.
SUMMERVILLE â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred around 1:22 a.m. Sunday at the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department.
During that time, police said, unknown actor(s) used a crowbar-like object to pry open a rear entry door, and then proceeded through the damaged door, activating an audible security alarm.
Police said the actor(s) exited the scene undetected in an unknown direction of travel.
Total estimated damaged is approximately $100.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.
HERSHEY â After taking not only one, but both District IX titles, the Punxsy boys' and girls' cross country teams were given the royal treatment as they headed out of Punxsutawney on Friday morning. The two squads will test their mettle against the best of the Pennsylvania's AA ranks today at Hershey's Parkview Cross Country Course adjacent to Hershey Park.
LOYSBURG â With the changing of quarters, so went the changing of the Punxsy Chucks' football fortunes on Friday night. Leading 21-14 after the first 36 minutes of action, Punxsy managed only 37 fourth-quarter yards and committed two turnovers, on which Northern Bedford capitalized for the game-winning points and a 27-21 home victory.