Archive - Sep 14, 2012
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Growing up, you may have seen roller derby on the television, but most probably think of it as a professional-wrestling-like act, set mostly for entertainment.
But a group of women from across the county have started gathering at the Reynoldsville Rollerdrome for a very different style than has become television folklore.
Chucks fans flocked to the student section of the stands Friday night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney to cheer on their squad as it faced a rival in the DuBois Beavers.
Unfortunately for Punxsy and its fans, the Beavers overpowered Punxsy en route to a 50-6 victory.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Last Saturday, the Big Run VFW Post 9044 hosted 85 runners from nine different states for the 14th-annual Groundhog Fall 50K Trail Race, held throughout the Punxsutawney area.
50 kilometers, which is equivalent to 31 miles, is a long haul, but race organizer Bob Lott said that "Saturday's race went well, even with the rain we had for a large portion of the day. Runners seemed to like the rain. It was the aid station and finish-line workers that suffered through it."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Speed kills, and never was it more evident than when DuBoisâ€™ Garrett Brown held the ball Friday night. Brown raced past Punxsy defenders for four long touchdown runs, a 99-yard kick return for another score and 403 all-purpose yards to lead the Beavers to a 50-6 rain-soaked thrashing of the Chucks on Friday night in Punxsutawney.
Martha F. Lovelace, 96, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.
She was born on May 8, 1916, in Mahaffey, a daughter of the late George F. and Martha Ann Davidson.
On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Thomas L. Lovelace, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1986.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, church, being with her family, cooking, reading her Bible, and word puzzles.
James L. "Larry" Wright, 72, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wright was born July 1, 1940, in Clearfield, a son of the late Ross J. Wright and Mae F. (Bouch) Wright.
He married Edna C.(Hollen) Wright, who survives, of Mahaffey.
Larry was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
Before retirement, he was the owner and operator of J. L. Wright Backhoe Rentals in Virginia. He also worked for Washington Gas & Light Co. in Washington, D.C.