Archive - Sep 2012
ST. MARYS â€” A pattern of scoring in clusters is forming. The Punxsy Chucks boysâ€™ soccer continued their pattern of scoring in bunches on Saturday with five second half scores to explode past the Elk County Crusaders, 6-1.
â€śI am pleased with how the guy played,â€ť said Punxsy coach Phil Shenkle. â€śECC always plays us tough.â€ť
The Chucks, now 8-3, saw the pairing of Ty Zimmerman and Tanner Evans team up for the teamâ€™s first four goals and three assists between them. Evans netted two goals and two assists, while Zimmerman scored two as well with one assist.
WEST SUNBURY Ââ€” The Brookville Raiders' football team was able to outlast the Moniteau Warriors 19-14 Friday thanks to another strong performance from junior running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl.
Vroman tallied 153 yards by night's end, and Zacherl rushed for 107, with an 11-yard TD run.
The Punxsutawney Spirit held Appreciation Day on Saturday at the SS.C.D. auditorium to give a big thank-you to the community. The fun-filled day included the 3rd Annual Punxsyâ€™s Got Talent show.
Winners of the talent show were (from left) Brielle King, third place, who sang and played the keyboard; Garrett Rowan (second place), who played the guitar; and Caleb Dinger (first place), who also sang and played the keyboard. Dinger received a $100 cash prize.
The pumpkin-decorating contest at The Spirit's Appreciation Day on Saturday drew a crowd of artistic children, including Giselle Hickox (from left), 8, Punxsutawney, â€śMost Beautiful Pumpkin; Madison Barr, 9, Punxsutawney, â€śUgliest Pumpkinâ€ť; Rooney Kunselman, 3, Rossiter, â€śMost Original Ideaâ€ť; Matthew Grusky, 7, Punxsutawney, â€śFunniest Pumpkinâ€ť; and Dartanyan Pifer, 4, Punxsutawney, â€śSpirit Favorite.â€ť
Dartanyan won a $25 Chamber gift certificate.
County Market sponsored the event, and Pine Valley donated the pumpkins.
Community First Bank donated treat bags to participants.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
Sept. 9, 1896
ELDERS' AND DEACONS' CONVENTION
An Elders' and Deacons' Convention was held at Pleasant Grove on Thursday, September 2. The convention was called to order by Rev. Hartman, of Punxsutawney, and Rev. H. G. Teagarden, of Oliveburg, was elected chariman, and T. M. Sadler, secretary.
Richard A. Garzoni, 87, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Eleanora, Pa., a son of the late Victor and Elva (Soliday) Garzoni.
On Nov. 22, 1946, he married Theresa V. Maruca, who survives.
He was owner and operator of Garzoni and Son Coal Company and Garzoni Excavating for many years and retired from Brocsious Trucking.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anita, Pa.
Edward L. Vitko, 92, of Indiana, formerly of Adrian, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at home at Clairvaux Commons in Indiana.
He was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Big Soldier, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kowack) Vitko. He was the last member of his immediate family.
Mr. Vitko was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, where he earned the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
On May 4, 1946, he married Clara Elizabeth Jarbeck. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2006.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Back on March 24, 2009, the community lost a man far too young when Adam Travis passed away.
Out of the tragic event, now three years past, though, Adam's mother, Chris Gigliotti, has found an inspiring way to experience a level of healing.
And thanks to her handiwork, members of the community who have suffered a similar loss will have the opportunity to experience the same when Alan Pedersen brings his and his wife's inspiring Angels Across the U.S.A. program to the Pantall Hotel.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Two Punxsutawney men recently received one of the first Golden Goose Awards for a discovery that was initially discovered in 1968.
Eugene White and Rodney White, both from Punxsutawney â€” actually the Juneau area â€” along with Della Roy and the late Jon Weber, performed a study of the pore structure of tropical coral which led to the development of an ideal bone graft material that is used commonly in surgery today.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Fall rolls in with gales of laughter as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild wraps up its 37th season with the premiere of â€śDaddyâ€™s Girl,â€ť a two-act comedy by Gary Ray Stapp.
The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 11, 12, and 13 at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
A Sunday matinee is set for 2 p.m., Oct. 7. Guild veteran performer/director Tracey Young is at the helm of the latest presentation, which features a cast of 13 local actors.