Archive - 2013
Three 11th-grade students at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) were honored with certificates for doing well in the the new Keystone Exams that were administered for the first time this school year.
Pictured are district administrators, parents and students (front, from left) Haley Hartman, Laura Chelgren, Lauren Giavedoni, (back) Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent; Rich Hartman, Dana Hartman, Tom Chelgren, Nancy Chelgren, Barbara Giavedoni, Tony Giavedoni, and Dave London, PAHS principal.
Dorothy D. âDotâ Perry, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at home with her loving family.
She was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Dayton, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Lucinda (Hallman) Blose.
She married John D. Perry.
He preceded her in death on June 13, 2003.
Mrs. Perry was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Walston, Pa.
She worked as a study hall monitor at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
Her enjoyments were first and foremost her family, golf, reading, quilting, knitting and crossword puzzles.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One game does not make a softball season.
In what could be the first of three rounds, the St. Marys Lady Dutch scored a trio of runs in the top of the fifth and held off the Punxsy Lady Chucks to take Round One, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
The Lady Chucks (6-2) produced four hits and plated single scores in the first and second innings for a 2-0 lead.
The home team could not put together more than one hit in an at bat over the final five innings, including none in the sixth or seventh.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you thought last year's spring gobbler season was a bust because of the warm winter conditions, this year could be the exact opposite, according to Walter Bingaman, Regional Director for the North Central Pennsylvania Division of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).
Bingaman said last year's extremely warm spring shortened spring gobbler season, which made it more challenging.
A blustery â and occasionally snowy â first day didn't stop the
Past to Present Machinery Association's 12th Annual Plow Day weekend from taking place Saturday and Sunday on Paradise Road in Henderson Township.
Tractors ranging from antiques to more modern models â about 20 on the first day and 30 on the second â took to the fields to plow throughout
the weekend while a spectator wagon carried visitors around the grounds and fields to watch.
MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP â A 32-year-old man has been accused of allegedly having indecent contact with two female juveniles, ages 14 and 16, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police reported that Donald G. Sprankle allegedly had contact with the females between January of 2006 and December of 2007 at a location along Knox Dale Road in McCalmont Township.
Sprankle was committed to the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $100,000 cash bail.
Virginia Mae Walker, 79, Sykesville, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 19, 1934, a daughter of the late Calvin and Della (Harold) Bishop.
Virginia married Glenn R. Walker on April 4, 1953. He survives and lives in Sykesville.
DUBOIS â As long as the sun is up and the weather stays warm, the DuBois-Jefferson County Special Olympics event will be returning on Wednesday,
May 1, with its popular annual Track and Field Competition.
The games and activities will kick off between 9:30 and 10 a.m. at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois. Students from the Brookville, Brockway, Punxsutawney and DuBois area school districts, as well
as New Story School and Fayette Resources, will compete in a variety of
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When it comes to television, cellphones, computers and other electronic devices, they appear to be a necessity that no one can live without. Not one single day goes by when someone isn't sitting in front of some sort of screen, whether its to watch a lineup of television shows or to spend hours surfing the web.
Family quality time barely exists, as the world of technology continues to pull loved ones in opposite directions.
With renovations coming up, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library decided to celebrate with a Hard Hat Party last Saturday afternoon.
The party was a success, with children from all over the community and surrounding areas stopping by.
Those in attendance each got orange construction vests and had the chance to pick out a free book, play games, build and construct whatever they desired using a variety of recyclable materials, and, most of all, interact with other children their age.