April 3rd, 2012
Tuesday evening, the 2011-12 Punxsy Chucks boys' basketball team gathered for a well-deserved final meal at their banquet at Neko's Restaurant & Lounge in Punxsutawney. Along with earning the final recognition, the players who earned letters this season were also honored. Pictured here are letter-winners (from left) Daniel Triponey, Tim Pearce, Brandon Mancuso, Garrett Zimmerman and Luke Janocha. Missing from the photo are fellow letter winners Alex Fedigan, Ian Miller, Michael Rosenberger and Jesse Venturini.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Friday, four friends pooled their money together for a shot at the coveted Mega Millions prize.
Around 7 p.m., after enjoying a pizza dinner, the four hopefuls walked to Mikeâ€™s BiLo in Reynoldsville and purchased $100 in tickets, $25 apiece.
Although they didnâ€™t come out as millionaires, five out of six numbers on one of the tickets matched, making the group $250,000 richer.
â€śThe Mega Millions game is all over the country, so we were really fortunate to have one of the winners here,â€ť Mikeâ€™s Bilo co-owner Theresa Kister said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety meeting opened Tuesday with comments from council President Larry Chenoga in support of a resource officer for Punxsutawney Area High School.
â€śIâ€™m asking that a member of Public Safety and the rest of council seriously consider the suggestion that was made at a recent school board meeting for the Punxsutawney Area School District to hire a police officer to help protect students, faculty and staff at the school,â€ť Chenoga said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For many, it has been a rite of passage over the years, passed on from generation to generation: The first day of trout fishing season and the pre-season stocking of Cloe Lake.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission held its annual pre-season trout stocking Tuesday at the popular fishing spot, with several generations on hand to carry on the tradition.
According to the commission, Cloe Lake, located on the Jackson Run Creek in Bell Township, was constructed in 1909.
Robert A. Snyder, 73, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy and Clearfield's pitching staffs combined for 17 walks, and Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey said after the game, "It wasn't a pretty one." But the Chucks did what they needed to in order to pick up a 12-6 victory over the Bison's baseball team Monday evening in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's offense was productive, and the Chucks took advantage of a few well-timed errors by the Bison, including two attempted pickoff plays which led to Punxsy runs, to put up their 12 runs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board held a budget workshop Monday to discuss possible budget cuts in order to save money in the next yearâ€™s budget.
Instead of cuts, the board learned from Business Manager Susan Robertson that the district will possibly have to dip into its fund balance in order to finish the school year with a balanced budget, saying projections for expenses this year will probably outweigh the revenue.
She said how much to move from the fund balance depends on what happens between now and the end of the fiscal year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It was a mooo-ving experience Friday as students at Longview Elementary School welcomed members of the Punxsutawney Area High School Ag Club for a senior project.
â€śThe focus of our senior project was to teach elementary students at Longview about the diary industry,â€ť said senior Shannon Carpenter, also a member of the Ag Club.
The goal of the project was to show the students how milk comes from cows.
Jack B. Elkin, 88, Delmont, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home.
He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Trade City.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
Mr. Elkin was a member of the Lions and the BPO Elks, and he was a 50-year member of John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, Free and Accepted Masons.
Ellsworth Carl McCoy, 72, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Clarion Hospital.
He was born July 11, 1939, in Marion Center, a son of the late Howard S. and Naomi Kathryn (Jeffries) McCoy.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the medical corps.
Mr. McCoy enjoyed walking, gardening, reading and watching western movies on television. He was charitable to many organizations.
He was a member of the American Legion in Punxsutawney.