October 25th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Safety is the key word for trick-or-treating, which will be held in Punxsutawney Monday, Oct. 31, beginning with the traditional firefightersâ€™ parade at 6 p.m., and trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.
All youngsters in the borough â€” including East End children, who will trick-or-treat Saturday â€” are welcome to participate.
HOLLIDAYSBURG â€” The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks' seventh-grade team played a competitive game against Hollidaysburg Monday and came out the victors, 28-24.
The eighth-grade team, on the other hand, was not so lucky and suffered a 33-11 defeat.
For the seventh-grade team, the scoring was led by Morgan VanLeer, who notched an impressive 14 points, accounting for half of her team's offensive power.
The game was a shootout for both teams, and Hollidaysburg was up by just two points after the first quarter, but the Lady Chucks came out strong and were leading 12-11 at halftime.
BROOKVILLE â€” All the Brookville Raiders really needed Monday was striker Wyatt Long's hat trick, but Long added another on top of that and helped lead his team to a dominating 7-2 victory over DuBois Central Catholic in the first round of the District IX Class A boys' soccer playoffs.
"Wyatt has just been more than what we could've asked for the whole way through the second half (of the season)," Brookville head coach Dan Smith said. "We've just continued to build his offensive skill set from a guy that has run wing the last three years."
BROOKVILLE â€” It may be fall and closing upon Halloween, but donâ€™t expect to see much orange â€” orange jumpsuits, that is.
During Mondayâ€™s meeting of the Jefferson County Jail Inspection/Intermediate Punishment Board, Sheriff Carl Gotwald reported that the Orange Patrol will not be up-and-running until he receives more participation from the inmates.
Currently, he is down to one volunteer.
The sheriffâ€™s office and jail oversee the Inmate Work Release Program, and its Orange Patrol performs jobs throughout the county, including snow removal, painting, clean-up and maintenance.
Each year, a number of women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.
Madeline C. (Jesensky) McPhee, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born and raised in Punxsutawney.
She was married to her husband, Samuel McPhee, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. McPhee was a resident of Clifton, N.J., for 54 years, was a graduate of SS.C.D. and was employed as a registered nurse.
She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, where she was also a member of the Rosary Society.
Ann M. Wehrle, 83, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.
She was born March 1, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James and Irene (Kline) McCullough.
June 27, 1948, she married Thomas J. Wehrle, who preceded her in death June 2, 1985.
Mrs. Wehrle was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America and the Rosary Altar Society.
SLIPPERY ROCK â€” The Punxsy girls' cross country team traveled to Slippery Rock last Thursday to take part in the Tri-State Track Coaches Association (TSTCA) championship meet held at the Cooperâ€™s Lake Cross Country Course, and despite miserable conditions, the girls performed well, taking 23rd place out of 57 teams.
BRADFORD â€” The Lady Chucks relied on solid defense again, with both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams holding the Bradford Lady Owls to 20 and 18 points, respectively, in a pair of wins Friday in Bradford.
Just because they played well defensively doesn't mean they weren't playing well from the other side of the ball, though.
In the eighth-grade game, Hope Bridge led the way in the scoring category with 16 points, nearly out-scoring the Lady Owls herself en route to a 30-18 victory.
Richard C. Perry, 82, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1929, in Frostburg, a son of the late Antonio and Anna Rose (Bianco) Perry.
March 3, 1948, he married Agnes (Smouse) Perry, who survives, of Frostburg.
Mr. Perry was the owner and founder of Perry Drilling. He was also a life-long farmer. He was a former Boy Scout leader and the former director for Patrons Mutual Fire Insurance Company.