Archive - Sep 11, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even 11 years after the stirring events of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks played out on the television screens of Americans, the importance of remembering those events and those who responded so quickly to help in such a great time of need. Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks, the Punxsutawney Fraternal Order of Eagles held a memorial service to remember those lost and to commemorate the first responders' brave efforts.
Bob Peace opened the event with a welcoming message, and those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the service.
Last weekend, PRIDE hosted an Apple Pie Contest in downtown Punxsutawney, and despite poor weather conditions over the weekend, the event went over well. The winner was Destiny Sorge of Punxsutawney, who won $50; second place went to Kyle Woods of Mahaffey, who won a $25 Punxsutawney Gift Check; and third place was awarded to Katherine Hartzell of Punxsutawney, who won a gift basket. Pictured are Woods (left) and Martha Jo Rupert, chef and culinary instructor at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, representing Sorge.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In her first home match at the helm, Punxsy volleyball coach Heather Good could not be more pleased with her team. Her Lady Chucks swept past the rival DuBois Lady Beavers, 3-0, by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-18 Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
"I was happy we won our first home match," said Good afterwards. "It is a great feeling again to play like this in front of our home crowd for the first time and beat a team in three games."
Stanley Richard Clawson, 70, Indiana, died Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Vandergrift, Pa., a son of William and Frances (Wyant) Clawson.
Mr. Clawson was self-employed as a shoe repairman. He opened his first shop in Kittanning and then expanded to locations in Punxsutawney and DuBois.
In his free time, he enjoyed hunting.
Jack H. Dodson, 75, of Greensburg, formerly of Marion Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Westmoreland Manor.
He was born July 26, 1937, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Richard and Alta (Henry) Dodson.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dodson had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He was an Army member and a life member of the AMVETS Post 88 and South Greensburg Hunt club.
He was also a member of the VFW Post 33, the Loyal Order of the Moose 1151, both of Greensburg, and the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg.
Robert E. Vallies, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Vallies was born Jan. 18, 1938, in DuBois, a son of the late Leon Vallies and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.
He worked for Ames Lumber Company, Bullers Coal Mines & Doverspike Brothers Coal Company before retiring.
Robert is survived by his wife, Alice (Beck) Vallies of Punxsutawney.