Archive - Sep 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Like the movie "Groundhog Day" could it happen that people will not be able to leave Punxsutawney?
If you've been following the PennDOT bridge construction schedule for 2013, two areas of town will have major bridge reconstruction work done next summer complete with detours, according to Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, who spoke at Tuesday's Public Works Committee meeting.
DuBOIS â The Lady Chucks golfers continued their early season run of success by defeating DuBois, 228-242, behind Audrianna Delacour's round of 53 on Tuesday.
Punxsy improved to 4-0 and 2-0 in AML play.
Delacour recorded the best round of 53 in the dual match by a stroke over DuBois' Sarah Snyder. Her teammates, Lauren Giavedoni and Morgan McFarland were the next finishers with rounds of 56 and 58.
Finishing the Lady Chucks scorers on the day were Caroline Dunkel, with a 61, and both Lauren McGee and Sarah London posted scores of 63.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Following a strong Saturday season-opening performance, Bo Dinger led the Punxsy boys' cross country squad over Elk County Catholic Tuesday. Dinger took the top spot by a commanding 34 seconds, as the Chucks claimed the dual meet by a score of 24-45.
Dinger crossed the final line by the top time of 18:08, 34 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Detsch's 18:42 of ECC. Following ECC's second finisher, Punxsy claimed the next three spots with a fourth place from Matt Burke (19:30), fifth by Eric Ingros (19:45) and 6th from Seth Burkett (20:16).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After putting together two solid Saturday contests, Punxsy could not make it three in a row on the girls' soccer field. Brookville netted the first goal in the opening five minutes and never looked back on its way to blanking the home team 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"We came out too flat against a very aggressive Brookville squad," said Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes.
The Lady Raiders aggressive play led to them finding the back of the net just 4:11 into the affair.
Sally Anne (Getch) Breth, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Brookville, the daughter of the late Griffith Schreckengost and Mary Getch.
She was married to Duane Eugene Breth, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2007.
She was a probation officer for Jefferson County Child Welfare/Adult Probation.
She loved working crossword puzzles and crocheting and had an extensive collection of angels.
She was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.
Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the home of his daughter.
He was born July 7, 1962, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the late Scott Daniel Rhodes and Carol Ann (Darby) Kromer. His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
Terry enjoyed raising his daughters and getting to enjoy his grandchildren.
He also enjoyed fishing, sitting around a campfire with friends and watching NASCAR races.
Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, peacefully at her home.
She was born March 12, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late William A. and Grace Genevive Smith.
April 18, 1941, she married her best friend, Woodrow W. Yeaney Sr. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1996.
Annabelle and her husband owned Anwood Farms in Mayport and The Halfway House Tavern in Shannondale, Pa.
Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The 2012 girls' soccer season kicked off Saturday with Punxsy controlling two matches of its own tournament to earn a split with a 0-0 (1-3 on penalty kicks) loss to Keystone before blanking Smethport, 2-0, in the afternoon.
âOur team played great today,â excitedly told Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes. âWe controlled possession, and our passing was very good in both matches.â
In the second match, Ashley Bacha found the net for the first time in the Punxsy season with an unassisted effort 12 minutes into the contest.
INDIANA â Trevor Peace powered the Punxsy boysâ soccer team to its first victory of the season on Saturday. Peace assisted on two scores and blasted two goals of his own to defeat DuBois, 4-2, in the second day of the Indiana Tournament.
Host Indiana claimed a 2-0 win over Punxsy in the season opener Friday.
After a Beavers' goal just under six minutes into the contest, the Chucksâ Kevin Hughes netted the first goal of the year at 31:57 off a pass from Peace for a 1-1 halftime score.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The plants that bring downtown Punxsutawney to life each summer â in the parking meter urns and planted barrels â can't take care of themselves. And this past summer, the Punxsutawney Garden Club entrusted the caretaking to its new, youngest member: 15-year-old Tommy Troutman.
And while Tommy is joined by his grandfather, Clarence "Butch" Troutman, on his Punxsutawney watering trips, he said it was from the other side of his family that his love for gardening was first sparked by his grandmother Debra Edgell.