October 20th, 2011
SLIPPERY ROCK â€” The Punxsy boys' cross country team concluded its regular season Thursday by participating in the Tri State Cross Country Meet in Slippery Rock â€” a meet that hosted 58 teams in the boys' category.
Punxsy finished 37th in the meet, and although Punxsy head coach John Smith said he would have liked to finish around 30th, he noted that muddy course conditions made for tough sledding for his team.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While Punxsy's varsity volleyball team defeated the Curwensville Lady Tide Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the junior varsity team picked up a victory of its own in two games, 25-20, 25-13.
Punxsy was strong at the net, which has become a regular occurrence, both offensively and defensively.
Nicole DiPietro had three kills in the first game, and Bella Gallina picked up a block.
Punxsy's serving has been a strong suit all year, and Tuesday, Alyssa Reitz and Ivy Phillips each had four aces in the first game to continue the trend.
DUBOIS â€” The DuBois Beavers ninth-grade football team took advantage of an early Punxsy turnover and a quick three-and-out on the Chucks' second drive to score twice in the first four minutes of the game, and the Beavers' defense pitched a shutout as DuBois went on to win 54-0.
After receiving the opening kickoff, Punxsy started its first drive at its own 35-yard line, but fumbled on the first play, and DuBois took over at the 24.
DuBois running back Devin Clark opened the game for the Beavers with a 14-yard run for a first down.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a pair of full-team efforts, the Lady Chucks middle school basketball teams each defeated the Lady Raiders of Brookville Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's eighth-graders trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but outscored Brookville 11-3 in the second and never looked back, going on to win 30-19.
While everyone didn't score for the eighth-grade squad, every team member played a contributing role, Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said.
Henry J. â€śGuyâ€ť Brink, 84, Glen Campbell, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Glen Campbell, Banks Township, a son of the late Edward â€śFatsâ€ť and Anna (Janocha) Brink.
April 19, 1952, he married his wife of 59 years, Charlotte C. (Hollen) Brink, who survives..
Mr. Brink served as a private in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1946 to 1947.
Clarence Eugene Swarmer, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at home.
He was born April 19, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert and Margaret Bonelle (Fullerton) Swarmer.
Sept. 13, 1975, he married the former Shirley Ann Daisher, who survives.
Mr. Swarmer servedÂ his country during the Vietnam era as a U.S. Marine and later served in the Army National Guard.
He worked as a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driverâ€™s license examiner in Punxsutawney.
Mazie L. Weaver, 88, a native of Punxsutawney and resident of Fairhope, Ala., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Shaffer.
She was married to William C. Weaver, who preceded her in death.
Surviving relatives include a daughter, Gayle Mallory and her husband Robert; two brothers, Frank Shaffer and wife Marion, and Joseph Shaffer and wife Patricia; and two sisters, Bertha Harrold and husband LeRoy, and Frances Rowe.
Bonnie Jo (Poole) Yohe, 47, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at home.
She was born Sept. 10, 1964, in Indiana, a daughter of the late Robert W. and Shirley Jane (Clark) Poole Sr.
She was a 1983 graduate of Jeff Tech.
Ms. Yohe worked for Sheetz Inc. in Reynoldsvilleâ€™ and Brookville for 22 years.
She enjoyed riding her four-wheeler, camping, horses and Amateur Radio.Â She was a jokester and was always pulling pranks on someone.Â She liked everybody.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State and local police departments have joined forces with PennDOT District 10 and the Punxsutawney Area School District for National School Bus Safety Week and Operation Safe Stop.
The purpose is to raise public awareness about the consequences of improperly passing school buses and to reduce occurrences, said Shawn Houck PennDOT District 10 press safety officer.
Houck said school bus drivers in participating school districts will record the information of any motorists who pass their buses illegally.
BROOKVILLE â€” A preliminary hearing for a Pittsburgh man that was continued Oct. 13 by District Judge Douglas Chambers will now be able to proceed following the appointment of the public defender by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge John H. Foradora at Wednesdayâ€™s Plea & Sentence Court.
Christopher L. Thornhill, 24, faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; and weapons violations stemming from the Sept. 22 shooting incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.