Archive - Sep 2012
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As soon as the rain let up Saturday morning, the Punxsy poured in the goals. The Chucks dominated St. Marys, 5-0, behind a pair of scores from Trevor Peace and Kevin Hughes.
Peace led the Chucks with a pair of goals and an assist with two tallies coming from Hughes. Tanner Evans connected for the other score.
Four other Punxsy players assisted on goals in Brycen Lunger, Tommy Renwick, Johnny Gigliotti and Taylor Phillips. Goalie Tristan Acre posted five saves in net.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Raiders destroyed the Keystone Panthers behind a monster offensive attack Friday night.
When the final seconds ran out on the clock, Brookville emerged victorious, 42-13. With the win, 17-year Raider varsity coach Chris Dworek earned his 100th victory.
"I want to coach until I'm 80. I want to coach their kids. There are some guys coming up through the flag and the Lumberjacks and all that stuff. It's another game and it's fun, I feel good, and we'll go for 101 next week and celebrate just the same," said Dworek.
BIG RUN â€” Big Run Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted an event on Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day, as well as to commemorate the life of a fellow veteran: James E. Soliday.
In so doing, VFW unveiled a display dedicated to Soliday, which will now stand as a permanent fixture in the Big Run War Memorial.
"Jim Soliday was a man of action," said Post Commander James Pallone in his welcome address, "and tonight, Post 9044 looks at its missing comrade as 'missing in action.'"
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” â€śToo looseâ€ť is the way troopers from Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police describe the No. 1 problem when parents and care givers install child passenger safety seats in their vehicles.
State police and PennDOT joined together to hold free child passenger safety seat checkups last week, as both agencies marked National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Youngster Adem Kural caught a glimpse of the gadgets and gizmos that make up the inner workings of an airplane at Airport Awareness Day held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township on Sunday.
Horace M. Steele, 91, of Marion Center, went to be with the Lord on Friday Sept. 21, 2012, while surrounded by his family.
He was born in 1921 to Lester D. and Mary (Hopkins) Steele in Rayne Township, Indiana County.
Horace was a much-loved member of the Gilgal Presbyterian Church in Marion Center, where he taught Sunday School, served as a Trustee, an Elder and Clerk of Session.
He was a member of Gilgal Cemetery Association, member and treasurer of Mahoning Cemetery Association, Rochester Mills Rod and Gun Club and Rochester Mills International Order of Odd Fellows Association.
Raymond A. Smochek, 84, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hillsdale, Pa.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Frank and Rose (Mrozek) Smochek.
On Oct. 3, 1949, he married Anna (Gresock) Smochek, who survives, and they were married for 62 years.
He was the last remaining member of his family.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On a beautiful Homecoming night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium, the Punxsy Chucksâ€™ defense shined and the ground game churned out 386 yards to stride past the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Falcons, 24-6.
After a rocky showing a week ago, the Punxsy defense flexed its muscles against what was a potent Falconsâ€™ offense coming into the contest. For the first 46:42, Punxsy held A-C Valley to 150 yards of total offense including 52 on the ground.