Archive - May 2013
Alfred N. â€śAlâ€ť Dempsey, 61, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Franklin, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Alice â€śLettie Jeanâ€ť Neal Dempsey.
He had been a resident of the area since 1975.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Class of 1971, and graduated from Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
On Sept. 2, 1972, in the St. Maryâ€™s Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
Nancy Ruth McClure, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
One of the most difficult things to be â€” not just in the midst of the things that are going on around us today, but any time â€” is a good parent. One young woman, who was raised in Punxsutawney, knows the difficulty of being a good parent and has felt inspired to share some of her own experiences through the writing of a book.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Last week at PAHS, seniors selected four boys and four girls from their class to make up the 2013 Prom Court.
They are Ashley Bacha, Lauren Ball, Abigail Fedigan, Carley Smith, Keanan Kopas, Garrett Neal, Jerod White and Garrett Zimmerman.
The boy and girl with the most votes will be crowned Prom King and Queen at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Saturday.
An assembly was held Friday, April 26, to honor the court.
These four chefs are preparing to do battle in the second annual IUP Cooking Competition to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the IUP Learning Center cafeteria located on Center Street in Punxsutawney.
Pictured are the combatants (from left) Jaclyn Price, IUP Culinary Academy; Robert Stevens, Aramark; Aaron Quinn, Aramark; and Martha Jo Rupert, IUP Culinary Academy.
Rupert was the winner of last year's competition.
The public is invited to attend.
SMICKSBURG â€” Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Smicksburg
is a large estate winery known as Windgate Vineyards and Winery, which began as a vineyard about 30 years ago and is run by the Enerson family.
This Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., the winery will be hosting "Authors of Indiana County and Beyond."
This is the fourth year that Windgate Winery will be honoring local authors.
In attendance will be 25 local authors from Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas. The authors will be doing a book signing and will also meet and talk with those in attendance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a tale of two days, the Punxsy bats produced enough hits on Tuesday for two days and that is exactly what happened.
The free-flowing 15-hit parade enjoyed in Bradford did not travel back home against Clearfield for the Punxsy softball squad.
The Lady Bison's Heather Picard gave up four walks but not a single hit to no-hit the Lady Chucks in a 2-0 victory in Punxsutawney.
In fact, after walking Punxsy's Ashley Bacha with one out in the home third, Ricard retired the next 14 home hitters to finish out the contest.
HOLLIDAYSBURG â€” In an all-around performance, the Punxsy Chucks dominated both Bellefonte and host Hollidaysburg on Tuesday in track and field.
The Chucks took care of the Raiders, 94-56, and the home Golden Tigers, 93-57, for the tri-meet sweep.
Punxsy earned the top spot in 13 of the 18 events for the pair of going away victories.
"We didn't know what to expect," admitted Chucks head coach John Smith. "We had big performances again by Dylan Lettie, Nate Ward and Kevin Hughes. All in all it was a good effort."
Elva A. Fike, 89, Mayport, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manual J. and Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Dale E. Fike of Mayport, who survives.
Throughout her life, she was employed by Cameron, Sylvania, and Rolo.
Her family was her life.
She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and feeding and watching her backyard birds.
She attended the Langville Church, where she was the pianist.
DUBOIS â€” "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The oath of the Special Olympics remained its centerpiece as the event returned to the local area for its 34th year on Wednesday at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois, where it was met by sunshine, blue skies and warm weather.