Archive - 2013
There are all sorts of ways to keep learning fun, and pictured here are two such examples. It was another fun and exciting Monday night for these middle school-aged students who are participating in the Middle Schoolerâs Library Club.
The students meet every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, where they engage in a variety of activities, such as playing board games, drawing comics, watching movies, talking about books and socializing.
KNOX â After a tough stretch of games, the Chucks were able to bounce back into the win column on Monday night.
Punxsy did what it needed to do, including using a new defense, to prevail over Keystone, 55-45.
âIt was a great comeback win after being down last week and losing three games,â stressed Chucks head coach Dirk Neal. âWe bounced back against a nice 14-win team in Keystone, which was in a must win game for them. The kids really hustled and did the little things they had to do to win.â
FOXBURG â When the shots are dropping, the Punxsy Lady Chucks have been winning this season.
On Monday night, the Lady Chucks started the night hitting their shots for a strong start on their way to a 59-39 victory over the host Lady Falcons of A-C Valley.
âWe shot the ball very well tonight. We had good look and did a nice job running our offense,â commented Lady Chucks coach Randy Reitz.
The Punxsy director continued, âOur defense, we continued to press the ball very well and we able to get a lot of turnovers off it.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After scoring the game's first 18 points, the eighth-grade Chucks boys' hoops team used the early surge to down the Rovers of Brockway by the same margin, 44-26, in Punxsutawney on Monday afternoon.
The Punxsy victory improved the team's season record to 12-6. The team has now won five of its past six contests, including the last four. The Monday win also gave the home team a â¨measure of revenge, after dropping the second game of the year at Brockway.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The new owners of the site of the former Punxsutawney Hotel requested, at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting, to temporarily close eight parking spaces in the Punxsy Hotel municipal parking lot in order to accommodate crews for the building of a new establishment.
Ebbie Mark, of Dobson Inc., contractor for the construction, spoke to
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Growing up in Punxsutawney, Ashley Parsons knew from
the time she was a very little girl that she wanted to be a nurse and help others.
Mervin W. Jordan, 101, Covode, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1911, in Covode, a son of the late John and Minnie (Wachob) Jordan.
On March 3, 1941, he married Margaret (States) Jordan, who survives.
He was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed farming, dogs, family, growing zinnias and gardening.
He was a truck driver for many different employers and companies.
Irene C. Hopkins, 88, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.
She was born July 10, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Hannon) McCullough.
She was married to James M. âHoppyâ Hopkins, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2008.
She was a member of the SS.C.D. Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a great wife, homemaker and beloved mother to all her children and grandchildren.
She was brought into this world to do what she knew best, and that was to love her husband and children.
Robert A. Hoffman, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Moulton, Texas, the son of the late Virgil and Mary (Filip) Hoffman.
He married Linda (Lellock) Hoffman on July 3, 1957.
He worked as a driller for Petty Geophysical, the Dowell Company and Perry Drilling.
He also was employed as a Service Manager for Lellock Motors.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A part of the life that each one lives is grieving the loss of those that he or she loves, and doing so is one of the most difficult, diverse parts of life as we all know it.
In an effort to help those who are going through the grief process â or even those who know someone else going through it â two local women are teaming up to bring a new program to the community of Punxsutawney.