Archive - 2012
Katherine D. Fleming, 92, Connecticut, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Norwalk, Conn.
She was born July 18, 1920, a daughter of the late Carl D. and Florence (Miller) Dock.
On Oct. 11, 1942, she married Harry C. Fleming, Jr., who preceded her in death on June 13, 1990.
She was an avid golfer and held many positions at the Longshore Womenâs Golf Association in Westport, Conn., and enjoyed paddle tennis and Broadway.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In the latest edition of the Route 36 Rivalry, the red and white team from the south breezed its way to the winnerâs circle.
The Punxsy girls basketball blistered Brookville with its relentless defense and balanced scoring in a 63-27 romp.
âDefensive pressure,â bluntly said Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. âThe kids are relentless. They play hard four quarters for 32 minutes.â
Reitz continued, âWeâre deep and we bring in one (player) in after another to keep that pressure on and wear teams down.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Thursday night, the National Honor Society inducted new members with 25 Punxsutawney Area High School students being recognized.
The program began at 7 p.m. with an introduction by High School Principal David London.
The public was then introduced to the National Honor Society advisors, who received a thank-you for all their help.
National Honor Society advisors include Dr. Keith Wolfe, superintendent; David London, PAHS principal; Darren Hack, assistant principal; and Russell Bishop and Josh Conrad, teachers.
The fourth day of the Make-a-Wish "Light up a Child's Life" campaign brought the organization closer to reaching its goal.
Thursday morning from 7 to 9 a.m., the campaign once again teamed up with WPXZ and reached out to the listeners, as well as students of the Punxsutawney Area High School and Middle School.
At 9 a.m., the Wish crew settled in at the Pantall Hotel. Al Lockwood, program director of Renda Radio, challenged local businesses to make a pledge and to see which business would donate the most.
BROOKVILLE â The second annual Christmas Village free shopping event will return to Brookville on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brookville Lanes bowling alley, and opportunities to donate and volunteer are still available for the remainder of the weekend.
The event first appeared in Brookville last year, the brainchild of Brookville Lanes owner Mike Dusch and several other individuals with whom he attended church. The decision was made to hold it at Brookville Lanes because âwe have the room,â Dusch said.
MARION CENTER â It is always nice to live up to preseason billing, which is what the Punxsy middleweight grapplers did Wednesday night.
The middle of Punxsyâs wrestling lineup reeled off six straight victories to take the team past Marion Center, 46-28, in the dual season opener in Marion Center.
âI am happy with the match. We did a lot of good things. We were sharp on our feet and decent on the bottom,â explained Chucks head coach Eric Eddy. âIt is our goal to start a run at 126 each match with Joel Bowers, Kaleb Young, Josh Shuckers and Perry Arrington.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Over $199,000 in scholarships were announced Wednesday at the Punxsutawney Christian School (PCS) as part of the stateâs Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Lori Galbraith, PCS administrator, welcomed the guests to her school for the presentation of the money to area private and parochial schools through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship donations.
Galbraith said PCS is thankful for the Bridge Foundation and its continued support by blessing their families with scholarships.
The SS.C.D. School's children's choir performed for the residents of Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney live on WPXZ radio during the Make-A-Wish Light Up A Child's Life campaign Wednesday. Jessica Newcome, SS.C.D. principal, said the students have held five separate fundraisers for Make-A-Wish "dress down" days which included: Pajama day, sports team day, camouflage day for hunting season and crazy hat day. She said the students also held "penny war days" which was won by the sixth graders, who will receive a pizza party as their reward.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â âThereâs no place like home for the holidays.â
The oft-quoted holiday song brings with it a sense of warmth and nostalgia for those who are able to travel the distance, great or small, to be with their families over the holiday season. For soldiers serving our country, whether at home or abroad, the song could stand as a painful reminder that they will not be able to spend the holidays with their families.
Arman F. Bonante, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on Dec. 28, 1923, in Troutville, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Pompa (Rubino) Bonante.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater.
On June 24, 1944, he married Bessie M. (Frantz) Bonante. She survives.
For 53 years, he was the owner and operator of Bonanteâs Garage in Sykesville.
He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville for many years.