January 16th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Do you enjoy running? Is it something that gives you great enjoyment?
Then, perhaps you might want to consider joining the Punxsutawney Area Running Club.
Alena Gourley said the idea of a running club came from Facebook.
"I am part of a Facebook group where most people are from DuBois, and they post about group runs often, and I had actually driven there to join in.
Last year was the first time I had a running partner and loved how we were able to motivate each other through the dreary winter months," she said.
On Friday night, the Lady Chucks played host to the Lady Owls of Bradford, while the Punxsy boys' team made the long trek to Bradford to take on the Owls.
In both contest, Punxsy came out victorious â€” with the girls earning a 55-25 victory and the boys claiming a 41-37 win.
For full recaps from the games, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy's wrestlers will be at the Bellefonte Tournament on Saturday in the only weekend action for the Chucks.
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Josephine Patricia Duffell, known as "Pat," "Grammy" or "Gramma" to those who loved her, went to heaven on Jan. 12, 2015, in Punxsutawney.
She was born in Chicago on July 30, 1920, a daughter of the late Louis and Jeannie Capra.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Duffell. They were married in Chicago in 1946.
They moved to the St. Petersburg, Florida area in 1970 until Pat moved to Punxsutawney in 2013 to be with her family.
Helen Behrendt, 96, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Valier, a daughter of the late Eva (Wagner) and Peter Zelonis.
On May 16, 1935, she married Earl E. â€śPinkyâ€ť Behrendt, who preceded her in death.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and Sunday dinners.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An animal rights activist asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help with her passion regarding animal rights and the humane tethering of dogs.
Lynn Porada, a Punxsy resident and animal advocate, said that she came to council on behalf of the animals.
"As everybody knows, winter weather has already hit our area," Porada said. "There are many dogs that are tied up outside, and there are cats who are outside with no shelter."
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Blake Bizousky was one of five Punxsy wrestlers to pick up a victory in Thursday night's bout against Redbank Valley. On the scoreboard, the Chucks lost 51-27, but in matches actually wrestled, the tally was much closer, 33-27.
For a full recap from the match, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's PAHS sports schedule includes:
â€˘ 7/8/9 Boys' Basketball at Bradford, 4 p.m.
â€˘ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at Bradford, 6/7:30 p.m.
â€˘ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Bradford, 6/7:30 p.m.
Edna Keller, 100, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Jefferson Manor.
She was born July 21, 1914, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Albert and Sara (Himes) Glontz.
Edna always said her longevity in life is living a good Christian life.
The Punxsy Chucks boys' basketball team held on for a victory in a close contest against District IX rival St. Marys on Tuesday night at PAHS.
Punxsy's Dylan Huey (pictured here) powered his way to a game-high 20 points to lead Punxsy to a 61-57 win.
For a full recap from Tuesday's game, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's PAHS athletics schedule includes just one contest:
â€˘ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at St. Marys, 6/7:30 p.m.