Archive - Sep 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Last Saturday, the Big Run VFW Post 9044 hosted 85 runners from nine different states for the 14th-annual Groundhog Fall 50K Trail Race, held throughout the Punxsutawney area.
50 kilometers, which is equivalent to 31 miles, is a long haul, but race organizer Bob Lott said that "Saturday's race went well, even with the rain we had for a large portion of the day. Runners seemed to like the rain. It was the aid station and finish-line workers that suffered through it."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Speed kills, and never was it more evident than when DuBoisâ€™ Garrett Brown held the ball Friday night. Brown raced past Punxsy defenders for four long touchdown runs, a 99-yard kick return for another score and 403 all-purpose yards to lead the Beavers to a 50-6 rain-soaked thrashing of the Chucks on Friday night in Punxsutawney.
Martha F. Lovelace, 96, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at her home.
She was born on May 8, 1916, in Mahaffey, a daughter of the late George F. and Martha Ann Davidson.
On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Thomas L. Lovelace, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1986.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, church, being with her family, cooking, reading her Bible, and word puzzles.
James L. "Larry" Wright, 72, of Mahaffey, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wright was born July 1, 1940, in Clearfield, a son of the late Ross J. Wright and Mae F. (Bouch) Wright.
He married Edna C.(Hollen) Wright, who survives, of Mahaffey.
Larry was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
Before retirement, he was the owner and operator of J. L. Wright Backhoe Rentals in Virginia. He also worked for Washington Gas & Light Co. in Washington, D.C.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When facing a big play, high-powered offense in sports, you have to be able to take a punch, hold your ground and fight back. The Punxsy Chucks will need this type of resilience tonight when facing the DuBois Beavers' potent squad.
â€śIt has been a good week of practice. The players are determined to play well, which makes really makes it enjoyable coaching them,â€ť proclaimed Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. â€śWe will have to be a resilient squad as we will have to be able to come back and focus on our job after DuBois makes a play and take good care of the ball on offense.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After splitting the two opening games, Punxsy finished strong to overpower Curwensville in the second two contests for the 3-1 victory Thursday night.
The Lady Chucks came back from a big first game deficit to capture a 25-21 win, only to see the Lady Tide edge the second contest, 22-25. Punxsy came on strong the rest of the night to overpower Curwensville in the deciding next to games, 25-14 and 25-15.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ After not being able to capitalize on an energized start, Punxsy saw DuBois Central ease past it for the 5-0 girlsâ€™ soccer victory Thursday in Punxsutawney.
â€śWe let them (DCC) get into a rhythm and we got out of ours,â€ť said Lady Chucks coach Kevin Hughes.
The Lady Chucks started out strong with a lot of energy and were taking the game to the Lady Cardinals but could not capitalize on the charge.
DCC reversed the fortune and were able to find the net four times in the opening 40 minutes of action for a 4-0 intermission lead.
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€”Â The Indiana County Coronerâ€™s office confirmed the death of a local man Thursday morning as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Coroner Mike Baker said 22-year-old Stephen Robert Yamrick of Glen Campbell was killed when the Dodge Ram pickup truck he was driving reportedly crossed the center line of Route 36 in Banks Township and collided head-on with an oncoming coal truck as the victim was en route to work Thursday morning.
Baker said the collision resulted in the ignition of diesel fuel from the coal truck, causing both vehicles to become engulfed in flames.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Thursday morning, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle â€” accompanied by members of the Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) â€” signed a proclamation announcing that the week of Sept. 17-22 is to be held as Constitution Week in Punxsutawney.
Wehrle cited both local and national ties to the declaration, announcing that DAR is a very special organization nationally; that Constitution Week is a very special week in American history; and that the people of Punxsutawney are very proud of DAR.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” The Young Township Board of Supervisors held its monthly voting meeting Wednesday.
At the meeting, supervisors decided to take action to help the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority.
Board Chairman Andrew R. Meterko spoke of the committee's efforts.
"We hate to see the recycling bins leave; ourâ€™s is used frequently by the borough, so we want to do our part," he said.
To prevent recycling centers from closing and to help defray costs in the area, Young Township will give $1,200 twice at year.