Archive - 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After suffering the first defeat to Brookville in six years earlier this season, the Punxsy boys' golfers prevailed over Brookville to avenge the loss, 178-187 on the Punxsutawney Country Club's front nine.
The Raiders took the first meeting on Aug. 22nd in Brookville by five strokes, 167-172.
The two rivals saw their top golfers tie for the best round. Punxsy's Mike Blose and Brookville's Jack Huggins both shot a 41 for the par-37 course.
By Dan Long
Of The Spirit
BROOKVILLE â€” The 7th grade Lady Chucks' basketball team improved its record to 3-0 with an impressive 29-8 win over rival Brookville Lady Raiders Tuesday night.
"It was a team effort, we were looking for everybody and looking for the open girl. With this team it doesn't matter who scores, they're always looking to find the other person," said Punxsy coach Darrin Kriebel.
At their latest meeting, the Jefferson County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring September to be Brookville Area United Fund Awareness Month in Jefferson County. Pictured are (from left:) Commissioner Paul Corbin, Brookville Area United Fund Treasurer Karen Allgeier and Commissioner James McIntyre. Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik was not present for the signing. (Photo by Matthew Triponey of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
SIGEL â€” â€śIâ€™ve always loved books,â€ť local author Colleen Hansen said. â€śMy mom used to read to me from a time that I was very young ... Books have always been magical for me.â€ť
Eventually, it occurred to her that it would be wonderful to write something like that, to be able to take people away and stir their imaginations.
Last month, it culminated in the publication of her first full-length novel, â€śRoses and Moonlight,â€ť on Aug. 4 under the local company Unknown Authors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even 11 years after the stirring events of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks played out on the television screens of Americans, the importance of remembering those events and those who responded so quickly to help in such a great time of need. Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks, the Punxsutawney Fraternal Order of Eagles held a memorial service to remember those lost and to commemorate the first responders' brave efforts.
Bob Peace opened the event with a welcoming message, and those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the service.
Last weekend, PRIDE hosted an Apple Pie Contest in downtown Punxsutawney, and despite poor weather conditions over the weekend, the event went over well. The winner was Destiny Sorge of Punxsutawney, who won $50; second place went to Kyle Woods of Mahaffey, who won a $25 Punxsutawney Gift Check; and third place was awarded to Katherine Hartzell of Punxsutawney, who won a gift basket. Pictured are Woods (left) and Martha Jo Rupert, chef and culinary instructor at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, representing Sorge.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In her first home match at the helm, Punxsy volleyball coach Heather Good could not be more pleased with her team. Her Lady Chucks swept past the rival DuBois Lady Beavers, 3-0, by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-18 Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
"I was happy we won our first home match," said Good afterwards. "It is a great feeling again to play like this in front of our home crowd for the first time and beat a team in three games."
Stanley Richard Clawson, 70, Indiana, died Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Vandergrift, Pa., a son of William and Frances (Wyant) Clawson.
Mr. Clawson was self-employed as a shoe repairman. He opened his first shop in Kittanning and then expanded to locations in Punxsutawney and DuBois.
In his free time, he enjoyed hunting.
Jack H. Dodson, 75, of Greensburg, formerly of Marion Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Westmoreland Manor.
He was born July 26, 1937, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Richard and Alta (Henry) Dodson.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dodson had been employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He was an Army member and a life member of the AMVETS Post 88 and South Greensburg Hunt club.
He was also a member of the VFW Post 33, the Loyal Order of the Moose 1151, both of Greensburg, and the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg.
Robert E. Vallies, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Vallies was born Jan. 18, 1938, in DuBois, a son of the late Leon Vallies and Nellie (Brocious) Vallies.
He worked for Ames Lumber Company, Bullers Coal Mines & Doverspike Brothers Coal Company before retiring.
Robert is survived by his wife, Alice (Beck) Vallies of Punxsutawney.