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Archive - May 2012

May 23rd

TWO APIECE: PUNXSY ATHLETES PIAA-BOUND

May 23, 2012

Four Punxsy athletes — two Chucks and two Lady Chucks — are bound for the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University. (From left) Kevin Hughes (400-meter dash), Juliann Boddorf (200-meter dash), Alexis Young (1600-meter run) and Brody Morgan (javelin), pictured here taking a break from their preparation during a track and field get-together Wednesday afternoon at Jack LaMarca Stadium, will make the trip today in preparation for Friday's preliminary rounds on the track. The AAA javelin event will be held Saturday morning.

St. Laurent's one-hitter leads Raiders to championship

May 23, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Junior Nathan St. Laurent was just shy of a perfect game, giving up only one hit and one walk, leading the Brookville Raiders (13-5) to a 9-0 victory over Moniteau (11-8) Wednesday night.

"It's the first one I've had this year, and it felt really nice to actually throw seven innings," St. Laurent said. "My arm still feels great, so it's definitely a good feeling."

With the victory, St. Laurent and the Raiders will face Karns City at 4:30 p.m. today at Clarion-Limestone to decide who will become the D-IX Class AA champions.

The Zak Zone

May 23, 2012

Out in the garage, there is an old box full of trophies that were given to my brother at one point or another in his athletic career.

When he moved to Canada, he didn't have room to take all of his loot with him in his pickup truck, so he had to prioritize and make decisions about which things were essential for the trip.

The box of trophies missed the cut, and he left us with the option of seeing if there was someone who might be able to make use of the trophies and possibly donating them to that cause.

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87

May 23, 2012

Elizabeth Bonfanti, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Patty Calabria and Margaret (Saporito) Calabria.

She was married to Anthony “Nino” Bonfanti, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bonfanti loved cooking, baking and homemaking. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Holocaust survivor’s story emphasizes themes of respect, tolerance in today’s world

May 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even though her experience took place 70 years ago, Holocaust survivor Shulamit Bastacky’s message to youngsters and others isn’t unlike that of anti-bullying campaigns today.

Don’t be a victim. Don’t be a victimizer. Stand up for what’s right. And be respectful of other people and their differences.

Students’ Holocaust project shows their maturity in working with a difficult topic

May 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — PAMS AmeriCorps teacher Christine Curtis’ interest in the Holocaust as a history major turned into not only a valuable lesson for her students, but a massive project for others from which to learn.

And at the end of it all, students showed that despite their young ages, they could research and present information on such a difficult topic.

Edith Altman, 104, recognized as Jefferson County’s oldest resident

May 23, 2012

BROOKVILLE — At the age of 104, Edith Altman is Jefferson County’s oldest resident.

She earned the recognition over a Reynoldsville man by only a few months, and celebrated her long life with family and friends Wednesday afternoon at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

“It’s wonderful,” her daughter, Amy Slocum said. “It’s super. It’s great to be able to get together. We don’t do it often enough. This is a celebration of life.”

May 22nd

Teener League looking to re-up contract with PAHS

May 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board Athletic Committee listened to a proposal presented by the Punxsy VFW Teener League board about the lease and some changes that would help in completing a major renovation at the field.

"Four years ago, we entered into a 10-year agreement with the use of Rich Kuntz Field and the district for use by the high school baseball teams beginning in 2008-09," said Doug Mesoraco, commissioner of the Punxsutawney VFW Teener League.

Mesoraco said the total due on the lease was $53,500, with an initial lump-sum, one-year payment of $24,000.

8 IS GREAT, BUT BID AT 9 WILL HAVE TO WAIT

May 22, 2012

Punxsy pitcher Cory Geer delivers a pitch during an April 4 game against St. Marys in Punxsutawney. The Chucks, who swept the season series over the Dutch with a 5-2 victory in Punxsutawney and a thrilling 7-5 victory in St. Marys, were expected to play the Dutch once more for their ninth-consecutive District IX title today. However, a postponed AA playoff game Tuesday forced Punxsy and St. Marys to postpone their AAA title game to next week.

PAHS’ Rodney Thompson: Teacher, student must work together toward success

May 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One year of teaching at the Punxsutawney Area High School was apparently enough time for Rodney Thompson to make an impact on students and the community, as he was named the high school “Teacher of the Year” in The Punxsutawney Spirit’s annual contest Tuesday.

After 11 years of teaching at Clearfield County Career & Technology Center (CCCTC), Thompson was hired at PAHS to teach computer applications, introduction to business and accounting in grades eight through 12.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building...
The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring...
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
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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