November 6th, 2011
CLARION â€” Entering the final pool play match against the No. 1 seeded Lady Owls of Bradford, the Lady Chucks volleyball team wasn't sure which tie-breaker would be used if it could sweep the Lady Owls, but the squad knew it controlled its own destiny.
The Lady Chucks also knew the difficulty of the task ahead of them.
Bradford had handed Punxsy a three-game loss in the teams' only meeting this season, but Punxsy was a different, more-mature team this time around: A team with five consecutive wins under its belt and more experience behind its younger players.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Hosting an alumni game can only mean one thing: Rekindling a rivalry that has lasted for many years.
Punxsy hosted an alumni game between a foe from its past, the Brookville Raiders, and the Chucks settled the battle in a convincing 14-6 victory.
"This feels really great to come out on the winning side," Punxsy coach Tim Zimmerman said. "Because our high school team this year had a rough season, we really wanted to pull one together for them, and the alumni team did a fabulous job."
HERSHEY â€” The conditions were nearly perfect Saturday when the Punxsy cross country teams traveled to Hershey for the PIAA Class AAA championship.
"I was happy the course was in good shape, and the weather was optimal since the district race was the complete opposite," Lady Chucks head coach George Wehrle said. "At least the girls were able to run their final race of the season with the chance of posting a decent time."
During the girls' race, Alexis Young was the first to cross the finish line for Punxsy. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 21:22 for 184th overall out of 285 runners.
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday is Election Day, when voters go to the polls to decide several important local races, including Jefferson County Commissioner, Punxsutawney Borough Council and Punxsutawney Area School Board of Directors.
The candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner include Republican incumbents Paul Corbin and James P. McIntyre; Jeffrey Pisarcik, Democratic incumbent; and Democratic challenger Patrick J. McFall. Voters will not be able to vote for more than three.
DUBOIS â€” Domestic violence does not discriminate.
It occurs in the big cities and in the rural country.
Over her 18-year career as the director for Community Action Inc.'s Crossroads Project, Susan McLaughlin has tried to maintain a high level of service for domestic violence victims in the rural setting of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.
But with the surprising news she recently received â€” the DuBois shelter is closing â€” McLaughlin is worried that the service may be threatened.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 1, 1896)
A SPINNING WHEEL IN COURT
Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91, Frostburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square & Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney
She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.
Feb. 12, 1944, she married Walter G. Daughenbaugh, who preceded herÂ in death Dec. 20, 2007.
Mrs. Daughenbaugh spentÂ the earlyÂ years of her married life in Monument, before moving to Punxsutawney in 1949.
Bernard D. Kunselman, 83, Hamilton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.
He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Oral and Edna (Black) Kunselman.
June 27, 1953, he married Isabella Packer, who preceded him in death March 6, 2007.
Mr. Kunselman was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Perry Township Sportsmen's Club.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kunselman was a former employee of Burkhardt's Plumbing & Heating and Punxsy Hardware. He was retired from the Marion Center School District.
Alfred â€śBusâ€ť Spangler, 85, Brookville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born Dec.13, 1925, in Ohl, Jefferson County, a son of the late Haven and Maggie (Smith) Spangler.
July 1, 1971, in Shannondale, he married Dorothy J. Hetrick, who survives.
Mr. Spangler was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 102 and VFW Post 204, all of Brookville.
He was a laborer at Glen Gery Brick Plant (the former Hanley Brick Plant) in Summerville.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It wasn't officially Senior Night in Punxsutawney Friday night, but entering the game, the Chucks knew it was their seniors' final game, and they honored their eight seniors by grinding their way to a 35-6 victory over the West Shamokin Wolves.