October 13th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks avenged a five- set loss to DuBois earlier this season by bouncing back on their home court and sweeping the Lady Beavers in three sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, Thursday evening in Punxsutawney.
From the beginning of the game, the Lady Chucks came out swinging with confidence and defending well when they needed to as Punxsy jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in Set No. 1 behind five service points by senior setter Cassie Cook.
During Cook's run, she recorded an ace, and Punxsy hitter Sydney Weaver recorded two blocks.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks tennis team finished its regular season on a high note Thursday by defeating Brockway 9-0, capping a successful week that saw two team victories and a District IX doubles championship.
"All of the girls played well tonight," Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said. "It was a nice ending to a good season."
The No. 1 and No. 2 sin-gles contests were the closest of the evening, with Punxsy's Anna Monyak defeating Brittany Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and Shaina Reddinger defeating Abigail Larson 5-7, 6-2, 10-5.
BROCKWAY â€” The scoreboard may not reflect it, but the Lady Chucks turned in an impressive performance Thursday night at Brockway, according to Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes.
The Lady Chucks fell to the Lady Rovers 4-0, but Hughes said he was impressed with the way his team responded, especially given the fact that they were playing on Brockway's home turfâ€”literally.
Brockway plays on field turf, which often allows for a faster game, and Hughes said he was glad to see his team pick up the pace and contend with the older Lady Rovers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Borough and state police agencies are investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred within just days of each other.
In the Borough of Punxsutawney, borough police are investigating two burglaries, including one that occurred sometime overnight between Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Nekoâ€™s Restaurant & Lounge, Elk Run Avenue.
Police said someone forcibly entered the business and removed a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene undetected. The incident was reported Sunday morning, police said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The commonwealth agreed to a continuance for Thursdayâ€™s scheduled preliminary hearing for a Pittsburgh man accused of shooting two Punxsy men last month.
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 incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.
Even though cancer survivor, Cheryl Myers has had to undergo major surgery and extensive treatment programs to fight seven life-threatening health problems during the past 14 years, her most difficult moments did not occur in the operating rooms.Â
Quietly recalling the incidents, she paused to say, â€śHearing the doctor say that I had breast cancer and then having to tell my family about it were the hardest things Iâ€™ve had to do.â€ť
Velma Jean Sarvey, 74, Brookville, formerly of Summerville, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Summerville, a daughter of the late Berge Olan and Edith Ellan (Hughes) Ishman.
She was married to Richard C. Sarvey, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1983.
Mrs. Sarvey worked as a waitress for Truckstops of America in Brookville for more than 22 years.
Elmer E. Gromley Sr., 96, Burnside, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home.
He was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Obadiah and Lula Jane (Walker)
April 16, 1946, he married Trudell (Bingaman) Gromley, who preceded him in death April 17, 2011, after 65 years of marriage.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as a staff sergeant, serving with with the 37th Division 129th Infantry Regiment.
Forrest â€śCorkyâ€ť John Hawk, 94, of Canoe Ridge, Indiana County, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Canoe Ridge.
He was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Canoe Ridge, a son of George and Velma (Smith) Hawk.
Oct. 3, 1940, he married the former B. LaRue â€śTootsâ€ť (Mumau) Hawk, who preceded him in death April 6, 1979, after almost 39 years of marriage.
The majority of Mr. Hawkâ€™s career was spent as a carpenter. He was a life member of the Local Carpenterâ€™s Union based in Buffalo, N.Y., and retired in 1979 as a shop supervisor with Hadleyâ€™s Exhibits in Buffalo.
The seniors were honored prior to the Chucks' and Lady Chucks' final home cross country meet of the season Tuesday afternoon. Pictured (from left) are Heidi Rodgers with Alvin Rodgers; Kirsten Dean with Brad and Danielle Travis; Dane Baker with Sam and MaryAnn Baker; Dereck Kelly with Tammy Cary; and Shane Johns with Melissa and William Johns. Although Tuesday was the last home meet of the season, both teams will travel to DuBois next Tuesday for a meet. The squads are also both preparing for the District IX Championship meets Oct. 29 in Ridgway. (Photo submitted)