January 16th, 2015
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.
On Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Police released the identity of a man struck by a car at the intersection of S. Gilpin and W. Mahoning streets at 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said that a 2006 Aerio driven by Andreana Bump of Meadville was traveling west on W. Mahoning Street, then turned left onto S. Gilpin Street behind an unknown vehicle.
Bump failed to see William Stiles Sr. of Punxsutawney, who was in the roadway, and her car struck Stiles on the right front portion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucksâ€™ football squad after six seasons.
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
The JV and varsity girls' basketball games at Clarion today have been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 11.