Archive - Sep 25, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Committee is asking for nominations of former athletes in the Punxsutawney Area School District to be considered for induction with the next class.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC) voted to approve HVAC and plumbing and heating as the new courses to be added to replace the lumbering and marketing/retailing course programs which were eliminated back in May.
"I've checked with other vo-tech schools around the state which said don't make the testing in these programs separate, combine the plumbing and heating with HVAC," said Marsha Welsh, director of Jeff Tech at Monday's meeting that was held in the Health Assisting Area.
ANITA â€“ Many would say that it's a lifelong dream to one day be their own boss and do exactly what they've always loved doing. Jamie Grisso, former California resident and current Anita resident, is among those. And now, she can say she's living that dream.
Last week, Grisso started her own business â€“ Atlantis Nail Spa â€“ at 258 Main St. in Anita, right beside the post office.
Grisso said that her journey to the Punxsutawney area had no set plan, and that she just sort of ended up here.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Jan. 1, Australian Tom Denniss officially set out on the first leg of a journey that literally no man or woman has ever completed â€“ running around the world, and doing so following the Guinness Book of World Records' guidelines â€“ and nearly 10 months later, his journey carried him through the Weather Capital of the World.
Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.
Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Feb. 3, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Marie Haslego.
She was married to Theodore Shaffer, who survives.
In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Scott Mohney; and a brother, Dusty Haslego, both of Punxsutawney; and two granddaughters.
At the family's request, there will be no visitation, and services will be at the convenience of the family.
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.