Archive - Sep 24, 2012
ST. MARYS â€” There will be another district year added to the boys' golf banner hanging in the high school gymnasium, as Punxsy claimed its second-straight AAA District IX team championship on Monday in St. Marys. The Chucks took away a 20-stroke victory over Bradford, 338-358 for the title.
INDIANA â€” Quality cross country teams are about overall team depth and not having one or two good runners. It took a total team effort but the Punxsy boys' cross country squad was able to pull out the closest of top places for the team crown at the IUP Crimson Hawk High School Invitational last Saturday in Indiana.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The home course advantage is always nice and the Lady Chucks enjoyed it Monday afternoon. Punxsy golfers recorded three of the top scores, as Punxsy swept Brookville, DuBois, Curwensville and Brockway.
The four lowest scorers for the Lady Chucks, who are now 15-1 in the district and 18-1 overall, produced a team score of 224 for the front nine holes of the Punxsutawney Country Club. The score was six strokes better than rival Brookville (230) and easily enough to better DuBois (244), Curwensville (264) and Brockway (265).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Terry Appolonia, dean of the IUP-Punxsutawney campus, was the presenter at Saturday's annual banquet held by the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society at the Lattimer House in Punxsutawney, and Appolonia spoke quite highly of the community's involvement in the education outside the classroom that the first-year students who attend college here in town receive.
Prior to Appolonia's presentation, the society opened its doors early for guests of the banquet to tour the existing Civil War exhibit and to earn a sneak preview of the upcoming seating exhibit.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC) continued its discussion regarding the possibility of moving the Commerical Drivers License (CDL) course from the main campus to the former lumbering building, now known as the annex.
The committee had held its June and August meetings at the former lumbering building, which has been vacant since that program was discontinued at the end of the 2011-12 school year and is located on Arm Street, a distance from the main school property on Vo-Tech Road.
At several recent social events and meetings, members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) have been celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary by collecting paper goods, personal hygiene items and laundry products for use in the shelters operated by the Jefferson-Clarion County Community Action, Inc.'s Crossroads Projects.
Vernon Carl Snyder, 67, of Winder, Georgia, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Winder.
He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Carl Albert and Edna Florence (Brocious) Snyder.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.
In April 2000, he married Dolly Burkett-Lingenfelter, who survives.
Vern was a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church in Winder.
His hobby was operating the Ham Radio.
He enjoyed his cats, especially his cat Oâ€™Malley.