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October 3rd, 2011

Punxsy strong on both sides of the ball in win

October 4, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The A. J. Parise Youth Football Team Senior team scored on three of its first four offensive possessions of the game, and for the second straight game, dominated on the defensive side of the ball to earn a 34-8 victory over Clarion-Limestone Saturday on a rainy after-noon in Strattanville.

Punxsy started its first drive at the 40-yard line. Joey DiPietro had runs of 11 and eight yards to rev up the offense.

Patrick Fedigan's 17-yard run three plays later moved Punxsy to the 25.

Ceremony celebrates 4-H members, leaders

October 3, 2011

REYNOLDSVILLE — Monday night, 4-H members and leaders were recognized at the annual 4-H Leader Recognition Dinner and 4-H Awards Program.
The program was held at the Foundry in Reynoldsville; Susan Alexander, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator, welcomed everyone in attendance.

The ceremony celebrated 4-H volunteers — those who just started, and those who have contributed most of their lives to the program.

Lois Pifer, who has served for Jefferson County's 4-H program for 40 years, was recognized for her significant service.

October 2nd

Despite muddy conditions, Chucks secure win

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In rainy, windy and soggy conditions Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium, the Punxsy boys' soccer team was able to maintain an upbeat tempo en route to a 5-0 win over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.

The Chucks jumped on the Crusaders early when Brycen Lunger fired a shot at the net in the first minute of the game. Elk County's keeper came out to play the ball, but Punxsy's Tyler Presloid beat him to it and headed it just out of his reach, and the ball rolled into the cage giving Punxsy a very-early 1-0 lead.

Early lead not enough for Lady Chucks

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy Lady Chucks soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against Elk County Catholic Saturday morning in Punxsutawney, but after evening the score just before halftime, the Lady Crusaders scored three second-half goals to earn a 4-1 victory.

"We came out good, and I don't know if it was the field or what," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said after the game. "We drew first blood, but then we just kind of lost it. I don't know if it was conditioning or what happened."

Fox’s Pizza Den breaks record, raises more than $31,000 for fire department

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Once again, it was another successful year for Fox's Pizza Den's "Pizza and Prevention" fund-raiser, as more than $31,000 was raised for the Punxsutawney Fire Department Saturday.

Despite the rainy weather, the locally owned Punxsutawney pizza shop sold 3,444 Big Daddy Pizzas — a record breaker — 12 percent more than last year, which also broke records with sales of 3,072 pizzas, said Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's in Punxsy.

Vehicle accident occurs in front of Elk Run Firehall

October 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:40 a.m. Saturday on Route 310 north near the Elk Run Firehall.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Toyota Corolla driven by Tanya R. Hoover, Rossiter, was traveling north on Route 310 near the Elk Run Firehall when a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Steven E. Przybrowski, DuBois, stopped in front of her vehicle, which struck the rear of his Blazer.

Police said the crash caused major damage to Hoover's vehicle, while Przybrowski's vehicle sustained minor damage.

Way Back When

October 2, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(April 1, 1896)

ANDY ANDERSON AGAIN

Gets Into Trouble by Trifling
With Uncle Sam's Mail

Andy is a Slick Article and Has
Heretofore Gotten off Easily

Mary Elizabeth Mohney, 72

October 2, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Mohney, 72, Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Lancaster General Hospital.

She was born May 8, 1939, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair A. and Mabel Elizabeth (Hollenbaugh) Douthitt.

Sept. 14, 1968, she married Glenn Francis Mohney, Sr., who survives. They enjoyed 43 years together.

Mrs. Mohney was a member of the Bollinger Bible Church.

For more than 10 years, she sold Tupperware, which she enjoyed because she liked talking with people.

She really enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting and working on puzzles.

Ellen Marie Stear, 85

October 2, 2011

Ellen Marie Stear, 85, Punxsutawney, died  Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.

She was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Gourley S. and Hazel A. (Vanderpool)  Bair.

She was married to Ermond L. Stear, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stear was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church of Juneau.

September 30th

Karns City rains on Punxsy's parade

October 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a cold and drizzly Homecoming evening Friday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, the Gremlins of Karns City edged out the Chucks 21-20 to put a damper on the celebration.

Despite the loss, though, Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said he was very pleased with his team's 48-minute effort.

"You can't ask for more from a group of young men then to go out and play 48 minutes, and they sure did that, because we were right where we wanted to be," he said. "At the end, we had an opportunity to win the game against a very good football team."

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