Archive - Jan 9, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When the situation has called for it, the one constant of the 2012-13 girlsâ€™ basketball season has been unrelenting defense.
The unrelenting, 32-minute Punxsy Lady Chucks' defense was on its game against a solid Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader squad.
The home Lady Chucks forced 27 turnovers, including three in the late fourth-quarter surge â€” all off Allie Fye steals â€” when their offense found its mark off the defensive end for a 39-31 victory in District IX League action.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â In regards to the report that Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) would not be providing security detail for Groundhog Day, Maria Finn, press secretary for the Office of the Commissioner of Homeland Security, PSP, would like to clarify that PSP will have a presence at the event.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Police were warning motorists to stay off the roads and closed others for several hours after a brief spell of rain froze on roadways and led to crashes throughout the Jefferson County and Western Pennsylvania area Wednesday morning.
In Punxsutawney Borough the icy road conditions caused three accidents at approximately 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County will participate in the nationwide observance of National Mentoring Month through the rest of January, the county commissioners proclaimed at their meeting on Wednesday.
The purpose of the recognition is to raise awareness and find additional participants for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and others like it.
Heidi Stahlnecker, the program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson County, represented the organization before the commissioners on Wednesday.
Donna Jean Martin, 65, of Falls Creek, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born on March 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Rass & C. Ruth (Jackson) Denton.
On Nov. 11, 1965, she married James H. Martin, Jr. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2012.
Donna Jean enjoyed making crafts to show at local fairs. Â She loved to shop and spend time with her dog, Shawnee.
Olive (Enterline) Troutman, 88, of Hamilton, formerly of the Sprankle Mills area, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born March 14, 1924, in McWilliams, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Daniel and C. Rhoda (Painter) Enterline.
On Sept. 23, 1940, she married Lee Troutman. He preceded her in death in 1984 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
She attended the Hamilton Methodist Church, and was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years.
Olive was a member of the Punxsy Senior Center.
Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76, of Barton Road, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
He was born in Johnstown, NY, Sept. 26, 1936, the son of Austin Seaman and Gladys (Weeper) Hogan.
Austin graduated from Fultonville High School in 1954. He attended college in New York at Maritime College, then graduated with a degree in physics from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. He defended his Doctoral thesis at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 1976.
ST. MARYS â€” Tradition held true on the basketball court on Tuesday night.
The District IX league long-standing tradition of Elk County Catholic's gymnasium being the toughest place to play in the area was a reality, as the Crusaders crunched the Chucks, 50-30, in boys' basketball.
The night started off like many have up to this point of the season for Punxsy.
The Chucks (8-3) lit the scoreboard for nine of the contest's first 11 points for a 9-2 lead. Brandon Mancuso produced two scoring drives into the lane and popped a triple to spur the visiting advantage.
Congratulations to Jenna Peace on the birth of her son Brantley Peace, who was announced as the first baby born in 2013 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Brantley, who was brought into this world at 11:49 p.m. Jan. 1 by Dr. Emil Dib, weighed 7 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches long.
Pictured are (from left): Jenna Peace, Brantley's mother; Brantley; and Dr. Emil Dib, OB/GYN at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tickets for the Groundhog Clubâ€™s Annual Groundhog Banquet will go on sale Thursday at the Groundhog Club, located at 102 West Mahoning St.
Tickets are available at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for $25 each.
In addition to normal business hours, tickets will also be sold Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be available during normal business hours through the week until they are sold out.
This yearâ€™s banquet will be held Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Punxsutawney Area High School.