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Lady Chucks VB breezes past the Lady Raiders

September 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Playing back-to-back days in any sport is tough. Punxsy proved to be successful on both ends of the matches as it breezed past rival Brookville, 3-0, Tuesday night.

Behind 15 service aces and strong serving in the sets, the Lady Chucks (5-1) claimed the three games by scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-11.

"Any time you win a match in three sets it is a good thing. It is a feat for any team any time," said Punxsy's coach Heather Good. "Sydney Phillips and Chelsea Engeholm served extremely well, while Taylor Newcome had a solid night on our front line."

Bush earns NBC World Series All-American Team Honors

September 18, 2012

By Chris Myers
Of The Spirit

NEVADA (MO) — Punxsy native Tommy Bush put together an outstanding summer season on the mound to earn 2012 National Baseball Congress World Series All- American team honors.

Bush played for the Nevada (Mo.) Griffins of the M.I.N.K. Collegiate Summer Baseball League.

The M.I.N.K. League is a summer wooden bat league for collegiate players to gain valuable experience in a minor league baseball type setting.

PAHS to crown Homecoming royalty during Friday’s game against A-C Valley

September 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The senior class at PAHS chose six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen's Court.

This year’s court includes Chelsea Engeholm, Sydney Weaver, Caroline Dunkel, Mary Sloniger, Alexa Shaffer and Sydney Dubensky.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be crowned queen, and the girl with the second highest number of votes will be crowned princess at Friday’s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.

Chelsea Ann Engeholm is the daughter of Ron and Janet Engeholm of Punxsutawney. She is enrolled in the academic curriculum at PAHS.

Sprankle handed 8 to 29 years for attempted homicide

September 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — A Reynoldsville woman was sentenced to eight to 29 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted criminal homicide — one count each against her ex-husband and his girlfriend — along with other charges in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, when Judy Sprankle fired six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at Elmer

IUP-PUNXSY DOING ITS PART IN VOTING EFFORT

September 18, 2012

Monday and Tuesday, students, staff and volunteers at the IUP-Punxsy campus did their part to help out their community and the community of Punxsutawney by holding a voters’ registration drive.

Monday, 96 voters were registered, with four absentee ballot applications filled and a few party changes, event coordinator Carol Asamoah said.

Some of Tuesday’s volunteers (from left) Maria Ziesche, Asamoah and Tom Crumlish pause for a photo between taking time to talk to students about the importance of being registered.

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92

September 18, 2012

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Fernichio, and was the last surviving member of her family.

On June 5, 1937, she married Fred Dubensky, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1996.

She was a member of SS.C.D. Church.

Mrs. Dubensky worked as a supervisor at Punxsutawney Sportswear for 24 years and retired after 50 years as Judge of Elections for the Board of Elections.

She enjoyed bingo and cooking.

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75

September 18, 2012

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75, a resident of Toby Terrace in Brockway, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Louis and Adele (Kolash) Boschini.

She was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway.

Gerrie was a member of the S.O.I Club in Brockway and the Eagles Club in Falls Creek.

She was a past member of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee.

She also enjoyed swimming, walking, being outdoors and going to camp.

She was a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant.

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