April 27th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The only forewarning the Chucks baseball team needed that it'd have its work cut out for it against Altoona Friday afternoon in Punxsutawney came April 16 when Punxsy eked out a 1-0 win over the Lions in Altoona. Altoona's record was a pretty good indicator, as well, as the Lions entered Friday's contest with just that one loss.
A strong effort in all facets of the game by the Chucks, though, meant Altoona headed back home with a pair of losses to the Chucks this year, as Punxsy earned a 6-1 victory.
CURWENSVILLE â€” After five innings Friday night in Curwensville, the Lady Chucks softball team trailed the Golden Tide 3-1, but a bit of offensive spark from some unfamiliar faces at the varsity level led Punxsy to a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory in the end.
Facing the two-run deficit, Punxsy's Johnna Depp led off the top of the sixth inning with a single, and Sydney Phillips followed with a walk.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After more than a full week off â€” thanks in part to a snowed-out match against Johnsonburg Monday â€”Â the Punxsy boys' tennis team returned to action Friday against a difficult squad in the DuBois Beavers, and DuBois earned a 9-0 victory.
Despite the zero on the score sheet, the Chucks did have a number of close matches, and Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said it was difficult to keep the rhythm that his team had been building over the course of the season with such a long layoff.
Charles Thomas "Turtle" Kime, 62, Luthersburg, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at home.
He was born May 1, 1949, in Cherry Tree, a son of the late Charles S. and Emma (Hertzog) Kime.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam conflict.
Mr. Kime was an avid outdoorsman and love to hunt and fish.
John Frederick Rylke, 67, Punxsutawney, diedÂ Friday, April 27, 2012,Â at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Â
He was born Nov. 10, 1944, in Revloc, the youngest of eight children born to Carl and Josephine (Janiszewski) Rylke. Â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While every move Punxsy's high school athletes make on the court is accessible for all to see, a number of PAHS student athletes are also excelling in other areas off the court â€” areas such as academics.
This past week, Punxsy senior Alex Fedigan, son of Tom and Melissa Fedigan, was informed by head football coach Alan Nichol of an honor he received for displaying leadership not only on the football field last fall but in the classroom, as well: Being named to the Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Team - Gold Level.
While open season for spring gobbler doesn't begin in Pennsylvania until Saturday, junior hunters were allowed an opportunity to get an early start with a mentored youth hunt last Saturday. Fifteen-year-old Hailey Brady was among those who cashed in on the head start, bagging this 19-pound gobbler with a 9 1/2-inch beard while hunting with her step-father, John Yenzi, near her home in Knox Township.
HARRISBURG â€” After almost two years of research and hearings regarding the possible split of the 814 area code â€” or the implementation of a new area code, 582 â€” the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Thursday voted to dismiss the relief plan and implementation schedule of the geographic split.
Thatâ€™s good news for area residents and local businesses, according to state Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It looks as if Cherry Street will receive some much-needed attention as Punxsutawney Borough Council approved street renovations at Tuesdayâ€™s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing and special council meeting.
Borough Manager Ben White said the borough has chosen the renovation of Cherry Street â€” from Carlton Avenue to North Findley Street â€” as its 2012 CDBG project.
White said the work proposed involves street renovations, replacing the deteriorating railing with a guardrail and installing a storm drain.
Punxsutawney Area High School seniors who did not present their senior projects during the fall semester did so Thursday night, as one of the final requirements for graduation. Here, Ryan Marshall rests on a new bench he created for a park at the Coolspring Community Center.