Archive - May 6, 2013
ALTOONA â€” It is always nice to sweep a school more than twice your size.
A big five-run fifth inning powered Punxsy over host Altoona, 7-2, to sweep the season series.
The Lady Chucks won the contest on their home field, 10-5, on April 11.
"We started out slow. We hit the ball, just didn't find holes or string any hits together until the fifth," explained Punxsy head coach Alan Pifer. "Ashley Bacha did a good job keeping us in the game until then."
The Punxsutawney Garden Club beautification committee continues to plan for the new planting season.
Pictured in front of the bandstand at Barclay Square in Punxsutawney â€” one of nine projects that the club takes care of throughout town â€” are (from left): Dotty Jekielek, hayrack chair; Pat Prushnok, trestle flower bed chair; Jonna Irvin, bandstand chair; Dr. Gloria Kerr, Fairman and library beds chair; and Debby Elder, urns and barrels chair.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There is good news in downtown Punxsutawney: The Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) continues to grow under the current board of directors after it came perilously close to closing its doors circa August 2009.
"There's been quite a change at PACC regarding our facilities under the current board of directors," said Rob McCoy, PACC director.
McCoy said he's been helping out at the center off and on since 1998.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The co-coordinator for the basketball league at Harmon Field put in a request to the Punxsy Borough Council Public Safety Committee for new basketball hoops and poles to help grow the program further.
Aaron Emhoff, one of the directors of the basketball league at Harmon Field, asked the committee if Punxsutawney Borough Council would look into replacing the hoops at Harmon Field.
Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The senior citizens at the Mahoning Hills Social Center received a visit from some students from the Longview Elementary School recently.
Mrs. Gotwald's first-grade class decided to have a pajama party with the seniors and had the students and seniors wearing their pajamas.
Each student stood up and read from a book of his or her choice.
Clarence Spotts (left) and Claire Schrock (right) listen attentively as Gracie Carey (middle) reads the book "Olivia the Princess."
Joan T. Bloom, 70, of Indiana, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.
She was the daughter of the late Laird and Isabel (Keller) Hays and was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Coolspring, Pa.
Ms. Bloom enjoyed visiting family and friends, playing bingo, doing crafts and finding bargains at trade shows and yard sales with
her best friend, Nick Krisko.
She is survived by her five children, Rod Bloom of Punxsutawney, Kevin Bloom of Punxsutawney, Lisa Chesnoka of Winfield, Ala., Peggy Bloom of
Beavercreek, Ohio, and Mary Libecco of Mammoth Cave,Ky.