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October 18th, 2011

Another close one: Punxsy edged on Senior Night

October 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' soccer team honored its seniors in a ceremony prior to Tuesday night's game against Redbank Valley, and despite strong performances from many of the seniors, Redbank scored the only goal of the evening to win 1-0.

After the ceremony, the Lady Chucks seemed pumped up and ready to play, but it was Redbank that controlled the time of possession early and managed the first scoring opportunities.

Redbank's first scoring chance came in just the second minute, but Punxsy keeper Aly Dickey intercepted a cross to thwart the threat.

END OF THE LINE: CHUCKS 4TH AT REGIONALS

October 18, 2011

The Punxsy boys' golf team played in the PIAA Regional Tournament Tuesday afternoon and placed fourth of six teams. The tournament was the final one for Punxsy this year, as only the top two from regionals advanced to states. Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said that although it would have been nice to play better than they did, he was proud of his players. "I'm definitely proud of them," he said.

They're on a roll: SS.C.D still unbeaten in October

October 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The SS.C.D. elementary girls' basketball program concluded a successful week — during which it went 6-0 — Friday evening in Punxsutawney by defeating Indiana's fifth- and sixth-grade teams to earn a pair of wins.

In a low-scoring fifth-grade contest, SS.C.D. held Indiana to just two points and managed to score 10 to earn a 10-2 victory.

Cassidy Reed led the way for SS.C.D. with four points, five steals and five rebounds in an all-around effort.

Police investigate burglary at Punxy Phil’s Restaurant

October 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A recent rash of burglaries continued in Punxsutawney when sometime late-night Monday or during the early morning hours Tuesday, someone entered and caused damage inside Punxy Phil’s Family Restaurant, 116 Indiana St.

According to police, unknown actor(s) forcibly entered the restaurant, and once inside, attempted to remove items and caused damage to property.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan said local residents have several options in attempting to prevent a burglary from happening at their home or business.

Western PA CARES for Kids celebrates its new space to help young crime victims

October 18, 2011

BROOKVILLE — A new building, a new start. And a time to dream big.
Jefferson County’s own child advocacy center (CAC), Western PA CARES for Kids, has a good reason to celebrate.

Sunday, the center opened the doors to its new facility and welcomed about 100 people to take part in the ceremony.

“It’s a dream come true,” Jefferson County District Attorney and Western PA CARES for Kids Board President Jeff Burkett said. “We’ve been dreaming about this basically since 2004. The new facility really gives us the ability to dream big.”

Roy E. Elbel, 94

October 18, 2011

Roy E. Elbel, 94, Rockford, Ill., died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Willows Health Center in Rockford.

He was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Titusville, a son of the late Louis El and Florence M. (Frisbee) Elbel.

He was a 1941 graduate of Penn State University.

Mr. Elbel was a mechanical engineer and retired from Sundstrand Aviation in 1984.

He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Ruth J. Willert of Glendora, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty Jean McHenry, 88

October 18, 2011

Betty Jean McHenry, 88, Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Edward and Effie (Hoop) Holben.

March 1, 1947, she married Robert R. Mchenry, who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2000.

Mrs. McHenry was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed her flowers.

October 17th

All in a day's work: Punxsy 2nd overall

October 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Lady Chucks junior varsity volleyball team traveled to the home of the Elk County Catholic Crusaders for their volleyball tournament Saturday and put on an impressive show. Punxsy went 11-1 in pool play and finished second overall in the tournament.

The Lady Chucks opened pool play against Redbank earning two close victories, 25-20, 25-20. Punxsy head coach Megan Decker said it was a "sleepy, early game," and her team members didn't communicate as much as they usually do, but they did finish strong to earn the win.

Second-best for Lady Chucks at districts

October 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Lady Chucks tennis team met the Lady Beavers of DuBois Monday afternoon in blustery conditions at Benzinger Park in St. Marys for the District IX team championship, and DuBois won 5-0 to earn the title.

Despite the loss, Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius was happy with finishing second in the district and saw great improvement in her team throughout the year, especially since DuBois handed the Lady Chucks a 9-0 loss in their first match of the season.

Big Run not likely to hire part-time police officer

October 18, 2011

BIG RUN — Big Run Council received word at Monday's meeting that the chances of hiring a part-time police officer for the borough are pretty slim.

Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh said that he spoke with Sykesville borough officials, and that the only thing they could help Big Run with is selling the borough a used police cruiser.

Buterbaugh said it's quite expensive to hire an officer.

"We'd be only foolish to think we can afford one," Buterbaugh said, adding that to begin with, the borough would have to pay for the officer to go through approximately 800 hours of training.

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