September 10th, 2014
Would your son like to throw a pie into a Cub Scout leaderâ€™s face? It may not sound all that nice, but itâ€™s all in good fun, as any boy in 1st through 5th grades could have that chance. Those interested in scouting can find out how by coming to Grace United Methodist Church, located below the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Punxsy Cub Scout Pack 245 will be having its sign-ups. Those unable to attend can contact Cub Scoutmaster Greg Kunselman at 952-3400. Pack 245 will be accepting sign-ups until Oct. 1.
Punxsy's volleyball squad was one of seven sports in action on Tuesday for PAHS.
The Lady Chucks won a thriller over the Lady Beavers of DuBois.
For the full recap, plus more from sports action, check out Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Wednesday schedule includes:
â€¢ Boys' Golf vs. Indiana, 3 p.m.
â€¢ Girls' Golf at Ridgway, 3 p.m.
â€¢ JH Soccer at Karns City, 4 p.m.
John Francis Orsich, 47, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at his home.
John was born Aug. 8, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a son of Alice (Kaza) Orsich of Punxsutawney, who survives, and the late Frank Orsich.
He was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Church in Punxsutawney.
John was employed by Goodwill Industries in the Punxsy retail store.
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.
The Ice Bucket Challenge trend has been sweeping the nation to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The faculty at Jenks Hill Elementary took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday afternoon. The faculty was challenged by PAHS Principal Dave London. They are challenging all the elementary school principals and the athletic committee staff. Participants included Deidre Martino, Kelly Fisher, Holly McCausland, Roberta Fetterman, Andrea Caylor, Judy Fetterman, Julie Baun, Cody Wells, Chris Fallat, Deana Myers, Shannon White, and Stefanie Neal.
The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The NCAA rescinded some of the scholarship sanctions last year. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says that in addition to the postseason ban being lifted, Penn State will be allowed to have the full complement of football scholarships in 2015.
Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning had his face run over by Pittsburgh Steelers return-man, Antonio Brown.
Theresa V. Garzoni, 91, formerly of 119 Garzoni Road, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born May 29, 1923, in Anita, a daughter of the late Theodore and
Angelina (Pellegrino) Maruca.
On Nov. 22, 1947, she married Richard A. Garzoni, who preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2012.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anita, Pa.
She was formerly employed by Marucaâ€™s Grocery Store, the Jefferson County Courthouse and Rola Jensen.
Punxsutawney Phil received seven more years of life thanks to the magic elixir that he drank at Saturday's Philfest at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney.
Pictured with the "Seer of Seers" are (from left) Bill Deeley, President; Butch Philliber, Iceman; Ron Ploucha, Handler (holding Phil); Dave Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; and Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker, holding the elixir container.