Archive - Sep 2012
At halftime of Punxsyâs Homecoming football game against A-C Valley Friday, the Homecoming queen and princess were crowned. The court consisted of (from left) Sydney Dubensky and escort Michael Pascuzzo; Alexa Shaffer and escort John Sproull; Mary Sloniger and escort Pat Defelice; Caroline Dunkel and escort Michael Blose; Sydney Weaver and escort Ty Zimmerman; and Chelsea Engeholm and escort Jesse Reichard. Shaffer (second from left) was crowned queen, and Weaver was named princess.
GASKILL TOWNSHIP â Even though summer is coming to a close, the home of Mike and Helen Meko on Jackson Run Road in Gaskill Township continues to be a showplace, as it has been chosen as the final 2012 Garden of the Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
Helen said she is the landscaping designer, and Mike is the worker who brings her visions to life.
"We've been doing landscaping all of our lives," Mike said, adding that they have obtained many of their ideas from their extensive travels.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Some people may jokingly say you're dizzy â an indication that you are scatterbrained â but in reality, dizziness can be a very serious malady that can cause people to lose much of their mobility.
Dr. Timothy C. Hain, MD, of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Ill., and the Vestibular Disorders Association, wrote that benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner earâs vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance.
Grace A. Priester Brown, 89, of North East, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, peacefully surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Cora Priester.
Grace married Robert D. Brown in January 1942 and moved to North East in 1950.
She previously worked at several local restaurants and retired from A&B Service in 2005.
Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and always caring for her family. She was well known for her pies.
Grace was a longtime member of the South Harborcreek United Methodist Church.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Following a tough contest on a rainy night last week, the Punxsy Chucks return to the gridiron looking to make some positive strides as a team to celebrate the schoolâs Homecoming this evening.
Punxsy has suffered some misfortune in the last pair of contests, as it fell to a veteran Union High team on the road, 21-6, before seeing the buzz- saw big-play offense of DuBois cut into the home team, 50-6 last Friday in Punxsutawney.
The Chucks do have the solace of both defeats having come at the hands of two undefeated foes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â At times you cannot tell how great of an event the contest played was by what the scoreboard says. This was the case when Punxsy hosted Altoona in girls' volleyball Thursday night. The Lady Lions did prove to have the scoreboard in their favor, 3-0, when the match was completed.
"Our players played a phenomenal game tonight," said Lady Chucks' head coach Heather Good. "The final score doesn't reflect how the match was, as each game could of went either way."
The momentum in the long run went the visiting Altoona's way by game scores of 16-25, 22-25 and 16-25.
By Chris Myers
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Punxsy 8th-grade girls' basketball team held its own Thursday afternoon but Altoona played a consistent game to win, 37-21.
"The girls played as well as they have all season for about two and a half quarters," said Punxsy coach Mike Carlson. "To beat a team that good we need to put all four quarters together."
Alli Lunger paced the Punxsy (3-3) effort with seven points including three of four free throws. Point guard Morgan VanLeer added three buckets for six points.
BELL TOWNSHIP â If you would like to rise to a higher plane, then you'll have that chance Sunday when the 14th annual Airport Awareness Day will be held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township.
"The purpose of this special day is to increase the public's awareness as to how the airport is a benefit to the community," said Larry Straitiff, who operates a flight school at the airport.
Sraitiff said the airport authority wants people to become aware of the high amount of usage that takes place at the airport.
Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a business networking event â a Chamber mixer âÂ at the Barclay Bed & Breakfast, located on E. Union Street behind Barclay Square.
A representative of the OnDemand Energy company was on hand to answer questions about the Chamber's electricity savings program, and attendees had the chance to win a $50 Punxsutawney Gift Check.
John A. Mallory, 92, of Montoursville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in ManorCare South, Williamsport.Â
He was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Heilwood, Pa., a son of the late Robert and ElvaÂ (McCarty) Mallory.
John married Norma (McClure) in 1943, and she preceded him in death onÂ Aug. 19, 2008.
He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II.
He was retired from Sylvania.
John was a charter member and helped organize the beginning of the First Christian Church of Montoursville.
He was very active in the Church and also served as an Elder.